New Products

  • Latest Flight Cases Now In Stock

    Looking for a more professional way to move your tools around, we've got the answer for you here.

    We now stock a variety of tool flight cases, with multiple options on how to kit them out. You can get just a simple case for loading your tools into, all the way up to a rally spec kit, coming complete with tools.

     

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    Above is the Motamec Service Flight Case MTB-200. It comes complete with the foam lining seen above if you want it, as well as a kit needed to make your own cutaways for your tools.

    External dimensions for these are 550mm x 400mm x 160mm (520mm x 370mm x 150mm internally).

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    As for colours of the case, you have the choice of either blue, green, red, or black. You also have five choices for the foam insert; grey, red, orange, green, or blue.


    The next setup will be more suited to you if you have a lot more tools to carry around.

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    This is the Motamec Service Flight Case MTB-100. It's slightly smaller than the MTB-200 (external dimensions 490mm x 350mm x 195mm) but comes with two liners. Each liner has 24 elasticated grips on it to reduce the risk of your tools moving around and both of the liners sit comfortably into the top cover of the case, doubling the storage on the top and leaving you with the bottom half to fill with whatever you need.

    If you don't want to leave the bottom half of the case unorganized, then there is the option of getting the case with an additional, bespoke alloy tray.

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    As with the MTB-200 listed at the top of the post, this one also comes with the option of four different colours, blue, black, red, and green.


    If you're just getting started and need a good set of tools, or just need something to take on the road with you instead of your usual set, we've got an option for you too.

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    This is the Motamec Motorsport Tool Kit. It's got the same dimensions as the MTB-200 case listed at the top, but comes with everything you see in it, and also comes in the same four colour options as the other two cases listed here, and the choice of either black and red, or gray and red foam insert. The full tool kit includes;

    Motamec 18v Cordless Impact Wrench - Lithium-Ion - 430 ft/lb / 588Nm Torque
    Spare Motamec 18v Battery - Lithium-Ion
    Motamec 18v Battery Charger & Lead
    10pc - 1/2 Drive Deep Impact Sockets
    3pc - 1/2 Drive Deep Alloy Wheel Impact Sockets
    1/2 Drive Breaker Bar
    1/2 Drive Extension Bar
    Ball Peen Hammer
    Rubber Mallet
    2 x Pry Bars
    Heavy Duty Magnetic Pickup Tool
    Locktite - Medium Strength
    Tyre Pressure Gauge
    Tyre Marking Pen
    SMD Mini Work Light
    LED / Pickup Tool
    Wire Brush
    CNC Cut Foam Inserts - Including 8 Spare Wheel Nut Slots (Wheel nuts not included).

     

    All of the cases listed above are designed for professional use and are extremely hard wearing. They all comes with heavy duty ball corners and extruded aluminium edges to reduce impact damage. They all also have a 5mm thick stainless steel name plaque, come fully padded to prevent damage to your tools, and are all lockable.


     

  • More NEW Escort Mk2 Bodyshells came in today!

    Keeping the Mk2 Escorts's alive!

    hgdrfsAnother delivery just in, More Escort mk2 bodyshells, brand new manufactured Escort Mk2 replicas, soon to be converted into top spec rally cars!

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    hgfd ghfdaa gfdsaAn ideal base for any project, be it a rally car, track race car or a fast road classic

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    Escort Mk2 New Bodyshell: £6995 including VAT

  • New Carbon Fibre And Fiberglass Escort Panels Now In Stock

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    Whether you're looking to save a few grams of weight here and there, or are just looking to improve the look and feel of your Escort, then the latest panels we've just brought into stock are where you need to be looking.

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    If you're looking at just saving some weight, then the full fiberglass boot panel would be a great place to start for your Mk1 Escort. Weighing in at around 4.6Kg it'll help make a substantial saving in weight over the conventional steel boot and despite being made from fiberglass, it doesn't feel flimsy at all. The internal framework gives the panel real strength and rigidity, and it comes complete with the same mounting points that the original hinges had.

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    If the full fiberglass panel doesn't do it for you, then there are other options. One if the big sellers at the minute is the Carbon Composite boot. It tips the scales slightly lower than the full fiberglass panel, coming in at around 3.9Kg, and as we all know, the small savings in weight over the whole car soon mount up. The design of it is impressive as well as subtle, the weave of the carbon fibre is visible mainly in the underside recesses of the panel, keeping it light and strong but without compromising the classic look of the car.


    If you've got a Mk2 then there are even more options for you, sticking with the rear of the car, there's the Mk2 Fiberglass Boot. It has a similar internal framework as the Mk1 panel, giving it the same strong but light feel. But maybe you want something slightly different. If that's the case then there's this.

