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RELEASING AGENT

The B-G Racing Quick Release system allows for quick and easy removal of the steering wheel from the column, making it much easier to get in and out of any racecar.

A master spline positioned dead-centre allows the use of the steering wheel as a reference point, ensuring perfect realignment every time. The latest three-hole weld-on quick release will require welding to the steering column.

It is manufactured from high quality aircraft grade aluminium with a hard anodised inner splined hub for durability, and a 20mm steel splined shaft. It is available in a choice of 5/8in, ¾in and 1in diameters and More >

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THESE ARE ‘WHEEL’ GOOD

The right steering wheel can make or break a car’s interior. GT Performance has oodles of options available at Summit Racing.

GT-3 Classic Foam Steering Wheels

These steering wheels have an extra thick black foam grip. Each spoke has four chamfered lightening holes to give the wheel that timeless race look. You get a choice of spoke styles – black powdercoated steel, chrome-plated steel, or chrome with full cut-outs.

Classic Wood Steering Wheels

A choice of two available and both have a V-shaped wood rim with finger grips. The rim has been stained dark walnut and protected with a clear polyurethane finish. There’s also More >

YOU CAN MAKE ALL SORTS OF STUFF FROM FIBREGLASS…

Doing this job, writing about fibreglass-bodied cars you get to know who the good GRP laminators are as the same names come up time and time again.

One that has been mentioned in ‘dispatches’ a few times lately is Mid Norfolk Mouldings, based in Bredenham and the company offer a whole range of glassfibre-related services in addition to a menu of GRP styling parts for specific  models such as Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Ford Capri, Peugeot 106, Citroen Saxo and Toyota Celica Mk7.

Additionally, they also cater for Porsche 911, beach buggies and Westfield. Throw in production of a pair of traditional style Clinker More >

Sylva founder, the genius that is Jeremy Phillips (left) hands over to new owner, David MacBean

THE SYLVA MARQUE CHANGES HANDS

News this week that one of the most talented men to ever design a kitcar, Jeremy Phillips of Sylva Autokits has finally gone and done it. He’s retired selling the company to David MacBean.

Sylva founder, the genius that is Jeremy Phillips (left) hands over to new owner, David MacBean

Jeremy has been designing and producing a superb line-up of kitcars since 1982 and iconic models such as Striker, Fury, Stylus, Phoenix, Leader and Riot have all come from his pencil. Every Sylva I’ve ever driven has been a total delight. The man has a knack for creating, clever, wheel-at-each-corner cars that More >

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AGM WLR RETURNS – TALK OF JAGUAR POWER

I’ve always been an admirer of the AGM WLR, which has always struck me as a pretty cool kitcar, which also has more than adequate performance potential from a variety of engines.

It’s been away from the scene for a while, after its creator, Alan Whitehead, sold the project. The buyer didn’t do very much with it, until recently when he sold it to a new company, who have big plans for it.

Trading under the old AGM Sportscars banner, Stuart Bruce-Jones and Jonathan Twynham are the men behind the ‘new’ WLR and are based in Leicestershire. A re-designed spaceframe chassis is More >

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KEEP IN TRIM

Power Maxed has launched Tyre & Trim Dressing, which joins its growing range car care products. The maker’s claim it returns tyres and trim to a natural sheen, making older rubber and plastic look like new again.

Manufactured with a semi-gel consistency for ease of application, the product contains materials that assist and enhance the appearance of tired rubber surfaces once applied directly. It is a non-toxic, non-flammable, non-solvent high-shine tyre dressing for all vehicles.

Power Maxed Tyre & Trim Dressing provides great value for money as a little goes a long way and the superb lasting shine has an expected durability More >

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A PASSION FOR PURPLE

Leading car care specialists, ValetPRO has launched  Purple Passion – a gloss enhancing paint cleanser that’s been over a year in development, and the first ever offered by the British firm.

Purple Passion is a ‘preparation’ product, designed to be used prior to waxing with either a dual or rotary action polisher or by hand. Once applied, the purple, creme-based cleanser removes light swirls and oxidisation from all painted surfaces in addition to removing contaminates such as tar spots and bonded dirt that are not removed during the normal washing process.

Purple Passion contains Carnauba wax, whose gloss amplifying properties ensure that More >

STRETCH ARMSTRONG?

Here’s one for Cobra enthusiasts, both original and replica. Hawk Cars Ltd has invested in new forge tooling, to produce proper, high quality steering arms. They are made to original drawings, forged from very high grade material, and machined by a specialist engineering company (unlike most of the previous versions that were available)

They are available to suit:

289, 427, and Frua cars fitted with iron calipers – straight arms.

289, FIA 289, Daytona,427 comp. fitted with racing alloy calipers – straight arms.

289, FIA 289, Daytona, 427 comp. fitted with racing alloy calipers – ‘cranked’ arms.

Mk4, CRS, Superblowers fitted with BMW calipers – More >

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NEEDLE SCALER? SOUNDS PAINFUL

An extremely useful attachment for your trusty air hammer or air chisel, this ‘needle scaler’ (part number 6413) is excellent for removing weld spatter, rust, paint, underseal and other debris from many different surfaces.

When coupled to a powerful air hammer (such as the Laser 6031), the needle scaler makes light work of the toughest jobs and is suitable for use on heavier work such as chassis rails and box sections, its useful narrow profile making it ideal for hard to reach areas. It is 230mm long and features 19 3mm x 180mm needles. Spare parts are available: part no 6442 More >

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WHAT A BRUISER!

Premium automotive tool manufacturer, Mac Tools, has announced a brand new 18-volt ½in cordless impact wrench that combines outstanding durability with immense power and comes with a three-year warranty.

Nicknamed ‘The Bruiser’ thanks to its superior power (in excess of 1600Nm) the new BWP151P2 ½in impact wrench is more than man enough for any job in the workshop. Designed to be as heavy-duty as possible to withstand tough workshop treatment, the wrench features a powerful brushless motor and heavy duty impact mechanism that combine to produce a fastening torque of 950 Nm and enormous breakaway torque of 1625Nm.

The unit is powered More >