JUGGLING ACT

Balancing twin Webers or twin throttle bodies used to be a bit of a black art only known to a handful of engine building wizards.

However, the truth is it’s not really that difficult if you have the right tools, and Webcon has just introduced a new synchrometer to their range, which is calibrated from 1 to 30kg/h on an easy-to-read scale.

The new tool from Webcon can be ordered as part number 9800100000 and retails at just

£51.59 inc VAT.

Available now from 01932 787 100 or www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

GOOD ENDING…

A new addition to the range of Viper Performance stainless steel braided hose fittings are these push-on connectors, which enable NBR-lined braided hoses and 200-series hoses to be

fitted to conventional items, for low pressure oil/air/fuel lines.

Push-on fittings are easier to fit when compared to usual hose-end fittings and they are available in a shiny anodised red/blue race finish or the new piano black hand-polished finish for a more discreet or classic look.

The come in 120, 45, and 90 degree angles plus a straight connector and are available in AN-

(dash) sizes from DASH-06 to DASH-12.

Prices start at £6.70 inc VAT for More >

NICE SHINY STUFF FOR THE WORKSHOP…

Get ready for a spring clean with the help of Sealey’s new promotion, which offers up to 67 per cent off list price on workshop essentials.

Valid until May 31 2012, the spring promotion features great deals on pressure washers, vacuum cleaners, valeting machines, water hose reels and their extended range of gardening tools.

One highlighted product is the new VMA914 30-litre Wet & Dry Valeting Machine, featuring remote operation with controls on the nozzle enabling uninterrupted switching between vacuum and detergent modes. Also on offer is the new 3012CXD 3-tonne Professional Super Rocket Lift Trolley Jack. This model utilises twin pistons, More >

NEW SUMP FOR PINTO AND YB

Burton Power is now offering the new OPi Evolution Dry Sump Kit for the SOHC Pinto and

Cosworth YB engines. The kit is suitable for engines from clubman level right up to serious full race and uses a gear type oil pump rather than the more common rotor type.

The gear type pump offers many benefits including higher flow rates, less pressure spiking, closer tolerances, improved durability and excellent performance from cold.

Burton Power says that this is the most efficient dry sump system currently available and features a cast aluminium sump-pan for YB Cosworth (N/A or Turbo) and SOHC Pinto engines.

The sump More >

CROSSFLOW HEAD

Ever since it first appeared, the Ford ‘Kent’ Crossflow engine has been a favourite with kitcar enthusiasts, tuners and racers, not just in the UK but around the globe.

Now, Webcon has introduced a lightweight aluminium cylinder head for the 1600 Crossflow.

Supplied with valve guides and unleaded valve seats, the aluminium head is less than half the

weight of the cast iron item.

The head is supplied in standard specification ready to accept standard springs and valves, and, being aluminium makes it ideal for porting modifications.

Part number 9900384500 is available at £798 inc VAT and is available from 01932 787 100 or www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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ELECTRIFYING KAMASA

With the increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles on the road, the demand from workshops for correctly insulated tools has grown significantly. Kamasa has recently introduced this VDE certified screwdriver set (part no: 56031) and these insulated tools have been designed to protect technicians working on electric and hybrid vehicles and other high voltage applications. The systems in these vehicles can have up to 500 volts running through some cables — enough to cause serious harm.

The set has VDE and GS certification and is IEC rated to 1000 volts and comprises eight interchangeable snap-lock screwdriver blades with a soft More >

OIL FOR YOUR MINI’S ENGINE

Try shopping for oil in your local motor spares shop and you will probably find it difficult to get the proper 20w/50 oil that your classic Mini’s engine was designed to run on.

Try using a modern lighter 10w/40 oil and you’ll quickly find it blowing past your

valve stems and coming out of the exhaust as smoke!

Thankfully Castrol still make 20w/50 oil, branded as Classic 20w/50 and sold in

Retro-style metal containers, and it’s available by mail order from Mini Spares.

Although the price of engine oil has gone up along with petrol recently, Mini Spares are

offering Castrol Classic at £23.32 inc VAT More >

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

Viper Performance recently launched a range of stainless steel braided hoses and end fittings. Now, the company has released a range of assorted washers and ‘O’ rings to help you fit their products.

The first three in this range are specially designed for use with Viper’s braided hose fittings:

1 Aluminium Crush Washers – A single layer aluminium washer for fuel systems when sealing banjos or adaptors. The aluminium one-time-use crush washer is specifically designed to form against the sealing faces. Contains 70 pieces and retails at £49.99 inc. VAT.

2 Teflon Washers – These washers are particularly well-suited to passing a fuel More >

SHINY SHINY

Performance Wheels, the UK’s sole distributor of Fondmetal wheels has released details of the latest exciting design from the respected Italian manufacturer; the 7900.

This neat-looking new five-spoke rim draws heavily on the construction and material technology developed by Fondmetal in its extensive OEM and Motorsport portfolio, which extends right up to F1™ level. The strength and rigidity values of the wheel vastly exceed both aftermarket and OEM parameters, emphasising Fondmetal’s heritage and experience.

The five-spoke ‘propeller’ design enhances the depth of each spoke’s plane and also the dish of the wheel itself. Two finishes are available; matt black with machine polished More >

LAUGHING GAS…

For a nitrous oxide system to achieve its best the bottle needs to be at its optimum pressure

of 900 to 1000 psi. With our typical English weather this is usually achieved by heating

the bottle, but until now this was often a matter of guesswork.

DEi/Ny-Trex has introduced a combined bottle heater and pressure regulator to accurately control nitrous bottle pressure and heat the bottles for safe, trouble-free use.

The Accu-Pressure system features an adjustable pressure switch that accurately sets bottle

pressure before use. A mica-band heating element quickly and efficiently heats the bottle in half the time of traditional silicone, blanket-style heating elements, More >