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ZEE THREE GO WHEE!

The BMW Z3 is fast becoming a popular kitcar donor and the larger engined models are particularly prized. To further improve the unit, Fidanza Performance can supply an uprated

lightweight, aluminium flywheel (Fidanza part# 161081) for use on the 2.5-litre (1999-2002), 2.8-litre (1999) and 3-litre (2001-2002) versions.

Like all Fidanza performance flywheels, this model is constructed of 6061 T6 aluminium

for optimum weight reduction and tensile strength, delivering faster acceleration, quicker throttle response, better vehicle braking, increased clutch efficiency, and longer lasting durability.

Featuring a precision-machined, Rockwell hardened ring gear, along with Fidanza’s signature replaceable friction surface, this flywheel is built tough and will More >

TICKET TO RIDE

Destination Nürburgring (DN), the premier track day operator for the world’s most fabled circuit, has announced the 2015 dates for its closed session, open pitlane, Nordschleife experience days.

2015 appears to be a stellar year for DN, with no less than three dates available to allow petrolheads to sample the charms of this iconic and demanding circuit, free from the distractions so commonly associated with Touristenfahrten (public) days. So, no bikers to negotiate, no buses to avoid, just a sensible group of fellow track enthusiasts with one clear focus; to learn and enjoy the track and have a good time.

DN11 kicks things More >

NEW THINGY TO STRAIGHTEN BRAKE LINES FROM LASER

Straighten coils of brake pipe quickly and easily with the new Laser Tools tube straightener, part no 5968. Apparently, it can help make your hand-fabricated brake pipes look like factory replacements. Plus it’s important that any tube-bending operation begins with a straight tube. This will match the exact bends of the original without dealing with twists in the new pipe.

The tool can be mounted in a vice or permanently mounted to a bench. Using a simple five-wheel straightening method it works on any thin wall annealed brake pipe or tubing from 3/16in to ½in (4.75mm – 12.7mm), usually copper or More >

MORE MAGIC FROM MERLIN

Merlin Motorsport has launched their 2015 catalogue this week and new lines include – Cobra’s Pro-Fit custom fit cushion system, TRS Harnesses, Alpinestars 2015 Racing & Kart wear range, Tilton pedal assemblies and new products by trusted names such as Zircotec, BG Racing, Goodridge, Stack and others…

You can pick-up your free copy from Merlin Motorsport’s store located at Castle Combe race circuit, order via phone or email or indeed HERE  – MERLIN 2015 CATALOGUE – BROWSE ONLINE ENDS.

MINI SPARES FLY THE FLAG

At the end of last year Lewis Hamilton became F1 World Champion for the second time and joined the ranks of Sir Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Jim Clark.

To celebrate, and honour British F1 success, Mini Spares has re-released their oval Union Flag Keyring, so whenever you’re in a continental bar and Formula One is on the TV you can remind everyone who the champions are by dropping your keys on the table!

The price of this patriotism? Unlike most things in Britain it’s actually gone down in price. Last time it was on sale at £5.70, but now it can More >

PREVIOUSLY ENJOYED CATERHAMS

If you've always fancied a Caterham Seven, now could be the time to press the 'go' button

Caterham Cars has launched a new scheme designed to offer buyers the finest pre-owned Sevens in the country.

‘Caterham Selected’ is the manufacturer’s first ever approved pre-owned car service, introducing an accessible and exciting ownership proposition for Caterham enthusiasts, looking for a modern or vintage Caterham and they can now purchase a pre-owned model benefitting from the same peace of mind as buyers of brand new vehicle.

Owners of a Caterham Selected vehicle will enjoy several benefits; an 81-point check as defined by Caterham’s own engineering More >

A ONE WAY BIAS FOR FORGE MOTORSPORT

The latest neatly engineered solution from the good folk at Forge Motorsport is a CNC-machined one-way valve to improve the safety and braking performance of forced induction cars.

This all-new one-way valve has been designed specifically for vehicles that have either supercharger or turbo conversions, with 13mm fittings. It is designed to fit inline between the manifold and brake servo to prevent positive boost pressure entering the brake servo.

The brass billet piston and the aluminium billet body means it can withstand over 43 pounds per square inch of pressure, and has been tested extensively by Forge’s R&D division on both road More >

AT POWER THROTTLE BODIES FOR THREE-POT TOYOTA

AT Power has developed new direct-to-head (DTH) throttles bodies for the three-cylinder Toyoya three-cylinder 1KR-FE engine with their development partners, and ECU specialists, Emerald M3D.

Adjustments to the inlet length, inlet taper and mapping have resulted in significant ‘bolt-on’ gains of up to 10bhp, claim AT Power from the OEM redline at 6000rpm to a new limit of 7000rpm.

This versatile engine has found a home in a wide-range of applications, from the OEM roadgoing Toyota Aygo, Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107, to hovercraft, light aircraft and lightweight racing applications. AT Power’s DTH throttle bodies offers a cost-effective, lightweight solution to significantly More >

COMMA’S ’50’ NOT OUT

2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Comma Oil & Chemicals Ltd. In the half century since it was established, Comma has evolved from a fledgling, privately-owned blender of mineral motor oils to become the leading supplier of high quality contemporary engine lubricants, coolants and automotive chemicals to the UK independent aftermarket.

Today, under the stewardship of Brazilian energy giant Cosan Lubricants, the company is rapidly extending its global reach and introducing the Comma brand to new markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

In 1965, when Comma’s founding partners filled the very first cans of Comma oil in Dartford, More >

LIGHTING UP

Ring Automotive’s High Performance Dual-Pack comprises their brand new High Performance headlamp and 9-LED torch; which is small enough to carry around, but powerful enough to light up any situation.

The headlamp has an operating time of eight hours, an 87-lumen output and beam distance of 57-metres. The 9-LED torch boasts an operating time of five hours, a 25-lumen output and a  beam distance of 13-metres to cater for all your lighting requirements.

The Dual pack makes an ideal gift and has an RRP of £11.99 with more information from www.ringautomotive.co.uk ENDS.

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