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Mini Spares is now the only company still distributing genuine Minilite wheels in 10in and 12in sizes and are part owners of the brand name.

The original Tech Del Minilites were made famous by the Special Tuning Works Department and over the years Minilites have been hailed as one of the great products of the British classic car industry, finding their way onto classic and sportscars of almost every make. Originally they were were made out of lightweight magnesium alloy, hence name Minilite, however they later changed to the aluminium alloy that is still used today.

Their timeless appeal and the fact More >

COST EFFECTIVE HOUSING

The positioning of the ancillaries on a Ford Duratec can often cause clearance problems on racecars, kitcars and modified cars with additional equipment in the engine bay. Now Jenvey has produced two oil filter housings for the Ford Duratec to replace the large unit that is fitted as standard.

The Jenvey low profile oil filter housings sit very low and close to the engine block to improve clearance.

One of the new housings – FHFD10_A1 – is for use as an external input for a dry-sumped engine with an external oil pump e.g. a Pace dry sump system and retails at £156 More >

KEEP IT TOPPED UP

Powervamp Racing is now an authorised distributer of the entire range of CTEK chargers and accessories and will hold a large stock enabling a quick delivery time.

The CTEK chargers have been in production for some 15 years and have built a strong branding through quality and reliability as well as being associated with many race and rally teams. Around 400 million lead acid batteries are manufactured around the world each year. At some point each one will require charging which will extend the life of the battery – up to two to three times if used regularly! The synergy between More >

BETTER VALUE AT THE PUMPS

Webcon has just released a new roller vane type electric fuel pump for use on electronic fuel injection installations that require high flow and high pressure.

This pump is supplied complete with two wrap around cushioned mounting brackets and four bolts for quiet operation.

The 12-volt pump will accept ‘push-on’ 9.5mm I/D fuel pipe at both ends, measures 200mm long x 48mm diameter and has an output of 170-litres/hour @ 3 bar. Order as WFP503.

The pump has a recommended retail price of £163.74 inc VAT with more details from 01932 787 100 or www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

TURN THAT LIGHT ON!

This useful new workshop lamp from Laser Tools (part no. 5482) has a host of features that make it suitable for the professional workplace as well as home use.

With a built in lithium ion battery it is rechargeable from both mains and 12v power sources and lasts up to two hours between charges. CE approved and waterproof to the international IP66 standard, it features a strong polycarbonate casing and lens and is rated with a super long life of 50,000 hours.

The three watt light source is three times brighter than normal LEDs and gives an exceptional spread of light ideal More >

BOLD ARIEL BUT NO PERSIL!

Ariel Motor Company will unveil their latest Atom variant at The Performance Car Show on 12-13 January 12-13 at Birmingham’s NEC.

New Ariel Atom 3.5

The new Atom 3.5 features a host of updates, including a boost to 310bhp with the supercharged version of its 2-litre Honda iVTEC K20Z4 engine.

The Atom’s iconic look remains, but with a stiffer chassis, improved balance and traction, while also debuting alongside the new road-going mean machine is the race-ready Ariel Cup, which has been specially designed to compete in Ariel’s new one-make race series, launching in 2013 and visiting tracks such as Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

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HELLO BARNEY ‘RIBBLE’

All change at The Sammio Motor Company now known Ribble Kits and Classics with the models renamed thus: The Sammio Spyder becomes the Ribble Pilot, with the Cordite known as the Ribble Navigator and the 2CV-based Chevaux now called Pilot CV.

Ribble boss, Andy Powell (no, not the legendary guitarist from Wishbone Ash!) has taken time to do some general refurbishment, and major changes are being carried out to the moulds in that the ‘hump’ is being removed from the basic shell of both models and supplied separately. This enables LHD and ‘double hump’ variants to be built without resorting to More >

STAY TOASTIE IN WINTER

Car Builder Solutions has just announced a compact (170mm wide x 228mm deep and 130mm high) new heater system, ideal for meeting IVA requirements and for keeping you toastie during the colder months.

It features a matrix, powerful three-speed fan, all the necessary outlets, witch and wiring and just requires ducting to the car’s interior.

Priced at just £132 inc VAT find out more from www.cbsonline.co.uk or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

ALTERNATING CURRENT

The Powerlite range of lightweight alternators are designed to be a direct and easy to fit replacement for the alternator on your classic, kit or competition car. Conversion to single wire aids fitment and most classics and competition cars do not require multiple connections.

Powerlite alternators come in a range of sizes, weights and power options suitable for your needs. For example: A race or sprint application may require a lightweight alternator that draws as little current as possible to avoid sapping valuable horsepower.

A historic race car may be required by the regs. to carry an alternator even though it is More >

RACING WITH LUCAS OIL

Lucas Oil launches its new High Performance Racing Only Oils catalogue at the Autosport International Show, NEC (10-13 January 2013).

The full Lucas Oil Racing Only range now includes NINE different categories of lubricants; from High Performance Plus oils for Top Fuel and Top Alcohol engines, to break in oils, automatic transmission fluids, racing greases and racing gear oils.

Three different versions of the popular Racing Only 20W-50 are available (fully synthetic, semi synthetic and conventional) making the Lucas Oil range a first choice for racing teams across the track, road and off-road racing spectrum.

The Nine categories are:

·      Fully Synthetic High Performance Motor Oil

(SAE 0W-5, 0W-10, 0W-20, 0-W30, 10W30 and 20W-50)

·      Top Fuel & More >