In recent years we’ve seen plenty of Rover K-Series engines undergoing tuning and TLC in the TKC Mag/totalkitcar workshop. As a result, I’m a big fan of the engines, particularly in VVC guise.
Lots of instant experts wring their hands about head gasket failures tales of woe, most of which is bandwagon jumping. However, the engine does have an Achilles heel but there are readily available and effective cures.
This simple but effective part has been designed to fit onto existing engine crankcase breathers and oil catch tanks to allow oil vapour to vent to atmosphere rather than back into the engine inlet, thus protecting the engine and allowing it to run more efficiently.
Made of sintered stainless steel it has a rubber inlet neck with a simple clamp mechanism for securing and a built in stepped neck to fit 13, 16 or 19mm pipework.
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This kit is a direct replacement for the model’s factory springs and has been designed to work effectively with the OEM dampers – or any quality aftermarket offerings. Fitting all of the 1.8-litre engine variants, it’s a great way to get any MR2 sitting and handling better.
As this car is now used as the basis for many kitcars, it’s also an essential when trying to make your car look believably Italian, More >
Webcon has launched a range of In-Rail fuel pressure regulators, which replace most popular OEM types, and changing fuel pressure is now as easy as removing the old unit and replacing with a new, higher pressure or adjustable regulator. Webcon In-Rail regulators are available as follows –
Pressure (bar) Part Number RRP £ (inc VAT) 2.5 fixed WFR048 £59.94 3.0 fixed WFR024 £59.94 3.5 fixed WFR029 £86.33 4.0 fixed WFR057 £95.54 4.3 fixed WFR055 £71.74 4.5 fixed WFR043 £109.26 0-5 adjustable WFR060 £83.09
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New from Frost is Eastwood’s Plastic Re-surfacer Aerosol will restore and re-surface your plastics, returning the materials to their original lustre. Not just another wipe-on coating – this is a permanent repair and gets deep within the plastic to reflow and re-surfaces all faded and chalky bumper, dashboard, car trim, or other plastic automotive parts.
The maker’s claim that survives over seven years of UV light and has passed 2500-hours of ASTM D4587 QUV testing.
Unlike many wipe-on products it actually etches and reflows the surface embedding black resins into the substrate and maintaining the original texture and is compatible with all More >
Now, less than six months later, Lazer Lamps has announced two exciting developments that it feels will make the Triple-R range even more popular within the marketplace.
The first is that the Lazer Lamps Triple-R 750 duo of Standard and Elite models have been granted E-mark certification and are therefore fully legal for use on public roads. Production of models with the all-important E-mark on the lens commenced immediately, so that availability would be assured immediately after this announcement.
Each model possesses over five times More >
Things are moving swiftly at the ‘new’ Sebring International operation, now run by Phil and Sophie Overall, based in Cheltenham. Since acquiring the excellent and well-regarded range of Sebring Healey-inspired models, ex-Broadspeed, TWR and leading BTCC engineer, Phil Overall has been working hard on making the kits easier to build and revising the kit packages.
A recent announcement saw the arrival of BMW E46-generation 3-Series as donor options, which will, I’m certain, prove popular. Phil is also More >
Gloucestershire-based Forge Motorsport has been at the forefront of engineering-led tuning improvement for decades, but not many enthusiasts know about their bespoke fabrication division. Although the mainstay of Forge’s output is beautifully CNC-machined and hand-crafted production items, there also exists a small, but talented team that can crate literally anything for motorsport, specialist manufacturing or prototyping purposes.
Working from the latest Solidworks 3D CAD software, or even ‘a rough sketch off the back of a fag packet’, these talented alloy artisans can produce anything as a one-off. Whether it be a set of titanium wheel nuts for a Bugatti EB110 or More >
The extremely helpful, Stewart Mutch, of Freaky Parts does a nice job supplying Wilwood brake kits for Mazda MX-5-based fitments, which are very popular with MEV builders, in particular, although he also caters for Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota rice rocket owners, too. He can tailor a fine, bespoke package for you, using any PCD from just £425.
He’ll need your hub and then within a couple of weeks you’ll get your kit. He can also supply lightened alloy flywheels and spacers too. Find out more at www.freakyparts.co.uk or 07977 503 430 ENDS.
For years, Weber 50DCO/SP carburettors have only been available as left-hand or right-hand units, with the outer throttle shaft ends blanked off.
This works well with a conventional distributor ignition system, but as mapped ignition systems have become more widely used, so the demand for a throttle position sensor fitment on the 50DCO/SP has grown.
In response to this demand Webcon has developed a new, unified 50DCO/SP that features throttle shaft at both ends of the carburettor and will allow fitment of a Webcon DCO/SP throttle position sensor kit. Part number 1965000700 can be used for LH or RH fitment, and is More >