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FOR WHEN YOU NEED SPACE!

A comfortable and ergonomic driving position is vital for safe driving, both on the road and on the track.

The ergonomic driver-to-wheel distance may be difficult to achieve with aftermarket seats and steering wheels. These new spacers from B-G Racing are designed to bring the steering wheel closer to the driver for improved steering input and driver comfort.

They are multi-drilled for both 6x70mm and 6x74mm PCD bolt patterns to accommodate the majority of aftermarket steering wheels. The two bolt patterns allow the spacers to be used as a hub spacer and/or an adaptor to enable cross compatibility between hub and steering More >

ARIES HAS A CHANGE OF FORTUNE!

I’ve always rated the STM Loco Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar and when Steve Huckerby took it over and spent a lot of time and graft on converting it to fully accept Mazda MX-5 mechanicals in addition to the Ford-based car. A good kit package I always thought.

News this week that a new kitcar manufacturer, run by Capel Laniltern- (near Cardiff) based Phil Edwards, who is retaining the Aries Motorsport name, has acquired the project and has wasted little time in tearing into it adding further CAD elements to the package and tidying up the chassis jig. The company will be making More >

LONG WAY FROM SATURN TO STOCKTON-ON-TEES!

Hartlepool-based Saturn Sports Cars was one of the first companies to supply panels and parts for the Haynes Roadster model. Their modest star flickered brightly for a short while before they ceased trading.

The project moved next door (literally!) to NTS for five minutes before heading south, passing to another Haynes Roadster specialist, Gilham Engineering although they keep a very low profile. Therefore it was with interest that I heard this week that it has returned home to the North East, now under the control of Stockton-on-Tees-based VMax Composites, run by Dave Williams.

Here’s a cool Roadster built and owned by Kevin More >

DAX MOVIN’ ON

After some – what I guess – 33-years at Edinburgh Place in Harlow, DAX Cars (formerly DJ Sportscars International) has re-located down the M11 to North Weald and they can now be found at: Unit 1, New House Farm, Vicarage Lane East, North Weald, Essex CM16 6AP.

Their phone number has changed too – 01932 523 788 although the website is till www.daxcars.co.uk ENDS.

COOL NEW STUFF FOR GM LS3 FROM JENVEY

Jenvey Dynamics has launched its new downdraft throttle body kit for the GM LS3 V8, a very popular engine with kitcar enthusiasts.

Jenvey’s new package provides a high-quality downdraft alternative to the crossover option the already offer: “The modular design and light weight of the LS3 downdraft kit is perfect for highly configurable, bespoke vehicle builds where space may be at a premium or customers require a choice of engine bay aesthetics,” says Jenvey Dynamics Ltd. managing director, Mike Jenvey. “Recent testing of the LS3 downdraft kit on an LS376/525 engine showed a 40bhp gain with no torque loss and a huge More >

PICK THAT OIL UP!

Burton Power can now offer an oil pick up pipe for all classic Ford Crossflow (Kent) engine blocks suitable for all versions of the iconic engine used, over the years, in so many kit and specialist cars.

The oil pick up pipe can be ordered as Part Number FP645 and is priced at £36 inc VAT

More details at the other end of 0208 554 2281 or via www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

LASER TESTING

This new circuit tester from Laser Tools (part number 6115) is versatile, useful and suitable for 6, 12 and 24 volt automotive systems.

More than a standard circuit tester, it features a clear and easy to read digital display that reads from 5 to 28 volts with an accuracy of plus or minus 3 per cent and bright LEDs to indicate power (red) or ground (green). The coiled cable stretches out to a useful three metres

Available now from your Laser Tools stockist, who will be happy to provide you with their best prices and special offers.

More details from www.lasertools.co.uk ENDS.

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WEBCON GAUGE IT

Webcon has announced two new fuel pressure gauges with both liquid-filled to ensure consistent results, and feature 1/8 NPT threaded adaptors to allow them to fit most gauge adaptors and fuel pressure regulators on the market.

The gauges are Webcon branded to distinguish them from lesser quality units, and are extremely competitively priced and available from stock, with order details are as follows:

System type     Pressure Range             Part No                       Price Carburettor      0-15 PSI                      WFR150                     £15.70 inc VAT EFI                  0-8 bar                         WFR151                     £16.75 inc VAT

Available from 01932 787 100 or via www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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NEW COAT FOR WINTER?

Now that we are into the winter, you may be looking for that perfect winter sealant to use as a finishing coat, to provide an ultimate gleaming protection for your car over the colder winter months.

Power Maxed Winter Coat is a spray-on sealant that offers a high degree of protection against weathering, UV-damage, acid rain etching, road salt, bird droppings, bug splatter, tree sap, and industrial pollution. Its strong water sheeting capabilities and slick finish help to flush away debris that normally stick to your paint, helping your vehicle to stay cleaner between washes.

The Winter Coat Sealant can be used More >

ON THE LEVEL

B-G Racing’s own experience within motorsport has led directly to the design of their Fabricated Levelling Trays.

The trays offer a cost effective solution to accurately corner-weight your vehicle and give you repeatable results.

The levelling trays will accommodate any 15in x 15in x 2.5in to 3in scale pads. The frame and base are constructed from tough but lightweight aluminium for ease of positioning. They are easy to level using steel screw down feet. They are sold as sets of four trays retailing at £539.99 inc VAT per set.

More details from 01268 764 411 or www.bg-racing.co.uk ENDS.

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