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FENN STREET GA…OH, ALREADY USED THAT. OK, WHAT ABOUT…PLEASE SIR?

In addition to launching their new Sprint LSIS model at Newark kit car show in June, Peterborough-based Fenspeed now stock inlet manifolds that allow Suzuki GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 bike throttle bodies to be fitted to Ford Zetec and Duratec units.

They are machined from cast aluminium and the company recommends use of a Megasquirt ECU, which they can also supply for £290, although you can go your own way if you wish.

The manifolds cost £130 for the Duratec or £169 for the Zetec and you’ll also need to purloin a set of throttle bodies (secondhand will suffice) and a motorcycle brake More >

PRO LEATHER AND VINYL

As a bit of a keen detailer, I like products that do a specific job on my car and because this stuff really does work better than proprietary stuff, I’m always prepared to spend a bit extra on a quality product.

I apply the same logic to leather and vinyl care products. Some are just greasy and oily and don’t do anything for the trim it seems. A product that I discovered a while back and have used successfully since comes from ValetPro and is called Argus Leather and Vinyl Cream and was previously only available to professional detailers in a More >

OFF IN A FLASH

Formulated from a high concentration of pure, north Brazilian carnauba, natural luxury oils and the finest blend of ingredients, Muc-Off Über Wax changes the rules when it comes to deep gloss protection so be prepared for a show winning shine!

The only thing more amazing than the shine it gives your car is just how easy Über Wax is to use! Despite having such a high percentage of carnauba wax, Muc-Off Über Wax is almost effortless to apply and buffs off smoothly to reveal an unrivalled deep gloss and protective concours finish.

Über Wax is Muc-Off’s most technically advanced wax to date, More >

PURE MOBILE POWER

An inverter is an electrical device used to convert 12v DC power from a battery into 230v AC power just like you get from the normal mains supply.

New from Ring Automotive is a range of Pure Sine Wave inverters called PowerSource Pure. These inverters ensure electrical products run at their very best, removing issues linked with modified sine wave inverters, such as distortion to TVs, interference on audio devices and incompatibility with some appliance.

The PowerSource Pure inverters enable almost any electrical item to be run where there is no mains power on site by replicating the normal 230-volt mains supply.

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TAKE TWO BOTTLES INTO THE SHOWER?

New AIO (All-in-One) from Britemax is a high-tech, user-friendly polish formulated with the latest scientifically engineered polymers and waxes and can be used as a one-step cleaner or as a second-step on aged paint that has been pre-cleaned.

It can be applied by hand or by a machine application and lightly cleans clear coats, removes irritating swirl marks, light oxidation and leaves a glossy protective finish on the vehicle’s body.

I tried it on the totalkitcar BMW X5 workhorse that was badly in need of a clean-up and managed to get a really good easy-on;easy-off finish in ten minutes, between showers and More >

GIVE YOUR ENGINE A BOOST

The mantra of engine care guru STP, focused on maximising engine and fuel efficiency, takes on a new dimension with the launch of the latest generation Complete Fuel System Cleaner.

The most advanced fuel additive available is stronger, better and more efficient than its predecessor and is specially formulated to clean the entire fuel system, with the emphasis on all fuel delivery components and all combustion areas.

The maker’s say that by simply adding a 400ml bottle of STP Complete Fuel System Cleaner to a full tank of fuel every 4000 miles helps restore the vehicle’s fuel system to optimum operating condition More >

TIRED BUT HAPPY

Popped along to AK Sportscars’ open house event last Sunday, held at their factory in Peterborough and was impressed with the turnout of owners, general enthusiasts and potential customers with a bank of AKs being used for test drives all day. Speaking to AK honcho, Jon Freeman, he told me that over 40 such demos were given on the day…

A good day was had by ALL – Here’s some photos from the event…

THEY’LL DO IT!

Leighton Norris (left) and Paul Holmes of Road Track Race now offer their customers (and those of MEV) a cool IVA Completion Service

A new ‘IVA Completion Service’ from Road Track Race could be just the ticket for owners of the many MEV/RTR models currently being built around the UK.

The company takes care of all the necessary for you, carrying-out a pre-IVA inspection, undertaking any corrections and will even deliver the car to their local IVA test centre (Nottingham) on your behalf.

Road Track Race has their own MoT-spec brake testing machine, which means that they can make adjustments in this tricky More >

SHOW AND SHINE

As a devotee of the art of car detailing, I think I may have found the perfect event – WAXSTOCK…

While there are plenty of car shows dedicated to everything from classics to racecars, there’s never been a UK event dedicated to car care – until now.

Waxstock, the UK’s first ever car care event is inspired by Woodstock, the world’s most famous music festival, and has been organised by Detailing World, Zaino Europe, Meguiars UK and Dodo Juice on behalf of the car care industry.

Waxstock will be part show, part festival and ‘all’ car care. It’s an event for the general More >

NEW WAVE BAND

The cunningly clever Vapor digital dashboard is now stocked by Europa Specialist Spares and it really is very attractive for kitcar owners as it is diminutive in size and displays rpm (up to 20,000rpm), speed, temperature, odometer and even a time read-out.

You can also programme shiftlights to suit your application, while the Vapor unit comes with mounting paraphernalia, a speed sensor and can be yours for just £127.50 inc VAT in black or silver.

More information from www.europaspares.com or 01283 815 609 ENDS.