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NEW AIR-COOLED KIT FROM WEBCON

Webcon has just launched a high performance 48IDA carburettor kit to suit the iconic air-cooled VW Type 1 and 2 engines.

Featuring only authentic Spanish-made Weber 48IDA carburettors, the kit is suitable for larger capacity motors making big horsepower; to facilitate easy fitting the kit includes manifolds, linkage and studs, nuts, gaskets, etc.

Part number PVW210 is priced at £1074 inc VAT and available from Webcon and their appointed around the world. For further details call them on 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

BRAKE PAD CHECKER

This neat little tool can measure the thickness of all regular 6mm lined brake pads without having to remove the road wheel.

Thanks to its slim design the VS058 is able to locate the rear of the pad backing plate, allowing the probe to measure the distance between the underside of the backing plate and brake disc. Suitable for both internal and external brake pads, it features a 1.5mm and calibration check marking.

The VS058 has been highly received and is currently being featured in Sealey Vehicle Service Promotion, valid until December 31, 2015, priced at £20.34 inc VAT.

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GAS AND AIR

Rally Design has just released a new range of ‘Blackline’ air tools, which includes ½in impact wrench, ½in ratchet wrench, air hammer kit, air drill kit and professional tyre gauge inflator with lance.

Prices start at £10.70 inc VAT for the Pro Tyre Inflation gun or they also offer a comprehensive 50-piece air tool kit including most of the useful £71.28 inc VAT.

More from www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

MAX POWER POLISHING

Power Maxed product development team hasbeen busy developing a new polish range due to popular demand. Automotive Brands listened to retail customers who suggested that they were after a quality polish range that performs well.

“It’s great to get customer feedback on our product range and listen and consider their new ideas and make new products happen.” Said Adam Weaver, Automotive Brands managing director.

Power Maxed Ultra Finishing Polish (500ml) has a unique formula that will remove contaminants and oxidation which normal washing will not touch.

The polish can be layered to build up additional gloss and protection, and can also be topped with More >

STEERING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Poor steering geometry leads to greater fuel consumption, faster tyre wear and, of course, inferior handling.

PassionAutoFrance now offer a great new way to check and correct your car’s wheel alignment at home; in your own garage, on your driveway or on any flat surface. The Trackace is an affordable laser alignment tool with Auto Calibration that is compact and quick and easy to use. It comes in a practical storage case and has been designed to be reliable and durable. Although designed for DIY use its precision is worthy of professional equipment, being accurate to 1 ‘/ 0.0166 decimal degrees.

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MX-5 CLUTCH UPGRADE

Many factory camshafts operate on the conservative side of performance due to emissions and drivability standards, which means that there’s more power to be gained by adjusting the valve timing, especially if the engine has been modified in any way.

Fidanza cam-gears for the Mazda MX-5 1.8-litre DOHC engine are designed to be adjusted and are manufactured to tighter tolerances than OE gears. Laser-etched timing marks are provided for precise tuning with 12-degrees of both advance and retard.

The cam gears are precision CNC-machined from high grade 6061 T6 aluminium for exact fitment, light weight and increased durability­.

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ULTRA STRUT BRACE FOR MR2-BASED KITS

Ultra Racing has released details of its stylish and effective lower rear strut brace for all W30-generation Toyota MR2 models. Fitting neatly and easily to all variants, including all JDM variants, this bar is ideal for those owners looking to increase the torsional rigidity of their car, or to make the chassis more effective for fast road or track driving. The bar fits quickly and easily to the existing lower chassis pick-up points for an easy fitment.

Formed using a unique ‘one-piece’ steel construction, each Ultra Racing bar is far more rigid and effective than many ‘flexible’ or multi-piece designs, meaning More >

WESTFIELD’S CHINESE VENTURE

Westfield Sportscars Ltd and GD Aero Technology of Shanghai have agreed a deal to distribute Westfield’s cars throughout Asia. Westfield has won an initial contract from GDAT for over 100 vehicles to be distributed across the continent.

In 2014 Westfield approached the UKTI to conduct an Overseas Market Identification Service (OMIS). UKTI identified GDAT and after several meetings both parties decided to work together on letting the Chinese roads drive the passion of Westfield’s vehicles.

A signing ceremony was held in Shanghai on Friday, October 16, in the presence of The Right Honourable Lord Maude of Horsham and John Edwards, Her Majesty’s More >

STYLISH OR WHAT?

Automotive legends don’t get much bigger than the late Carroll Shelby. A spectacularly accomplished driver, a superb engineer and showman, and one of the greatest visionaries the industry has ever seen.

To anyone who owns a Mustang or Cobra – in either real or replica forms, the Shelby name means a great deal. Shelby’s magic touch made each of these iconic cars so much better, both visually and dynamically – hence the reason that so many people want their cars to feature a little of the great man’s magic.

Cobra Seats in Telford has released a fully licensed Shelby seat that would More >

LITTLE BOX OF JOY

SmartBox from Workshop Plus is a brand new portable car jump starter and personal power supply that’s just a fraction of the size and weight of other products on the market.

Convenient and Powerful, SmartBox combines a car jump starter, a battery charger and a built-in, high-power LED torch with emergency SOS flash in one compact design.

Only 130x70x23mm and weighing 270gm, SmartBox is no larger than a mobile phone yet powerful enough to jump start all 12V cars – including V8s – multiple times before recharging (all cars up to and including 3.5-litre. The high capacity battery technology delivers a peak More >