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ALL RIGHT BOSS

The MOMO MK7800 Boss Kit allows the user to remove their existing steering wheel and fit an aftermarket MOMO steering wheel to their Triumph or MGB-based kitcar.  This boss kit is unique because it has been machined to precisely fit the steering column and includes the ability to cancel the indicators.

Vehicle fitments include:

MGB, MG BGT, Triumph GT6, Triumph Spitfire Mk2, Triumph TR4, Triumph TR5 and Triumph TR6, with prices starting from £61.99 inc VAT.

More details from 01268 764 411 or www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

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A LOT ON YOUR PLATE

The latest product from B-G Styling is this universal number plate surround to fit a wide variety of vehicles.

It’s produced from 304-grade stainless steel with a hand-polished mirror-finish, the surround is quick and easy to fit, with detailed instructions included. The surround is fitted using the pre-cut slots or double-sided 3M tape, so no drilling or cutting is required.

The B-G Styling number plate surround costs £15.98 inc VAT with more details from 01268  764 411 or via www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

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END OF AN ERA

The order book for one of Caterham’s most extreme variants of the legendary Seven, the Superlight R500, has closed.

Production of the final R500 – number 174 – finished at Dartford recently and is destined for Caterham’s distributor in Peru, South America, of all places.

After accumulating blanket five-star reviews following its launch in 2008, the 2-litre, 263bhp firecracker, which is capable of reaching 60mph in just 2.88-seconds, later starred on Top Gear TV’s test track by setting a time of 1:17.9 – nearly half a second faster than the Bugatti Veyron – while also scooping its Car of the Year award More >

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ENHANCED BRAKE FLUID

AP Racing, the leading manufacturer of performance braking and clutch systems, for road and race use, has re-aligned its leading range of brake fluids to embrace its Radi-CAL™ philosophy of innovation and development.

Following last year’s highly successful launch of its R4 brake fluid, with the highest dry boiling point of any racing brake fluid currently available, AP Racing have now re-branded the remaining products in its line-up of brake fluids. This will make it even easier for customers to pick the right product – no matter the application.

The range of fluids are inspired by AP Racing’s family of Radi-CAL™ brake More >

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FINE FINESSE

I’m sometimes wary of ‘one size fits all’ detailing products that claim to clean many things when in reality they do nothing at well. However, a friend of mine had recommended UK car care brand, Auto Finesse to me and in particular their Dressle product.

It’s a water-based ‘dry-cure’ (no, not bacon) dressing for interior trim such as dashboards, door trims and the like and it gives a very pleasant sheen with a dry touch that doesn’t dazzle when applied to dash-tops.

Dressle can also be used on engine bays, wheel arches and has a pleasing citrus-aroma that is very subtle, which More >

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BOO! WINTER’S COMING

With winter sadly fast approaching, Richbrook has announced the release of their brand new range of ‘Luxury Tailored Car Covers’, complimented by a range of officially licensed Ford, Vauxhall and MG branded alternatives.

High-quality, lightweight materials mean they can be used both indoors and outdoors, and each is manufactured specifically for the model intended (over 1000 patterns for the UK), which means a guaranteed first class fit, mirror pockets, double stitched elasticated seams, underbody straps, a carry case etc…

More from www.richbrook.co.uk ENDS.

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WONDER WHEEL

Here’s a really cool metal polish supplied in a small tub supplied in 2.5cm x 1.5 linear metres and is rather good indeed.

The air-sealed plastic pack contains what looks like a Catherine Wheel, which is actually just like a bright pink Duraglit but rather than having a chemical pong it actually smells like bubblegum.

All you need do is tear off a very tiny amount of the product – a little goes a long way – and apply it to the item you want cleaning. I used it on my stainless steel shower cabinet, although it also works on brass, aluminium, More >

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PALM-SIZED SCREWDRIVER

A useful little tool from Kamasa is this pocket-sized ratchet screwdriver (part no: 56085) that is suitable for a multitude of uses. Stored in the handle are five 1.4in bits: Ph 1, Ph2 and Ph3; flat 5mm and 7mm; plus six 4mm precision bits: Ph00, Ph0, Star T8 and T9, and flat 2.5mm and 3mm.

With its smooth reversible ratchet and compact size, you’ll wonder how you did without it. Terrific value and available now at a typical price of £9.46 inc VAT but remember to check your local Kamasa supplier for the best prices and special offers.

Further details from www.kamasa.co.uk

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TRIM RESTORATION IN A TINY BOTTLE

This product is tearing-up trees on the American car detailing scene and is now available in the UK courtesy of Matt Rooke at i4 Detailing. The product comes in a tiny 1-ounce bottle but packs a punch. I guess it needs to at £12 a bottle.

There’s nothing worse than once black bumpers that have turned grey and depending on how bad they are there’s not much you can do aside from use Autoglym’s Black Dye or splash out on new bumpers, which can turn into a mission to fit, not to mention expensive.

There are plenty of bumper and trim restoration More >

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NEW OFFICIAL MOPAR AND GM PARTS SUPPLIER

KW Parts is the official distributor of GM and MOPAR original spare parts and accessories throughout Europe and has announced their second authorised performance centre in the form of UK-based V8XS, a performance specialist with expert skills in the low volume manufacturer and kitcar business. V8XS markets and sells its products mainly through its extensive web shop v8xs.co.uk.

“V8XS knows what is needed to succeed in its projects, especially in the kitcar marketplace, so as to boost end-user confidence in their purchases from order to delivery” says Björn Reich Husberg, European sales and marketing director of KW Parts.

Simon Scleater, director of More >