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The MicroStart!
24 Jan 2020

At Powerlite we are always at the forefront of new starting and charging technology and our latest starter motor is a fantastic example of our design and innovation skills.

35 years of high quality service for Triumph TRs
15 Jan 2020

Revington TR, set in the glorious Somerset countryside, has been supplying high quality standard and modified parts for Triumph TR’s for over 35 years.

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Powerstart now back in stock - 05 Nov 2019

Powerstart now back in stock

The Powerstart remote motorcycle starter is manufactured here in the UK by our in house dedicated engineering team using the latest technology and material. It’s unique, ergonomic design, combined with powerful cranking capacity make it perfect for effortless starting in either the garage or paddock.

The Powerstart comes complete and "ready to go" with everything you need. You can operate the bike starter with the simple footswitch mechanism, or, for extra ease of use, see our Powerstart Pro model that also has unique remote key fob.

Used and trusted by top race teams and enthusiasts all over Europe, the Powerstart combines the best of British workmanship, design and ingenuity to provide the perfect, effortless start every time.

  • Integrated 2 kw hi-torque starter motor
  • Integrated AGM PC950 race battery
  • Foot switch or remote operation
  • Dual driven rollers
  • Complete with 3-stage battery charger
  • Lightweight, easy to handle
  • Ergonomic design

Contact us for more details and dealer pricing on 01384 261984 or email sales@powerlite-units.com.

Lightweight Slimline Starter for Porsche 911 - 25 Oct 2019

Lightweight Slimline Starter for Porsche 911

Here’s a totally new take on High Torque Starter Motors, in the shape of our tiny invention for a classic Porsche 911 from 1963 to 1989.

Weighing in at just 2.6 kilos, our “Slimline” starter for the ever popular Porsche 911 is deceptively powerful. This unit features an epicyclic in-line gear box which delivers extra power when engaged and an internal solenoid. Lightweight, durable and easy to fit, this unit delivers 1.6 kilowatts of starting power with absolute maximum efficiency.

Part number RAC808 in our extensive range, this starter will also fit Porsche 912, Porsche 914, Porsche 930 and Porsche 959 where an original 9 tooth unit was used and is just one in a stunning line up of Porsche units, all made here at Powerlite.

British craftsmanship at its finest!

For further details, please get in touch - 01384 261984 or email sales@powerlite-units.com

Powerlite joins the SVA - 21 Oct 2019

Powerlite joins the SVA

The SVA, formed by Martyn Raybould, who has many years’ experience working in the world of rare, classic and collectible cars, aims to bring together like-minded businesses and owners from this prestigious sector. The association allows companies to offer exclusive benefits, advice and services to members, whilst raising their profile to a wider audience.Martyn’s focus is to enlist one million owners, collectors and enthusiasts to join, with membership being free for life.

Founder Partners are sector-leading companies that provide exclusive benefits to businesses and owners alike. In addition, trade members, whilst gaining exposure to enthusiasts, can also take advantage of wide-ranging opportunities, from no-obligation website health-checks, or setting up showroom displays through to free delivery on oils and lubricants.

Take a look at the website and find out what the SVA can do for you - www.specialistvehicleassociates.com. If you chose to join, don’t forget to mention that you did so after seeing Powerlite’s recommendation.

You can view the Powerlite member page here.

NEC Classic Motor Show - come and say hello! - 9 Oct 2019

NEC Classic Motor Show - come and say hello!

This November sees the 35th anniversary of the Classic Motor Show and we're so excited at being part of it once again. This is without doubt the biggest and best classic car show anywhere in the UK, one which any bona fide enthusiast, owner or collector wouldn't want to miss.

The Powerlite Team will be there every day on Stand 1-268 - Michael, Rob, Jason, Jules and Daz will give you a big Black Country welcome (well, Rob's been working hard on his Brummy accent!). Come and grab a goodie-bag - we love spotting them as we go round the show, so you may well appear in our photo gallery. We'll be taking along a range of our units, giving advice and answering any queries you may have. You'll be able to purchase on the day, or we can arrange speedy delivery, postage-free, as soon as we're back at our headquarters.

Across all 7 Halls of the NEC there's so much to see - specialist trade stands (that's us), autojumble, car clubs, dealers, demonstrations, auctions, talks from motoring celebs, the list goes on... One spectacular event is for the very first time part of the RAC Rally of the Tests will be held indoors. On Saturday, Hall 6 will see classic and vintage vehicles battling it out as part of this 750-mile long rally, which starts in Torquay and ends in Chester.

We're offering the chance for one lucky winner to attend the show for FREE - check out our Facebook page for full details of how you can win 2 free tickets to attend on the day of your choice. Just like and follow us to make sure you don't miss out - details of the competition will be announced shortly, so keep'em peeled!

Dates for your diary - 8th to 10th November - we'll see you there!

