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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Newly introduced by Warwickshire-based Laser Tools, this portable inspection camera (part number 6934) allows you to easily perform visual inspections in hard to reach areas. Its lightweight, handheld design means that it is extremely portable, and the very flexible semi-rigid camera probe is one-metre long and just 3.9mm in diameter.

The very narrow camera probe means that the inspection camera has numerous applications from inspecting engines and engine components, to inspecting cables or pipes in or behind walls. A 90° mirror attachment for increased versatility is also included.

For many trades this inspection camera can be a great asset; not only can you More >

KITCAR COUPE WINS AGAINST STIFF COMPETITION

Well done to Rich Howlett for taking the triple prize

Hot on the heels of back-to-back concours wins at the 2017 Nostalgia Show, Leicestershire and The 2017 Car & Bike Roadshow, Cambridgeshire. Ex-Lola-man, Rich Howlett’s Lotus Seven-inspired Hardtop Coupé design made it a triple, beating off all the elite classic and sportscar competition at this year’s annual Masterclass awards held at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Competing against elite show cars the event annually attracts in excess of 2000 exhibitors with some of the best cars on the show scene on display. Visitors to the event see Supercars, More >

SHINY AND LOVELY

Even for those that love detailing their car, it’s usually the wheels that cause the biggest amount of grief and elbow grease. Thankfully, Autoglym has the well-proven solution, in the easily-applied form of their super-effective ‘Clean Wheels’ product. No prizes for guessing what it does…

Having being lovingly developed – and continuously improved – over the years, Clean Wheels offers a simple ‘Spray, Scrub, Rinse’ solution for almost all types of painted alloy wheels, as well as all plastic wheel trims.  Best applied using Autoglym’s Hi Tech Wheel Brush to agitate the product (and get it into all those tricky nooks More >

FIVE-SPEED UPGRADE

Get the best of both worlds – acceleration and easy motorway cruising – with a Mini Spares five-speed gearbox. All come fully assembled and ready to install.

Both helical and straight cut gears are available and they can be specified with either the original open differential, Mini Spares cross pin or limited slip differential.

The gearbox is suitable for 1275-1380cc engines (except those with extra boosted turbos). The gear case has undergone extensive modification and upgrading by Mini Spares with no fewer than 58 improvements to the linkage and gear components.

The gearbox features a closer ratio gear set than the standard four-speed More >

BURTON RETAIN THOSE SPRINGS

Burton Power has announced that they can now supply ultra-lightweight titanium valve-spring retainers for Ford SOHC Pinto, CVH and Essex V4/V6 engines.

The retainers are suitable for models that use these engines and include many of the most popular Fords such as the Capri, Cortina Mk3 onwards, Escort/Orion, Granada and Scorpio, Sierra, Transit, Fiesta including the Mk2 XR2, XR2i and RS Turbo as well as older classics like the V6 Zephyr Mk4 and Zodiac Mk4.

These engines were also used in other marques, including many kitcars and the retainers are also suitable for the Pinto powered TVR Tamsin 200 2.0, the Ford More >

PUMP IT UP

Webcon has added a 24v fuel pump to its range of ultra-reliable, low-pressure fuel pumps and part number WFP511 is designed for large-capacity carburetted petrol engines and has the following specification:

Flow: 35 gallons per hour free flow Voltage: 24v Pressure: 5-9 psi Fittings: 3/8 hose

WFP511 is supplied with mounting bracket, fuel line clips and hose tails to facilitate mounting into metal fuel lines and is priced at £65.95 inc VAT.

Webcon can also supply a range of 6v, 12v and 24v carburettor pressure fuel pumps.

Available now at the other end of 01932 787 100 or via www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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CARE FOR YOUR NEW ENGINE

Lots of engine builders, particularly those in the USA, like to use diesel motor oil as a break-in lubricant for new engines because it contains plenty of zinc (ZDDP) to protect flat tappet camshafts.

It’s said that this oil is being replaced with a new formulation, API CK-4, that reduces levels of ZDDP, on the order of 800 parts per million (ppm). That’s not enough to prevent premature cam wear or even failure in engines with flat tappet camshafts.

Fortunately, the oil experts at Joe Gibbs Driven offer BR-Series Break-In Oil that contains highest levels of zinc and phosphorus to promote piston ring seal and provide More >

GOING FOR GOLD

Heat protection specialist, Design Engineering Inc now has DEI Heat Sheath Gold™ sleeving to keep critical lines, wiring looms, air intakes and hoses cool and protected.

DEI Heat Sheath Gold™ is manufactured from high-temperature resistant metalised polyamide lamination, bonded to a robust 20oz heat treated glass fibre base material.

The product will protect and keep components cool in the most demanding applications and is capable of reflecting direct heat up to 800˚F (approx. 427˚C) and radiant heat up to 1100˚F (approx. 593˚C). It can be easily cut and trimmed to size as required.

DEI Heat Sheath Gold™ is available in the following sizes: More >

J15 RE-JOINS VECTIS ON SYLVA PRICELIST

Sylva J15 back in production

After virtually ceasing production of their Ford-based J15 model, Sylva Sportscars has re-introduced it, due primarily to public demand, after it had been superseded by the MG TF-based Vectis , with which it shares its shape.

Sylva boss, David MacBean told me: “I always wanted the option of a Ford-based car and while the TF-based Vectis is cost-effective there is a definitely a market for the Ford-based J15 that we couldn’t service without that car.”

David will balance production of the two models by producing them in small batches to ease manufacture issues for a small company.  I More >

WEBCON’S NEW FUEL PUMP PACKS A PUNCH

Webcon has added a 24v fuel pump to its range of ultra-reliable, low-pressure fuel pumps and part number WFP511 is designed for large-capacity carburetted petrol engines and has the following specification:

Flow: 35 gallons per hour free flow Voltage: 24v Pressure: 5-9 psi Fittings: 3/8 hose

WFP511 is supplied with mounting bracket, fuel line clips and hose tails to facilitate mounting into metal fuel lines and is priced at £65.95 inc VAT.

Webcon can also supply a range of 6v, 12v and 24v carburettor pressure fuel pumps.

Available now at the other end of 01932 787 100 or via www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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