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LASER GUIDED DRIVING

This versatile new ratchet screwdriver from Laser Tools (part number 5734) has a host of features that will make it a very useful addition to your tool collection.

The comfortable, ergonomic grip can be used straight or swiveled to an angle for extra torque. The smooth 45-tooth ratchet is reversible for both screwing and un-screwing and can also be locked. The bits are secured in the shaft by magnet and thus will hold the screw as it is offered up. The six bits provided (flat 4, 5 & 6mm; Ph1, Ph2 & Ph3), are stored securely in the handle.

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3J DRIVES ON

Few people would have had the courage of their conviction to start a new company in a recession, but that’s exactly what Dan Jones, MD of 3J driveline did in 2012.

A little over a year on and we have seen press releases regularly hitting ur inboxes informing of a growing range of new products such as ‘NXG LSD’ and 3J’shafts and gear-kits for an ever increasing vehicle range, as the company got into full swing.

Were they happy, though? OH NO!

With 3J products being well-received in the UK, it was time to tackle the world, firstly with a distributor in the More >

MORE TEETH THAN A DENTIST’S

This versatile new ratchet screwdriver from Laser Tools (part number 5734) has a host of features that will make it a very useful addition to your tool collection.

The comfortable, ergonomic grip can be used straight or swiveled to an angle for extra torque. The smooth 45-tooth ratchet is reversible for both screwing and unscrewing and can also be locked.  The bits are secured in the shaft by magnet and thus will hold the screw as it is offered up. The six bits provided (flat 4, 5 & 6mm; Ph1, Ph2 & Ph3), are stored securely in the handle.

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BURTON POWER ALTERNATES

One of the areas on your car that’s really worth updating is the charging system.

Burton Power has released their own range of 40-amp alternators that have been specially designed for classic Fords and kitcars based on those vehicles.

Order as:

ALTKITXF for Crossflow, Pre-Crossflow and Lotus Twin Cam engines, ALTKITSO for the SOHC Pinto, ALTKITZS for the Zetec E ‘silver top’ and ALTKITZB for the Zetec E ‘black top’.

ALTKITXF, ALTKITSO and ALTKITZS retail at £259.99 inc VAT each and ALTKITZB has a price of £299.95 inc VAT.

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UPDATED R300

Caterham Cars has introduced an updated version of its Superlight R300 race car, boosting performance and further reducing running costs.

Already the top rung of the Seven racing ladder and one of the most exciting single-make series in Europe, the 2-litre, 175bhp vehicles will now be equipped with a Sadev six-speed sequential gearbox, instead of the existing manual unit.

The new gearbox utilises flat shifting electronics, which allow clutchless up-shifts, making for faster, more precise gear changes and even closer racing.

The new version of the R300 race car has undergone further performance enhancements, including a switch to Avon’s ZZR tyre – in More >

NEW THREADS

Viper Performance has just released a one-way fuel system check valve for Bosch fuel pumps. It comes with AN DASH-6 or DASH-8 threads that are compatible with Bosch pump fittings.

The valves are machined from Billet 6061 aluminium and available in a choice of blue or black and both sizes retail at £22 each inc VAT.

Order 01952 670 702 or www.viperperformance.co.uk ENDS.

TIME FOR A SERVICE

Webcon is pleased to announce that they now offer a complete service kit for a pair of Weber 38/40/45 DCOE carburettors.

The kit contains gaskets, seals, ‘O’ rings and needle valves to overhaul DCOE carbs and comes complete with a full part identification guide to ensure you correctly locate and service all of the numerous replaceable parts in your carburettors. RRP is £53.94 inc VAT.

Find out more from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

GET THE SLEEVES

Hot on the heels of DEI’s new Titanium spark plug boots comes Protect-A-Sleeve™ with the same Lava Rock Technology to protect wires, lines and hoses from extreme heat.

These Titanium™ sleeves will protect wires, lines and cables when exposed up to 1800°F (982°C) direct heat or 2500°F (1371°C) radiant heat. These high temperature rated sleeves provide superior thermal protection for street vehicles or race engines, protecting fuel, oil lines, spark plug and electrical wires from direct or under bonnet radiant heat.

The ½in ID sleeves will fit many of today’s larger diameter spark plug wires for protection against hot exhaust manifolds and More >

TREBORS, ER, I MEAN POLOS FROM CHESIL

Exciting new option from Speedster manufacturer’s Chesil is the introduction of a VW Polo 1.4-litre water-cooled engine.

Requiring minimal floorpan changes the Polo engines are supplied to Chesil in brand new ‘crate’ form and include flywheel, adaptor plate to pick-up on the Beetle gearbox, radiator and standalone ECU system.

At the moment this option is only available for fully built Chesils but we think it wil prove popular for customers wishing to do a bit of touring in their cars, while of course, it also provides the possibility of air-conditioning and a proper heater, hitherto unavailable on Beetle-based versions.

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EXCITING NEWCOMER

Zenos Cars is a new British sportscar company, co-founded by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, who previously were CEO and COO, respectively of Caterham Cars.  The company specialises in the design, manufacture and retail of ultra-lightweight razor sharp handling sportscars, hardly surprising given the co-founders have spent most of their working careers at Lotus and Caterham Cars.

During Ali’s and Edward’s time successfully leading Caterham through a recession and then taking it into F1, and prior to that their time at Lotus Cars, they have observed increasing vehicle weights, higher entry prices, escalating repair costs and distant customer relationships; all this More >