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Jon Pullara’s Digital Speedos operation is well-known for their superb range of Koso gauges and other really stylish, effective and value for money gauges and instruments and they’ve just added a superb new piece of kit to their range that will sure to be of interest to kitcar enthusiasts…

The Youcam digital video camera from PZracing can obviously record your on-road or track activities, but it can also provide datalogging and laptimer overlay facilities too. This neat product gives you instant access to speed, rpm, throttle position sensor, gear indicator, acceleration, GPS lap-timing, fastest lap indication, start/finish, two intermediate times and More >

FLAT AS A PANCAKE…

Dunno about you, but I get really cheesed off with car batteries. Great big heavy things that aren’t cheap to replace these days and even expensive ones can leave you high and dry just when you need your car most. Typically on a freezing cold morning or when you have an important appointment.

I found a solution several years ago when I started using the products of regular kitcar showgoers, Powervamp, and the Weston-super-Mare-based company offer a fine range of advanced dry-cell batteries that as the name implies don’t have liquid acid sloshing around within their cells.

It’s all clever stuff and More >

EXHAUSTED

Exhausts UK, a Sheffield-based master of the extraction of gases from your engines (see how I neatly swerved repeating the word ‘exhaust’ there?!) are a company whose work I am seeing more and more as I travel around testing kitcars.

The first example of their work I saw was on Scoobybits’ SDR V-Storm demonstrator and it really was a first class, efficient and cosmetically spot-on job of installing an exhaust to a car that could pose packaging issues to the unwary, thanks to its mid-engined configuration.

Since then, all over the country, I’ve seen cars with an Exhausts UK sticker sitting proudly More >

PANIC AT THE PUMPS…

Viper PRO RANGE fuel tanks are extremely well-built, with a 3mm thick aluminium wall, which has been robotically welded for perfect welds, with an attractive satin finish.

Two standard sizes are available – five and ten gallon – with a sump system to allow you to use the very last drop of your precious fuel and prevent the pick-up sucking air when the fuel sloshes around.

Tanks are supplied complete with fuel sender unit pre-mounted and are filled with a yellow anti-explosion foam, an anodised aircraft-style pull and twist fuel filler cap, and mounting brackets.

Five-gallon tank – 300x254x260mm – £289 inc VAT

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EVACUATED?

One of these indispensable tools that makes these awkward jobs so easy, the new Laser dispensing and evacuating pump (part no: 5390) has the added advantage of being able to dispense or evacuate measured amounts, with metric measurements clearly marked on the tube.

It can be used for removing coolant from the cooling system before topping up with antifreeze, or for dispensing gearbox or differential oil.

It is particularly useful with automatic gearboxes when the fluid has to be measured at running temperature, and may need to be added or removed to reach the correct level.

Good value and available now at a More >

BE AN EXPERT. WE NEED ALL THE EXPERTS WE CAN GET…

Britool Expert has added a 124-piece tool set to its competitively-priced, mid-level range.

Ideal for the mechanic or engineer planning to build up a tool kit from scratch, the E034806B set contains all the items required for day-to-day use, eliminating the need to source tools individually while saving money.

The set includes ¼in and ½in socket sets, combination spanners ranging from 8mm to 19mm, six screwdrivers, one set of hex keys, one set of torx keys, three sets of pliers and a 49-piece bit and accessory set, along with a number of extensions and universal joints. Also provided is a strong, compact More >

IT’S A WRENCH, MAC!

Mac Tools has introduced two new additions to its impact wrench range: the 3/8in drive AWP038, and AWP050C, a compact version of its ½in impact wrench nicknamed ‘The Daddy’.

The AWP038 packs a mighty punch for its size, producing 525lb/ft (712 Nm) of torque, dwarfing its nearest competitors by a considerable margin. Vibration levels are also well below those of its rivals. The AWP038 was developed by the brand’s global product team to include the market-leading features of the larger AWP050 ½in impact wrench. It boasts the same feather throttle and over-moulded grip for maximum operator control, as well as one-hand More >

CATCH IT…AGAIN AND AGAIN

A surge tank (or swirl pot) is an important part of any electronic fuel injection system as it stops your engine from suffering fuel starvation.

Under harsh driving, fuel is thrown from side-to-side of a fuel tank and this can leave the

fuel pick-up sucking in air rather than fuel. A surge tank however, enables your pump to

continuously pick-up fuel and never have to worry about starving your engine of its lifeblood.

Viper Performance’s new surge tanks have a 1.5-litre capacity, and come with a selection of

barbed and AN fitments to suit most applications. The tank size is 115mm diameter and

200mm tall with More >

GET A NEW BODY…

Jenvey has just announced their new TB45 ultra-lightweight throttle bodies. These amazing ‘DCOE-style’ throttle bodies tip the scales at less than 500grms each.

Naturally, like all Jenvey throttle bodies all the significant components including throttle body housings, spindles, butterflies and levers are manufactured in-house by Jenvey

themselves.

The new design should be popular in all forms of motorsport offering a product that is 35 per cent lighter but is just as strong and durable as previous Jenvey throttle bodies.

Jenvey Lightweight TBP45 retails at £247.20 inc VAT each or £451.20 inc VAT.

More from www.jenvey.co.uk or call 01746 768 810 ENDS.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT TIMING…

Most Impreza owners don’t need to be reminded of the importance of changing the timing belt on their engines at the correct service intervals. However, if you have modified, or even just remapped your engine (because it’s fitted into a kitcar perhaps), then something a little more than standard specification parts may be in order.

Cosworth, one of the most trusted names in automotive performance, has just released a pair of Timing Belt Service Packs for the Subaru Impreza – one for models up to 09/2002 and one for cars produced after that date.

Each pack consist of:

1 x Cosworth Kevlar™ Timing More >