DRIFTING ALONG NICELY

Alutec is expanding its extensive product range with their first new design for 2013, the distinctive multi-spoke Burnside wheel, which is available now in two colourways.

Fresh from setting new world records for ‘fastest car drift’ and ‘most cars drifting simultaneously’, Alutec has named their new Burnside wheel, after a famous skate park in the USA.

The Alutec Burnside features precisely moulded twin spokes and concave centre section. The diamond black and polished version is particularly eye-catching thanks to alternate polished spokes, which stretch to the rim edge while the black spokes dish slightly to the inner rim.

The Alutec Burnside is available More >

TAKE THE METRO…

Exciting new model from Sylva Autokits is the J15M, effectively a heavily revised J15 chassis re-engineered to accept MGF components.

This innovative development makes use of the affordable MGF, which makes great sense for kitcar use as everything is in place on the donor, especially as the Rover two-seater is now so affordable and any known iffy spots such as front sub-frame won’t be needed for the J15M build.

Although fundamentally a good car, the MGF was always felt to be too heavy lacking a bit of dynamic appeal, when compared to such as the MX-5 and MR2, but remove the parts More >

MORE GREAT NEW STUFF FROM DREMEL

Dremel is surging forward with the launch of two new high performance Multi-Max tools, the new Dremel Corded Multi-Max MM20 and MM40, which take on tasks that require increased power and versatility.

Both tools re perfect for home improvements, the installation of cabinets, cutting drywall, sanding down paint, grout removal and making circular cuts in concrete or drywall, flush cutting in laminate, as well as, a whole range of tough projects around the home.  And the superb range of diverse Multi-Max accessories ensure that the job gets done in comfort and with ease.

Dremel Multi-Max MM40 and MM20

The Dremel Multi-Max MM40 uses a More >

MUCH MORE THAN A NEW DICKY DIRT

The new Dickies 2013 catalogue, with nearly 200 pages, is packed with the latest clothing and product ranges as well as old favourites for work comfort, protection and functionality- all underpinned by Dickies quality, service and value. Maurice Morton, Sales and Marketing Director at Dickies commented: “Quality during 2013 will be paramount to driving our business forward.

“We are introducing new colours and products to our Dickies 22, Eisenhower, GDT, INDUSTRY & Redhawk ranges. New manageable smaller packs of socks, a range of very colourful Medical Scrubs, two- tone High Visibility outer garments as well as a large new range of More >

GETTING THE RIGHT START

Now available from Powervamp Racing are these super high performance Powerlite starter motors.

PowerLite High Torque Starter Motors save weight, improve performance and maximise your chances of starting your car first time around as they are twice as powerful so they run faster and start the engine regardless of temperature or compression. They draw about half the current of an original starter motor thus putting less strain on the battery.

Weight can also be reduced up to 50 per cent from conventional starters and they are usually smaller and easier to fit than the standard starter component.

Many of the starters regularly fitted More >

LIGHTWEIGHT HEAD

Webcon has just announced a new aluminium cylinder head for the MGB. The original cast iron head was heavy and prone to cracking, whereas the Webcon alloy version is exactly

the same as the original in its five-port layout but being made from aluminium it is some 60 per cent lighter and doesn’t have a tendency to crack.

Being the same in all other respects means that customers can use their old valves or stock replacements, torque the head up to the same values and use the original head gaskets as recommended for the cast iron head.

For engine builders and those intending More >

MAGIC LAMP

This useful new workshop lamp from Laser Tools (part no. 5482) has a host of features that make it suitable for the professional workplace as well as home use.

With a built in lithium ion battery it is rechargeable from both mains and 12v power sources and lasts up to two hours between charges. CE approved and waterproof to the international IP66 standard, it features a strong polycarbonate casing and lens and is rated with a super long life of 50,000 hours.

The three watt light source is three times brighter than normal LEDs and gives an exceptional spread of light ideal More >

IT’S LIKE PULLING TEETH!

Facom, Europe’s leading hand tool manufacturer, is extending its range of 181A multi-grip pliers.

The 181A standard and long-nose multi-grip pliers have a reduced slip joint width which not only gives technicians better accessibility to hard-to-reach parts but also provides the pliers with greater strength and resistance to flexing. They have been reduced in weight by almost 10 per cent compared to previous models, greatly reducing user fatigue.

The pliers are fitted with a pivot pin that allows technicians to adjust handle travel to suit the size of their hand easily and quickly. This means that more force can be applied with More >

NOW, THAT’S WHAT I CALL A COOL ENGINE

Mussett Technology Group and Geoff Page Racing had a large stand at Autosport International last week where they launched two new engines they’ve co-developed.

Among their display was a particularly fine Cosworth YB and a fiendishly clever bike-derived unit called the MR-1500T, a four-cylinder turbo with aluminium crankcase based around a Suzuki Hayabusa cylinder head with Mussett’s own cast block and composite rocker covers and manifold and the turbocharged 1500cc unit produces 500bhp at 1.7-bar. What’s more the engine can be bolted directly to the vehicle’s bulkhead, thus aiding possible packaging problems.

The Norfolk-based operation has a huge array of talents on-tap More >

STUFF THAT’S ORANGE

The kitcar industry’s favourite range of brake pads made by EBC have a new compound called Orangestuff joining the line-up that includes Greenstuff and Yellowstuff.

The new one is aimed at cars that do heavy track sessions and although safe for road-use is not currently R90-approved.

It features higher heat resistance than Bluestuff and lasts longer but does create a little more dust.

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