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THIRD FROM SPEED 3

Steve Milburn of Speed3 Automotive has made a few changes of late. The County Durham-based company has sold their MG TF-based Mini project to Birch Motorsport leaving them to concentrate on their Metro 6R4 replica called ‘The Rep’, which uses a Metro/Rover 100 bodyshell and mechanicals with kit prices starting at £7950.

The company has also announced a new kit called Project 3, which is so-called because is it their er, third project!

It is intended as a rebody package for Champion Locost or later Haynes Roadster kits although a standalone kit complete with spaceframe chassis will also be available.

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SWIMMING? NO, NOT THAT SERPENTINE!

Now you can get an Eddie Motorsports S-Drive Serpentine Pulley Drive System in the company’s extra-shiny Bright Clearcoat Finish.

It’s a high-gloss polished-finish sealed with Eddie’s ultra-durable Fusioncoat clearcoat used in the marine industry.

Nobody is going to outshine your engine compartment with an S-Drive system under your bonnet – and Eddie Motorsports says it costs no more than a system without the clearcoat.

The S-Drive systems work every bit as good as they look, too. Engine accessories – water pump, alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor – are driven by a six- or eight-rib serpentine belt depending on the application.

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MAKE AN IMPACT WITHOUT IMPACT!

For a seized fastener, especially if it’s countersunk, the traditional remedy has always been the impact driver. However, you have to be careful using a traditional impact driver, as every technician knows it’s easy to injure your hand.

No need to worry with this new design of impact driver from Laser Tools (part number 7540). The addition of a flexi-head handle lets you keep your hand out of harm’s way while adding extra leverage to the action of the impact driver.

This four-piece 3/8in-drive tool is designed for removing seized, corroded and over tightened fasteners. Hold the handle tight against the fastener More >

GET CONNECTED

Connect Workshop Consumables has just published their 2019 catalogue, which is fully updated with over a thousand of new lines and offers a truly comprehensive range suitable for businesses and tradesmen of all disciplines.

Connect Workshop Consumables has the resources and technical backup of The Tool Connection, the Warwickshire-based tool distributor and manufacturer. Connect is thus in the unique position of being able to constantly update and complement the consumables choice with items sourced from existing Tool Connection brands, offering a service and variety of product that has not been seen before in the workshop consumables market in the UK.

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MAKE A DASH FOR IT

Mio, a leading provider of vehicle dash cams and navigation systems in Europe and Asia Pacific, is extending its stellar 7 Series range with the new MiVue 798. For the ultimate surveillance package, drivers can upgrade to the MiVue 798 Dual, which offers the additional feature of the MiVue A30 rear camera for complete peace of mind.

An upgrade on the existing 7 Series dash cams, the MiVue 798 and the Dual version offer sharper, high-resolution footage if the worst were to happen and indisputable proof was required.

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TOYOTA MR2 MK3-BASED RS200 BODY CONVERSION

There seems to be a lot of buzz around the new RS Retro RS200 replica, and quite rightly so, as the quality is superb.

However, it’s not the only RS200 clone that you can buy in the UK currently. There are at least two others.

One of them, the MRS200, was developed for a customer by the superstar that is Chris Welch of Tribute Automotive before he sold the project on.

It’s unusual in being a body conversion based around Toyota MR2 Mk3 Roadster and is now being made by Lee Hwozdyk of Rochdale, Lancashire and he’s busy preparing a demonstrator.

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MEGUIAR’S UK ADD A SNOW FOAM TO THEIR REPERTOIRE!

Trusted car care experts Meguiar’s, has just introduced an exciting new premium car wash that adds to their robust line of products, Meguiar’s®Ultimate Snow Foam. This all-new formula is engineered specifically towards car enthusiasts looking for the ultimate snow foam to use along with a foam cannon and pressure washer. Ultimate Snow Foam, with Xtreme Cling foam, is the perfect way to obtain a swirl-free wash that won’t compromise wax protection!

This advanced formula contains a specialised Xtreme Cling foaming action that delivers an intense foam that sticks and clings to painted surfaces gently loosening road grime, dirt and contaminants. Fine-tuned More >

RALLY DESIGN GET RAMPED-UP!

To accurately measure caster angle you need to rotate the wheels 15- or 20-degrees, in either direction. This is best achieved by positioning the wheels on angular graduated turntables.

Rally Design has previously sold many pairs of turntables manufactured in steel, weighing in at about 62kg, but their new design in aluminium is more manageable, weighing in at only 20kg.

The capacity remains the same, however at 2-tonnes per wheel and even the price is the same at £167.80 inc VAT per pair. The kit includes drive-up steel ramps to assist loading.

More at the other end of 01227 792 792 or via www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

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CLEAN UP TIME

Laser Tools has just introduced two innovative workshop blow guns specifically designed for valeting and cleaning chores.

First up is the Turbo Pulse Blow Gun (part number 7474) and this new design of blowgun is the perfect tool for the valeter with an eye for detail. It has a strong turbo vortex which is pulsed directly through the rotating head. This rotates on a continuous 360-degree spin, which lifts and blows dirt and dust out of every nook and cranny. Perfect for car interiors and upholstery. Very impressive when it quickly removes stubbornly entwined pet hairs from non-woven vehicle interior fabrics.

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AIR FOR ELISE AND EXIGE AND IN ANY CASE PLENTY OF KITCARS USE A K-SERIES!

A Lotus flavoured piece of PR but a) I really like the bloke who sent it to me and b) I know a few Elise owners who read this website!

For over three decades now ITG Air Filters has been at the forefront of racing air filter technology – plugging away at both competition and road cars with some truly pack-leading results. This continued, accomplished evolution alongside motorsport and racing success always trickles down to the street eventually, so whether road or racetrack be the destination, the same principles of maximum power and faultless filtration always apply.  With a collective of More >