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HAPPY RADICAL

Radical Sportscars has blurred the lines between road and race performance with the introduction of its new flagship road-legal sportscar, the Rapture.

Driven by demand from both its existing customer base and the potential to expand its market boundaries, the Rapture is built in accordance with the UK’s IVA requirements to ensure its road-legal nature. It is also intended for European markets from launch, with homologation for worldwide territories to follow. The Rapture is engineered and built at the company’s Peterborough HQ.

At the heart of the Rapture is a Ford EcoBoost 2.3-litre engine, reworked by Radical Performance Engines, featuring an all-new More >

CONTINUING THE TREATMENT

Been enjoying a lot of success with the American car care range produced by The Treatment and imported to the UK by long-term Collinite distributors, Shipshape Norfolk Ltd.

I’ve been trying out a few more of the range and just like the other stuff I’ve sampled thus far they work great, too.

Carnauba Wash & Wax Car Wash Concentrate is a special blend of thick cleaning and conditioning agents plus wax that left a fresh polished finish on my car’s surface.

I like the way it produces a thick, creamy foam that cleaned and waxed in one step, rather than using multiple products More >

TOP COVER FOR ICT CARB

Webcon now offers a replacement top cover assembly for the Weber 34 ICT carburettor. The Weber 34ICT is most commonly used as a popular performance upgrade on air-cooled VW engines. Customers will now be able to replace a damaged or worn top cover as a complete assembly without the expense of buying a completely new carburettor.

Part number 3170611500 is supplied complete with the top cover casting, float, needle valve and gasket at the very competitive price of just £62.84 inc VAT.

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

DEVIL’S IN THE DETAIL

Another car care company I really like is Infinity Wax and this week I’ve been trying out their Rapid Detailer with great success.

Also available in pink!

It was designed with ease of use, extreme gloss and surface slip in mind. It uses three stage polymer technology that means it’s yep, easy-to-use, which has become standard for this product with extremely effective results. Each of the three polymers within compliment the function of the other and can be broken down into three primary purposes:

Gloss enhancing polymer

Surface tension polymer

Hydrophobic polymer

Infinity Wax’s Rapid Detailer is also solvent, alcohol and detergent-free and is available in pleasant More >

FLARES BACK IN FASHION?!

The Aeroflow BSPP-to-AN Male Flare Adaptor provides the means to quickly and easily make a connection between a 1/8in BSPP and an AN-03 pipe fitting.

The adaptor has been produced from stainless-steel and precision machined for leak-free performance. It is ideal for adapting the 1/8in fittings on various brake calipers, such as Wilwood, to an AN-sized hose and fittings.

The Aeroflow BSPP-to-AN Male Flare Adaptor retails from £11.99 inc. VAT with more details from 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

GET THE BLUEPRINTS OUT

 

BluePrint Engines 350 Deluxe crate engine – BP3501CTC1

BluePrint Engines has come up with high output small block Chevy 350 crate engines for a real value-for-money price available now via Summit Racing. These are fully assembled engines that make 365bhp and 405 lbs.-ft. of torque.

The BluePrint 350/365 HP engines are a perfect drop-in powerplant for street rods, muscle cars, trucks, and kitcars. They feature the following components:

  • four-bolt main iron block with one-piece rear main seal
  • Blocks are align-bored, square and parallel decked, and have cylinders bored .040” over to .0002” roundness
  • New hypereutectic pistons, cast steel crank, and resized connecting rods
  • 64cc Vortec cast More >

CLUTCHING AT TOYOTA ENGINE

If you are looking for improved performance from your 1ZZ-FE powered Celica or MR2-powered kit or conversion then a Fidanza lightweight flywheel could be the way to go.

Fidanza’s aluminium flywheels are made from the highest quality 6061 T6 aluminium for superb tensile strength, incredible heat dissipation and (of course) a reduction in weight that delivers: faster acceleration, quicker throttle response, better vehicle braking and increased clutch efficiency, as well as long lasting durability.

The flywheel can mate with many types of clutch material, including: organic KevlarÒ, ceramic, metallic and sintered iron. Most companies design their flywheels so that they can be More >

BIRCH MOTORSPORT MAKES MINI PROGRESS

Good to see things progressing with Birch Motorsport and their MG TF-based silhouette Mini kit.

Kit price has been set at £11,705 inc VAT and if you allow £500 for a half-decent donor you could be all-done for around £14,000.

A track version is being developed and due for launch later this year. The car is featured in the July/August issue of TKC Mag

More from www.birchmotorsport.co.ukor 07399 114 442 ENDS.

IT’S AS EASY AS ‘EBC’

The kitcar industry’s favourite brake pad suppliers, EBC has just announced a high-performance RP-1 race-spec pad. It’s an ultra-high-friction pad with a stainless steel back-plate and uses an NRS hook system for maximum pad retention ability and what’s more the pads are made in the UK.

EBC is also expanding their Apollo brake caliper range, with more fitments coming on-stream monthly – colours available are Stealth Black, Race Red, Luminous Yellow and Storm Shadow Blue.

For more information contact www.ebcbrakesuk.com ENDS.

MANAGE HAZARDS

Great new kit for older kitcars from Better Car Lighting is this Easy-Fit Kit to flash all indicators in an accident or hard emergency stop situation.

This simple kit will work on any car with conventional or LED bulbs and on cars with or without hazard warning lights fitted. If the car experiences a hard impact or very hard braking it will flash the indicators all-round to make the situation highly visible to other road users. It also draws attention to the situation if someone hits your car while it is parked.

This easy fit kit requires just to components to mount More >