Follow us on Facebook for FREE tickets competition.

www.necclassicmotorshow.com

Powerlite “Multi-Mount” Alternator RAC068 - the number one choice of the top racing teams in the UK - 20 Sep 2019

Powerlite “Multi-Mount” Alternator RAC068 - the number one choice of the top racing teams in the UK

Built using the base unit of a Denso alternator and weighing in at a miniscule 3.0 kg, the unique Powerlite "multi-mount" alternator kicks out 50 amps and has been designed by us to the exact pattern and size of a traditional Lucas ACR type alternator.

As with all of our Powerlite units, the “multi-mount” alternator has been designed, tested and built by skilled auto electricians at our plant in the UK. Built to withstand vibration and engine harmonics, this unit will deliver maximum performance with minimum efficiency. We only use OE rated components, including the best quality regulators and, of course, NSK C3 Auto Grade bearings.

With an easily adjustable adaptor plate, the alternator can be mounted on either side of an engine, so it’s suitable for Ford BDA, Pinto, X - Flow and A series engines such as A + B series BMC and BL types, along with Rover V8. It’s compact, lightweight design, coupled with twin rotor fans to draw the air through the unit for extra cooling, make it perfect for race engines where space is a premium.

A bigger 100mm pulley version is also available for situations where you need to slow the unit down, and full fitting kits for dynamo to alternator conversions.

Give us a call for more details - 01384 261984.

Powerlite featured in Classic Car Weekly - 19 Sep 2019

Powerlite featured in Classic Car Weekly

We were delighted to be featured in Classic Car Weekly (11 September 2019) having helped John Lakey solve some of the many issues he has encountered during his Austin A60 Cambridge restoration project.

John has converted this classic to run a five-bearing MGB engine, which doesn’t come without its problems. He came along to our workshops in Brierley Hill and was impressed by the set-up, including the amount of stock carried plus the bespoke manufacturing facilities.

We were pleased to be of assistance, supplying him with a RAC184MS starter, in addition to a high-capacity MGB alternator. Glad to be of help John.

See the full article above or download here as a pdf.

Powerlite are proud to announce a new distribution partner - Kit Spares! - 13 Sep 2019

Powerlite are proud to announce a new distribution partner - Kit Spares!

We are delighted to join forces with Kit Spares, which is part of Great British Sports Cars. Not only do they have a wealth of knowledge and experience but Richard, Keith and the team are all car enthusiasts with a passion for motorsport. Their range of parts is enormous and covers all aspects of motoring, from kit cars to rally cars and everything in between, as well as a range of products that are designed and manufactured in-house under their ATR Products brand.

And now they have Powerlite, the premier supplier of Performance Electrics!

Based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Kit Spares have an impressive, fully stocked showroom for customer visits in addition to their e-commerce site. Enquiries in person, by phone or online are always welcome - if they don’t stock it, they will do their best to find it!

Great British Sports Cars is a leading name in the world of motorsport production. Their ground-breaking vehicle, the GBS Zero, is extremely popular and has provided hundreds of very satisfied drivers since its launch in 2007.

We are proud to be associated with a company like Great British Sports Cars and Kit Spares - it is a great fit for both companies and we look forward to helping grow the brands together.

www.kitspares.co.uk

www.greatbritishsportscars.com

Powerlite Slimline Starter Motors - the answer to a tight fit - 12 Sep 2019

Powerlite Slimline Starter Motors - the answer to a tight fit

Perhaps the biggest problem facing any car builder is space - very often “standard” component parts are simply too big or too bulky to fit into the tight space left over once you’ve added the chassis, steering column or gear linkage.

To combat this, we have invented a superb range of high torque starter motors that are not only versatile and easy to fit, but deliver a huge amount of cranking power. Powerlite’s “Slimline” range of high torque starters are a plug and play answer to fitting and starting problems on a multitude of engines.

Typically weighing in at a skinny 3.0 kg, all units have been designed, tested and built by skilled auto electricians at our plant in Brierley Hill. The basic design of the Slimline unit mirrors a pattern used on Honda engines, where a powerful 1.6 kW motor has been constructed using an epicyclic gear box for extra oomph when the key is turned. They contain an in-built solenoid, teeth patterns have been matched to originals and boss sizes mimic the footprint of the engine aperture for easy fitting.

If that wasn’t enough, we have also added a PCD of cap screw holes so the front bracket can be easily removed and then “clocked” into the best position to avoid pesky things like engine blocks and exhaust manifolds.

A broad range of fitments include all A Series engines, Ford Pinto, X Flow and Pre X Flow, and special “made-to-measure” units are available on demand.

Give us a call for more details!

Half-century celebrations for the classic Ford Capri - 5 Sep 2019

Half-century celebrations for the classic Ford Capri

When Ford launched the Mk I Capri in 1969, with one of the most famous automotive one-liners ever, “Ford Capri: The Car You Always Promised Yourself”, they were hoping to bring a touch of Mustang mystique to British shores. Instantly a hit with UK drivers, affordable with a variety of engine sizes, the car went on to become a favourite world-wide.