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    For those who don't recongnise the image, it's a fiberglass boot with an RS1800 WORKS spoiler. Now, we do sell the fiberglass spoilers separately if you don't feel like changing the entire boot panel just yet, but if you are, then this saves you the hassle of having to fit it yourself.

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    So there we go, if you're looking at shaving a few kilos off of the rear of your Escort then there aren't many easier ways in which to do it. And if you're looking at shaving some weight off elsewhere on the car, then check out the full range of fiberglass (and carbon fibre) panels available.

  • The New Escort Mk2 Bodyshells Are Here!

    The Brand New Escort Mk2 Bodyshell!

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    The long awaited meaning Escort Mk2 bodyshells have finally arrived, yes brand new manufactured bodyshells! A direct copy of the RS specification mk2 shell have been re made and are now on the market priced at £7000 including VAT

    Manufactured using the latest presses and metal forming processes
    Reproduced as close as possible to the original Escort Mk2 body
    Complete with RS spec strengthening plates (No tramp bar brackets)
    Ideal base for Group 4 Rally car build, modern or historic, track or fast road project
    Finished in primer
    No underseal
    Supplied complete with doors, bonnet and boot
    Right Hand Drive
    Sold as a aftermarket replacement body part only (Not Ford made)
    Customer collection or contact us to arrange delivery - Can ship worldwide

    We will also be converting bodyshells to Group4 rally spec and should be available off the shelf later in the year, will have several options available: Historic, modern tarmac , Road Rally, track etc.

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    Also can be supplied professionally painted to customer 's requirements including inside and underside

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  • HANS Devices & The MSA Guide 2015-2016

     

     

     

    The MSA Announcement

    On June the 9th the MSA Council voted to male FIA approved Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) mandatory for Stage Rallying, Hill Climb and Sprint (with certain exceptions in each) from 1st January 2016 onward.

    Summary from the MSA;

    "Motor Sports Council, the MSA’s rule-making body, has voted to mandate the use of Frontal Head Restraints in Stage Rallying, Hill Climb and Sprint – with certain exceptions in each – from 2016 onward.

    The decisions were taken yesterday (9 June) at the second of Council’s three meetings in 2015, held at Motor Sports House.

    After a very lengthy debate, it was decided that from 1 January 2016 an FIA-approved FHR will be mandatory for all Stage Rally competitors, except for those in Historic Category One vehicles, for whom it will be a recommendation in 2016 and mandatory from 2017.

    It was also decided that from 1 January 2016 an FIA-approved FHR will be mandatory for all Hill Climb and Sprint competitors, except for those in Period Defined Vehicles, Road-going Series Production Cars and Road-going Specialist Production Cars. Nonetheless, it will be recommended for those excepted competitors.

    The relevant new regulations – along with all others approved by Motor Sports Council yesterday – will be published in due course."

     

    Early Development of the HANS Device

    The device was designed in the early 1980s by Dr. Robert Hubbard and Jim Downing, following the death of one of their mutual friends, Patrick Jacquemart who was killed in an IMSA testing accident at Mid-Ohio. The first prototype was developed in 1985, and in crash tests in 1989 (the first to use crash sleds and crash dummies using race car seat belt harnesses) the energy exerted on the head and neck was lowered by some 80%.

    The HANS Device became mandatory for Champ Car in 2001, Forumla 1 in 2003 and the World Rally CHamp WRC for the 2005 season. The FIA then made the HANS device compulsory for all international event from 2009.

     

    HANS Device Guidelines

    Overview

    • The HANS Device is worn UNDER your safety harness.
    • Belt adjusters should rest on or below the lower portion on the HANS Device.
    • Change or remove padding for best fit, pads are for comfort only.
    • Never modify the body of the HANS Device.

     

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    Head Rest Clearance

    • The HANS Device may lightly contact the helmet or head rest.
    • If your HANS pushes your head forward uncomfortably, a more upright device may be required.
    • The HANS Device may move back and forth a little during racing.

     

    Belt Mounting

    Quote from the MSA;

    "The shoulder strap mounting points should be lower than the point at which the straps bear down on the HANS, such that the straps make an angle of 10 Degrees to the horizontal. The mounting points must be equally disposed about the user’s centre line so that straps spread outward slightly from the mountings and around the HANS. This helps to keep the straps firmly engaged with the HANS."

