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.

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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 >

BETTER CAR LIGHTING FROM ER, BETTER CAR LIGHTING!

Many older kitcars and replicas have excellent performance, but their lighting is woefully inadequate for modern traffic conditions. That ingenious chap, Gil Keane, of Better Car Lighting, has spent two years developing these powerful, efficient and MOT-friendly LED upgrades.

By using an off-the-shelf ‘chassis’ but developing their own electronics and control systems while using special LEDs developed for headlamp use, they can now offer quick-fitting LED upgrade bulbs, which have a warm white light to look OE, but which are as powerful as any brand-new car headlight. The light output is classic white, not blue.

This new kit reduces the load on More >

LOW CLEARANCE SOCKETS FROM LASER

These new socket sets from Laser Tools are ideal when space is restricted and there is just not enough room to get a socket over the fastener. They both feature super-short sockets combined with the Laser Tools Go’thru design that lets you reach fixings that even conventional deep sockets cannot reach.

The ½in drive low-profile dual-drive socket set (part number 7103) features nineteen ultra-low-profile sockets that are hex-driven and fit in the low-profile 72-teeth ratchet. For example, a standard 17mm socket fitted to a standard-sized ratchet will typically measure a depth of around 60mm; in this set, the depth of the 17mm socket More >

MERLIN’S GOODRIDGE ROOM

Merlin Motorsport has a dedicated GOODRIDGE G-TECH WORKSHOP with all the know-how, proper machinery and equipment to make bespoke brake, clutch, oil and fuel lines, air jacks and vacuum lines very quickly.

They also have a vast range of Goodridge unions and all the right hoses, so if you’ve got a project and need help, give them a shout.

They also stock stainless steel braided fuel hose, sold in ¼in, 5/16in, 3/8in and ½in internal diameters. The hose is from German manufacturer Cohline – rated to DIN 73379 Type B, suitable for petrol and diesel including E10 rated fuel with up to 50 per cent Benol.

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LIGHT-UP YOUR KITCAR WITH MOUNTNEY’S CLASSIC MINI HEADLIGHTS

Brighten up your life as autumn and winter beckons with these seven-inch sealed unit headlamps from Mountney Classic.  Don’t let the dark nights and bleak mornings get the better of you, lighten up with these 12v Halogen headlamps that promise to pierce the darkness and make every journey easier on your eyes. Being a well-used unit, these will also fit many other cars.

Available in both left and right-hand specific beam patterns, these effective headlamps will see you right into the night, ensuring that safety is of paramount concern as road conditions become that little bit more challenging.  Tricky road conditions aside, MOT testers More >

MINI COMPRESSORS FROM SEALEY

Sealey has increased their range of 12-V mini air compressors. The latest addition is the twin cylinder design MAC03, which delivers 45ltr/min and features a work light.

Typical inflation time from 0 – 30psi is 95-seconds and is suitable for tyres on cars, vans and 4x4s. The unit incorporates integral storage for the air output hose and conveniently features a work light for use in low light areas.

The pressure gauge reads up to 6 bar/80 psi. This model is supplied with three-metres of power-cord with a plug for use in the vehicle accessory socket, 650mm high-pressure hose with a screw-on connector More >