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ROCKIN’ AND ROLLIN’

If your kitcar has a Ford Crossflow read on …

Conventional rocker arms tend to produce sideways movement in the valve stems which causes high levels of friction and subsequent wear to both the stems and valve guides.

However, the wear can be prevented by replacing the standard rockers with roller-rockers; their strong-arm construction and the presence of large, low-friction needle roller bearings virtually eliminate the undesirable sideways movement.

The standard lift Burton Roller Rocker Assembly for the Ford Kent engine can be ordered as part number FP229K at £500.00 inc VAT.

The assembly is suitable for all Ford Kent engines, but an alloy More >

CHOKER

Weber 32/36 DGAV and 38 DGAS carburetors are used on millions of cars around the world; they combine the reliability and power of Weber with the convenience of a water-operated automatic choke.

Over time the efficiency of the bi-metallic unit can deteriorate. This leads to starting problems and poor choke performance. The housing can also corrode if the engine’s antifreeze and corrosion inhibitor have not been correctly maintained.

Now, the choke units on these popular carburettors can be renovated using the new Webcon CRK003 choke overhaul kit.

The Webcon CRK003 choke overhaul kit contains 100 per cent genuine Weber parts including a bi-metallic More >

REMOVE TRIM WITH EASE

New from Laser Tools, a seven-piece set of trim removal tools, complete with an assorted box containing 100 replacement trim retaining clips (part number 8731). Perfect for removing interior and exterior automotive trim and associated fixings, this set includes a variety of wedge-type and flat trim-removal tools suitable for door panels, dashboard fascias, upholstery panels, rubbers, seals, badges and body mouldings. The set also features a U-profile trim-clip removal tool, and everything is neatly organised in a zipped storage case.

A variety of sizes and shapes are included which means that you will always have the correct trim tool always to More >

ICY WINDSCREEN – NOT GOOD SAY AUTOGLYM

Almost half of all UK motorists admit to not fully clearing their windscreen of snow and ice before driving off during winter months, according to a new nationwide survey commissioned by Autoglym, the UK’s largest vehicle care brand.

1000 car owners across the UK were asked if they ever drive off before their windscreen is completely clear of snow and ice during winter months, and 48 per cent answered ‘yes’ (14 per cent ‘yes, most of the time’, plus a further 34 per cent ‘yes, sometimes’).

Section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 makes it a legal requirement to have a More >

BRIGHT UPGRADE

In recent years, headlight manufacturers have responded to price pressures by reducing choices and often quality for lower-volume items. The smaller 5¾in headlights fall into that category.

Instead of offering them either with or without a pilot light, there is now a ‘one cap fits all’ policy, with pilot light only. Instead of offering both premium and budget offerings, there is the budget option only. While this is understandable, it ignores the fact that many cars that have these headlights have been expensively restored and the proud owners are often looking for the highest quality items possible to replace the worn-out More >

NOT ONE BUT TWO ‘TRIGGERS’, DAVE!

ONE FOR OUR NORTH AMERICAN READERS – The Milwaukee M18 FUEL Dual-Trigger Grinder features two triggers for full-time, two-handed operation with improved control and job site safety. The permanent side handle is adjustable to one of fifteen positions and can pivot between 0- to 90-degrees to either side of the tool. A trigger on the top of the tool is ideal for working in confined areas.

The M18 FUEL Dual-Trigger Grinder 11-amp POWERSTATE brushless motor, four-speed variable throttle control from 3500-8500 RPM and an AUTOSTOP kickback control that senses extreme grinding wheels. The tool required a Milwaukee M18 battery, sold separately.

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A SHORT THROW

Fidanza is best known for its lightweight aluminium flywheels but the company now also offers a performance shifter for the popular 1999-2004 BMW M3.

Fidanza Short Throw Shifters are designed as a direct, bolt-in, factory replacement and reduce throw by up to 40 per cent for faster shifts.

Fidanza short-shift kits are precisely made with 6061 aluminium and hardened steel and manufactured with the same precision and to the same quality as Fidanza flywheels.

The Fidanza Short Throw Shifter for the 1999-2004 BMW M3 can be ordered as part number – 891855 at $184.79 plus shipping and import tax.

For more information on Fidanza’s More >

THE MASTER

Mini Spares has commissioned the manufacture of a new brake master cylinder with a 0.75in bore and a period-correct flat top outlet rather than the current pointed type.

The brake fluid pipe goes directly into the flat top rather than to the original troublesome union (which is no longer available).

The larger bore is also ideal for cars with four-pot brake calipers or other performance modifications which demand more fluid and pressure.

The new 0.75in bore master cylinder can be ordered as part number GMC153 at £150.76 inc VAT.

Also, to complement the pre-1964 flat-top tank design, Mini Spares has made clutch (AAU4969FLAT) and More >

ALTERNATE STARTS!

DENSO introduces additional alternator and starter references to its aftermarket range.

DENSO is the world’s largest original equipment (OE) manufacturer of rotating electric parts, with a global market share of more than 25 per cent, and reflecting this position it has added seventeen more references.

These additions are solely for passenger car applications, with three alternators and fourteen starters, catering for references linked to 242 OE part numbers, covering 2,219 models and almost 63 million vehicles, the majority of which are for European manufacturers.

All these new additions are available immediately from DENSO distributors and can be found, along with the thousands of More >

COSSIE YB UPGRADED OIL PUMP!

Burton Power has announced that it can provide a standard replacement oil pump for wet sump-lubricated Ford YB Cosworth Turbos.

Order as part number SC1260 at £122.50 (inc VAT).

All the necessary fittings for this pump are available separately from Burton Power.

More from 0208 554 2281 or via www.burtonpower.com ENDS.