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    • If the mounting points for the belts are far behind the seat, the belt mounts should be very close together. (Belts may touch or even be crossed over each other if necessary)
    • 75-100mm distance between inner edges (shown above) is typical.
    • If the mounting points are close to the seat, the width between the inner edges of the belts should be equal to or 25mm (1 inch) less than the width of the HANS Device.
    • HANS works with any 2" or 3" shoulder harness.
    • Mount should belts of harness 25-50mm below the horizontal. ( MSA quote "10 Degrees to the horizontal" )

     

    HANS Device Tethers

    • Standard 450mm length tethers fit most applications
    • DO NOT over tighten tether carrier screws.
    • Tethers are dated. Replace every 5 years. Also replace after major impacts or sooner if wear is observed.

     

    Helmet Anchor Points - Helmet Posts

    We have conflicting advise on if a non HANS helmet can be fitted with HANS anchor points. So we will refer you to the below quotes from the governing bodies.

     

    Quote from the MSA;

    "The helmet must be equipped by the helmet manufacturer or agent with FIA homologated fixation points and the helmet must be manufactured in accordance with one of the required Standards. Some helmets are specifically manufactured and homologated for use with HANS"

     

    Quote from the FIA;

    "5. Helmets with HANS®

    5.1 An FIA approved helmet conforming to FIA 8858-2002 or FIA 8860-2004 (or latest revisions) fitted with helmet-tether-anchorages shall be used. Please refer to FIA Technical List 29 for further details.

    5.2 The position of the helmet-tether-anchorages shall comply with FIA 8858-2002. It is strongly
    recommended to use helmets with helmet-tether-anchorage inserts fitted by the manufacturer
    as original equipment: these are identified by a glossy silver holographic FIA label.

    5.3 Original Equipment helmet-anchorages should not be removed for painting the helmet.
    However, if it is apparent that the helmet-anchorages have been removed, they shall be correctly
    refitted with thread locking compound."

     

    USEFUL LINKS - We highly recommend your read these in preparation for using a HANS Device.

    FIA HANS Device PDF Guidelines (Issued: 01/07/2007)

    MSA HANS Device PDF Guidelines

    HANS Performance Products USA - HANS Device Quick Start Guide PDF (Dated: August 2014)

     

    The HANS Performance Products USA Range

     

    HANS Device Sport 2 II FIA 20 Degree Large

    HANS Device Sport 2 II FIA 20 Degree Medium

     

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    • SFI and FIA approved
    • Entry Level Pricing with the Same Safety Performance as Professional Series HANS Device
    • Equipped with Sport anchors
    • Sliding Tethers
    • Injection molded super structural thermoplastics
    • 20 degree size Large
    • Weighs 918gms

     

    HANS Device Sport III 3 FIA 20 Degree Medium

    HANS Device Sport III 3 FIA 20 Degree Large

     

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    The HANS III represents the third generation of injection molded HANS devices and features a contemporary approach to reducing weight. Using an all new design and polymer, the device features a hollow collar that substantially minimizes weight. Engineered reinforcements ensure an exceptionally strong structure that provides the same level of safety as every HANS device. The reduced mass guarantees the lightest and most comfortable injection molded HANS ever.

    • SFI and FIA approved
    • Entry Level Pricing with the Same Safety Performance as Professional Series HANS Device
    • Sliding Tethers
    • Injection molded super structural thermoplastics
    • 20 degree
    • Weighs 600gms (Medium) / 650g (Large)

     

    HANS Device Adjustable FIA Medium

    HANS Device Adjustable FIA Large

     

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    • SFI and FIA approved
    • Device adjusts in 5 degree increments, from 10 to 40 degrees
    • Sliding Tethers
    • Injection molded super structural thermoplastics
    • Weighs 1085gms

     

    HANS Device Pro Ultra Carbon Fibre FIA 20 Degree Medium

    HANS Device Pro Ultra Carbon Fibre FIA 20 Degree Large

     

     

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    The Pro Ultra device applies lightweight construction of the Carbon Fiber Pro series to the modern new shape of the Sport II. The Ultra saves on weight and allows for easy entry and exit from the race car, even smaller tighter vehicles. The 100% carbon fiber construction features a hollow core for increased weight reduction without sacrificing strength.

     

    • SFI and FIA approved
    • 100% Carbon Fiber Construction
    • Sliding Tethers
    • Light Weight 644gms (medium)/ 734gms (large)
  • Back in Stock- Motamec Laser Wheel Alignment Tracking Gauges

    These Motamec laser tracking gauges are now back in stock, ideal for the home mechanic and race / rally teams, simple to use, works just like the Dunlop type tracking gauges!

