RETURN OF THE G MAN (I LOVE PAT MCMANUS! A GREAT GUITAR PLAYER)

Cheshire-based Street Track Life is the official UK agent for Japanese tuning company DAMD Styling Effect (pronounced ‘Damned’) and amongst their varied activities are body styling kits for the latest model – and iconic – Suzuki Jimny.

They offer various kits to disguise the Jimny including their Hustler County and Hustler Classic, which typically feature new front splitters, front bumpers, new grilles, revised bonnets and door mirror cappings.

Their latest offering is the ‘Little G’ CRI package, which as the name suggests gives the Jimny the look of a scaled-down Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen and you can bling up your ‘Little G’ to your More >

SAFETY FIRST

A mate of mine has a Suzuki Hayabusa which is his pride and joy. A weasel almost broke into his garage and nicked it once. This made my friend cast around for an affordable, yet effective security solution. He found it. BikeTrac. He is very pleased with it.

Therefore, I was very interested when I noticed that the Silverstone-based company was about to launch a version aimed at the classic car market – therefore ideal for kitcars – that they are calling AutoTrac.

The tracking unit is powered by a 12V feed and is small enough to be located in a very More >

CAN’T TOUCH THIS – HAMMER TIME!

Introducing Laser Tools’ new range of High-Performance Hammers!

Are you tired of hammers that leave you feeling fatigued after a long day of work? Look no further! Laser Tools has just introduced a brand-new range of hammers designed to make your work easier and more comfortable than ever before.

All the hammers in the range feature a high-strength fibreglass shaft that provides the perfect balance of durability and lightweight design. You’ll be able to work longer without feeling the strain. Laser understands the importance of minimising vibration and fatigue. That’s why they have equipped their hammers with a shock-absorbing thermoplastic rubber (TPR) More >

PORKER POWER HIKE

Fresh from creating their brilliant Mini E-Classic electric Mini kit, the boffins at Swindon Powertrain have been turning their attention to the classic 964/993 generation air-cooled Porsche 911 cylinder head. The engine is known as the ‘M64’ in Porsche-land.

It’s a four-valve replacement for the two-valve original complete with two exhaust and two inlet valves. In a nutshell, this lets more air into the engine at higher rpm without compromising the speed of the air entering the engine and leaving via the exhaust at low rpm.

It improves torque greatly at low revs and it redlines higher (12,500rpm rather than 6900rpm) giving More >

THAT’S CAPPED IT!

New from Castrol is this very fetching Castrol Heritage baseball cap, a snip at £9.95.

It is a brushed heavy cotton cap in dark green and branded with a Castrol Wakefield Motor Oil logo badge stitched to the front panel.

This medium profile six-panel baseball cap comes with a pre-curved visor, hook and loop closure and cotton sweatband.

More from www.castrolmerchandise.com ENDS.

DEI’S NEW CATALOGUE – AVAILABLE NOW

With the end of the year fast approaching many manufacturers are now announcing their new products for 2024 and DEI is no exception.

The DEI 2024 Product Catalogue is now available for FREE download at:

https://www.designengineering.com/content/2024_new_products.pdf  

Notable releases for 2024 include the new GEN 3 Onyx Turbo Shield and a brush-on or spray-on Advanced Thermal/Acoustic Coating.

2024 will also see DEI move into the field of electric vehicles with a charging cord protector for home use and a safety EV Fire Blanket.

For more information about this and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit www.DesignEngineering.com or www.nimbusmotorsport.com ENDS.

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ARIEL ATOM PHWOAR … ER, I MEAN 4R (THINK ABOUT IT! I’M TRYING OK!)

Latest Atom from Ariel Motor Company is the bonkers 4R. Looking very aggressive yet clearly an Atom the new one packs a 400bhp punch courtesy of its Honda 2-litre VTEC engine.

Bold side-pods add to the look but also serve a purpose. The left-hand one has an additional radiator which increases engine colling by 55 per cent, while the right pod features a larger air-to-air intercooler, which is 75 per cent larger than standard.

The Atom 4R has adjustable traction control, three levels of turbo boost, track mode with a video cam, a rear-view camera, mechanical limited slip differential that allows full More >

METAL GURU* (*YOU WILL HAVE TO KNOW WHO THE GENIUS MARC BOLAN WAS!)

Nice stone guards mate! Jordan fabricated these for a GD427

A new company that I have been hearing good things about is Magus Motorsport based in Gloucestershire, run by Jordan Bowen.

Jordan’s background involved working for race teams involved in single-seater or GT Racing, which is where he learnt the art of fabrication, race prep, chassis design and general spannering.

After learning his craft Jordan has decided that the time is right to go out on his own and has founded Magus Motorsport and his services include:

Tig and Mig Welding

Stainless Exhaust Systems and Manifolds

Roll Cages and Spaceframe Chassis

Bike Engine Car Specialists

High Performance and More >

QUICK! SHIFT!

Burton Power is now offering the Quaife Quickshift Gear Lever for Ford’s Type 9 five-speed gearbox as used in many thousands of Fords and Ford-based kitcars, of course.

This gearbox was also a popular five-speed conversion for other classic makes such as MG and Triumph.

The Quickshift shortens the distance between gears thus allowing for faster shifting. The entire construction is steel for ultimate strength in a serious competition environment. It can also be fitted to road cars – but audible vibrations will be transmitted through the lever at certain revs.

This should be taken into account if intended for everyday road use.

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IT’S STILL A WRENCH!

This set of three features super-thin jaws and an extra-wide jaw capacity and

is designed to make your work easier and more efficient.

Built for durability and performance: each wrench is expertly crafted from high-quality chrome vanadium, ensuring exceptional durability and longevity. The hardened and tempered jaws provide superior strength and reliability for even the toughest jobs. The black oxide finish with a polished face adds a professional touch while offering excellent resistance against corrosion.

Designed for versatility, the set of 3 adjustable wrenches comes in three different sizes to cater to various tasks: the 165mm long wrench has a 32mm maximum jaw More >