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WHAT’S THAT IAN DURY SONG? WHAT A WASTE(GATE)?

The alloy artisans at Forge Motorsport have raised the bar with another British designed, developed and manufactured component. The Gloucester-based concern’s all-new and improved external wastegate sets unseen standards of fit, finish and function for the industry and is suitable for all high-performance forced induction cars.

Among the many notable design features, one of the most impressive is the use of a piston-actuated mechanism, rather than the more common, and less durable, diaphragm type. This product has been designed from the outset to cope with the rigours of high-level motorsport, being able to withstand large horsepower, boost and temperature figures for More >

SECURE LOAD

Transporting luggage, furniture or other items on the road can prove to be a hazardous task, particularly if you’re travelling with items outside of the vehicle, in a van or lorry.

Ring has engineered a new solution with its Ratchet Tie Down Systems, a complete, easy and intelligent way to secure your loads.

If there are anchor points to secure the ends of the strapping to, you will need a ratchet tie down with S hooks, (RLS12). The type of ratchet strap you will need however is determined by the shape/size of the object and where/what you will be securing the end More >

NO IT’S NOT AFTER SHAVE!

Car care manufacturers Dodo Juice has won numerous awards and group tests for the performance of their products, but the luscious scents associated with their range have arguably contributed to their success in the specialist car care sector.

Now, due to demand from customers and resellers, eleven of the Dodo Juice fragrances are available to buy as specific air fresheners, allowing car owners to enjoy the scents whenever they want – not just when detailing.

“When we attended our first show in 2008, we waxed an orange Porsche GT3 with Orange Crush wax and we had people stopping and asking where the More >

UNDER REFURBISHMENT

Autoglym has released a new one-step paint renovator, which produces outstanding results in half the time. Leading car care company Autoglym has launched Rapid Renovator, a ground-breaking new professional product that revives dull and washed out paintwork in under an hour.

The machine polishing compound quickly removes paintwork imperfections to leave an ultra-gloss, as-new finish.

Simon Ruggles, customer marketing manager at Autoglym, said: “Rapid Renovator is something we have been working on for some time and we are absolutely delighted with the finished product. “The product brings back a car’s natural depth of shine, removing paint defects and swirls in a simple More >

SITTING PRETTY

Ever-keen to give their customers precisely what they desire, the talented needle-and-thread meisters at Cobra Seats in Telford will stop at nothing to create a unique masterpiece.

Exhibit ‘A’ is shown here as a great example of what this clandestine division of Cobra Seats can produce. Tucked away in the dark recesses of Cobra’s R&D department (just past the photocopier and left at the canteen) literally anything is possible in terms of seat design. Well, actually, that’s not strictly true. If you come in asking for something in pink vinyl with green spots, you’ll doubtless be politely asked to leave the More >

PERFECT FIT

Although the Laser range is renowned for supplying specialist tools for the automotive market there is always a need for the everyday tools for the workshop. And Laser supply innovative tools that are essential for any workshop, from agricultural and contract, to garage owners and specialist workshops.

The latest range includes very neat magnetic socket racks for holding ¼in drive, 3/8in drive and ½in drive sockets; they feature carrying handles for use around the workshop and magnetic backs for fixing to metal roll cabs or toolboxes. They also fit neatly and securely in the tool drawer. Designed to hold both standard More >

YOU’LL BE EXHAUSTED WALKING ROUND THE NEC FOR THREE DAYS!

Milltek Sport will be using this weekend’s Classic Car Show at the NEC to showcase its burgeoning range of hand-finished classic and retro car exhaust systems. Since its introduction two-years ago, the Milltek Classic range of exhausts has already become a best-seller for the Derbyshire firm, and its stand at the 2015 show promises much for classic car enthusiasts.

Although perhaps best-known for its vast array of modern-day high performance systems, Milltek is one of very few manufacturers to runs its very own heritage fleet of classic cars. Mint examples of Audi’s fabled UR Quattro and Peugeot’s 205 GTI will be More >

BARGAIN ECOBOOST 2-LITRE FROM POWER TORQUE ENGINEERING

Those purveyors of Ford power options to the kit and specialist car industry, Power Torque Engineering is currently offering the Ford EcoBoost 2-litre engine. It comes fully dressed with starter, alternator, drive-belt system, flywheel and clutch complete with a package of parts comprising genuine Ford Racing controls pack with pre-programmed ECU, wiring looms, throttle pedal, air cleaner, intercooler and hoses plus a few incidentals.

Ford EcoBoost 2-litre 250bhp. Get your skates on. They are on special offer at Power Torque.

Rated at 250bhp it really is ‘plug and play’ and probably the best value package out there at the moment priced at More >

SPARES FOR KITS. ALL SORTS OF KITS

Kit Spares is now stocking a new range of lubricants from Witham Oil including a full fluid kit for the GBS Zero (Ford-based), while their new wider GRP seats are also proving to be very popular.

It’s also been very busy in the GBS machine shop with the production and assembly of the ATR Throttle Bodies, as fitted to the GBS Zero demonstrators and these are now a very popular upgrade to the Zero range.

If you can’t find what you are after on the Kit Spares websites it’s always worth giving Will or Steve a call on 01623 860990 or www.greatbritishsportscars.co.uk ENDS.

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IT’S WIZARD

New from Spiyda Design UK is the Gauge Wizard Mk3, which matches any resistive sender and gauge. This latest version includes five point calibration, adjustable anti-slosh, low fuel and auxiliary outputs plus corrects mis-matched or reversed gauges.

It can also solve the issue of ‘reading’ un-even shaped tanks, stops needle ‘wander’, while the auxiliary output can cut the fuel pump, switch between twin tanks etc etc.

Priced at just £49.99, you can get yours from www.spiyda.com ENDS.

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