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V-STORM RETURNS

Great to hear that the superb, Simon Keys-designed, V-Storm, originally sold through SDR Sportscars, is now under the ownership of Dan Carpenter of Wickford-based, DJC Precision Engineering.

Dan was already the owner of a stunning example of the V-Storm, but when he heard that the project was for sale, he decided to become the manufacturer. This new string to the company’s proverbial bow joins their existing activities.

They can offer a full package of precision engineering and can produce metal components, high precision CNC turning, vertical machining, batch production, product development and CAD/CAM drawing, among others.

DAN will be spending the winter months More >

BOOK-A-CATERHAM WITH BOOKATRACK

Caterham Cars has appointed BookaTrack, based at Donington Park race circuit, as its new dealer in the Midlands as it continues to expand its UK dealer network.

The brand new showroom will be based at one of Britain’s premier circuits, and will open its doors in January 2016. The move will also see Caterham’s Experience day activities relocate from Silverstone to Donington Park from January 2016.

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The move marks the first time that prospective Caterham customers will be able to experience retail demonstrations in a Seven on track, due to the exclusive circuit access that Donington Park has given More >

GET RID OF THAT GREASY GREASY RESIDUE

New from the lovely people at Woolies is this new Aerosol Solvent Cleaner, which is ideal for removing excess adhesive, oil or grease off a variety of surfaces including carpets, fabrics and trim. They’ve been using at their warehouse and have found it very good at removing old cellotape marks and adhesive from glass, metal and plastic surfaces. A 500ml aerosol costs £8 and is available NOW from www.woolies-trim.co.uk or 01778 34 7347 ENDS.

ARE WE TALKING CHRISTMAS ALREADY?!

Power Maxed has launched a limited edition Christmas Tree-scented Carnauba Winter Wax, which smells fresh and offers the nostalgic fragrance of Christmas Tree pine needles.

It is a limited edition and an ideal for Christmas present for the car cleaning enthusiast. The wax is perfect for bitter winter months as it boasts good durability.

Xmas Tree Winter Carnauba Wax utilises Hydrophobic Beading Technology to give a quality water-proof finish and an effect that will leave you impressed the maker’s claim.

When combined with proper detailing techniques, Xmas Tree Winter Carnauba Wax offers the very best in car care and detailing products. Although the More >

KAMASA GET A HANDLE ON IT

Ideal for the smaller toolbox or tool roll, this new ratchet handle from Kamasa (part number 56101), has four interchangeable heads; this means that one ratchet handle can be used for ½in drive, 3/8in drive and ¼in drive sockets and accessories and also be used to drive bits (included).

The smooth ratchet is reversible and the socket heads all feature a quick-release mechanism. Ten of the most-used bits are included in a separate holder: Philips Ph1 and Ph2; PzDrive Pz1 and Pz2; flat 4mm and 5mm; and Star T20, T25, T30 and T40.

A strong, well-made set, the ratchet handle and heads More >

NO TRICKERY – JUST BONKERS POWER HIKE FOR YOUR CHRYSLER V8

Chrysler’s B and RB engines are capable of making monstrous amounts of horsepower with the right components. Now big block Mopar fans can boost their airflow with a set of Trick Flow PowerPort 240 aluminium cylinder heads.

Dyno-tested on the company’s Superflow dyno, a 10.4:1 compression, 446-cubic inch Mopar with PowerPort 240s made 620bhp.

The cylinder heads feature fully profiled 78cc combustion chambers and CNC Street Ported 240cc intake/74cc exhaust runners for balanced airflow from runner to runner. Trick Flow engineers fixed the shortcomings of the factory head design by relocating the oil holes for the rocker shafts and optimising the shape More >

NEW FASTENERS

There are few forms of motor racing that haven’t utilised the Dzus fastener in its 80-year history, where it has almost become a household name in the motorsport industry.

However, engineers at Specialty Fasteners, working with their production partners Camloc, have come up with what they claim is a 21st century alternative – AeroLoc.

The key to the product is the use of a cross-head stud, which all but eliminates the risk of damaging expensive body panels and, by using a cam receptacle, consistent fastening performance is guaranteed. AeroLoc is also available with a bail handle for hand operation, where use of a More >

UNIVERSAL SOLUTION

Among the thousands of products stocked by Car Builder Solutions, one of the best-sellers is their 12-Circuit Wiring Module, which they now make in-house.

It’s a universal fit, with all the hard work pre-done for you featuring correctly rated fuses on all circuits, indicator, hazard flasher, horn and fan relays mounted on a pre-drilled aluminium base-plate.

A bargain at £117.60 inc VAT the unit comes with full instructions and diagrams. The module is mounted under your dashboard or within your engine bay.

More information from www.carbuildersolutions.co.uk or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

BRIGHT SPARK

Burton Power is now stocking the products of leading American ignition company – MSD.

If you are looking to upgrade your stock coil or want to complement the performance of your MSD Blaster Ignition, MSD 5, 6 or 7, the Blaster Coil line is a prudent choice. All Blaster Coils are designed to improve spark output.

Special 100:1 windings are used to provide maximum build-up of voltage, which are held secure and kept cool in an oil-filled metal canister. The tower assembly is moulded from durable alkyd material, known for its high dielectric characteristics, while widely-spaced brass primary terminals prevent the possibility More >

TRANSFER OF HEAT

As the summer comes to an end it’s time to prepare your car for winter and before you add anti-freeze it’s a good idea to flush your cooling system completely using Radiator Flush from DEI.

DEI Radiator Relief Cooling System Flush is designed to restore cooling system efficiency by removing rust deposits and dissolving oily residue. A flush through will leave your cooling system clean and ready to be re-filled with a water/anti-freeze mix – or you could give your cooling system a boost by adding DEI’s Heater Hotter.

Heater Hotter is a performance radiator additive specially formulated to rapidly absorb heat More >

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