LOVING THIS ONE

Of the many artisan car care companies, one I really like is TDG, who also blend their own elixirs and waxes.

They recently sent me their Fruit Salad Car Shampoo to try. Yes, that’s right. It has the scent of those little fruit salad chews we had as kids. Tasty niffs aside, I recently tried the product out on a couple of dirty cars and it worked superbly.

Plenty of foamy suds, it removed the worst of the crud without additional input from me, it rinsed away easily and left a shiny, drag-free paint surface.

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SURGING AHEAD

The latest Aeroflow surge tank with twin fuel pumps is capable of handling surge free fuel for high performance 1000+ BHP vehicles.

The 2.5-litre spun alloy Surge Tank Kit is not only great quality, it’s also great value for money.

The anodised black finish will resist corrosive fuels such as alcohol, ethanol (E85) and methanol. The kit comes with all the necessary adapters to connect the two Bosch fuel pumps (0580254044) to the dual bottom outlets on the tank.

Both pumps are held in a dual EFi aluminium fuel pump bracket that comes with rubber inserts that surround the pumps and dampen any More >

SPRAY AND SHINE

A ridiculously effective car care product that I’ve been using with success lately is Ultimate Fast Finish from Meguiar’s.

It’s an aerosol formula that you simply spray on to your car’s bodywork, wipe off and watch the surface shine. I can do a car with it in about eight minutes, it’s that simple and easy to use.

In addition to a cool shine, the surface will be more resistant to dirt thanks to the synthetic polymer coating and the water-beading ability is insane after use. It’s available from between £16 to £20 and the box also includes a quality microfibre cloth. One More >

RS2000 BELLHOUSING FROM RALLY DESIGN

New from parts and tool meisters Rally Design is this Ford RS2000-spec bellhousing and the Kent-based company has re-tooled for this historically important product, including quick release gearbox facility.

Available again at the competitive price of £154.80 inc VAT, with generous trade volume discounts also available.

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

WASHING UP WITH SEALEY

Sealey has introduced a couple of new pressure washer combination deals. They are ideal for a range of applications including cleaning vehicles, commercial equipment, motorbikes, patios and decking.

There is a choice of two pressure washers. The PW2500 is fitted with a powerful 2200W motor with a 438ltr/hr water flow rate and a maximum pressure of 170bar. This unit incorporates a 5mtr hose reel.

Meanwhile, the PW2200 is fitted with a powerful 1800W motor with a 400ltr/hr water flow rate and a maximum pressure of 140bar. This model is fitted with dual built-in detergent tanks.

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CONTACT MADE

Amazingly, in this digital age, there are still some classic Mini owners who are still using contact breaker ignition, possibly for reasons of originality. Now Mini Spares can offer a ‘Fixed Point’ electronic ignition conversion that it fits entirely inside the stock distributor cap!

All previous ignition kits utilised an external black box, not the sort of thing you want under the bonnet of your standard-looking engine compartment! No such problem with the new Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition conversion kit and once you’ve installed the magnetic trigger and sensor, you will never have to change points again.

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SAFETY FIRST WITH RING

As families up and down the country embark on their summer holidays, Ring, a specialist in automotive products, has launched two new First Aid Kits.

Understanding that a First Aid Kit is a compulsory item when travelling by car in certain EU countries, Ring has launched two comprehensive kits, which include all the essentials required for treating minor injuries.

The RCT11 First Aid Kit and RCT12 mini First Aid Kit are both Certified and can be used in the car when camping or at home. With an RRP of just £11.99 and £6.99 respectively, the First Aid Kits are an investment that More >

VIGILANTE SPORT KIT FROM BLITZWORLD

New from Blitzworld is the new Vigilante Sport road-legal buggy. It is available in two forms fully built and as a kit. The turnkey versions can be powered by Ford Zetec engine priced from £24,995 or with a Honda i-VTEC (Type R-spec) from £29,995.

The buggy is built to order and can be customised to suit customer requirements and is designed for on- or off-road use with its high-performance suspension and ATV tyres. Road wheels and tyres can also be fitted offering a smoother ride with high-performance tyres.

The 2-litre Ford Zetec engine offers 140bhp standard and can be tuned easily. The More >

BUY A WESTIE ON INTEREST-FREE CHUCKIE

Westfield Sportscars has become the first UK kitcar manufacturer to offer interest-free finance on its full range of self-build vehicles.

 

Westfield’s sales and marketing director, Simon Westwood said: “With many of our customers now acquiring their main family car on finance or on lease, it makes sense for Westfield to be able to offer the same flexible type of purchase options.”

Westfield currently offers a diverse range of performance options across their range, from the Classic Special Edition (kit from £17,638) to the mighty Sport 250 (kit from £26,799) and the timeless Westfield XI (from £10,999 – requires donor vehicle).

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WIPES BIRD POO AWAY EASILY

For the ardent automotive enthusiast, there’s nothing worse than returning to your parked car to find a ‘message’ from a recent low-flying bird. Factor in the current heatwave conveniently baking it into a hard crust within just a few hours, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a paintwork nightmare!

Thankfully, it doesn’t need to be that way. By keeping a packet of Autoglym Bird Dropping wipes in your glovebox, you can become your very own ‘bomb disposal’ expert in seconds.

Bird-poo isn’t just unsightly, of course. Thanks to the acids and limes in the berries, seeds and fruits that many of More >