    Buy it now: Motamec Tracking Gauges

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  • New TOLSEN tool brand added this week including VDE Line

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    Our newest tool brand Tolsen is now in stock, Tolsen are great value hand tools for professional and DIY use at a very competitive price. The yellow coloured tools are for general use and the red VDE Line range are insulated for use with live circuits up to 1000v.

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    The Tolsen tools range include a massive range of pliers, screwdrivers, hammers, socket sets etc. Professional quality hand tools at an affordable price. See our Tolsen Tools range

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    The VDE Line by Tolsen is a range of insulated hand tools fore use on 1000v live circuits. These are professional quality tools used world wide in the electrical trade. See our VDE Line range

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    The Tolsen VDE technical tools that carry the VDE-GS mark conform to the
    VDE regulations and comply with European or internationally harmonised
    standards. These electrical products are tested in a series of impact,
    electrical, insulation and other product property tests and comply with
    the safety requirements of the respective guidelines.

    Tolsen VDE Insulated tools that are marked with the symbol of the double
    triangle and the assigned voltage or voltage range are suitable for
    working on energised parts at the stated voltage.

    The Tolsen VDE insulated tools that comply with the IEC 60900:2004
    international standards are designed under a detailed set of rules and
    are subject to a series of specific tests for checking the electrical
    safety of the protective insulation.

    Best sellers:

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    Tolsen V12038 Insulated VDE Cable Sheers Wire Cutters 380mm

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    Tolsen V80320 20 Piece Insulated VDE 3/8 Drive Scocket Set MasterTool Kit

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    Tolsen V33212 12 Piece Insulated VDE Interchangeable Screwdriver Set Electrician

     

     

  • Check out this months new products, Oil catch tanks, sill stands, footrests...

     

     

     

    We have been working on some new products lately to add to our never ending range of motorsport parts, here's some of the latest stuff:

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    Motamec alloy rally car co-driver foot rest, available in plain aluminium or powder coated black. Top quality TIG welded footrest for your navigator.

    Motamec Alloy Foot Rest

    Motamec Alloy Foot Rest BLACK

     

     

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    Motamec oil catch tanks, 1 litre capacity, with or without a breather cap. Complete with sight gauge and drain plug. Required for most motorsport events to prevent oil loss on race tracks, pits, service areas etc.

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    Motamec Oil Catch Tank with Cap

     

     

     

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    New design high speed rally wheel brace, WRC type with 19mm socket. Includes in car mounting bracket. Black powder coated finish.

    Motamec WRC Wheel Brace

     

     

     

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    WRC Works style sill stands, CNC machined pins, TIG welded steel frames with wheel nut trays. Two pin sizes available 20mm or 25mm. As used by professional race and rally teams.

    Motamec WRC Sill Stands 20mm

    Motamec WRC Sill Stands 25mm

     

     

     

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    Escort Mk2 Alloy centre console switch panel, replaces the original Ford plastic ash tray panel, very smart, TIG welded aluminium with punched and flared side holes.

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    New Escort mk1 or Mk2 alloy radiator to suit the Cosworth YB or Millington Diamond engine, has the correct top hose fitting for a neat installation. These Escort rally spec aluminium radiators come complete with mounting brackets for Spal fan. and a fan switch boss.

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  • Which Brake Fluid?

     

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    I came to work this morning knowing I needed brake fluid. I was going to order some DOT5, simple! The higher the DOT number the better right? Well if you look at this table of DOT brake fluid standards you'd be forgiven for thinking the same:

    Dry boiling point

    Wet boiling point

    DOT 3
    205 °C (401 °F)
    140 °C (284 °F)
    DOT 4
    230 °C (446 °F)
    155 °C (311 °F)
    DOT 5
    260 °C (500 °F)
    180 °C (356 °F)
    DOT 5.1
    260 °C (500 °F)
    180 °C (356 °F)

     

    But the table above doesn't tell you the full story. Let's have a look at another table;

    Dry boiling point

    Wet boiling point

    Viscosity limit

    Primary constituent

    DOT 2
    190 °C (374 °F)
    140 °C (284 °F)
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    Castor oil/alcohol
    DOT 3
    205 °C (401 °F)
    140 °C (284 °F)
    1500 mm2/s
    Glycol Ether
    DOT 4
    230 °C (446 °F)
    155 °C (311 °F)
    1800 mm2/s
    Glycol Ether/Borate Ester
    DOT 5
    260 °C (500 °F)
    180 °C (356 °F)
    900 mm2/s
    Silicone
    DOT 5.1
    260 °C (500 °F)
    180 °C (356 °F)
    900 mm2/s
    Glycol Ether/Borate Ester

     

    As you can see the DOT standards also refer to what the fluid is made out of. The boiling points listed are the minimum required to meet those DOT standards.

