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THIS STUFF CLEANS PLASTICS

Plexus® was developed for use in the aviation industry – specifically, for cleaning and protecting aircraft windscreens. As Plexus became more and more popular, people quickly discovered it could be used on a limitless variety of plastic surfaces.

There are plenty of products that claim to clean plastic, Perspex, Lexan and Macrolan and many others but most of them are rubbish. Close to being useless. Indeed, many of them cause plastics to dry out, discolour and become brittle.

Having tried Plexus though, it really does a great job and is extremely easy to use. Just spray and wipe with a clean microfiber cloth and More >

OH ‘SOLEX’ MIO …

Webcon is well-known for its Weber DCOE conversion kit for the Mercedes 190 SL. However, for those owners who prefer to retain the original Solex 44PHH carburettors, Webcon can now supply a superb quality, comprehensive overhaul kit to allow a complete renovation to be carried out on the Solex units.

The kit contains gaskets, diaphragms, washers, seals and a needle valve and may be ordered as part number 9611737000. It is extremely competitively priced at just £41.86 inc VAT.

Available now from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Even in today’s digital world, there are times when a pen and paper is the best solution and that’s why B-G Racing has just produced these useful pit record sheets.

BG Racing Chassis Set-Up Sheets The B-G Racing Chassis Set-Up Sheets are a vital component of any event. They allow the racer to maximise the amount of information recorded in an intuitive, user-friendly manner. There are boxes to record all the important aspects of the chassis set up thus providing invaluable information that can be drawn upon at future events. • Supplied as a pad of 50 sheets • 2x hole-punched More >

LESS FAT CARBS

 

Edelbrock has announced its annual ‘Big Carb Deal’ promotion, back for the ninth successive year, which runs until April 2018.

Eligible purchases include any new AVS2 Series carburettor and Pro-Flow air filters.

More from www.edelbrock.com ENDS.

BIG CAT PARTS AT MOSS EUROPE

Moss Europe has been supplying classic Jaguar parts for some time, however, the company is bringing its Jaguar services to the forefront with a new programme that spans all years and models of Jaguar. This will offer owners of modern, classic, historic cars and kitcars a comprehensive range of service and repair parts alongside an exciting selection of performance and styling parts.

Not only will this serve to keep Jaguars alive, it will also enhance their looks and performance to provide owners with the reward that comes from owning a great example of British motoring heritage.

For post-2000 ‘modern’ Jaguars Moss Europe More >

NOTHING MUDDY ABOUT THIS HIPPO

Machine Mart sells a range of electric Submersible Water Pumps for a wide range of uses including flooded cellars, trenches, flat roofs, swimming pools and gardens, in fact, whatever you have a need.

Domestic or industrial, models, such as the HIPPO 2, will pump to within 3mm of the floor with an output of up to 208-litres per minute, a max head height of up to 8.5m with the majority featuring a float switch for automatic cut off.

The famous Clarke Hippo range has sold over 350,000 units in the UK over the last 30 years and the model costs only £65.99 More >

FIFTY YEARS OF SUMMIT RACING

Summit Racing is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2018.

Summit Racing’s first ‘shop’ was in the basement of a doughnut shop in Stow, Ohio. The coffee and pastries were nice, but the location didn’t get a lot of traffic. A year later in 1969, they moved to their proper shop next door to a Midas Muffler and a pizza shop in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. It was 1500 square feet and just 20 feet wide.

Summit Racing built its first project car in 1980. The Elite Enterprises Lazer 917 kitcar had a Buick V6 drivetrain pirated from a front-wheel drive GM X-body. The More >

GREAT INSURANCE OFFER FOR MK INDY OWNERS

News from Neil and Sean at MK Sportscars, who have agreed a deal with Adrian Flux Insurance that gives the many thousands of MK Indy owners – and new customers too – a special, bespoke and generous ‘owners’ discount of 15 per cent for MK customers who insure their Indy through Flux.

If you have an MK Indy and your insurance requires renewal now, or in the future, just quote the special dealer number ‘D1090’ with more information available from www.mksportscars.com/blog/insure-your-dream-car-with-adrian-flux-insurance.html ENDS.

 

THIS IS GENIUS!

I know Safe Products and Spautopia founder John Stevenson, personally. He’s a clever chap. Remember those little plastic tags that you used to see on sliced loaves? Well, John invented them, and his latest creation is Genius Surface Sealant, and it really does seem to be a genius product, having tried it out.

Regular readers will know that I’m er, very attentive to keeping my vehicles clean and when John’s daughter, Amanda, who runs Spautopia, contacted me to see if I fancied trying it out, I didn’t need asking twice.

As it happened I was planning to do some work of a More >

LITTLE BATTERY; BIG PERFORMANCE

The racing type car batteries as adopted by thousands of kitcar owners are great but they are not as tolerant to abuse as a conventional lead-acid-type battery.

However, if you follow some basic good housekeeping rules you should be fine. Merlin Motorsport has some guidelines available on their website and also sell the complete range of Odyssey Extreme Batteries, which are very powerful, yet light in weight.

Designed primarily for racing cars they naturally are ideal for lightweight kitcars and you can be sure that if they are built to withstand the rigours of motorsport they’ll be fine for your Sunday morning More >