FOLIATEC HITS THIRTY-FIVE

Foliatec® is celebrating its 35th birthday and 2017 also marks twenty years since the company launched its brake caliper lacquer.

With the growth in vehicles having brake discs fitted all-round, and thus brake calipers fitted to all four wheels. A downside of that is that alloy wheels have become much larger with thinner spokes thus emphasising the discs and calipers.

Therefore, it’s not a surprise to hear that Foliatec’s caliper paint – available in 25 colours – has been used to transform dirty-grey black calipers into something much more befitting.

No disassembly is required and you follow the straight-forward instructions in the Foliatec More >

GOOD SPORT

Way back in 1962 Chevy’s chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, wanted to build a special Corvette (he was dubbed ‘Father of the Corvette’), one capable of winning the coveted GT class at the Le Mans 24-Hours race.

He came up with a stripped-down version, known internally as the LightWeight, until it became known as Grand Sport. A run of 125 was planned but when only five cars had been build GM brass decided to pull the plug, ordering that the cars be scrapped.

It’s said that all five still exist but even if you could buy one, I shudder to think how expensive More >

GOOD TIMING FOR ECOBOOST

Ford’s award-winning range of EcoBoost engines are becoming very popular for kitcar use and in addition to their engine timing tool kits and cambelt setting tools for these engines, Laser Tools has now introduced an injector puller kit (part number 6953).

This kit specifically caters for the Ecoboost range up to the 2-litre version and is designed and manufactured by Laser Tools in Sheffield. The machined split-collet design fits over the injector securely and allows the use of a slide hammer (included in the kit) to steadily pull out the injector.

It is very easy to use; the slim design fits down More >

MGF LIGHTS

If you’ve got an MGF or a body conversion based on one, the news that XPart has just announced bulk stocks of MGF headlights having made a considerable investment in tooling to enable production to re-commence.

Standard left and right-hand drive lights to suit 1.8i and VVC versions are available now priced at £191.99 inc VAT each or Trophy model lights are also available at £202.99 inc VAT each.

Available from your local XPart dealer with more information from www.xpart.com or at the other end of 0870 242 4791 ENDS.

SUMMIT RAISE THE MAST

Available now from Summit Racing are Mast Motorsports GM LS crate engines, which are hand-built using the best parts available, then dyno tested on Mast’s own engine dyno to validate the performance. An example is the Mast Black Label 650 Street and Track LS7.

Producing some 650bhp (505bhp is stock figure for an LS7) it packs a 570 lb/ft of torque punch and the block is a machined and blueprinted aluminium LS7 item with Mahle forged pistons, Callies H-beam connecting rods and forged crankshaft along with Black Label 285cc cylinder heads and Mast ECU.

Summit Racing offers Mast Motorsports crate engines in More >

A SHARP INTAKE OF BREATH

Edelbrock has announced the release of its much-anticipated Victor II EFI intake manifold for Gen III HEMI® engines.

Edelbrock Victor II EFI intake manifold (#7179) is designed for use with Eagle Chrysler 5.7-litre, 6.1-litre and 6.4-litre Gen III HEMI engines with fuel injection. The overall design is similar to the factory 6.1-litre SRT intake manifold, but features relocated fuel injector bosses for improved flow and added nitrous bosses along the near vertical runners.

The Victor II EFI also features a wider plenum than the stock 6.1-litre, which yields more room for the 14in long runners for increased power. This design, along with More >

HOW MUCH CAN YOU BENCH PRESS!

Mittler Bros has been building metalworking tools and fabrication equipment in the USA for over thirty-years and now their machines are now available in the UK and Europe, exclusively through Brown & Geeson Ltd.

The Mittler Bros three-tonne machine manual bench press can be used as a straight press or with punch and flare sets, a corner notcher, louvre presses and with shrinker, stretcher and shearing tools. All tooling can be mounted for front-to-back use or can be rotated through 90° for side-to-side uses.

A deep throat depth of 305mm (12in) allows generous room around the workpiece and there is 25mm clearance More >

A DECENT MINI REPRODUCTION

This one is mainly for owners of classic Minis but as there are thousands of kitcars running around with these parts it was well worth running here.

Mini Spares says that there are a number of companies from the Far East offering poor quality ‘Lucas-style’ reproduction rear lights for the Mini. Fortunately, they can offer the real thing – high quality Lucas-style lamps made in the UK from the original and genuine tooling. (although these lamps are made from original Lucas tooling the new Mini Spares versions cannot carry the Lucas logo as the trademark was sold to a third-party company).

The More >

NEW MODEL FROM DARRIAN – FIFTY YEARS OF EVOLUTION

Fifty years of evolution – 2017 Darrian GTR+ Driver: Ashley Field in action.

Darrian Cars, in conjunction with the New Davrian Register, will be celebrating fifty years of production with a display of representative cars from 1967 to the present day at Castle Combe Rally Day this Saturday.

The marque, best-known for their giant-killing Modsports Cars of the 1970’s, will be represented by a display covering all models from the 1967 Mk1 through to the 1980’s Mk8

Darrian Cars, who can count British GT and Motoring News Championships among a wide range of Motorsports achievements, will have on display examples from the 1980’s T9 More >

THIS IS COOL

Looking for a Christmas present idea for a kitcar owner?

Here’s a really neat idea – James and Sarah Horsley have created a unique range of Personalised Periodic Table-inspired artwork.

They can design a special print to capture your loves – and hates – favourite films, books, holidays or anything else you can think of.

They have also designed a Kit Car Periodic table capturing kitcars through the ages across ten categories. With Christmas coming up these could be a great gift for the car lover.

They are available as prints, canvas or framed and they have them in stock now ready for shipping. More >