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CLASSIC BLACK SILICONE HOSES

Winter is almost over (thanks goodness) and it’s definitely about now when I’m compiling my Spring ‘to do’ on my cars list together.

With a couple of magazine project cars on the go this year, one of the upgrades I’m definitely looking at is this new range of products from SamcoSport, the world’s leading manufacturer of silicone hoses.

They’ve just released a new line-up race-specification silicone hoses in their famous Classic Black finish. This is ideal for classic racing or upgrading your kitcar’s engine, particularly if it’s an older type, with something infinitely more reliable than the original rubber hoses.

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LIGHTWEIGHT DIFF

Classic Ford performance enthusiasts and kitcar owners with cars powered by classic Ford engines will be pleased to hear that Burton Power now has a lightweight aluminium alloy (heat treated L169) differential housing to suit the English axle.

The housing is a direct replacement for the original cast iron item. It has been made with a thicker flange for protection against distortion and comes supplied with extended studs for the axle casing.

The unit also incorporates an additional strengthening rib for extra stiffness and is supplied with pinion bearings fitted and the depth of mesh checked (and stamped on casing).

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IT’S ALL ABOUT PHYSICS

The B-G Racing bubble gauge accurately measures from -6 to +6 degree camber and from -4 to +12 degrees castor, displaying the readings clearly on separate positive and negative vials.

A stepped design ensures all the vials are aligned to the hub centre-line.

The Camber/Castor gauge is machined from billet aluminium with a black anodised finish and comes in a protective carry cae, with an RRP of £159.99 inc VAT.

More details from 01268 764 411 or via www.bg-racing.co.uk ENDS.

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HAND IN GLOVE

 

For several decades mechanics and engineers have been protecting themselves by wearing latex or vinyl gloves while they are working. It seems strange that after all this time we are still using the medical examination type of glove and no one has addressed the particular problems that this presents to mechanics, engineers, classic, race, kitcar enthusiasts, farmers etc. who use these gloves daily. Until now…

Eurax is now offering Warrior Grip gloves that address many of the problems that we are all familiar with. These gloves are designed to last a whole day at work without ripping, tearing or dissolving. They More >

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RIGHT OIL FOR THE JOB

Classic Mini A-Series engines and other classics from that era need a quality multigrade 20/50 engine oil. Lighter, modern oils tend to creep past the valve seals and produce visible smoke when the engine is pushed hard.

Also modern oils don’t have the same levels of protective zinc content as period oils did when the A-Series was new. These factors, along with the fact that 20/50 oils are getting harder and harder to find prompted Mini Spares to take the reins and offer their own brand of engine oil that is exactly right for Minis – and other classic car engines More >

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IT’S ALL ABOUT MAGNETISM

 

Draining engine oil can be a messy job, even in a well-equipped garage, but it can also be dangerous. Hot oil can scald and waste engine oil may cause dermatitis or even cancer, plus of course, the sump drain plug usually drops into the drain pan! Laser Tools has something that might help save the day – a new magnetic sump plug tool.

It has an ultra-flexible steel cable and a super-strong magnet to firmly grip the sump plug. Simply loosen off the plug, then attach the tool and spin it off. No dirty oil on your hands, and the sump More >

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TF-BASED RPX BODY CONVERSION – EXCLUSIVE

EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE

The excellent RPX from RPS Ltd was officially unveiled to the world last Sunday at the International MG & Triumph show at Stoneleigh, where it met with very positive response.

Garry Hutton, co-director of RPS Ltd told me on Monday: “We were quite knocked out by the response to the car really and have a lot of emails and enquiries to reply to today!”

Based on MG TF the RPX panels consist of new bumpers front and rear, new bonnet, new rear bootlid and air vents, which are all available separately meaning that you can choose what you need rather More >

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YOU’RE HAVING A BUBBLE…

The B-G Racing bubble gauge accurately measures from -6 to +6 degree camber and from -4 to +12 degrees castor, displaying the readings clearly on separate positive and negative vials.

A stepped design ensures all the vials are aligned to the hub centre line. The unit is machined from billet aluminium with a black anodised finish and a protective carry case is included.

The B-G Racing bubble gauge has a retail price of £155.99 inc VAT and is available from www.bg-racing.co.uk or 01268 764 411 ENDS.

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PINTO GASKET

We all know that it’s sensible to change cambelts at the recommended mileage but while  doing that on Pinto engines it’s a good idea to change the rubber cam cover gasket at the same time.

Like cambelts, the rubber gasket has a finite lifespan so it makes sense to change it while you have the cam cover off. Burton Power has two versions of the SOHC Pinto Rubber Gasket available – ‘narrow’ for the Pinto to August 1983 and ‘wide’ for the Pinto from August 1983 onwards.

The early (narrow) version retails at £13.99 inc VAT and can be ordered as part number More >

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FORGET FACTOR 55 – DEI IS THE HEAT PROTECTION TO HAVE!

The new ONYX™ Series Starter Shield from Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) provides reliable heat protection for starters under severe duty or extreme heat. Starters exposed to heat-soak often malfunction or have problems starting reliably. DEI’s next generation ONYX Series Starter Shield provides the highest level of thermal protection to prevent starter malfunction due to heat soak.

The ONYX Series Starter Shield combines two technologically advanced textiles into a dual-layer for maximum thermal control. The outer layer is made from heat-treated glassfibre bonded with molten aluminium then formed into a tight weave for added strength and durability. The inner layer is made More >