Legendary crew chief and engine builder Mick Webb is the latest high-profile motorsport personality to convert to Force workshop tools.
One of Australia’s most talented and successful race engineers, Webb has built some of the country’s fastest cars and has worked for many of the country’s most famous drivers, including Allan Moffat, Peter Brock and Jim Richards.
Webb built Moffat’s Falcons in the ’70s and RX-7s in the ’80s before going on to mastermind Peter Brock’s European assault in 1985. He ran Brock at the 1986 Spa 24HR race in Belgium and a year later he was crew chief for Moffat and John Harvey’s historic outright win in opening round of the World Touring Car Championship at Monza, and class win at Spa.
He also built the engine in Richards’ dominant ‘Big M’ Falcon Sports Sedan.
These days Webb builds race-winning engines for the Biante Masters Series, including the 289 Ford V8 in Richards’ Falcon Sprint and the 350 Chev V8 that powers John Bowe’s 1969 Camaro. As testament to Webb’s work, both drivers finished equal first in the recent Phillip Island round of the series.
Offering outstanding quality and the efficiency of a unique module storage system, Webb had no hesitation in specifying Force tools when putting together a kit to service these cars at race meetings.
“Without doubt, the quality of the Force product is as good as any tool I have used but at a price way below its top-end competitors,” said Webb.
“And the Force concept of modules is fantastic for a mechanic. The way the tools are laid out you always know what you have in the kit, the location of each size spanner, and if anything is missing. It saves a lot time and frustration. And it’s a very efficient system because it allows you to store more tools than inferior methods.
“The tools feel good to use and they fit into tight spaces, so that’s a big plus as well.”
Webb was also impressed with the construction of Force’s tool boxes and roll-cabs.
“You can tell straight away these aren’t your normal, everyday toolboxes,” he said. It’s like rolling a Mercedes Benz around your workshop compared to a Kingswood.”
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