They offer an all-makes programme with the FAI brand, covering European and Japanese passenger cars and light vans. They distribute throughout the UK to the garage industry, via a network of local stockists (Motor Factors) together with direct supply to engine re-conditioners and also have an active export section doing business in over 50 countries. FAI Automotive plc has evolved out of motor sport, with its attendant high standards of technical, logistical and administrative efficiency. Ian Walker, our Founder was a semi-professional racing and rally driver from 1956 to 1962, when he retired from driving and formed Ian Walker Racing. This was a fully professional four-car team, which campaigned all over Europe and North America with considerable success.Apart from two contracted drivers, the team was fortunate to have the services, on an occasional basis, of such drivers as Jimmy Clark, Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart. When IWR was closed down in 1968, its assets and some of the personnel were integrated into Ian Walker Service - a garage business - which specialized in the sale and service of high performance cars, particularly Lotus. It also produced and marketed performance conversions, such as camshafts, cylinder heads, inlet and exhaust manifolds and eventually, complete competition engines. In 1974 they commenced engine re-conditioning for road cars and consequently were regrinding road camshafts and, due to the cost of engine parts prevailing then, began sourcing outside of the franchised networks. As we built up availability for ourselves, we saw a market opportunity to offer a range of engine parts to the engine re-conditioning industry.
Commencing in 1976 the small range offered included re-profiled camshafts, followers, tappets, rocker shafts, oil pump repair kits, timing chain and core plugs. They started with an 8 part range consisting of a total of only 135 part numbers, and were operating out of premises comprising of 2,250 square feet. Subsequent years have seen constant growth to the product range on offer, the most important of which is Gasket Sets, and the range now includes "non engine" product such as Steering/Suspension, CV Boot Kits, Gaiters and Coil Springs. They now operate out of premises covering 67,500 square feet and our current product range of 22 lines consists of over 35,000 part numbers, covering 65 vehicle manufacturers and at any time, There average parts inventory totals 4,000,000 items. The item "FAI AUTOPARTS TCK118VVT TIMING CHAIN KIT RC956876P OE QUALITY" is in sale since Thursday, November 23, 2017.This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Parts\Engines & Engine Parts\Other Engines & Engine Parts". The seller is "redlinecarparts" and is located in Cheddar, Somerset. This item can be shipped worldwide.