 

The Mk II followed in 1974, the first Ford to feature a hatchback, succeeded by the many guises of Mk III, until the final car rolled off the production line in December 1986 at the Ford factory in Cologne. In total 1,886,647 Capris had been produced, with more than 1 million of these being the Mk I due to its popularity in Australia and North America.

50 years on this classic remains a favourite with both collectors and racetrack enthusiasts. And like any classic car, Capris need specialist replacement parts. Powerlite is the leading manufacturer and supplier of high-performance rotating electrics for classic, performance, competition and kit cars.

We offer direct replacement starter motors for all Capris, from the smaller Kent engined crossflow cars, Pinto motors, and through to the larger Essex and Cologne units including high performance and race versions. Our strong, powerful offset gear-reduced starter motors deliver huge cranking torque through a set of steel internal gears. Lightweight, compact and durable, these units start the engine faster with immense power, whilst drawing less current from the battery.

Alternatively, we can supply slimline starter motors, deceptively powerful lightweight units featuring an epicyclic gear box to deliver extra power. Easy to fit, this starter delivers maximum torque whilst again using less battery power. Call us or visit our website to find the correct starter for your car.

Powerlite also have an alternator ‘on the shelf’ to suit every Capri for every situation, from original OE type units, to compact, lightweight high-performance race specification fitments.

Every Powerlite unit has been designed, tested and manufactured to the highest possible standards, using over 40 years of auto electrical experience, on site at our Brierley Hill base in the West Midlands. In addition, we are the only UK company to offer a full re-manufacturing service for classic starter motors, alternators and dynamos.

50 years of the Ford Capri deserves celebrating by buying the best British parts available.

If you would like more information on products then take a look at www.powerlite-units.com, drop an email to sales@powerlite-units.com, or speak to a member of the Powerlite Team on 01384 261984.

Powerlite American Road Trip - Sunny Skies & Cool Cars - 23 Aug 2019

Powerlite American Road Trip - Sunny Skies & Cool Cars

California’s Monterey Car Week 2019 certainly lived up to its reputation for being the place in the USA to see classic and performance cars.

Powerlite kicked off their West Coast adventure by visiting classic car clubs, classic and performance car parts suppliers, and then moved on to exhibiting at two of the stand-out shows of the week.

 

Werks Reunion provided the chance to meet hundreds of Porsche owners and enthusiasts, whilst drooling over the sheer beauty of the cars in attendance.  The next day at Laguna Seca Raceway, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion saw 550 authenticated sports cars there for on-track racing at the home of the famous Corkscrew, but most importantly showing off!

 

It was great to meet so many people who visited the stands, and judging by the amount of Powerlite bags we spotted being carried, people were genuinely impressed by our products.  Special thanks go to the Powerlite Team who arranged transportation of our products from the UK to Salinas, California - which arrived within 14 minutes of the estimated delivery time.  Not bad going!

 

Here’s a mini-collection of photos but you can take a look at our Instagram page for more great memories of our California Road Trip.

Yee-haw - Powerlite is heading west! - 06 Aug 2019

Yee-haw - Powerlite is heading west!

Powerlite Units is visiting the west coast of America for two top events over the coming weeks.

The annual Werks Reunion Monterey takes place at the at Corral de Tierra Country Club in southern California on August 16.  This event is the largest gathering of Porsches, attracting hundreds of cars, thousands of spectators, and the Powerlite Team will be there to welcome you to its stand.

 

Then, the very next day we will be at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, taking place at the Laguna Seca Raceway - the Home of the Corkscrew! This iconic event brings together upwards of 550 race cars in one open paddock for everyone to enjoy.

 

Powerlite is the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of high-performance rotating electrics for classic, performance, competition and kit cars, with an unrivalled reputation for supplying high quality parts to some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, race teams and restoration specialists.

If you’re visiting either of these fantastic shows then come along and see us.  We’d love to give you a big British welcome - you may not instantly understand our Black Country accents but you’ll certainly appreciate the quality of our products.  Director, Michael Hadley, and Sales & Marketing Manager, Rob Manger, will be on hand to answer all your queries.

For more information ahead of the USA events, visit our website www.powerlite-units.com or email sales@powerlite-units.com.

Powerlite Products & Customer Service Praised - 29 Jul 2019

Powerlite Products & Customer Service Praised

Isn't it just great when you receive fantastic feedback on both your products and customer service! Praise was heaped on us by Don Anderson in Fortyfication, the magazine for GT 40 Enthusiasts - part 19 of his detailed reporting of his Southern GT40 rebuild.

 

 

Powerlite always goes that extra mile to help - it's all in a day's work for us, but it's great to be recognised for doing so. Many thanks to Jak and Jason. View the article here.

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