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OK, GIVE ME A ‘B’, GIVE ME A ‘C’…

A while ago Merlin Motorsport identified a problem on some vehicles where the suspension bumpstop did not prevent the vehicle from grounding out and damaging the wheel arches.

To address this Merlin had Nylon C Washers manufacturers, which allow packing of the bumpstop ensuring the vehicle does not bottom out. A cheap and simple to solution to look after your car and improve performance.

Used in stacks round the rod to achieve the depth required and available in five sizes to fit various rod diameters.

3mm THICK NYLON C WASHERS to find out out more with pack of 10 washers costing £13.50 ENDS.

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A LITTLE HEAT SHIELD

Packing a lot of power into a small engine bay can also mean trapping a lot of heat in there as well and that heat can have a detrimental effect on components such as starter motors.

America’s Design Engineering Inc. has just introduced a new Starter Shield specifically designed for smaller starters as found on European and Japanese four cylinder engines (and bike-engined cars for that matter).

The mini Versa Starter Shield (don’t read too much into the ‘mini’ name – it works fine on Minis but fits a lot more besides) is made from an aluminised heat reflective material backed with More >

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CHANGING COLOUR FOR FUN

German styling specialists FOLIATEC® thought it was time to inject a little adventure into choosing car colours and came up with this spray film that changes colour depending on the angle you view it at and the incidence of light.

Either the green or violet pigment will dominate, making for unique plays of colour. Like other shades in the FOLIATEC® Carbody Spray Film range, the film can be peeled off if you want a change or decide to revert to the original vehicle colour; however once fully cured it will withstand car washes while also offering an extra layer of protection More >

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CREATING A SPARK

A good spark is essential to good performance and Mini Spares’ latest 8mm blue ignition leads have been designed for competition and produced by Lucas to ensure the highest performance – no bragging, just fact.

The price is also highly competitive at just £15.83 inc VAT for the five wire set complete with pre-fitted plug caps and a separator bar. Many competition lead sets would cost over five times more!

Order as part number C-27H7779BLUE with more details from 01707 607 700 or www.minispares.com ENDS.

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GETTING HOTTER

Bolstering its already comprehensive range of tyres for vehicles of all types and sizes, Toyo has announced the Celsius, a new all-season, all weather tyre that promises to bring peace of mind and added safety to owners.

While the capabilities and traits offered by specialised tyres are certainly deeply impressive, it’s worth taking the time to stop and consider just how amazing more general, all-season tyres actually are, particularly when you bear in mind the myriad different conditions they’re expected to deal with. Joining its already impressive range of all-season rubber, Toyo’s Celsius benefits from the firm’s years of expertise, and More >

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IF YOU LIKE DIGITAL READING – HOW ABOUT THIS?

If you prefer to read your newspapers and magazines on your iPad, iPhone or Android device then this special offer will hopefully appeal…

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AUTOMOTIVE CREATIONS NOSTALGIA

Tribute Automotive agents, NuBodi  Automotive, has appointed an agent of their own, in the shape of Malcolm Badger’s Automotive Nostalgia operation based in the North East in Thornaby-on-Tees who will provide builds, part builds and kit packages for the BMW Z3=-based, California drophead and Coupe. 

Malcolm is also Northern agent for Healy Designs and will provide the same services for NuBodi. Kit packages cost £3995 for the soft top version with the Coupe at £4995 with ful builds from £18,995.

More information from www.automotivenostalgia.com or 07498 458 331 ENDS.

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SOLAR POWER

Keep your car, caravan or motorbike topped up with the new range of Solar Power Battery Maintainers by Halfords.

This clean, green energy solution keeps your battery levels topped-up and helps reduce power drain from onboard electronics.

All you need to do is put the solar panel somewhere where it’ll get some light and connect the lead to your car’s 12v cigarette lighter plug or directly to your battery with the clips provided.

The Halfords range of Solar Power Battery Maintainers retail from £15 to £39 and are available at all Halfords stores and via Halfords.com ENDS.

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AUSSIE ANTI-ROLL

Australian chassis specialists, SuperPro has released a versatile new range of fully adjustable anti-roll bar (ARB) links in varying lengths and fitments. This portfolio fits most tuner, road and race cars, offering owners and builders the chance to optimise the operation, efficiency and appearance of either OEM or uprated anti-roll bars.

This product solves several problems for tuners and enthusiasts. Firstly, due to the links being stiffer and having greater integrity than most OEM parts, they ensure that the forces of load transfer created during cornering are transmitted into the bar itself, rather than being lost by bending the links. The More >

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WOLFRACE LITE

On the track, where function is as important as form, the Wolfram Pro-Lite performs on all levels. The wheel is already in use on vehicles competing in various race formulae throughout the UK and Europe including the Italian Time Attack series and the Hyundai Coupe Cup.

The multi-spoke Wolfrace TrackReady Pro-Lite is now available in a race-friendly 9.0x17in weighing just 9.5kg. Thanks to Wolfram’s own in-house engineering capabilities, this wheel can be machined to customer requirements.

PCD can be adjusted from 98mm to 120mm and offset range is 15 to 45, great news for those requiring a bespoke fitment.

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