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DURATEC PILES ON THE CARBS

Over the years it has become apparent that the fitment of 45DCOE carburettors to certain newer types of engines (such as Ford Zetec and Duratec) will result in a flat spot just off idle that no amount of calibration will eradicate.

Webcon has studied this characteristic in detail and has developed a very specific procedure to modify three or four progression hole models to five progression holes. This delivers the precise extra amount of mixture in the progression phase to overcome this flat-spot resulting in a smoother more progressive transition from idle to main.

Burton Power has announced that it now has More >

GET IN SYNCH

Balancing twin Webers or twin throttle bodies used to be a bit of a black art known only to a handful of engine-building wizards.

However, the truth is it’s not really that difficult if you have the right tools. Fortuitously, Webcon has a Synchrometer that is calibrated from 1 to 30 Kg/h on an easy-to-read scale.

The Webcon 1-30 Kg/h synchrometer can be ordered as part number 9800100000 and retails at just £68.95 inc VAT.

Available directly from Webcon on 01932 787 100 or via www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

I’M A FAN!

With summer here, now is a great time to stock up on fans and air conditioning to keep you cool in the warmer weather. Machine Mart stock a wide range of products, designed for both domestic and industrial usage.

 

The robust and portable Clarke CFF18B High-Velocity Floor Fan is ideal for creating powerful airflow. It is suitable for both domestic and commercial locations such as homes and office spaces where effective ventilation is needed. It has an 18in/457mm fan diameter and a 100W 230V motor with three-speed control. The durable steel construction with a carry handle also makes it a tough More >

THESE ARE GOOD HAZARDS!

Making an unplanned stop on a public road can be dangerous. Older cars, including plenty of vintage/classic style kitcars, are harder to illuminate during a breakdown situation. Making your car as visible as possible is essential in such situations.

Until now, the invaluable assistance provided by a hazard warning light system in 6-volt cars has meant bulky and complicated equipment that looks out of place on early cars.

However, this neat new kit from Better Car Lighting offers a great solution and uses a small push-button to activate the system and it works with standard or LED bulbs and has a traditional More >

REMEMBER WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT POOR PREPARATION!

Also new from Meguiar’s and another newcomer to their Hybrid Ceramic lineup is called Pre-Wax Prep and shares the same pleasing smell as the exterior trim product although the bottle is a different colour here (bright red).

It is super easy to apply and is almost a wipe on; wipe off type elixir that does remove swirl marks and helped revive some tired-looking paint on my friend’s 20-year-old Jaguar XJ, which due to a gearbox problem has been parked up for several months, meaning the paint has been neglected.

After shampooing the car, this stuff got to work very quickly and it More >

NEW AND MORE LONGEVITY!

Mini Spares Spindle Adjuster Kit for Classic Mini MPI-powered models. The original spindle adjuster bolt is very expensive. Fortunately, Mini Spares has developed its own version made from stainless steel for longevity which includes all three parts for adjusting the fanbelt tension on MPI cars at a fraction of the price of the OEM setup.

Order as part number PQL100090KIT at just £36 inc VAT with more details from 01707 607 700 or you can visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

GEARBOX LIFTING? A NEW OLYMPIC SPORT?

If you don’t have access to a vehicle lift, a Summit Racing™ 907kg (2000lbs) Floor Transmission Jack will help you get your gearbox in and out of your vehicle. The all-steel hydraulic jack has a lift range from 7.70in to 27in.

Four-load support arms, with a safety chain, will keep your transmission positioned securely on the jack. Summit Racing™ 2,000 Lb. Floor Transmission Jack ENDS.

GONE FOR A BURTON! EXCLUSIVE FIRST DRIVE ROAD TEST UPCOMING

Already one of the leading authorities on all matters Citroën 2CV and definitely one of the hardest working, Darren Arthur of The 2CV Shop in Warminster has now been appointed UK distributor for the excellent 2CV-based Burton.

The car has always sold extremely well in Benelux but has never really gained a foothold here, mainly because sales elsewhere were so strong. It was launched in year 2000 and was the work of Dutch brothers, Iwan and Dimitri Göbel, enthusiastic 2CV specialists.

Within a year they’d sold nearly 100 of them running the company alongside their established 2CV Parts and Duck Hunt 2CV More >

IT’S A DIY ELECTRIC KIT! THE FIRST ONE

Electric car conversion company, Electrogenic, based in Kidlington, Oxfordshire has announced what they claim is the first DIY electric conversion to suit the Classic Mini. Actually, it’ll potentially fit any car that uses a Mini subframe at the front end. That opens it up to plenty of kitcars …

Electrogenic is best known for converting all manner of cars such as Land Rover Defender, Porsche 911, Jaguar E-type, Triumph Stag and Citroën DS but now they’ve entered the DIY market.

No cutting, shutting or bashing is required, as Electrogenic say that you can put your Mini on a two-post ramp, drop the More >

A GOOD DAY WAS HAD BY ALL

The recent XCS Designs Open Day at the firm’s Saffron Walden HQ saw the sportscar manufacturer throw open its doors once again to welcome customers and prospects, old and new, to tour the factory for themselves and examine the firm’s latest designs and demonstrators.

The weather played along, offering an incredible 30 degrees of heat and blistering sunshine from the very start of the day. If anyone was needing a meteorological encouragement to push them gently towards an open-top sportscar, then this definitely played its part, with XCS’s all-new Dieci and 427 Demo cars literally glinting in shimmering heat to welcome More >