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ROBB GRAVETT LAUNCHES ROWE OIL IN THE UK

Premium oils and lubricants brand ROWE will launch its high-end and sustainably manufactured product range into the UK market at the Autosport International Show, offering a new opportunity for stockists, garages, and end users.

The German oil brand will be distributed in the UK exclusively by Deutschesol, a newly formed company with ambitious plans including an eye-catching launch display at the Autosport International Show, at stand 2464.

ROWE will make its UK debut at the show, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 12th-15th January 2023, which complements the oil brand’s ‘racetrack to the road’ circuit-based research and development programme, where its motorsport More >

LIGHTWEIGHT POWER

E3 Lithium Race Batteries are the most powerful and compact batteries on the market. For example, the SuperLite 800 is an 840-amp battery one third the size of a typical Group 34 battery and weighs just over 2kg.

Its diminutive size allows you to mount it virtually anywhere – like closer to the starter to shorten the battery cables – for even greater weight savings.

The SuperLite 1200 features 1200 cranking amps and weighs in at just over 4kg. It’s ideal for racecars not running alternators.

Additional features of E3 Lithium Race Batteries include: • Three times longer life than traditional batteries • Charges More >

KING OF THE ‘DASTLE’ – GEOFFREY RUMBLE AND HIS DASTLE RACING CARS AND TRAILERS

Words by STEVE HOLE

Geoffrey Dastle was a very clever engineer. He was actually trained as a heating and air conditioning engineer based around the Leatherhead area of Surrey.

He also enjoyed motorsport in general. He built his first racing car, a ‘special’ in 1959 for 500cc F3 and did a few races in it himself.

He built another car called the Mk2 under the ‘DASTLE’ name which came from ‘Geoffrey DAvid STanley RumbLE’ (obviously!) and had become interested in the then very popular GP Midget racing that was sweeping the UK at the time.

The cars looked like scaled-down F1 cars and often More >

PINTO BEANS

Mention Burton Power and most people will think of tuning and racing parts for Fords, but they can also supply standard replacement spares.

A case in point is this standard 215mm clutch replacement kit for the Ford SOHC Pinto which includes a clutch plate, cover, and release bearing all for just £84.95 (inc VAT).

The kit can be ordered as part number 622017506 and is suitable for Ford SOHC Pinto applications including many hundreds of kitcars. For further details contact Burton Power on 0208 554 2281 or visit www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

TRIGGER POINT

More and more kit and classic car owners are turning to EFi for improved starting, economy, reliability and performance. In response to customer requests, Webcon has just added a complete crank sensor/trigger kit for the ever-popular Ford Crossflow engine to its line-up.

The kit comes complete with a trigger wheel, sensor and all the fitting hardware plus comprehensive instructions to make the installation a straightforward DIY operation.

The kit is suitable for all Ford Crossflow engines including the Lotus Twin Cam.

Product code: 9990291400. Retail price £180.88 inc VAT.

For further details call 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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LIFT AND SEPARATE!

Suspension arm and hub work maintenance: when removing ball joints, control arms and suspension struts it’s always a struggle to hold the lower suspension arm out of the way – this new suspension arm lever-hook from Laser Tools (part number 8530) solves that problem.

This is a very strong metal hook that is designed to be used in conjunction with a simple lever or pry bar and then easily and quickly attached to lower suspension arms, etc, allowing the operator to lever the component in the required direction.

It provides a simple connection to provide a lever point for lever or pry More >

‘THE ROCKER’ – A GREAT TRACK BY THIN LIZZY!

Mini Spares has just released a brand-new alloy rocker cover which has been manufactured to fit all classic Mini heads. It is a brilliant new design by Richard at Mini Spares (York) based on extensive experience with the Mini ‘A’ Series engine.

It includes a recess for the extra bolts that are required if it is being fitted to an eleven-stud head (the cover works perfectly with both the 9-stud and 11-stud gasket).

It has also been designed to clear all Mini Spares 1.5 rockers and it features ribs at the ends and on the top for quietness and to ensure that the More >

BEETLE HIBERNATION!

Winter’s here and by now most classics will be tucked up in their garages undergoing a seasonal refurb.

So it’s the ideal time to remind everyone about GAZ adjustable GT dampers for the VW Beetle 1300 and 1500.

GAZ fully adjustable GT dampers enable the damping bump and rebound rate to be adjusted to suit the conditions, load and driving style. The damping rates can be altered by means of an easily accessible knob on the side of the units.

GAZ can set these dampers up for general road use or for serious classic racing if that’s your preference.

GAZ dampers feature a zinc-plated body and protective plastic More >

MR2 ON THE FLY

Fidanza enables even more performance from the already potent 1988-89 Supercharged Toyota MR2 by way of a lightweight aluminium flywheel.

A Fidanza lightweight flywheel is simple to install when the clutch is replaced and will bring the following benefits:

  • Faster throttle response and quicker acceleration • Additional horsepower to the wheels (reduced parasitic losses) • Smoother, faster shifting • Easier braking, better slowing (due to reduced rotational mass) • Reduced clutch wear and improved efficiency (from better heat dissipation) • Cost savings and longevity (thanks to Fidanza’s replaceable green friction plate – no need to replace the entire flywheel when worn) • More >

THE SHIELD

Design Engineering Inc. now offers three different types of exhaust and pipe wraps; each has been designed to contain the heat inside the exhaust headers thereby increasing the gas velocity through the exhaust system.

Wrapping headers helps reduce under-bonnet temperatures thus protecting components at the same time as increasing performance. These pliable and durable wraps are easily installed and provide an extra layer of defence against high operating temperatures, resulting in a cooler air charge for improved performance.

The wraps come in rolls to enable them to be wrapped tightly around the pipes. They are available in a variety of sizes and More >