EASIER BREATHING FOR COSSIE YB

The original Cosworth YB plenum did not supply an even distribution of air to each cylinder, meaning that while one cylinder’s mixture is fine, another could be rich because it is getting less air.

This becomes more critical with increased performance of the engine. Burton Power’s modified plenum uses a high air-flow venturi design to supply an equal amount of air to each cylinder resulting in power gains of 10-25 bhp depending on the engine specification.

The plenum has been machined with ‘O’ ring sealing joints for both manifold and throttle body faces and made from a strong alloy casting, which will More >

DUAL ACTION

This dual pocket ratchet from Laser Tools (part number 6074) is very handy at just 70mm long, and features two separate ratchets: ¼in drive plus a magnetic hex bit driver.

This is a quality item, manufactured to ANSI and DIN standards in satin finished chrome vanadium. The ratchet drives are 72-tooth and super smooth, driving from both sides for left and right action. The double flex joint in the centre allows difficult to access fasteners to be reached with ease.

Available now from your local Laser Tools supplier, the dual pocket ratchet is typically priced at £23.40 inc VAT, but remember to More >

MEV CHARGING ALONG!

Plenty of stuff going at Mills Extreme Vehicles. Let’s start with the electric news…

MEV-boss, Stuart Mills, is a keen follower of electric vehicles and recently decided to go down the electric motor route with his Charger concept. Typical of Stuart, he hasn’t hung around and the car is road-legal…I hope he puts it into production.

Definitely destined for production is the Mk2 version of the big-selling MEV Rocket, which became an ex-MEV when Road Track Race ceased trading last winter. Things are a little hush-hush at the minute but Stuart tells me that the Mk2 will become a reality, a new More >

GBS ZERO WEDDING CAR!

Proving how versatile a kitcar can be and particularly how attached people become, Great British Sports Cars Customer, Phil Greenfield, used his GBS Zero at his wedding. How cool is that? Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Greenfield. Photo by www.leadingimagery.com.

GBS’ American dealer, Brian Ball of BB Motorsport is doing well in his homeland helping to establish the Zero and the brand in North America. He’s recently ordered another Mazda-based kit – or should that be Miata?!

Great British Sports Cars will be at this year’s Goodwood Revival. Find them on stand 406c and finally the company’s next trackday will be at More >

HAPPY FEET

OBP Motorsport’s Victory range of products has been designed for Clubman race-teams and drivers. The items have been hand-selected from archived products that OBP Motorsport has designed, engineered and manufactured over the years.

These race-proven products have been the back-bone of OBP’s range and the company strives for top quality, safe, track tested and professionally manufactured products at competitive prices.

An OBP spokesman said: “Don’t be fooled by the price as these products are designed and manufactured in our UK factory to the highest standard that people have come to expect.”

Prices start at £73.20 inc VAT with more information from www.obpltd.com or  01487 More >

CATERHAM BUILD NUMBERS

Caterham Cars has appointed two new UK dealers to broaden the geographical reach of its network across the country.

Oakmere Motor Group in Cheshire and Williams Automobiles near Bristol have been signed up to sell Caterham’s full range, with demonstrators already in place at both dealerships.

Both businesses are already well-versed in the selling, servicing and maintenance of used Caterham Sevens but will now stock the recently-extended range of new cars, from Seven 160 to Seven 620R.

The addition of the two new dealers is a continuation of the expansion of Caterham’s sales network both in the UK and internationally. More UK dealers More >

SPARES FOR KITS. ALL KITS.

Lots of new items being added to the Kit Spares inventory and recent arrivals include a new range of exhaust bends and flanges, Varley Red Top batteries, remote brake reservoir kits, Yokohama tyres and brand new 2-litre Ford Zetec engines (just £954.79 inc VAT).

They also have a range of Gulf Oil products at reduced prices now available via https://stores.ebay.co.uk/kitspares/Other-/_i.html?_fsub=1

Meanwhile, their GRP seats are proving to be very popular and are available various colours – black, yellow, orange, green  and red. All the info you need from www.kitspares.co.uk ENDS.

WOOLIES COVER UP

New products from Woolies for August include the return of their long-awaited expanded vinyl in Doeskin, which is ideal for seating and various panels, while they also have a new nylon headlining material in Empire Grey, which although a man-made material gives a brushed nylon look and feel. The product is excellent value at £8.50 per linear metre.

Finally the Market Deeping-based trim maestros have three more shows this season – see them at Beaulieu International Autojumble (Sept 5 & 6), Stoneleigh Restoration show (Oct 25) and NEC Classic Motor Show (Nov 13-15), where you can get all touchy feely with More >

TOOLED UP WITH RALLY DESIGN

Rally Design has just started selling a range of professional power tools manufactured by BlackLine.

The range continues the BlackLine quality/price point of top quality tools at mid-range prices with the cordless line-up including a 3/8in drive 280Nm impact wrench at £95.75 inc VAT, an 18-volt, 52Nm drill at £59.76 inc VAT and a 7.2-volt screwdriver at £28.02 inc VAT.

The 240-volt mains range includes an 11,000rpm angle grinder at £33.12 inc VAT, a speed-sensitive polisher at £57.41 inc VAT and a 2kw hi-flow heat gun at £35.95 inc VAT.

More information from 01227 792 792 or www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

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LIFTING THE ROOF

Things are progressing nicely at Widow Sports Cars with their Mazda MX-5-based SPR1 body conversion, which has definite hints of TVR Sagaris about its styling, albeit in slightly scaled down format.

Initially available in Coupe form, the company has now announced a targa-topped option…more information from www.widowsportscars.co.uk ENDS.