DON’T SIT ON THE FENS

Gary Downes of Ford-performance specialists (nice line in Ford Ka Zetec transplants), Fenspeed has been in touch to bring me an update on his Fenspeed Sprint LSIS kit, which made its one and only show appearance at Newark in 2012.

The intervening period has seen a lot of development to the package, with a shift from Ford mechanicals to Mazda MX-5, now underpinned by a round-tube TIG-welded spaceframe chassis, with the body featuring aluminium panels except for the GRP nosecone (ally option).

Although the Sprint has been designed with Locost-inspirations, the quality of the engineering raises the profile nicely. Gary says that More >

IMPRESSIVE NI…

Hosetechnik, the performance braking division of Forge Motorsport, has released a clever and incredibly effective new product onto the market; stainless steel brake bleed nipples.

The firm has engineered the product from aerospace grade material, after an overwhelming number of requests from its dealers and end-users to create a ‘fit and forget’ solution that could be used to replace the OEM parts on most modern brake calipers. On many European cars however, these applications can go back as far as the 1970s and beyond.

Each pack contains four 10.1mm stainless nipples, preventing the future possibility of corrosion, and making fluid changes and More >

GET ALIGNED

B-G String Lines are the easiest and most accurate way to achieve four-wheel alignment on almost any car as they allow you to set-up your car however you like.

The frame is fully-adjustable to allow fitment to a wide range of cars and attaches to the vehicle using the rubber-coated hooking arms, which have a number of pre-machined grooves for the strings to locate in, making the B-G String Lines suitable for cars of different widths.

The B-G String Lines kit consists of front and rear adjustable frames, hooking arms, string bars and the strings and they retail at £299.99 inc VAT.

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BOOM, BANG, RAT-A-TA-TA

Boom Mat is well-known for their acoustic barrier materials but now they have Boom Mat Spray-On – an aerosol spray that provides an easy and quick way to reduce road-noise and vibration, add a layer of thermal insulation or as an underseal to protect against damage from rust, stones, gravel and other debris.

The black rubberised polymer compound dries to a textured paintable finish without chips or cracks in 20 minutes. Boom Mat Spray on is highly rust resistant, and ideal for use on the underbody, chassis or inside panels. One can of 18 oz. Spray-On covers approximately 20 square feet More >

IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD

Jenvey Dynamics has announced an improved Direct to Head throttle body kit for the Ford Zetec SE ‘Sigma’ engine. These integrated throttle bodies feature a new and improved single fuel rail with the option of DASH-6 or push-on hose fittings.

The throttle bodies feature a 42mm bore and the kit includes linkage and ‘O’ rings. Ford Sigma engines are fitted to Fiesta and Puma models as well as Caterhams and other sports and kitcars. This kit is suitable for the 1.6-litre and 1.7-litre Ford Sigma engines although fitment to the 1.4-litre engine will require a small amount of head porting. The More >

RAISE YOUR DURATEC’S PROFILE COURTESY OF PIPER

Piper Cams is now offering ‘tweaked profiles’ for Ford Duratec camshafts to provide faster acceleration thus helping to produce better power and torque.

The existing current entry level ‘270’ profile, with no other modifications will give an increase of around 14bhp. The new profiles, however, which now go up to a ‘300’ profile can give up to 310bhp when used with throttle bodies. The cams are ground from chill cast blanks for maximum durability and start at £476.40 inc VAT per pair. More from www.pipercams.co.uk or call them on 01303 245 300 ENDS.

PROPER TUBES FOR YOUR WEBER

These newly-manufactured tubes from Webcon feature the correct internal restriction and will facilitate the use of a manometer to allow very precise setting-up of multiple installations of Weber DCOE and IDF carburettors.

They are British-made and of the very highest quality – and a must for any serious Weber tuner, with vacuum take-off tubes available as: Weber DCOE – 9802590000 £27.54 inc VAT or Weber IDF – 9802600000 £23.94 inc VAT.

More details from 01932 787 100 or from www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

BRING YOUR ENTOURAGE

‘Entourage’ is the latest wheel design to be launched in the Wolf Design range, one of the premium alloy wheel collections from one of the UK’s best-known alloy wheel brands, Wolfrace Wheels.

Wolf Design makes a habit of turning simple wheel designs into eyecatching head-turners, and the new Entourage is no exception.

The new Entourage is available in either gloss black or new satin Anthracite with polished detailing on each of the five deep-concave spokes. The name of the wheel is engraved on the rim edge. Entourage comes complete with a comprehensive two-year warranty when a purchase is registered online.

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BRITOOL AND THE WHEELIES

Hot on the heels of its hugely popular Softbag, Britool Expert introduces its latest offering: the ‘Backpack with Wheels’ (E010602B). This mobile tool-case takes portability to another level by combining a backpack with a pull-along trolley.

Aimed at mobile engineers and technicians, the case can be carried on the back using the adjustable, padded shoulder straps or pulled along via a telescopic handle and a pair of integrated wheels, much like a flight bag. The new bag is particularly useful for occasions when a heavy inventory of tools is being transported.

The design offers a lighter, more flexible storage solution than traditional More >

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? Peter James Insurance totalkitcar LIVE – Saturday, September 21, 2013

JUST TO CLARIFY – THIS IS NOT A GENERAL OR SHARED TRACKDAY. IT IS totalkitcar LIVE™.

WHAT’S THE IDEA THEN? One day, back in about 2003, it struck me that although there’s nothing wrong with a static-type kitcar show the real beauty of a lightweight, specialist sportscar is its grin factor, not to mention its performance potential. So, rather than just make the ‘vroom vroom’ noises why not allow them to be demonstrated? Turn-up at Blyton Park on Saturday, September 21st and if you like a particular car then go for a test ride in the passenger seat. Simple. This is an event that More >