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Up to 60 per cent of an engine’s internal friction is caused by piston ring movement in the cylinders. The solution to that problem is to use thinner rings. That’s great, but if you’re running a high-output four-cylinder engine – especially one running gobs of boost – you also need piston rings that can survive the extreme temperatures and stresses that engine has to endure.

Hastings SNH Series Piston Rings are what you need. Designed for use with aftermarket performance pistons that use a 1mm x 1.2mm x 2.8mm ring configuration, the SNH rings free up horsepower by reducing friction but More >

NEW CHASSIS OPTION FROM AEROMASTER

News from Joey Lee’s Aeromaster Sportscars based in Sofia, Bulgaria this week.

The company has just unveiled their new LMP PRO Chassis for their Bentley Speed 8 replica.

Joey takes up the story: “It took us about two years of development. The main aim was to keep the classic and original look of the Le Mans winner Bentley Speed 8 while offering a much stronger, safer and reliable chassis.

“There are dozens of key features on the new chassis that we added or improved by design and quality over the previous chassis design we offered.

“All the pipes are now CNC-laser cut, assembled and welded on precision More >

CROSSFLOW UPGRADES KEEP COMING

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In keeping with its policy of remaking parts for Ford engines that are no longer available, from the original manufacturer, Burton Power has had oversized versions of all the various pistons for the Ford Crossflow 711M engine remade to exacting specifications. These pistons are cast and ideal for reliable road use at an affordable price.

Available in sizes:.020”/.030”/.040”/.060”/.090” for 1.3 (18647) and 1.6 (18649) engines.

Oversized pistons enable the reconditioning of a worn engine as well as an increase in engine capacity. Higher compression ratios may also be available to boost power output while retaining reliability.

The pistons retail at £49.75 More >

NEW LEATHER MIST FROM TURTLE WAX.

The latest product in Turtle Wax’s brilliant Hybrid Solutions line up is Leather Mist, which cleans, conditions and protects quality leather be it in vehicles, boats, around the home, you name it, really.

It’s a pleasant, fresh-smelling PH-balanced formula that unlike some rival products isn’t horribly greasy, while it doesn’t leave irritating residue behind. What it does excellently is keep your leather hydrated, protected and fed while getting rid of dirt, soiling and unsightly stains.

According to the blurb I read on the product it contains a special blend of Aloe Vera and cocoa butter that gets deep into the leather while More >

SORT TRACKRODS OUT FAST

Laser Tools’ new track rod adjusting wrench (part number 8038) is designed along with the traditional pipe-wrench style, but with added features to make a comfortable and efficient method of removing and adjusting track rods and track rod ends.

The 18in (457mm) rubber-gripped handle gives great leverage and the quick-fit, spring-loaded jaws help prevent slippage and damage. The jaws adjust between 10-35mm which will fit the track rods of most cars and light commercial vehicles.

It fits over the track rod or track rod end quickly and grips instantly. Of course, it can be used for traditional pipework!

Available now from your Laser More >

GET TRACKDAY READY WITH EUROPA SPARES

One of the many products that Europa Spares stocks that are ideal for trackday use. This Cobra seat retails for £238.80 inc VAT

When it comes to setting your car up for a trackday, Europa Spares are able to help. They have a vast range of equipment to make your car track-ready. The latest FIA approved sports seats from Corbeau and Cobra, Luke harnesses, race gauges, steering wheels and safety equipment are all available on their website.

Give them a call on 01283 815 609 for help and advice on choosing the right equipment for your track car or click here. ENDS.

 

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A MESSY PROBLEM

The royal-warranted car cleaning experts at Autoglym are delighted to release Reflow, an innovative and extremely effective new product that is able to restore paint damage caused by bird droppings – and all without any additional equipment or effort.

Contrary to popular belief, the damage etched into vehicle paintwork by bird droppings is not caused by acid but by repeated thermal cycles. These gradually force the clear coat to mould itself around the deposit and therefore create an impression of that shape within the paint surface, often in the form of a faded or dull patch.

Of course, this can be avoided More >

STRONG GRIP

Popular in the Kamasa Tools range are these self-grip locking pliers that are suitable for a wide range of applications from automotive or electrical use to plumbing and home DIY.

These are sturdy tools and comfortable to use with their thermoplastic rubber soft-grip handles. There are three sizes of curved-jaw pliers, the 5in (125mm) with jaw capacity of 25mm (part number 56139), the 7in (180mm) with jaw capacity of 40mm (part number 56140) and the 8¾in (225mm) with jaw capacity of 55mm (part number 56141). The curved jaws allow increased grip and better fitting on curved surfaces.

There is also the 9¼in More >

PROMOTED!

Sealey’s new Hand Tool Promotion is out now and valid until October 31, 2021.

It contains over 35 new lines as well as savings of up to 55 per cent off the list price!

New lines include Impact Bit Sets with heat-treated CNC-machined tips, Ratchet Wrenches, Reversible Ratchets and Adjustable Wrenches featuring a slim raised lip style handle with hanging hole, perfect for alternative storage.

Sealey’s new range of Soldering Sets on page 22 is not to be missed, they are available in both 48W and 60W. Also available is their 300W Hot Air Rework Station which has a temperature range of between More >

MARCOS HERITAGE – THE NEXT CHAPTER

Page Automotive Group, established in 1906, has announced the acquisition of Marcos Heritage Spares Ltd.

Run by Rory MacMath, Marcos Heritage Spares owns the intellectual property and manufacturing rights, the vast majority of original moulds, jigs and tooling for all Marcos models from 1959 to 2001. The company also holds build files and original production drawings.

Page Automotive Group intend to invest in the regeneration and future developments of the brand along with maintaining its worldwide restoration, parts and servicing business.

Rory MacMath said: “I look forward to working with Page Automotive Group and I’m delighted that the Marcos brand, along with its More >