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ALL CHANGE AT BANKS EUROPA. SORT OF.

Ooh nice

Southport-based Europa Engineering, run by Richard Winter has long been producing replicas of classic Lotus Europa 47 and 62S models, while he’s also a leading supplier of parts for Lotus’ ‘car for Europe’.

For several years, Richard, who has one of the most exquisite collections of classic motorcycles I’ve ever seen, has been wanting to take things more slowly and with that in mind, a new company called Lotus Supplies has taken over the parts side of the business.

Run by Nick Walker and erstwhile Europe Engineering customer, Dave Smith, Lotus Supplies, the pair are long-term car modifiers and Lotus enthusiasts More >

NEW EXTENSION FROM LASER TOOLS

Two useful new additions to the toolbox; these power extension bars from Laser tools (parts numbers 7470 3/8in drive and 7471 1/2in drive) are 500mm long and designed to be driven by a cordless drill fitted with a quick-chuck.

The special extended length lets you get into these hard to access areas, particularly useful if you’re working under the car and having to reach up under wheel arches, rear axles, etc, to reach an elusive fastener. And releasing and removing the fastener takes seconds when using a cordless drill.

Both extension bars are manufactured from chrome vanadium 6150 spring steel, a material More >

NICE FINISH

I like to think that I’m serious about my car detailing and can usually have a sixth sense when it comes to rubbish products, of which the market is crowded.

When the UK importers of Nu Finish – The Once A Year Car Polish asked me if I’d like to try the product out, I must confess to fearing the Doc Holliday was in town. However, I’ll always give a car care product the benefit of the doubt until I’ve tried it.

As it happens, Nu Finish turned up at the right time. I hate seeing my cars dirty and after almost More >

I’LL HAVE A ‘P’, BOB!

Aeroflow’s Cushioned P-Clamps are available in DASH- sizes ranging from -03 to -32 and are suitable for both hard-line and braided hose and are available in blue, black, and silver finishes.

Sizes -03 to -06 are supplied in packs of ten and sizes -08 to -32 are supplied in packs of five.

Retail prices start £13.19 inc VAT per pack.

For more details contact Brown & Geeson on 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

 

NO, I’M NOT DOING SMUTTY ‘HORN’ JOKES!

Webcon has announced the introduction of a 5in (125mm) air-horn for the Weber 48IDA carburettor.

This extra-long air-horn is perfect for kitcars, hot rods or mid-engined historic racing cars that use Weber 48IDA carburettors on American V8 engines and where height is not restricted.

Each air-horn is precision-manufactured from lightweight aluminium to ensure a perfect fit into the carburettor. The air-horns can be ordered as part number 5284055000.

Meanwhile, Air Horn 5284055000 is sold individually and retails at £41.95 each inc VAT.

For further details contact 01932 787c100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

MINISPARES FEEL THE MINI POWER

The GXE1002RACE Powerlite Lightweight Race Alternator is identical to Mini Spare’s GXE1002 competition alternator but with a larger pulley to prevent overcharging on race cars which spend the majority of their time running at high RPM.

The alternator is suitable for all pre-1997 Mini A-Series-powered cars and weighs just 3.2kg with an output of 55-amps.

It has been designed as a direct bolt-on replacement on pre ’97 Minis; however, a multi-position mounting bracket means that it is also ideal for other race cars, custom cars and kitcar applications. It does not take the standard Mini alternator plug so a small amount of More >

FORD DIFFS FROM RALLY DESIGN

Rally Design has announced not one but two new Ford Blackline helical LSDs (limited slip differentials).

Both are competitively priced at £594 inc VAT. The unit that suits the Ford Fiesta ST180-IB6 (part no HLF016) considerably improves the grip and handling of this otherwise rapid vehicle.

They also have a limited quantity of USA Ford units (part no HLF017), available in 28- or 31-spline, and the 9in Ford axle is often utilised in high-power applications.

More from 01227 792 792 or www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

BURTON POWER APPOINTED POWERFLEX AGENTS

Burton Power is proud to announce that it has been appointed as a dealer of the recently launched Powerflex Heritage range of polyurethane bushes for ‘modern classic’ cars from the past thirty years.

The Heritage range uses modern-day materials to enhance the performance, comfort and safety of the modern classic car. Unlike previous bush ranges, each application in the Heritage range has its own shore hardness designation to ensure improved suspension performance without discomfort or vibration.

The bushes come in the new subtle ‘Classic’ Dark Grey colour to retain the standard OE look of rubber whilst offering the performance and longevity of More >

WET AND DRY

Kärcher, the world’s leading cleaning solutions specialist, is pleased to showcase its versatile range of Outdoor Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaners, specifically designed for cars, garages, gardens and other tasks too tough for indoor vac.

These robust machines are capable of taking on any task, wet or dry, and the powerful suction makes light work of everything from dust and sand to mud and gravel, using minimum effort and maximum speed.

The Outdoor Vacs can seamlessly jump from mud and gravel to dust and sand or even liquid spills without a pause in the intense suction power. The range includes different container More >

MORE MESH FROM WEBCON

To complement its recently reintroduced 56mm and 63mm mesh air filters, Webcon has announced that a 70mm version is now available as well.

The 70mm filter is superbly manufactured in the UK and features the same three-layer mesh technology as proven on the previously introduced mesh filters.

The 70mm filter is suitable for Weber 48DCO/SP and 48IDA carburettors, as well as other 70mm O.D. airhorns. It can be ordered as part number AFM4870.

AFM4870 is simple to fit, offers excellent filtration with the minimum of restriction, and is especially useful on 48IDA downdraft carburettors to prevent the ingress of debris when the car More >