BOX OF TRICKS

This is the latest model fuse-box as used on all Classic Minis built after 1976 and all MG Midget/Sprites fitted with the 1275cc engine.

It is simple and easy to replace or upgrade from the earlier version. This box has the advantage of having four fuses in place of the earlier version that only had two.

Later model cars used the extra fuses for accessories. If you are upgrading from the two-fuse type you can spread the load or add accessories or simply keep as spares (fuses are not included but are also available from Mini Spares)!

The original fuse boxes that were fitted More >

WHAT A CHOKER!

When replacing a water auto-choke carburettor with a manual choke version an installer has to source a choke cable and then join the heater pipes together; these tasks are often laborious and expensive. The new Auto-Choke to Manual Conversion Kit from Webcon solves both problems.

Webcon part number 4504800000 contains a top-quality British made 57in choke cable, a mounting bracket and screws, plus a specifically designed 16mm aluminium heater pipe connector and clips. The Webcon Auto-Choke to Manual Conversion Kit is priced at just £35.84 inc VAT.

For further details contact Webcon UK on 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

 

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KEEP COOL

A company that has made 35-million radiators, intercoolers, A/C condensers, and other cooling system components probably knows how to build stuff for performance use. CSF Radiator has applied that experience to radiators, fluid coolers, and intercooler cores for high performance and racing. Summit Racing is a major stockist of their products.

CSF air-to-air intercooler cores are designed for folks who want to fabricate a custom-fit intercooler. They are available in cross-flow and vertical-flow designs in multiple sizes.

Summit Racing also carries CSF’s Magnum Series intercooler cores; at 6in wide they’re the world’s thickest cores and are rated up to 1400bhp. If that More >

AMPLIFICATION IS THE ANSWER

Pioneer reckons that they have changed the game with the latest, compact class D GM-D duo of four channel amplifiers. Both the GM-D8704 and its bigger brother, the GM-D9704, can muster Pioneer’s famous open and smooth sound concept, yet do so with efficiency and volume levels you don’t ever really require in a car.

System matching is simple because both amps can be bridged to offer serious power output over two channels at 2Ω resistance, or run in four-channel mode to kick out 100w RMS (4Ω) 4x150w RMS (2Ω) for the 8704, or 4x130w RMS (4Ω) and 4x200w RMS (2Ω).

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GOOD AS GOLD!

I’m a paid-up fan of the work of automotive clay modeller, Paul Goldsmith. The man is a genius as far as I am concerned.

We also like his body conversion work based around MGF. Indeed, we built one of his Abster kits as a project car for TKC Magazine.

His latest creation, the RSG has been unveiled and it’s another winner, as far as I can see. This one is based on both MGF and TF and is another restyle that retains the character of the original cars, which in the TF’s case is now 14-years young and beautifully and tastefully lifts More >

NO NASTY NIFFS

Don’t just mask smells, destroy them!  he latest version of Autoglym’s Odour Eliminator is a car care classic with deep roots seated in getting rid of nasty niffs and the wafts of eau-de-pet that can all too often make any vehicle a chore to inhabit.

Why is Odour Eliminator handy? Well, if your social circle is starting to dwindle because your car smells like old socks, Odour Eliminator is the ultimate ‘spray and walk away’ tool to eradicate bad smells in an instant.

Overcome the post gym pong of gung-ho pilates! Don’t let your proboscis get the better of you, equip yourself More >

KEEP THOSE GAZ DAMPERS DRY AND COSY

GAZ dampers come with some of the best anti-corrosion finishes on the market and GAZ

Gold coil-overs are finished with a black zinc-plating to ensure that they remain corrosion free well into the future.

However, GAZ recognises that although they may be protected against corrosion they can still get clogged with mud, dirt and dust; this can hinder adjustment, as well as making it an unpleasant job.

Now GAZ is offering a simple solution in the form of durable fabric covers, available in three sizes to fit all GAZ dampers and coil-overs.

The covers are simple to fit with a Velcro-type fastening and will More >

TILTON REPAIR SERVICE COURTESY OF THE MAGICIANS AT MERLIN

Tilton stockists Merlin Motorsport say that you can now fully service or repair most Tilton products, saving the need and expense of replacing a whole part.  See – TILTON BRAKE PARTS & SPARES

These include, but are not limited to – 74- and 75-series master cylinder reservoirs, different length master cylinder push rods, three-chamber reservoir gaskets, spare reservoir caps, cap seals and cap internal baffles, 74-,75-,76-series master cylinder service kits, proportioning valve service kits, pedal box pedal pads in different sizes and more.

More from www.merlinmotorpsort.co.ukor call them on 01249 7892 101 ENDS.

I USED TO LIKE THAT ‘V’ PROGRAMME ON THE TELLY!

Multi V-belts are commonly used on the auxiliary drive systems on modern motor vehicles. It is important to ensure that all the pulleys are correctly aligned, to avoid premature belt wear and ensure maximum belt life. This new multi v-belt pulley alignment tool (part number 7644) from Laser Tools provides an easy visual check of pulley alignment. Use it before fitting a new belt.

This is a visual checking tool that comprises an alignment pointer and a marked alignment checking segment. These are designed to fit snugly into the V-grooves of the pulleys on the crankshaft, auxiliary components (alternator or air-con More >

FAST CAR CARE

Halfords has announced that it has secured the rights to be the exclusive UK retailer for an exciting new range of car care products from McLaren Racing.

The ethos of precision, performance and protection underpins the range of eighteen products, mirroring McLaren Racing’s relentless pursuit of excellence. The range sports the striking papaya orange associated with the team, and is an extensive line-up offering the home enthusiast a total car care solution.

Included within the range in 500ml bottles are glass cleaner, Sealant, Polish, Waterless Wax, Hydro-Seal, Snow Foam, Wash & Wax, Quick Detailer and Leather Cleaner with prices starting at £9 More >