Exciting new option from Speedster manufacturer’s Chesil is the introduction of a VW Polo 1.4-litre water-cooled engine.
Requiring minimal floorpan changes the Polo engines are supplied to Chesil in brand new ‘crate’ form and include flywheel, adaptor plate to pick-up on the Beetle gearbox, radiator and standalone ECU system.
At the moment this option is only available for fully built Chesils but we think it wil prove popular for customers wishing to do a bit of touring in their cars, while of course, it also provides the possibility of air-conditioning and a proper heater, hitherto unavailable on Beetle-based versions.
Fully built prices start More >
Zenos Cars is a new British sportscar company, co-founded by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, who previously were CEO and COO, respectively of Caterham Cars. The company specialises in the design, manufacture and retail of ultra-lightweight razor sharp handling sportscars, hardly surprising given the co-founders have spent most of their working careers at Lotus and Caterham Cars.
During Ali’s and Edward’s time successfully leading Caterham through a recession and then taking it into F1, and prior to that their time at Lotus Cars, they have observed increasing vehicle weights, higher entry prices, escalating repair costs and distant customer relationships; all this More >
This year, new listings in the catalogue include a new range of compact alternator kits, Escort Mk2 indicator and light stalks, Escort Mk1/Mk2 grilles and a range of original looking gear-knobs for the Escort, Cortina and Carpi but with a five-speed shift pattern on them for converted cars.
Also new for 2014 – the polybush pages have had a revamp, with Powerflex and Super Flex given a whole page each. Also, the Burton Power CNC performance cylinder heads section has been expanded to include More >
There’s no doubting the usefulnesss of cable ties when working on a vehicle, but the little plastic blighters are close to being rendered useless in high temperature situations. Heat protection specialists DEI has just released a new stainless steel tie that not only resists heat but also has a new positive locking action to make sure whatever you want to secure stays where you put it.
The primary function is to retain DEI’s heat proof exhaust wrap but they also have many more applications besides. Being stainless steel they are rust-resistant making them suitable for use on boats, sports equipment and More >
The come with either male or female AN thread fittings on one end and a choice of 5/16in, 3/8in or ½in BARB fittings on the other. They are machined from 6061 billet aluminium and available in a choice of blue or black anodised finishes.
Prices from £7.49 inc VAT and you can find out more via 01952 670 702 or www.viperperformance.co.uk ENDS.
This OEM style regulator comes with 8mm BARB fittings for easy installation and can be ordered as part number WFR600 with an RRP of £57.54 inc VAT.
Further details from 01932 787 100 or via www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.
Mini Spares can now supply a modern reproduction of the original body 23D Cooper S distributor, but with more advance for economy and acceleration. This has been tried and tested on Mini guru, Peter Baldwin’s rolling road and a performance curve chart is available on the Mini Spares website. The distributor comes with quick fit points and a heavy duty rotor arm.
As an option the original base plate for 32-ounce springs is available as 7H6949.
The distributor can also be used on other A-Series engined classics and kitcars and has an RRP of £44.10 inc VAT.
More details from 01707 607 700 More >
The first three Top Alcohol Funny Car drivers in the 2013 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series all drove cars powered by engines that relied on Lucas Oil.
Frank Manzo amassed 755 points to become World Champion and used a Lucas Oil 20w50 Racing Only specification with a 50-wt mix. Both of the cars driven by runner-up John Lombardo and third placed Shane Westfield ran on Lucas Oil’s 60-wt specification. Lucas Oil 60-wt Racing Only is conventional oil, but its high zinc content makes it ideal for supercharged engines running at high revs. Typically, the Top Alcohol Funny Cars run at More >
Established in 1992, and now regarded as a benchmark throughout the Americas and beyond, Mexico’s annual Quorum Awards recognise the very best examples of cutting-edge design and innovation. The VŪHL 05 triumphed in this year’s industry category and created history by being the first winning product to be actively involved in the Award ceremony.
The presentation took place recently at Mexico City’s stunning Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts), where the Award was proudly More >
Aluminium and stainless steel exhausts, chrome wheel finishes, stainless steel bumpers or indeed any bare metal surface (including precious metals) are cleaned polished and protected by a single application of Metal Polish.
It is a particular favourite among custom-build specialists, kitcar owners, classic car and vehicle styling enthusiasts. It is the solution of choice in vehicle showrooms wherever chrome, stainless steel or aluminium is a feature of the vehicle design More >