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E-TYPE FLYWHEEL

This one is really aimed at the Jaguar E-type although given that there are lots its XK straight-six engine in use in kitcars, so I thought it had to be in!

Fidanza has announced a new replacement lightweight flywheel for the engine which offers faster throttle response and quicker acceleration, additional horsepower to the wheels (reduced parasitic losses), smoother, faster gear-shifting, easier braking, better slowing (due to reduced rotational mass), reduced clutch wear and improved efficiency (from better heat dissipation), cost savings and longevity (thanks to Fidanza’s replaceable green friction plate – no need to replace the entire flywheel when worn), More >

ANY INTERIOR – IT’S UNIVERSAL

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a headlining material that not only looked good but also insulated your vehicle’s interior from exterior heat and noise?

Well, now you can because DEI has released its new Universal Upholstery Material that combines a leather-look perforated vinyl with a sound-insulating foam backing and DEI’s decades of heat insulation know-how.

The material is the ideal solution for any custom interior project including kitcar interiors, classic restorations, roadster hardtops, camper van interiors and van linings; in fact, if it has a roof it can benefit from DEI’s Universal Upholstery Material. (It is also suitable for More >

TOP END CHARGER

Sealey’s NEW UK exclusive top-end chargers have a host of key features and benefits including a five-year guarantee and zero-volt charging.

Models are available in three different output charges: 8A, 12A and 16A, and these fully automatic seven-stage Battery Chargers are specifically designed for charging a variety of GEL, AGM, lead-acid and calcium batteries with auto chemistry selection.

They are designed to automatically select and charge 6, 12, or 24V batteries, depending on the battery connected. Zero-volt battery charging enables the recovery and charging of a completely discharged battery (providing any load is removed from the rechargeable battery).

All three Premier Battery Chargers More >

BUMPSTICK HELPER

The pushrods’ main job is to transfer the motion of the camshaft’s lobes to the valves. They also help with lubrication for many engines by acting as a portal to move oil from the lifter valley into the cylinder heads.

Nobody understands this better than the high-performance pushrod specialists at Trend Performance. Made from 4130 chrome molybdenum, Trend’s one-piece pre-formed, centreless-ground pushrods are perfect for oval track and drag racing, hot rods, kitcars, muscle cars and even marine use.

Features include:

  • Choice 3/8in-, 5/16in-, 7/16in- and ½in diameters in several wall thicknesses •5/16in ball-ends machined to a tolerance of +/- .001in • Available in More >

NEVILLE CONTINUES TO BUILD THE LEGEND!

IMAGINE THIS HOWLING AWAY AT 8000RPM!

Neville Swales’ Building The Legend operation goes from strength to strength. The classic Jaguar specialist first came to prominence with his glorious pastiche of the Jaguar XJ13, while this year saw him launch an equally superb E-type Reimagined. Be prepared to drool is all I’ll say …

Anyway, another product from Swales is the tera®, Building The Legend’s own, unique bespoke quadcam V12 engine.

It is based on the howling V12 unit that former Jaguar chief engineer, Claude Baily designed specifically for the XJ13 and as Neville Swales says: “… a ‘what might have been’ exercise, an engine More >

TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE SAYS WEBCON

Webcon has offered a Weber manifold for the Rover V8 engine for some time, but with two carburettors positioned on each cylinder head, this has sometimes proved a little too high for some applications.

Now the company has revised the design and positioned four Weber IDF carburettors in a line along the manifold between the heads, much like the early Aston Martin V8, creating an overall lower profile.

The height of the assembly from the top of the intake port to the top flange of the carburettors is 150mm. The stock air horns are 56mm. This gives an overall height of 206mm More >

CATERHAM CARS ‘LEDS’ THE WAY!

Existing Caterham Seven owners can now take advantage of a new LED lighting update that is available direct from the Caterham Cars showroom or one of their five stockists around the UK.

Priced at £395 the kit is fully road-legal in the UK and EU states.

They integrate reverse and fog light function rather than having two separate remote lights.

More from www.caterhamcars.com ENDS.

QUANTUM OWNERS DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, ER, SALOON

Quantum Owners Club is looking for an early example of the Saloon model (not this one pictured, but one like it!). CAN YOU HELP?

Our good friends at the Quantum Owners Club are a great and friendly bunch dedicated to the cars originating from the Wooldridge brothers in Stourbridge back in the mid-eighties.

Since then there have been several quantum (sorry! – ed) leaps as far as the marque is concerned, of course.

The QOC like to keep an eye on the whereabouts of notable versions of the company’s various models and as such they know where prototypes of the 2+2, Xtreme and More >

‘ALTERNATOR’ THINKING FROM BURTON POWER

Burton Power now has a 40A alternator kit for RWD applications in Escorts, Capris, Cortinas, and it is also suitable for Kent Crossflow and pre-Crossflow powered kit-cars (that’s code for saying ‘lots of cars’, then.

The kits use a compact Nippon Denso alternator weighing in at just 2.75kg. The compact alternator locates closer to the block by means of a custom-made laser-cut one-piece bracket that incorporates the tensioning arm. The kit also includes a drive belt, required fixings and a plug connector.

Order as part number ALTKITXF at £297.50 inc. VAT but please note – this kit does not fit the 109E More >

TOYO PROXES R888R 17IN AVAILABLE IN THE UK AGAIN

Good news for many kit and specialist car enthusiasts is that Toyo’s Proxes R888R in 275 40 R17 fitment is back in stock (Available to ship early August) and owners of replicas such as Lancia Stratos will be pleased as that’s the ideal rear tyre size for their cars.

They’d ideally use a Proxes R888R 225 45 R16 on the front of their cars, incidentally.

Find out more from 01933 414 537 or via www.toyo.co.uk