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THE POWER OF THREE

GKD Legend

Aeon GT3 Spyder

Fury

Three fine Kent-based manufacturers are pooling certain resources for kit sales, builds and kitcar show appearances although all three – Fury Sportscars, Aeon Sportscars and GKD Sportscars – remain independent.

First result of this link-up is that they’ll be sharing a stand at the forthcoming Stoneleigh show, the first appearance for Aeon, in particular, for several years. The company, based in Marden, are kept busy with their crop sprayers, although have always kept their kitcar products going and they also produce the chassis’ – rather handily – for Fury and GKD.

Fury Sportscars, run by the hugely talented kitcar More >

QUALITY BUILD AGENT FOR XCS

OOO-ER Missus!

News from Gary Sanders and Peter Walker of XCS Designs, who have appointed Broxted, Essex-based, Roger Klimcke Racing as build agents.

Known for their fine work on Cobras (real and replica) and other classic cars, the company can build you a turnkey example of the ‘cross camber suspension’ (which is what ‘XCS’ stands for, by the way) to your specification.

More information from www.klimcke-racing.com or 01279 850 609 ENDS.

IT’S A KINDA MAGIC!

AT Power offers their ‘Shaftless’ Drive-By-Wire throttle bodies for many applications, with a choice of sizes from 36-90mm available. These high performance DBW throttles are fast responding, light weight and you have to admit, look pretty cool.

They have patented, shaftless technology, which can gain up to 7 per cent more airflow than a conventional throttle body, feature a failsafe spring return are lighter than a conventional OEM equivalent part and they are produced from highly-attractive, billet-machined aluminium housings, with a choice of colour options.

AT Power also offers ‘Shaftless’ Big Bore replacement throttles that utilise the standard OEM DBW throttle internals More >

COSSIE WATER PUMP

Burton Power continues with their mission to ensure parts remain available for classic Ford engines by releasing a water pump for the Ford YB Cosworth 4WD 16v Turbo engine.

The pump is made to the original specification and is suitable for Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 (1987), Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4wd (1990-1992), Escort RS Cosworth 4wd T34 (1992-06) and Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4wd T25 (1994-1996).

Part number EPW12 has an RRP of £139.94 inc VAT with more information from www.burtonpower.com or 0208 554 2281 ENDS.

IT’S ANOTHER TRIUMPH!

Fidanza Performance has re-introduced their range of lightweight aluminium flywheels for classic Triumphs, which could be of real interest to kitcar enthusiasts given the amount of Triumphs pressed into donor service.

The range includes – Spitfire 1967-1972 (1300cc) and Spitfire 1975-1980 (1500cc).

Fidanza lightweight flywheels offer faster throttle response and quicker acceleration, smoother, faster gearchanging, easier braking, better slowing (due to reduced rotational mass), reduced clutch wear and improved efficiency (from better heat dissipation) and potential for increased fuel economy.

The re-launched flywheels come with Fidanza’s new green friction plate coating to protect the friction surface from moisture, oil and grease contamination during More >

YET ANOTHER HANDY TOOL FROM LASER

New handy ratchet and bit set from Laser Tools (part number 6027) contains the most commonly used bits, all stored in a dispenser unit that clips onto your belt.

The high quality, fully-polished ratchet is manufactured from chrome vanadium for strength and is very smooth and well-balanced. A quick-chuck extension bit holder is also included for use with a cordless drill.

The bits included are manufactured from strong S2 steel and there are ten of them: flat 4.0mm and 4.5mm, Pz1 and Pz2, hex bits 3, 4, 5 and 6mm, and two Star bits: T30 and T40.

This new set is available now More >

MORE CARBS – THEY’RE GOOD FOR YOU

For years, the Webcon LP1000 series of linkages have been regarded as the finest available. However, with the recent surge of interest in classic car renovations and upgrades, Webcon has now developed a similar quality classic style linkage.

100 per cent UK-manufactured to Webcon’s exacting standards, LP2500 gives the classic enthusiast a superb quality, billet-machined, classic linkage system that is more complete than any similar product available on the market. Priced at £105 inc VAT.

The kit list and fitting instructions are available to download from www.webcon.co.uk with more information also available via 01932 787 100 ENDS.

NO, IT’S NOT A ’21’ – IT’S THREE SEVENS!

Caterham Cars has simplified thir model range for 2015 to FIVE core models of the Seven, with three new variants joining the 160 and 620R in the line-up

Major news at Caterham Cars as the manufacturer has introduced three brand new additions to its existing range of Sevens with the 270, 360 and 480 all available in the UK immediately. The introduction of these three new variants simplifies Caterham’s range to comprise five core models. In addition, all Sevens can now be specified with ‘S’ or ‘R’ equipment packages. The three new models sit between the entry-level Seven 160 and the More >

WELDING – IT’S A GAS

Visitors to Cheltenham Welding Services can take advantage of a very special ‘Mini-Braze’ kit priced at just £235 inc VAT, which includes flashback arrestors EN730-1, oxygen regulator with outlet pressure gauge, pressure-adjustable propane MAP regulator, hoses, torch, nozzles (sizes #2, #3#, #5, #10 and flexible #3) and can be used with all industrial gas cylinders.

The package also includes a stainless steel cylinder stand, flip-up shade five safety spectacles and tip cleaners.

You can also order the package via mail order although postage restrictions means that disposable oxygen and propane canisters can’t be sent in the post or by courier, so you’ll More >

GREAT BRITISH VISIT DOWNING STREET

Earlier this month, Great British Sports Cars was delighted to have been invited to a manufacturing reception event, hosted by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, MP at 11 Downing Street.

GBS director, Keith Bird, with Chancellor, George Osborne, MP. I'm sure Keith isn't showing him his holiday snaps!

GBS director, Keith Bird, joined the company’s MP, Mark Spencer, along with other dignitaries and business representatives where they were able to speak with George Osborne and discuss the manufacturing industry in the UK as well as the EU.

The event was held as a ‘thank you’ to British Businesses for their input in More >

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