    What you need to know is that Glycol-ether is hygroscopic meaning its water absorbing. It will absorb water from the atmosphere as soon as you unscrew the lid off your shiny new brake fluid bottle. The wet boiling point ratings are based on 3.7% water content. I have seen it said that it takes 2 years for fluid to absorb 3% water but this figure increases when under heavy use, motorsport use!

    DOT5 is made of silicone so its hydrophobic, it does not absorb water. However because it doesn't absorb water any water that finds its way into the system will remain as water 'globules", long term this can cause spongy brakes and in some cases corrosion.

    DOT5.1 is recommended for cars with ABS and ESP due to its "constant viscosity under a wide range of temperatures"

    NOTE: You must never mix DOT5 silicone brake fluid with any of the other Glycol based brake fluids.

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    Now let's look at some boiling points for some popular high spec brake fluids:

    Brake Fluid

    DOT Rating

    Dry Boiling Point

    Wet Boiling Point

    RRP / Litre

    Castrol SRF

    DOT 4

    310C / 590F

    270C / 518F

    £57.24

    AP Racing 600

    DOT 4

    300C / 572F

    204C / 399F

    £44.98

    Motul RBF 660

    DOT 4

    325C / 617F

    204C / 399F

    N/A

    ATE Super Blue ( or Type 200)

    DOT 4

    280C / 536F

    200C / 292F

    £18.29

    Wilwood 570

    DOT 3

    300C / 573F

    140C / 284F

    £25.70

    AP Racing Formula 5.1

    DOT 5.1

    275C / 527F

    185C / 365F

    £16.20

    Automec DOT 5

    DOT 5

    260C / 500F

    180C / 356F

    £46.50

    AP Racing 551

    DOT 4

    275C / 527F

    150C / 302F

    N/A

     

    Here are the links to the brake fluid available from Motorsport-Tools.com;

    ATE "Super Blue" Type 200 Dot 4 Racing Motorsport Brake Fluid Boiling Point 280C

    AP Racing Formula Dot 5.1 Performance Brake Fluid Boiling Point 269C 500ml

    Castrol React SRF Racing Motorsport Brake Fluid Boiling Point 310C 1LTR

    AP Racing 600 Brake Fluid 500ml Boiling Point 312C

    Wilwood 12Oz 350ml Hi Temp Racing Motorsport Brake Fluid 570F DOT3

    Automec DOT 5 Silicone Brake & Clutch Fluid 1 Litre 1000ml High Performance

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    Conclusion

    I am by no means an expert on brake fluid, all of the above information was gathered by searching and reading on the internet, forums, product descriptions, chats with brake fluid manufacturers and Wikipedia.

    I did find some interesting discussion on ATE Super Blue (or Type 200) vs Castrol SRF brake fluid. They are both highly rated by motorsport competitors but have very different price points. The advice in choosing was that if you like to change your brake fluid regularly then ATE Super Blue is very cost effective. But it you really don't change your brake fluid often then the Castrol SRF, because of its excellent wet boiling point rating, can also be very cost effective despite its much higher price.

    I think I'll be taking home some ATE Super Blue for my own car as it's such a bargain but I think we'll be topping up the Motorsport-Tools.com Escort project with the Castrol SRF.

    Please feel free to share your experiences and opinions in the comments section below.

     

     

  • New Motamec FIA Harnesses & Bucket Seats

     

     
    We are now shipping the most recent batch of Motamec FIA Approved items.

    We have GRP reinforced fiberglass FIA Homologation bucket seats with date of manufacture December 2013. Produced in compliance with FIA Standard 8855-1999. Motamec EVOONE Racing Seat.

    To compliment the racing seats we have Motamec 4 point and 6 point FIA Approved Harnesses, available in red, black or blue. Motamec harnesses feature alloy shoulder adjusters for comfort and a velcro fastener for intercom or drink systems. The new harnesses are marked in accordance with new FIA rules "not valid after 2019" and feature the most recent spec FIA holograms. All Motamec Harnesses carry the new FIA Holograms, mandatory for all FIA harnesses manufactured after January 1st 2013. Produced in compliance with FIA Standard 8853/98 & 8854/98.

    Motamec FIA 4 Point Harnesses

    Motamec FIA 6 Point Harnesses

    Motamec FIA GRP Seat

    The Motamec harnesses and seats are available as a complete kit, click here for details - Motamec FIA Kit Seats & Harnesses Set

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