CLASSIC COACHWORKS KOBRA ‘KRAFT’

 

Classic Coachworks of Basingstoke is a family run company that has taken over some of NuBodi Automotive’s workload, with Richard Bird recently having moved to France, for a quieter life.

Run by Ian Castle and his son Ben, a BMW-trained technician the company has built several kitcars over the years and can now supply and build and generally offer customer back-up on NuBodi Automotive’s BMW Z3-based kits and can also supply parts for the Kobra and Kalifornia. Completing the Classic Coachworks team is Ian’s partner, Belinda.

For more information contact www.classiccoachworks.org or 07834 627 700 ENDS.

 

IT’S ALL IN THE CODE! (THINK ABOUT IT! I’M HERE ALL WEEK!)

French racing driver, Jean-Philippe Dayraut founded Devinci Cars based in Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe, located equidistant between Montauban and Toulouse, which are little electric cars inspired by Grand Prix cars of the thirties.

His 2018 quota of cars, the D417 has already sold out although Jean-Philippe has recently announced his 2019 model, the DB718, which is powered by a 19KWh lithium-ion battery, features an aluminium body and red leather (a choice of colour for €300 is available, with prices starting at €49,000.

Just 299 will be available. Visit www.devinci-cars.com ENDS.

PLENTY OF BUBBLES

We’re becoming known for our car care reviews, where we like to bring you news of products and companies you may not have heard of.

ADS Car Care is one such small operation and they recently sent me a bottle of their Bubblegum Detailer. For a start, it smells like a Bazooka Joe (remember them?) but aside from that, they said I’d be impressed with it and I was…

It’s a spray-on; wipe off gloss detailer, perfect for a quick restorative clean up or as a way of adding gloss between waxing.

A 500ml spray bottle costs just £11.99 and is available from More >

JAWS – I LIKED THAT FILM!

Having chosen to build your system with Aeroflow’s great looking anodised aluminium AN fittings the last thing you want to do is mar them during installation.

These Aeroflow Vice Jaws will hold the fittings securely while it is assembled without a hint of scratching their anodised surface.

The back of the jaws have strong magnets that hold the jaws firmly in place in the vice and also soft nylon jaws that provide extra protection to the finish of the fittings.

The jaws are available in two styles: billet hard anodised aluminium with either a normal mouth (-06 to -10 AN) or a large More >

SPOT PRIZES

When replacing a spot-welded panel, whether repairing accident damage on a modern car or fitting new bodywork to a classic or kit car, the spot-weld has to be removed cleanly and quickly, leaving the panel underneath undisturbed.

Because of the spot-welding process, the metal around the spot-weld has become hardened, so it can be difficult to drill with an ordinary drill bit, plus this will damage the panel underneath. These three new sets from Laser Tools offer two different types of spot-weld remover and offer a complete solution for a variety of panel materials and spot-weld sizes.

The spot-weld cutter set (part More >

NO PRESSURE DROP

A sudden loss of oil pressure can destroy an engine in seconds. The standard 7lb oil pressure switch fitted to classic Minis often gives the warning too late to save the engine, however.

Mini Spares’ new uprated 20lb oil pressure switch activates the warning light when the oil pressure drops to 20lbs giving the driver a precious few extra seconds to shut down the engine.

The Mini Spares uprated 20lb oil pressure switch can be ordered as part number HPS1 and costs just £22.28 inc VAT. Seems like a small price to pay to protect your A-Series engine.

More information from 01707 607 More >

GET THE LOGO

No one could have predicted that the embossed Mountney logo that made the original range of steering wheels so very popular would be bought back by popular demand.

Over the years Mountney has always tried to move with the times and evolve to survive with current market trends, but now it seems that looking back to the future is the best way to re-ignite a passion for the brand.

This retrospective look at the Mountney Classic range has allowed them to realise that the buying public rather like having the brand reinforcement of the company logo at the bottom of whatever carefully More >

IN THE BOX

Supplied flat-packed, Sealey’s new red and black range of units provide a number of ways to create your perfect work area in a durable metal finish.

The modular design enables easy upgrading and bespoke configurations. Standard features include ball-bearing slides on the drawers and metal handles and pulls. Cabinets are supplied with a lock and two keys, adjustable shelves, worktop and integrated perforated pegboards in each door, which is ideal for tool storage.

Back panels are supplied with four masonry fixings, which allow the panel to be wall-mounted. There are three package deals available which will save up to 10 per cent More >

GO ROUND AND ROUND!

Certain wheels never seem to date – and the timeless lines of the Ronal R50 Aero rim certainly seem to fit that mantra. For those looking for something truly unique, the ‘ball-polished’ version of this beautiful wheel might be just the thing. Despite being based on a nigh-on 40-year old design, this is a wheel that works on almost every type and size of car (and van!)

Far from being the product of a dry, soulless design meeting, the R50 Aero lineage comes from an even more iconic rim, the smaller Ronal R10 ‘Turbo’ – a wheel that can actually trace More >

STYLUS BACK IN THE GROOVE

Siltech Racing, run by father and son team, Dennis and Roger Silman, has developed a bit of a reputation in the kitcar industry with their own range of wide track suspension kits with a concentration on Westfields.

They’ve taken things a stage further recently by acquiring the rights to the ex-Sylva Stylus model designed by Jeremy Phillips, back in 1994, which shares the fine DNA found in all cars of Sylva origin, although is perhaps one of Jeremy’s most under-rated designs, always living in the shadow of the Fury.

Several companies have had a go at marketing it over the years, after More >