A LOT LESS TORX AND A LOT MORE ACTION

Torx Plus® fasteners have become popular with vehicle manufacturers as they allow greater torque to be applied and minimise wear. Recent additions to the Laser Tools’ Torx Plus® range are these two socket sets which together cover the most commonly used fixings.

The ¼in drive set (part no: 5616) covers the sizes, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12EP, and the 3/8″ drive set (part no: 5617) covers 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20EP.

The sockets are manufactured from 50bv30 steel for strength and durability and are supplied on a socket rail.

Excellent value and available now at £12.77 inc VAT More >

OUT OF THE FIRE INTO THE PAN

Burton Power has just produced a new dry sump pan to suit long stroke cranks for Ford Pinto and Cosworth YB engines.

Until now, running a long stroke crank would require the sump to be cut and modified.

These alloy sumps will take all strokes without requiring sump modification.

Order as Part number OPIOSP1 with an RRP of £540 inc VAT.

For further details contact Burton Power on 0208 554 2281 or www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

IT’S IN THE BOX

AP Racing has further developed and updated its popular CP5500 Floor Mounted Pedal Box range.

The Floor Mounted Push Type Pedal Box range (CP5500) is a generic racing pedal box designed with both comfort and control in mind. The technologically advanced units feature machined-billet base plates and pedals with adjustable footpads, allowing for pedal ratios and spacing to be altered as required.

Important features such as adjustable travel stops on the throttle and clutch pedals, as well as ball bearing pivots, have been retained but, in addition, the updated pedal box is now available a new contactless rotary sensor with dual input/output More >

SO, WHERE ARE WE?

One in five motorists will be using an atlas to navigate to their UK holiday destination this year, according to a recent survey by the AA.  Instead of relying purely on electronic navigation, those who opt for the traditional methods are arming themselves with a comprehensive guide to Britain’s road network.

With the new AA Road Atlas of Great Britain 2014 range motorists are able to browse through over 136,000 miles of UK roads including 2170 miles of motorways with 705 junctions; 28,681 miles of A-roads, 18,254 miles of B-roads and 87,639 miles of unclassified roads.

A previous AA/Populus poll showed that More >

STUNNING XCS PHEW-SION!

We’ve got the EXCLUSIVE on Peter Walker and Gary Sanders’ marvellous new XCS Cobra replica and as our photos show (take a bow Jimbo Wallace) it really is a mean and aggressive-looking example of the snake breed.

Incidentally, that glorious moody black paint is the handiwork of the gifted Jason Baker of Lustre Coatings, who really does clearly know his way around a spray gun and the House of Kolor range. Jason, of course, built and owns the stunning Kandy-coloured DAX Cobra that starred on the cover of MAY/JUNE issue of tkc mag. Subsequent to that he impressed many at Stoneleigh this More >

DON’T GET CAUGHT SHORT

If you’re venturing across the channel into France for a bit of driving in your kitcar or any vehicle, for that matter, remember that as of July 1, it is a legal requirement to carry breathalysers in your car.

We have Alco-Sense Single NF disposable packs available at just £2.95 for two in a pack.

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GET YOUR MITTS ON THIS ONE

Father and son, Ian (engineer/spanners) and Scott Mittell (driver), form fledgling company, Mittell Cars, while also compete in the 750 Motor Club’s RGB Championship in their own MC-52, having previously been involved in the Locost Series.

They’ve decided to offer ‘replicas’ of their pleasing-looking 475kg car that features steel spaceframe chassis, double wishbones and Lotus Elise uprights and brakes. Power from the Mittell-spec Honda Fireblade CBR1000 is circa 180bhp thus giving a cool 378bhp per tonne.

More on this track-orientated newcomer soon. Meanwhile, contact them on 07793 973 258 or via www.mittell-cars.com ENDS.

ZETEC SIZZLER

Webcon has launched their Alpha ignition kit for the Ford Zetec 1.8- and 2-litre engines. The kit is designed for electronic control of the ignition system when used with Weber carburettors on kitcars, transplants and crate engines – although the ECU also has the capability to be upgraded to full engine management for full EFi applications.

Utilising the brand new, user programmable PRO5 ECU, the Zetec ignition kit is supplied with a fully mapped ECU, custom made OE quality wiring harness, air temperature sensor and communication interface.

The system has been expertly calibrated by Webcon’s skilled engineers and is designed to be More >

IT’S ALWAYS A WRENCH

The end joints for flexible hoses are made in AN/DASH sizes so the spanners in your usual tool kit won’t fit.

Viper Performance can supply wrenches in all AN/DASH sizes but for the occasional user they also have a handy and cost effective tool – a wrench with interchangeable AN/DASH sized heads.

The kit comprises one smooth rounded edge spanner handle with six interchangeable aluminium jaws.

The jaw sizes are -3, -4, -6, -8, -10 and JIC. The kit comes finished in black anodised aluminium.

This is probably the most cost effective way of installing hose ends without damaging or marking the fitting’s surface.

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MORE CONFIDENCE

Mini Spares can now offer replacement dual-circuit master cylinders for use on the diagonal split systems used on 1976-80 Classic Minis.

These last diagonal split models can be recognised by the rectangular plastic reservoir, the small cap and the switch in the body casting.

This master cylinder has metric unions – order as part number GMC167 – and has a retail price £102 inc VAT. More from 01707 607 700 or via the excellent www.minispares.com ENDS.