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DON’T GET CAUGHT SHORT

If you’re venturing across the channel into France for a bit of driving in your kitcar or any vehicle, for that matter, remember that as of July 1, it is a legal requirement to carry breathalysers in your car.

We have Alco-Sense Single NF disposable packs available at just £2.95 for two in a pack.

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GET YOUR MITTS ON THIS ONE

Father and son, Ian (engineer/spanners) and Scott Mittell (driver), form fledgling company, Mittell Cars, while also compete in the 750 Motor Club’s RGB Championship in their own MC-52, having previously been involved in the Locost Series.

They’ve decided to offer ‘replicas’ of their pleasing-looking 475kg car that features steel spaceframe chassis, double wishbones and Lotus Elise uprights and brakes. Power from the Mittell-spec Honda Fireblade CBR1000 is circa 180bhp thus giving a cool 378bhp per tonne.

More on this track-orientated newcomer soon. Meanwhile, contact them on 07793 973 258 or via www.mittell-cars.com ENDS.

ZETEC SIZZLER

Webcon has launched their Alpha ignition kit for the Ford Zetec 1.8- and 2-litre engines. The kit is designed for electronic control of the ignition system when used with Weber carburettors on kitcars, transplants and crate engines – although the ECU also has the capability to be upgraded to full engine management for full EFi applications.

Utilising the brand new, user programmable PRO5 ECU, the Zetec ignition kit is supplied with a fully mapped ECU, custom made OE quality wiring harness, air temperature sensor and communication interface.

The system has been expertly calibrated by Webcon’s skilled engineers and is designed to be More >

IT’S ALWAYS A WRENCH

The end joints for flexible hoses are made in AN/DASH sizes so the spanners in your usual tool kit won’t fit.

Viper Performance can supply wrenches in all AN/DASH sizes but for the occasional user they also have a handy and cost effective tool – a wrench with interchangeable AN/DASH sized heads.

The kit comprises one smooth rounded edge spanner handle with six interchangeable aluminium jaws.

The jaw sizes are -3, -4, -6, -8, -10 and JIC. The kit comes finished in black anodised aluminium.

This is probably the most cost effective way of installing hose ends without damaging or marking the fitting’s surface.

The More >

MORE CONFIDENCE

Mini Spares can now offer replacement dual-circuit master cylinders for use on the diagonal split systems used on 1976-80 Classic Minis.

These last diagonal split models can be recognised by the rectangular plastic reservoir, the small cap and the switch in the body casting.

This master cylinder has metric unions – order as part number GMC167 – and has a retail price £102 inc VAT. More from 01707 607 700 or via the excellent www.minispares.com ENDS.

NEW TURBO THROTTLE BODY FROM JENVEY

Jenvey Dynamics has just added a new, larger plenum to their range – the APLC-70 Turbo Plenum.

The Jenvey cast aluminium plenum has been designed to offer maximum performance on turbo and supercharged motorsport engines at excellent value.

The cover and diffuser pipe can be arranged in four different ways (inlet top or bottom and left or right) ensuring it will fit most applications.

All interfaces are ‘o’ ringed to for easy rebuilds and all bolts are outside the plenum for engine safety.

The plenum can be fitted onto four separate throttle bodies, a pair of TB bodies or used with any combination of More >

A BOTTLE OF JOLLOP

Now we’re in the middle of what passes for summertime in the UK our thoughts turn to keeping our engines cool.

DEI’s Radiator Relief™ is a high performance coolant additive that ‘supercharges’ your radiator by transferring heat more efficiently through the radiator to prevent overheating.

This coolant additive has been proven in the desert heat of the South Western United States, and will reduce your engine operating temperature by as much as 30°F (approx 17°C), reducing engine wear and improving reliability.

Radiator Relief is designed to reduce the surface tension of the coolant which maximises the thermal conductivity and transfer process through the More >

OPERATING TABLE

The B-G Racing Foldable Pit Table is designed for use in the pits, paddock and, of course, in your workshop.

Nearly one metre in length and 500mm wide, it’s big enough to hold all your tools and detritus, which will stay where they’re put thanks to the raised table edges.

The quick and easy folding design allows for easy transportation and pack-away storage. Manufactured from high-grade mild steel with a silver grey powdercoated finish and an RRP of £49.99.

More from 01268 764 411 or www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

PRYING EYES

Mac Tools has introduced four new products designed to make life easier for the hard-working mechanic and enthusiast.

Pry bar (CPB42HD)

The new CPB42HD is manufactured from 7/8in steel and capable of handling the toughest jobs with ease. The 10in heavy-duty handle, available in red, green or orange, is ergonomically designed and manufactured in dual-composite material that combines secure grip with comfort. The pry bar is hardened and tempered along the entire length and the shaft extends through the handle for maximum leverage. A capped end allows users to strike the pry bar without sustaining handle damage and for peace of mind, More >

A GOOD STEER

The ‘Tomcat’ steering wheel from MOMO features a sculpted, ergonomic grip section that delivers improved comfort and hold in a distinctive Italian style.

The wheel is the usual 350mm at its widest but has a shorter, flatter lower half for increased leg room.

The MOMO ‘Tomcat’ steering wheel includes a ‘Tomcat’ script on the aluminium centre spokes, a full leather rim and a MOMO horn push, just to let everyone know you’ve got your hands on something special!

It retails at £190.00 inc VAT plus you’ll require the appropriate MOMO hub for your vehicle.

More details from 01268 764 411 or visit their website: More >