WATER-COOLED TRUMPETS

For many years classic Porsche, air-cooled Beetle and American V8 owners have been using Weber downdraft IDA carburetors to improve the performance of their engines.

Now Jenvey has launched a throttle body designed to replace the IDA carburettor to facilitate a conversion to EFi. Most noticeable is the bore spacing of these throttle bodies. Most Weber carbs have a bore spacing of 90mm but the IDA/TA has a larger one of 120mm.

Jenvey’s TAP48i also has a bore spacing of 120mm making them suitable for classic Beetle and Bus four cylinder engines and 289 Cobras and 427 big block engines.

In fact they More >

HEATER? IT’S SUMMER. OH, SECOND THOUGHTS!

Mini Spares has just released this aluminium heater assembly that comes complete with heater matrix and electric fan.

It comes with two outlets for demisting the windscreen – thus complying with IVA regulations for kitcars that dictates that require a method of demisting the windscreen, and two variable vents for heating the rest of the car. Its lightweight nature makes it ideal for part-time track/race cars or simply for those who want to replace their existing heater with something more affordable and compact. The heater hose coolant outlets are ½in so are ideal for early Minis, although if you have a More >

EUROPEAN COVER

In many countries across Europe it is a legal requirement to carry certain items in your vehicle when driving. Not having them can result in on-the-spot fines.

In the UK there are no regulations making it compulsory to drive with certain equipment in your vehicle. This makes British drivers an easy target to ‘stop and check’ by European authorities. The result is that many British drivers have been fined when driving in Europe for not having the correct equipment.

To avoid receiving an on-the-spot fine when driving in Europe, Ring Automotive has launched their European travel kit, which contains essential items for More >

NOW, THESE ARE SOCKS WORTH HAVING!

Webcon is pleased to announce their Retriculated Foam Air Filter Socks for fitting over the air intake trumpets of Weber twin choke carburetors.

The socks provide efficient air filtration thanks to three layers of foam and need no oil, while maintain their high air flow much longer than OE type paper filters and even some other types of ‘performance’ filters on the market.

The foam socks take up minimal room in the engine bay and as well as protecting against the ingress of dirt and grit they will also protect the trumpets from minor knocks and scratches.

Order as part number AFA300 and More >

NO NEED TO STAND ON SENTRY

Now available from MOMO UK is the Sentry wheel that comes in Black or Hypersilver and is a new take on the classic five-spoke wheel.

The ‘Sentry’ is available in 18in at £132.50 each and 19in diameter at £175 each and many offsets are available making them suitable for a wide range of vehicles with five-stud  fittings.

The wheels are run-flat compatible and can be supplied in big ‘n’ little front and rear combinations, if required.

More from 01268 764 411 or from www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

STOPPING ABILITY

AP Racing has revealed the new names for performance braking kits, the Factory Big Brake Kit and Factory Competition Brake Kit, which deliver highly responsive and flexible brake systems for both road and race applications.

Replacing the older Formula Big Brake Kit range, the new kits reflect AP Racing’s focus on OEM partnerships and development of high performance components for specific vehicles. Designed as an upgrade to the original factory supplied brakes, the new kits feature distinctive new branding – incorporating a new logo. Both the Factory Big Brake Kit and Factory Competition Brake Kit draw on features and technology derived More >

FACTORY FIVE – RACING BACK INTO EUROPE

It’s often been said that Factory Five Racing are the world’s largest maker of kitcars in terms of volume sales and there’s no doubt whatsoever that the company founded by brothers, Mark and David Smith delight many hundreds of customers each year.

Good to see the Factory Five Mk4 is now available to UK and European customers once more courtesy of Dutch company Hammink Performance

What started with a value for money pastiche of an AC Cars icon has grown into a large range of products. I certainly enjoyed the example I drove about seven years ago, when the kit was briefly More >

CLEAN UP WITH VIPER

If you need a quantity of silicone vacuum tubing to connect your boost gauge, dump valves, windscreen washer, vacuum lines

or brake servo, you can make fantastic savings by buying Viper Performance’s Extra Value kits.

The packs include 3-, 4-, 5- and 8mm I/D tubing with nylon T-pieces, straight connectors, and a selection of matching coloured cable ties.

Kits retail at £25 each inc VAT with more details via 01952 670 702 or from www.viper-performance.co.uk ENDS.

SEVEN TOOLKITS

Caterham Cars has teamed-up with workshop tool experts, Draper Tools, for the latest initiative to celebrate the iconic sportscar company’s 40-years of building and developing the Seven.

The next 40 customers who buy a Seven in component form will receive a bespoke, co-branded toolkit free of charge.

Draper Tools, an existing Caterham Motorsport sponsor, has designed the kit specifically to tackle the job of building a Caterham Seven from its component parts.

The toolkit, which would normally retail for more than £800, includes every item required to construct a Seven, including several devices not found in typical sets.

Caterham Cars’ CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: More >

SLICK SHIFTER

Plenty of Ford Type 9 Five Speed Gearboxes in use in kitcars of and for that extra period-correct look, Burton Power has produced a five-speed gearknob that is a faithful replica of the original Escort Mk2 RS four-speed item – but with a five speed shift pattern on the top.

The shape and texture was reliably copied from a Ford item so the replication detail includes a perfect unworn pattern on the outside of the gear knob.

The knob will fit most vehicles with a gear lever with a M10x1.5mm pitch thread and you can order it as part number PL115, with More >