THEY CAN BUILD IT

Gloucestershire-based Forge Motorsport has been at the forefront of engineering-led tuning improvement for decades, but not many enthusiasts know about their bespoke fabrication division. Although the mainstay of Forge’s output are beautifully-machined and hand-crafted production items, there also exists a small, but talented team that can crate literally anything for motorsport, specialist manufacturing or prototyping purposes.

Working from the latest Solidworks 3D CAD software, or even ‘a rough sketch off the back of a fag packet’, these talented alloy artisans can produce anything as one-off. Whether it be a set of titanium wheel nuts for a Bugatti EB110 or, as you More >

SOCKET TO ‘EM

A direct result of Laser Tools being chosen as Aston Martin Racing’s Official Tool Supplier has been the introduction of these ¼in drive and 3/8in drive AF single-hex socket sets in both standard and deep versions.

Aston Martin race technicians specify single-hex sockets in the AF sizing to fit the NAS (National Aerospace Standard) bolts fitted to the steering and suspension systems on their cars. The face-drive six-point single hex design ensures that these NAS fixings will not be damaged during assembly.

The ¼in drive sets are part numbers 5691 (standard, 26mm) and 5692 (deep 50mm) and feature nine sockets in each More >

THIS LOOKS WHEELY GOOD

The MOMO MOD.30 steering wheel has been specifically designed for prototype motorsport requirements.

It is produced from high-quality aluminium to achieve maximum lightness, with a suede rim covering, which is glued instead of stitched for a seamless finish and superior grip.

The wheel 30 has a diameter of 320mm and the rim section is a slim 28mm to keep instruments in clear sight with thicker, ergonomically designed grip areas and a flat bottom for easy driver entry and exit.

The MOD 30 is also available with leather trim instead of suede and with or without built in thumb buttons. RRP with buttons £217.50 More >

THERE’S A CHILL COMING

Most turbo and supercharged applications now use an intercooler to enhance the efficiency of the forced induction charge, but when we experience extreme hot weather as we have done recently the intercooler could use a bit of help.

In the USA many racers and tuners use Design Engineering Inc.’s Chill Charger™ – an additive for for water-to-air intercoolers that has been designed to improve heat transfer. The maker’s say that the product will lower air intake temperatures, while also protecting the intercooler core from corrosion, electrolysis and harmful mineral build-up.

By effectively improving the heat transfer properties of the water that circulates More >

LE MANS STYLE KIT FROM WHERE? BULGARIA.

Kitcars comes from all parts of the world – currently 37 countries by our estimation – although the LMP from new Bulgarian company, Aeromaster, is the first from the Balkan country.

The stylish-looking car is a full-sized attempt at a Le Mans-style racer, in this case a Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype from 2003 and features a 12-piece glassfibre body, polycarbonate windscreen, a tubular spaceframe chassis, QA1 dampers, Renault transaxle with power coming from Renault PRV V6 engine.

More information is available from www.aero-master.com ENDS.

ALLARD RETURNS

After years of discussion, the Allard family has decided to start manufacturing authentic continuation Allard cars once more, after a gap of over fifty years since manufacture ceased in Clapham, London, in 1958.

ALLARD JR 'CONTINUATION' first product from 'new' Allard Motor Company

The first Allard cars are being hand-built by Lloyd and Alan Allard, with the assistance of a team, including the original designer of the Allard JR, Dudley Hume and David Hooper the chief engineer at the old Allard factory; together with the support of knowledgeable Allard Owner Club members.

The first ‘new’ Allard will be an exact copy of the More >

NICE PEDALS

Brilliant new pedal-box from Andy Bates at AB Performance, originally designed for the company’s Sabre G2 it also has universal applications in left or right-hand drive forms or floor-mounted or pendulum mountings.

Laser cut from lightweight aluminium this really is a top-quality package and priced from £264 inc VAT.

More from www.abperformance.co.uk or 01449 736 633 ENDS.

THINK SAFETY WITH YOUR TYRES

Keep your tyres safe – a compact and useful piece of kit to keep in your car boot or home workshop is this Tyre Safety Kit from Laser Tools (part number 5631).

A complete kit, it features a sturdy, GS/TUV approved foot pump, tyre depth gauge, tyre pressure gauge, two tapered adaptors (4mm and 7mm), a brass adaptor for bicycle tyres and a handy needle adaptor for blowing up footballs and the likes.

The foot pump includes an easy to read pressure gauge and the tyre depth gauge and pressure gauges are accurate and also easy to read.

Excellent value for peace of More >

MWS TYRED OUT

New from Motor Wheel Services – Blockley is well-known for their period-style crossply tyres and they have recently released a range of radial tyres albeit with a classic appearance. Both the crossply and radial tyres are manufactured using modern techniques and materials.

All Blockley Radial tyres are V-rated, making them suitable for speeds up to 150mph (241kph).

The tyres are manufactured for tubeless fitments, however they are also suitable for use with tubes. MWS advise using Blockley Superior Inner Tubes, available in both rubber- and metal- valve versions.

Blockley Radial 165VR15 £144 inc VAT Blockley Radial 185VR15 £168 inc VAT Blockley Radial 185VR16 More >

STICK IT ON YOUR BRACKET

An automotive fuel pump has to work hard and is constantly vibrating as it does its job so it’s important to have a secure and steady- mounting with a flexible grip to absorb the vibrations and prevent the pump from working loose.

Viper Performance now has these beautifully-made and finished single and duel fuel pump brackets made from anodised aluminium and rubber-lined.

The brackets are specially designed to fit Bosch fuel pumps, while the single bracket comes with two rubber liners for either a 52mm or 60mm diameter pump with the dual fuel pump bracket designed for racing applications and designed for More >