BLOW HARDER

Viper Performance has just released a silicone articulated bellows hose specially designed for areas of heavy vibration, where there is a high level of lateral and compression movement within the engine bay, which could cause other hoses to stress and split quickly.

In these situations the quadruple centre hump convolutions act as a bellow and offers excellent flexibility and vibration absorption.

The bellows section is reinforced with five steel rings to prevent the hose from ‘ballooning’ under boost or pressure, keeping the shape and integrity under any condition. This makes the hose ideal for connecting a charge cooler or intercooler.

The hose is More >

DICKIE DIRT – DICKIES 2012 CATALOGUE OUT NOW

The new Dickies 2012 catalogue, with almost 200-pages, is packed with the latest clothing and product ranges as well as some old favourites for on-the-job comfort, protection and functionality – all underpinned by 90-years of experience.

Employing the latest developments in fabric technology and manufacturing techniques, Dickies high performance workwear is suited for even the harshest working environments.

Quality workwear in both traditional and modern styles that delivers performance, comfort and protection at affordable prices.

View and download the full Dickies Catalogue for the 2012 range using the new catalogue viewer www.dickiesworkwear.com ENDS.

CHOKER!

Carburettor equipped cars with early automatic chokes can often give rise to problems, and

manoeuvres like pulling out onto a fast road can be a bit of game of chance if the engine hasn’t reached operating temperature.

If you long for the simpler technology of a manual choke, Webcon might have the answer, for you.

Their Manual Choke Conversion Kits will convert a Weber DGAV, DFAV or DGAS carburettor back to manual operation choke, and contains a replacement housing, water pipe connections, the choke cable and pull knob plus all the brackets and clips required.

Illustrated instructions give clear and precise information on how More >

THE ‘NEW’ RON-RON

The wonderful Ronart W152 kit is now a marvellous 25-years old and the Jaguar-based leviathan remains as popular as ever.

From launch, it’s been powered by either XK straight six engine in 3.8-litre or 4.2-litre forms or of course, the glorious XJ12 twelve-cylinder, both of which give a great soundtrack and spirited performance. A recent drive reminded of why I liked the car in the first place…the car stokes up images of classic BRM, Vanwall and Mercedes Silver Arrows GP cars of yesteryear.

News from the Peterborough-based company this week concerns the availability of a new engine option. Customers can now fit More >

KEEP COOL

If you want to fit an aftermarket intercooler or are thinking about upgrading the existing pipework to high quality parts, Viper performance have just the thing for you. They are now offering a Universal Intercooler Piping Bundle.

The hoses are made from high quality silicone with a liner plus four-plies of reinforcement and also carry a warranty for added peace of mind. The aluminium pipes are made from 6063 T6 aluminium, which has been hand polished to a mirror finish. 6063 T6 aluminium is relatively easy to weld should modifications be needed, while all the pipes are roll-beaded to aid hose More >

IT’S ANOTHER WRAP

Wrapping your exhaust to retain heat to increase the rate of your gas flow and to reduce underbonnet temperatures is now a pretty common practice – but how do you calculate how much exhaust wrap to buy?

If you paid attention at school you might just recall how to calculate the circumference of a circle. If you didn’t then here’s a great new tool available on the DEi website.

It’s a simple wrap calculator. Type in a few basic values – the Pipe O.D., the length of the pipe, the width of the wrap and how much overlap you want to allow More >

KEEP OIL IN YOUR ENGINE

Cosworth has been deeply involved with developing tuning products for the Ford Duratec HE engine of late and now has a complete dry sump conversion for highly-tuned road and race versions of this engine.

The kit is suitable for use on both longitudinal and transverse engine installations and the dry sump itself is cast in a high strength aluminium alloy and features a two-stage internally-mounted scavenge pump, which is driven by an internal drive chain. This arrangement reduces the amount of plumbing associated with an external pump arrangement.

The sump is priced at £1595 inc VAT.

Available from Cosworth’s Duratec specialist dealers such More >

KEEP ‘EM COVERED

Fifty years since a US polymer chemist, Joe Palcher, pioneered Armor All Protectant – still today the world’s biggest-selling car appearance product – the car care guru continues to blaze an innovative trail with the launch of Shield, a revolutionary new automotive paint care product.

It’s described by the company as being even better than a wax, the advanced, patented formula of Shield forms an invisible, protective barrier against the elements, preventing dirt, dust, grime and everyday pollutants sticking to the paintwork.

After being applied to clean, dry bodywork, Shield locks in the condition of the paint surface at the time of More >

KEEP THOSE HOSES NEAT AND TIDY

Ireland-based Temair Motor Sport is pleased to announce that they are new European distributors for the full range of Koultools LLC.

According to Temair-boss, Tom Perry, Koultools make it VERY easy to fit a stainless steel braided hose into a hose fitting and they have kits in stock to suit every need.

“Koultools are previous runners-up at SEMA for Tools & Equipment and customers will wonder how they ever managed without a Koultool kit. See the video on our site for more information.”

More from www.temairmotorsport.com or 00353 87 787 0856 ENDS.

GIVE THEM A RING

Mini Spares can now offer the original, genuine spec. Rover baulk (synchro) rings for classic

Minis.

Quality had previously been a problem with these Rover parts but this issue has now been

resolved and the parts now stocked are of superb quality.

Sold individually order as 22G2033, priced at £23.34 inc VAT.

For more details contact Mini Spares on 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.