New Rocket heavy duty four-speed gearbox from Tran-X improves the Ford ‘box’s known weak points and is rated to 270bhp featuring increased gear sizes, all running on ‘caged’ needle roller bearings, while it utilises Tran-X’s new beefy main shaft with larger spigot bearing.

The lay-gear is also of the ‘caged’ type and the gearbox is more efficient with better reliability at higher rpm with a stronger third to fourth gear ‘hub’ area, a known hotspot on Rocket ‘boxes.

All gears have oil holes pre-drilled into them, with grooves cut into the lay-shaft bores thus forcing oil to the gear teeth where it More >


Charging mobile and in-car devices can place a lot of demand on your 12v socket and instead of having to choose which mobile product to charge, multisockets, provide an instant adaptor, providing extra 12v sockets and USB connections for phones and music players.

Ring Automotive has introduced three new multisockets for additional in-car power designed to provide a sophisticated solution to keeping all your gadgets working that have a new feature engineered by Ring Automotive, which is the Micro USB retractable tip to charge smartphones, all new models of mobile phones (exception Apple) and most satnavs. This provides easy, simple, effective More >


RAVENOL, one of the largest independent oil and lubricant manufacturers in Germany, is to enter the UK market with its new distributor, German Oil Limited. RAVENOL specialise in developing and manufacturing high performance oils and lubricants for the automotive, motorsport and motorcycle markets, as well as producing diverse products for agriculture, commercial vehicle, industrial, and marine applications.

RAVENOL’s UK distributor, German Oil Limited, is run by an experienced management team headed by Brian Chase and Dave Mott who have more than 30-years combined experience in the oil and lubricant industry.

Dave Mott, Sales Director of German Oil Limited commented: “We are delighted More >


The Ford Duratec 16 aka known as the Sigma or even, Zetec SE, has proven to be a popular power unit for kit and specialist car enthusiasts and leading kitcar manufacturer, Tiger Racing, has just announced a bellhousing to allow the 1.6-litre Sigma to be mated to a Ford Type 9 gearbox that, as a bonus, accepts the standard cable clutch.

The new Tiger ensemble costs £190.80 inc VAT.

More information from ENDS.


This might well appeal to the growing number of owners of BMW E36/E46-based kitcars.

Brake discs come in for more than their fair share of abuse on trackdays. Cambridge

Motorsport Parts is now offering Nitrac cryogenically treated brake discs for improved trackday and race use.

These discs have a much higher resistance to warping, cracking, flaking, and fading and will last up to three times as long as an un-treated disc and also reduce pad wear by

up to 30 per cent, the makers claim.

The braking surface will remain in a better state for longer making them ideal for trackday and competition use – More >


‘Quick Fix Tape’ is the latest high performance product from Design Engineering Inc. The tape bonds to itself and is self-curing, forming a waterproof and permanent seal.

It is ideal for emergency hose repair, as a non-slip grip for tools, electrical splices and connections, it serves as a temporary leak sealer, and does not leave a sticky residue after removal. These are just a few of its many uses.

‘Quick Fix Tape’ is extruded from a special high performance grade silicone compound and engineered at 700psi tensile strength and has insulating capabilities up to 8000 volts and stretches to three times its More >


Facom, Europe’s largest tool manufacturer, introduces a new range of torque wrenches for engineering and automotive professionals.

Given the variety of metals and alloys used in their construction, today’s cars, trucks and motorcycles require very precise tensioning of bolts and fixings. Whether tightening cylinder head bolts or simply swapping an alloy wheel, it is crucial that the correct torque is applied to avoid potential damage.

The new range of micrometer torque wrenches from Facom offers an accurate and durable tightening solution for the workshop. Six wrenches are available in the range, four with fixed ratcheting heads and two with flexible heads. A More >


Torco Waterproof Grease is a lithium complex grease formulated to offer superior lubricating qualities in a wide range of powersport applications.

It provides excellent waterproofing, shock-load protection, extreme temperature stability and anti-rust protection and the product is ‘buttery’ smooth and easy to apply.

It is designed for use in all bearing types, linkages and seals found on cars, motorcycle, ATV, PWC, marine, snowmobile and power equipment applications.

It is ideal for use in extreme wet conditions and for classic vehicles and motorcycles that may be laid-up for extended periods of time and is supplied in an 8oz tube retailing at £5.08 inc VAT.

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In addition to supplying some very fine kitcars, Tiger also has other aspects of their business such as classic car sales and a very busy workshop offering general repairs and restoration work on a variety of kit and classic cars.

The Wisbech-based company currently has a special offer of a half price MOT on your classic or kitcar. To find out more call Paul Dudley on 01945 466 200 or 01945 461 423.

In other Tiger Racing news this week, Jim Dudley’s very popular Veloce Publishing book, ‘How to Build a Tiger Avon or GTA’ has just been revised, updated and re-published More >


Go-ahead, Dutch manufacturer, Faroux Sportscars, run by Marcel Benes, has been working on their excellent BMW-based MB1 model during the last year and have received some good comments about the quality of workmanship during their major show appearances during the last year. The development continues apace, in time for this year’s shows…

Meanwhile, they have also recently announced a second model (MB2?), which is a BMW-based Daytona Coupe kit and have released price information this week….the full package comes in at £18,500 (SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER available at £16,500, valid until MARCH 31, 2012), and includes:

Black powdercoated round-tube chassis bracketry for BMW More >