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Flat batteries are a pain. They can be due to a lifeless battery, a ‘short’ somewhere or another reason like leaving the lights on. Things get worse when you can’t find an obvious reason for the drain

You can buy a trickle charger – there’s some good ones round – and leave your car connected to the mains, which can be fine if you have a locked garage, but the majority of motorists use on- and off-street parking (especially in London) car parks, and often airports

A great solution that we really have had success with – and undoubtedly an un-discovered gem More >

CATERHAM CARS ON TV

Caterham’s flagship domestic motor racing series – the Bookatrack.com Superlight R300 Championship – will enjoy live television coverage this season.

Motors TV will feature live championship races at Silverstone and Brands Hatch in May and August respectively, in addition to its regular highlights package after each round. Highlights will also be shown once again on Channel 4 after each race.

The live races at two of the UK’s most prestigious and historic circuits will coincide with the R300 series’ guest slot on the Avon Tyres British GT Championship package. Motors TV reaches some 31.5 million homes across 42 countries, including the USA.

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LEAVE IT TO LES NOYSE!

Celsus, the European distributor of Dynamat, has revamped their ‘Dynamini’ with the latest and best in noise control so people can experience the difference.

Dynamat Original, launched in 1989, to reduce noise from automotive structural vibration was a thin, flexible, easy-to-mould sheet using a revolutionary extensional damper technique that converted vibration into silent energy.

Since then, Dynamat has been installed into millions of cars. Although it’s been copied, successive improvements mean today’s Dynamat Xtreme is 25 per cent thinner, 50 per cent lighter and up to five times higher in damping efficiency than Dynamat Original.

At just 1.65mm thick, Dynamat is extremely flexible More >

NEW INTAKE FOR LS

Edelbrock has expanded its LS intake manifold range to include the new Performer RPM LS3 for L92, L76 and LS3 engines.

The intake manifold (part number 71197) is designed for use with Generation IV LS engines equipped with LS3, L92 and L76 rectangular port cylinder heads. The Performer RPM LS3 is ideal for anybody looking to build a carbed LS2 or LS3 engine in the 1500 – 6500 rpm operating range. It features a high-rise, dual-plane design, combined with a plenum that has been optimised for square-bore carburettors maximum power and a broad torque curve. Edelbrock’s advanced casting techniques allowed for More >

THAT’S TRICK THAT IS

Trick Flow doesn’t mess around when it comes to the GM LS engine. Its GenX 260 cylinder head series is the latest salvo in the war for LS7 dominance. The heads use high flow, high velocity CNC Competition Ported runners to deliver all-out flow and performance across the entire power-band.

Trick Flow GenX 260 cylinder heads are cast from A356-T6 aluminum, beefed-up with extra material to make them rigid and strong. Factory ports, valve angles, and locations have been preserved to ensure compatibility with stock valves and pistons. There’s also plenty of clearance for 3/8 inch pushrods and through-deck coolant holes, More >

NICE NIFFS

Winplus, a leading consumer products company specialising in automotive and household products, is delighted to be celebrating the first birthday of YoJello® a fun family of air fresheners.

YoJello® is a truly innovative product that would brighten up any car, home or office with fresh scents. Unlike most other air fresheners, YoJello® has multiple applications and is versatile too – it sticks to most surfaces including glass, tiles, mirrors and dashboards and can be hung from the rearview mirror in the car or anywhere at home or in the office. It can also be removed and re-applied up to three times, More >

PARAGON PURRING WITH NEW JAGUAR XK BODYKIT

It’s true that the kitcar industry is built on shifting sands and naturally evolves with time. What was once considered alien and not part of our scene can easily become in vogue, much like the acceleration in the body conversion kit. They’ve always been available, of course, but of late, there’s a real influx.

Once everyone seemed to be launching a Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar, whereas now, it’s typically a BMW Z3 or Mazda MX-5 that receives the GRP panel treatment. Even MGB ‘rubber-bumper’ owners can now enhance their cars with several companies, including Garry Hutton of RPS, selling bodykit packages.

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HIGH AND MID-RISE FROM SUMMIT RACING

Holley EFI Hi-Rise Intake Manifolds are proven power-gainers for V8 engines, but their increased deck height means you need a lot of space to fit one under the bonnet.

For engine builders who want performance but not a huge hood scoop, Holley offers this new Mid-Rise option, which is designed for high-power performance engines. It’s designed for GM LS engines and has an operating range from around 1500 to 6500rpm.

The long runners and tapered cross section make the manifold compatible with a variety of different engine configurations. It includes specialised fuel rails, machined for -8 AN O-rings. The fuel passages are More >

A FINE VINTAGE

Not really a kitcar-type item this but I‘m a fan of what these guys do and we do enjoy a bit of crossover so I’m happy to run it.

Vintage Tyre Supplies, of Beaulieu, has just launched the first commercial white wall tyre specifically for the type 2 Volkswagen Camper, 185R14C (102/100R) 8pr, 25mm White wall van tyre by Duramax.

For years, Camper enthusiasts wishing to use white wall tyres have been forced to use car tyres, which are often oversized and have insufficient load ratings. This is illegal in some countries and can run the risk of uneven tyre wear or More >

TRIED AND TRUSTED WORKWEAR FROM DICKIES

Dickies is a well-known brand in industry and with car enthusiast as I’ve always found their stuff ideal when working in the garage. They produce comfortable, functional clothing and are known worldwide for their durability and style.

I particularly like their range of trousers available in a variety of styles and sizes. Indeed, Dickies has been making men’s work trousers for over 90-years so are quite good at it.

Employing the latest developments in fabric technology and manufacturing techniques, Dickies’ high performance workwear is suited for even the harshest working environments.

New trousers for 2015 include; the Stanmore workwear jean, which has an More >

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