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A THING OF SHEER BEAUTY

Caterham  Cars has built a variant of its iconic Seven that was seemingly planned in the mid-1960s but never launched – the Caterham Seven Sprint.

As though dug up in a time capsule, the retro detailing of the Caterham Seven Sprint will delight Seven purists and provides the perfect scene-setter to the brand’s ‘60 years of the Seven’ anniversary, which will be celebrated next year.

The Sprint, priced from £27,995, is finally available to order after the car was launched at the Goodwood Revival, a fittingly retro setting for a car with one wheel firmly planted in the sixties.

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NOPE, NO STUD JOKES!

Laser’s new Wheel Stud Thread Restorer Master Kit (part no: 6527) is designed to correctly align and restore both external and internal damaged wheel stud threads. The new master kit brings together two existing sets (5216 is for external stud threads and 6116 for restoring the internal threads on the hub), and thus offers a complete solution.

For external threads on wheel studs and bolts, the split die design allows the two halves of the thread restorer to be fitted to the good thread (normally at the base of the stud). Then the 24mm hex adaptor is fitted over the two More >

IT’S ALL CLEAR NOW

Meguiar’s, has launched an exciting new addition to its headlight range – The Perfect Clarity Two Step Headlight Restoration Kit. This product makes restoring dull, yellowed and oxidised headlights quick and easy!

The first step involves applying the Cleaning Solution to the special cleaning pad, then working in a back and forth motion, to thoroughly clean the entire headlight surface. The cleaning solution and pad quickly and effectively remove, dirt, grim and tough oxidation. For the best results apply the cleaning solution with the Meguiar’s DA Power System.

The second step is to apply two coats of the Headlight Coating, five minutes More >

PROTECT SENSITIVE AREAS

If you are adding accessories, restoring a classic or upgrading an engine the problem of how best to protect sensitive wires, cables and hoses is going to arise.

Now, thanks to thermal protection experts DEI, you can add a protective sleeve without having to disconnect the ends of the item you are covering.

DEI’s Protective Split Sleeve easily wraps around existing installations to protect from heat, abrasion and the elements and is also solvent resistant and no splicing is needed.

It assists with organising wires, cables, and hoses giving your engine bay a clean and professional look. It is not only easy to More >

I LOVE A BIT OF HARD ROCK

FOLIATEC®.com is due to launch Hard Rock Liner at Automechhanikla in Frankfurt and it’s quite a product to say the least.

It was developed as a removable pick-up bed treatment that could protect the underlying paintwork but be peeled-off when required; however, Foliatec has ideas far beyond the original purpose.

The special primer makes Hard Rock Liner removable. Apply it without the primer and it will stick like – well, a pick-up bed paint.

Hard Rock Liner can also be used to protect sills and under wheel arches, either permanently or, on show cars and concours classics, it can provide protection while you More >

ALL ABOUT GOOD TIMING

All A-Plus Series engines started off life with the single row timing chain and tensioners to reduce noise and wear. Mini Spares offer a full Simplex Timing Chain Repair kit that includes all the vital parts you need to restore your timing chain to factory-fresh condition.

3H2127EVO Anti Stretch Timing chain for longevity. Also suitable for mildly-tuned engines

88G561 Oil seal

12G2625 Gasket

12G2621 Tensioner

12G2628 Plate to hold tensioner

12G2629 Pin to hold tensioner/plate

If your A-Plus Series engine is now suffering from timing chain rattle this could be your last chance to buy the plate and pin to hold the tensioner as they are now More >

UP, UP AND AWAY…

Need a bit more leg-room in your classic, kitcar? Want a clearer view of the instruments?

B-G Racing’s new eccentric steering wheel spacer raises the steering wheel away from the driver to improve comfort and/or provide a clear line of sight to the instrument panel.

The spacer has two 3×50.8mm PCD bolt patterns offset by 10mm for extra clearance. It will also move the steering wheel out an extra 15mm towards the driver to allow taller drivers to lower their seat for better positioning without over-extending their reach to the wheel.

B-G Steering Wheel Spacers are produced from aluminium with an elegant black anodised More >

HEAVY DUTY OX

Here’s an interesting proposed new kit. Meet the OX…

It’s the brainchild of Sir Torquil Norman of the Global Vehicle Trust who commissioned well-known designer Gordon Murray (he of McLaren F1 and iStream among much other illustrious stuff) to create a van that can be used in parts of the world where terrain makes access difficult.

GVT describes it as the ‘world’s first flat-pack van’ and although the word ‘kit’ isn’t mentioned the OX requires building (a 12-hour build is suggested) with a set of spanners and an Allen key.

A ladderframe chassis has extra rigidity via bonded-in wooden panels, while suspension is More >

KEEP UP! DON’T LOSE THE THREAD

This new metric and imperial thread checker from Gunson Tools (part number 77138) is an accurate and easy-to-use thread identifier specifically designed for wheels nuts, bolts and studs.

Each individual gauge features a male threaded stud on one end and a female threaded hole on the other. Especially useful for distinguishing between similar inch and metric threads, with metric sizes M12 x 1.25, M12 x 1.50, M12 x1.75, M14 x 1.50 and M14 x 2.0 and imperial sizes 7/16in x 20, 1/2in x 20 and 9/16in x 18.

Manufactured from aluminium, each gauge is anodised in an individual colour for easy identification. More >

POWER HIKE FROM ZENOS

Wymondham-based Zenos Cars has announced the availability of a power upgrade kit for its popular turbocharged E10 S model that take power up from the standard 250bhp to 280bhp, a significant increase over the standard model.

The kit also raises the peak torque figure to 30 lb/ft  – an increase of 15lb/ft – which is delivered over a wide range of engine speeds.

The upgrade kit for the best-selling variant of the Zenos E10 includes a new air intake, modified intercooler and revised ECU settings for the 2-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine. The ECU mapping was performed by experts Specialist Control Services, whose Delta range More >