CHANGE GEAR

By constantly monitoring customer demand, Euro Car Parts, picked up a growing demand from their customers for gearchange cables, which have traditionally only been available from the dealer network.

Through their contacts and their extensive supplier network they have sourced a range of gearchange cables, which are now in stock.

These high quality Pagid cables initially cover fast-moving applications including Ford, Fiat and Vauxhall applications to name but a few, and by constantly monitoring customer demand ECP will increase the range accordingly.

Euro Car Parts believe that they are the first UK aftermarket supplier to offer these products…

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CLEAR VIEW

With little consistency in Britain’s weather, American car care brand, Armor All, suggests an application of Shield for Glass to the windscreen is a highly-effective, low-cost defence against reduced vision in a sudden downpour.

Against a backdrop of a rise in annual reported accidents occurring on Britain’s roads in rainy conditions, the simple and quick application of Shield for Glass provides re-assurance, particularly as the annual holiday season is upon us and with it, increased traffic densities.

Simply and quickly applied by cloth to the exterior of a clean, dry windscreen and lightly buffed, Shield for Glass forms a durable, non-stick, smear-free, More >

SYLVA AUTOKITS – ONE OF THE GREAT KITCAR MARQUES – FOR SALE

MGF-based Sylva Vectis project part of the sale

Since 1981 Jeremy Phillips of Sylva Autokits has been producing some of the finest kitcars committed to glassfibre. Real driver’s cars and if we were compiling a Greatest Hits album for Sylva we’d have some real classics to include on it – Striker, Fury, Phoenix, Stylus et al…

Jeremy’s current model is the MGF-based Vectis, a typically innovative and capable little two-seater and one deserving of a Sylva bonnet badge. Like every other car he’s designed, Jeremy has the knack of creating diminutive cars that look small but actually have ample cockpit space.

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NEW ROOF AND STORAGE

GD T70 Moda makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up

Darren Roberts and his wondrous Gardner Douglas GD T70 Moda took our ‘car of the show’ award at Stoneleigh back in early May after his car wowed the crowds when part of the company’s display.

Darren, a builder by trade, has been working with GD on a revision to the Moda’s roof set-up to replace the standard gullwing door-lets. The solution is a panel set that can be stowed in the car when not in place rather than the gullwings, which have to left at home when the More >

FOR SALE – SOUTHWAYS CAT E1 PROJECT

SouthWays CAT E1 project for sale

SouthWays Automotive, makers of the Tiger CAT E1 for the last seven years or so has reluctantly put the project up for sale.

The Hampshire company had plans for a new donor for the capable Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar and had made a few changes such introducing new detachable rear wings…

The reason for the sale is quite simply down to SouthWays being a hugely capable kit builder and problem solver, with their workshop full to bursting with a variety of projects that also includes classic restorations. A very talented operation.

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IT’S IN THE BOX

Wiring can be a bit of a nightmare. Lots of people me included are very scared of it. However, help is at hand courtesy of Car Builder Solutions and their Circuit Wiring Module, which comes with all the necessary fuses from hazard lights to fan relays plus some instructions that are easy to understand.

It’ll require a nice spot in your engine bay or tucked away in some other easy to access area such as under the dashboard. A snip at £112…

More information via www.cbsonline.com

IT’S A RECORD

Car insurance premiums could rocket as attempts to cut the level of insurance fraud are failing. Aviva recently reported a 19 per cent rise in motor insurance fraud.

Garmin’s Dash Cam is armed with the technology to help protect you from false claims – by recording the indisputable truth in high definition colour.  As many as one in five people now know someone who has suffered from a ‘crash for cash’ fraud, in which gangs typically slam on the brakes of a car for no reason causing the person behind them to drive into them. The fraudsters then make exaggerated claims for whiplash More >

MOISTURE REMOVER

Have you got a leaky hood or leaking rubber seals? PermaPack® removes moisture from the inside of a car, helping to keep it nice and dry making sure that there’s no musty smells or mildew.

The product comes in two sizes: 18cm (7in) for the car’s interior and 6cm (2½in) for the boot, which can absorb up to 200ml of moisture, while the larger size will hold over a pint (600ml).

The maker’s say that PermaPack will not drip, not even when saturated and when it’s full you simply bake it in your oven and re-use it over and over again.

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DON’T BE A SPANNER

The use of an adjustable spanner or wrench is sometimes frowned upon as not being ‘professional’ and because of the adjusting mechanism they can become worn and may not fit the fastener very well. A slipping adjustable spanner is dangerous and adding insult to injury can also damage the fastener.

This new self-adjusting spanner set from Laser Tools (part no: 5963) is said to be different as the spanner is pushed onto the fastener, adjusts to the correct size, then actually tightens its grip as the load is applied. The mechanism is self-ratcheting, which makes for quick and easy fastener removal.

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MOT MAGIC

Higher than permitted exhaust emissions account for more than 700,000 annual MOT test failures in the UK each year – 30 per cent of the total – but a simple remedial and preventative treatment prior to the test can markedly reduce the risk of failure, says leading fuel additive brand, STP, highlighting the benefits of its STP Pre-MOT Packs.

The lack of regular engine servicing of older engines makes them vulnerable to the build-up of carbon deposits, which can contribute to raising exhaust emissions, but STP says that new technology engines are just as susceptible to the accrual of such deposits More >