SVC TAKE THE ‘CON-FUSE-ION’ OUT OF IT!

A new range of super-duper fuse boxes from those meisters of super-duper products, SVC.

These are a great idea, as they have one power feed in and then 4, 6 or 10 fused outputs. What’s more each ‘out’ has an LED that lights up if that particular fuse has blown thus making it very easy to find out, which one is blown.

Prices as follows –

4 blade £11 inc VAT

6 blade £13 inc VAT

10 blade £15 inc VAT

More information and to order yours visit www.s-v-c.co.uk or 01827 67714 ENDS.

THAT’S CRATE!

Customers can now get Edelbrock’s affordable and easy to use E-Street electronic fuel injection system in a complete, ready-to-run crate engine.

Edelbrock’s E-Street EFI crate engine delivers up to 338bhp and 389 lb/ft torque, along with modern and easy to use fuel injection, on a budget. This 350ci engine is built from a brand new GM 4-bolt main short block with a two-piece rear main seal. It features a cast iron crankshaft and connecting rods with cast aluminium pistons.

The core of the performance is Edelbrock’s Total Power Package combination of Performer camshaft, E-Street cylinder heads, Performer EPS intake manifold and E-Street More >

YOU’RE A STAR

This handy new star key set from Laser Tools (part number 5921) is professional quality and features the eight most common star (equivalent to TORX® 6 sided) sizes – T45, T40, T30, T27, T25, T20, T15 and T10.

The shafts are manufactured from S2 steel for strength and the handles feature a soft grip. The T-handle design is preferred by car and motorcycle race teams as it allows the user to spin the tool for faster operation as well as offering more torque for tightening.

Useful tools that every enthusiast can find use for and available now at £48.62 inc VAT) but More >

KEEP IT NICE MATE

I’ve been very impressed with quality of the Pride and Joy car care products and after raving about their Car Bumper & Tyre Shine last week, I’ve been trying a few others including their Car Waterless Cleaner and also the Car Window Cleaner, both of which did the jobs they claim on their labels.

The products range is made right here in the UK, with Pride and Joy being part of Care-avan, which as the name suggests has for many years being supplying cleaning products for caravans, which can be very hard to clean and keep clean thereafter.

The West Midlands company’s More >

WELCOME RETURN

It was good to see the Murtaya re-launched at Stoneleigh. The Subaru Impreza-based four-wheel drive kit hit the ground running like Usain Bolt when it arrived in 2006, looking likely to reach the pinnacle of the industry and stay there.

Sadly, the Cornish manufacturer imploded in spectacular style in 2010 leaving the car unavailable for 18-months or so until a chap called Andy White resurrected it, trading from a base very close to the Westpoint home of the Exeter show, before pressures of their main jobs saw the project languishing for a time.

That was until engineer, Andrew Starforth, based in Consett, More >

VENTURA HIGHWAY

Latest model from DNA Automotive is the West Coast V8 and once more is inspired by an exotic supercar, and is of the IVA-exempt body conversion variety. However, unlike the company’s other models that use Toyota MR2 and Ford Cougar as donor vehicles the new model uses a Mercedes-Benz SL500 as donor.

The sophisticated German sportscar is very well-appointed and features all manner of niceties and safety features as standard such as electronic brake control, myriad airbags, folding metal roof and a 302bhp Merc V8.

I drove an SL500 once and it’s as you’d expect, and a very luxurious drive that cossets More >

A SPEEDSTER CALLED ARABELLA

Steve ‘Sport’ Griffiths of Severn Classics displayed his latest acquisition, the Arabella Speedster replica at Stoneleigh and the albeit unfinished demo car must have been the most touched body (ooo-er missus – Ed) at the show, due to its very tactile carbon-style wrap that Steve reckons was touched 2500 times on the Sunday.

The latest addition isn’t a complete newcomer having been sold at various times under the Sheldonhurst, Covin, DJ Sportscars and Legend banners. I well recall the latter’s launch at Stoneleigh back in 1997, when a rival company making a similar product made a real faux pas by inadvertently More >

RIOT GOING ON

I was very impressed with the revised Riot model that made its debut at Stoneleigh, featuring many detailed revisions notably to suspension and chassis. The car also features the new Ford EcoBoost, initially in 1.6-litre, 200bhp guise.

Now under the control of ex-Formula Vee racer, Miles Southerton, the Riot has always been a joy, but now uses brand new off-the-shelf components and laser cut parts, with the chassis tubes made from CDS tubing, as are the wishbones.

Other engine options include the Ford Zetec family and Yamaha R1 bike powerplant, plus the diminiutive 1-litre EcoBoost will soon be available, too.

The kit costs More >

PAYING HOMAGE

Tribute Automotive was at Stoneleigh with a very busy stand and news of plenty of new models, as you’d probably expect, joining the existing Triumph-based A352 (D-type replica), and Mazda MX-5-based MX250.

Making its public debut at Stoneleigh was the BMW Z3-based Kobra (yep, with a ‘K’ not a ‘C’), which seemed to go down very well with showgoers, while Tribute boss, Chris Welch, told me about other new arrivals including 250SWB (on TVR Tasmin or BMW Z3), a Zagato replica on Mazda MX-5, plus two hot rod bodies – a ’27 Ford and a ’32 5-Window.

More information on all things More >

BEEP, BEEP

Liked the look of the brace of cars on the RoadRunner Racing stand at Stoneleigh with a fine example of their popular Mazda MX-5-based SR2 kit on display plus the public debut of their new LM1 package.

The Le Mans LMP-inspired sportscar is a road-legal, single-seater with centre driving position that really is rather exquisite, featuring inboard pushrod suspension and round-tube chassis, with power options being either Suzuki GSX-R1000 or GSX-R1300 Hayabusa.

Although the shapes and many elements of the car are all-new the chassis is based around the original Martin Keenan-designed Sprint-R aka SR1, a single-seater with Yamaha R1 engine that More >