The world-famous Hepolite brand, founded way back in 1907 in Bradford, with their distinctive yellow and black boxes has just announced that they are adding a range of OE-spec piston rings to their recently re-launched piston range.

Paul Grosvenor, formerly of piston makers, Mahle, among others, is now responsible for the Hepolite range and said: “We have received a tremendous response to the relaunch of Hepolite pistons and many of our customers have requested that we develop the range with additional products. Piston rings is the first of these new products.

“Initially we will concentrate the range on premium material parts such as steel nitrided and DLC-coated ring sets as well as applications where we feel we can add a higher value option to other suppliers in the market.”

The initial range consists of rings sets not only for older vehicles, but also modern high-performance vehicles such as BMW M3 and M5.

Grosvenor continued “The high-performance roadcar market is particularly buoyant at the moment, and many of these vehicles are either being used on the track in one make race series or as trackday vehicles.

“Many of the well-known manufacturers are not only slow to respond to the demands in the market for these parts, but when they do the price level is very often close to that of OEM parts. With our Hepolite brand, we plan to offer parts that are competitively priced against OEM and established aftermarket brands, with no compromise on quality or specification.”

Ford engines are obvious candidates and the range covers such as Pinto, Cosworth YB and obviously, the Crossflow. Therefore, this news will be of great interest to kitcar enthusiasts with various sizes for the latter available from +0.090in for those classic 1700 builds.

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