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‘TIME FOR BED’ SAID ZEBEDEE! SEE WHAT I DID THERE?

Builders and owners of MG TF-based body conversions might be interested to hear that XPart has added a new MG TF Lowering Spring and Upgrade Kit to their range (part number – XPT006300).

Before the demise of the company in 2005, MG Rover chassis boffins developed this kit with the engineers at Eibach UK to lower and upgrade standard MG TF springs, which can come in for some stick. They made a big difference and were widely praised by MG enthusiasts.

The springs lower the car by 20mm-25mm and are progressively wound and uprated although preserve the ride quality while helping ride More >

I’M NOT DOING ANY ‘OPEN UP AND SAY R JOKES – I’VE DONE THEM BEFORE!

Burton Power now offer a cast aluminium replacement ‘Duratec-R’ cam cover that has been designed to fit all standard Ford 2-litre., 2.3-litre and 2.5-litre Duratec HE engines.

The cam cover can also be used on VVT Duratec engines but only when the variable valve timing gear has been removed. This item is for use with a Ford coil-pack and plug leads – coil-on-plugs cannot be used because of space limitations.

The cam cover is 65mm high, which will give a 2.3-litre or 2.5-litre Duratec engine the same overall height as a standard 2-litre engine with the original Ford cam cover. It comes More >

FORGED IN STEEL. WELL ALLOY ACTUALLY!

Forge Motorsport has released a high-quality CE-marked alloy jack that’s perfect for owners of lowered show or race vehicles, allowing them to lift their vehicles safely, without damaging sills or trims.

It’s hard to argue that a lowered car doesn’t look much better than one at standard height, but this new-found poise can introduce problems when trying to jack it up. With the sill height being so much lower, most standard jacks are too high to be able to slip under the vehicle.

With so many aggressive-looking cars on its own fleet, Forge sought to find the best quality jack, with the More >

WASH AND WIPE

Valeo Service UK has launched HydroConnect™, a new wiper blade range providing 96 per cent OE flatblade car parc coverage with just 42 part numbers.

HydroConnect™ is made up of three different product ranges: HydroConnect Front™ specially designed for vehicles originally fitted with front flat blades, HydroConnect Rear™ made for vehicles originally fitted with rear flat blades, and also HydroConnect Upgrade™, introduced for vehicles originally fitted with conventional front blades.

The new flat blade uses pioneering multi-connection technology ensuring the HydroConnect Front™ fits 12 types of front arms and the Hydro Connect Rear™ fits six types of arms, both with just three More >

BETTER VISION

Mini Spares can now offer original style sealed-beam headlamps as used on classic Minis as well as many other British classics.

The sealed beam lamps include a pilot light and were probably the most common right hand drive light unit used on Minis up to 1990.

Order as part number 13H3471A. Sold singly, two required per car, of course and they cost £11.52 inc VAT each.

For more details contact 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

STRONG SEAL

Power Seal from leading car care specialists Auto Finesse is ideal for enthusiasts who like a bit of advanced goodness for their cars.

The product is a paint sealant that features advanced cross-linking polymers that can last up to a year on your car’s bodywork.

Although it can be applied by hand for the very best results it should be applied with the aid of a DA or rotary orbital polishing machine that leaves a gloss-like finish.

You’ll also need to ensure that the car’s bodywork is clean and free of other wax residue so prep first with panel wipe or and Isopropyl More >

DURATEC DRY SUMP

Burton Power now offers a complete dry sump kit to fit Ford Duratec HE engines. The kit is a single pressure, single scavenge dry pump kit and eliminates the need for an external pump, pulley and belt drive (the big problem area for more conventional dry sump arrangements).

This dry sump kit has been designed with the assistance of one of motorsport’s best engine designers and is perfect for all inline applications from road to full race.

Although there are other kits that place the pump internally in the sump this kit benefits from a lengthy, in-depth development and the lessons learned More >

SHAMPOO AND SET

The boffins and designers at Autoglym’s UK HQ have clearly taken a leaf out of the beauty industry’s book with their latest product release; the all-new Ultra High Definition Shampoo.

Keen to make washday something of a multi-sensory experience, Autoglym has gone all-out to create something really rather special with this latest product, with a shampoo that looks good, works incredibly, smells divine and even feels fabulous! It’s not just the car that’s going to enjoy this experience, that’s for sure!

Let’s start with the lather… the last time you saw foam this thick and luxurious, you were either in the bath, seriously larging More >

NICE TONIC

Just The Tonic Tar & Glue Remover, from Autobrite Direct is a hydrocarbon-based formula that contains no nasties or chlorinated solvents or methanol.

It is very effective at getting shot of tar, glue and road residue and is safe on most painted surfaces and works.

A 500ml bottle costs £10 and is available from www.autobritedirect.co.uk ENDS.

A NICE WARM BLANKET

Forge Motorsport has released details of its superb new turbo blanket that will fit most turbocharged cars to give several benefits.

The main function of this blanket is to isolate the radiant heat normally produced by any ‘charger during normal operation. Forge originally created this product for its own Mk1 turbocharged ‘Berg Cup’ race car – and found it to be hugely effective in reducing under-bonnet temperatures in even the harshest of conditions – and under gruelling race and track day temperatures.

Reducing under-bonnet temperatures is always a good idea, as generally speaking, it will help to prolong the life of most More >