TWIN BUSCH WILL GIVE YOU A LIFT! WELL, ACTUALLY, THEY’LL SELL YOU A COST-EFFECTIVE ONE!

Kitcar enthusiasts used to be happy working on our driveways, carports and basic single garages but in recent years our perceptions have changed and well-equipped garages, often with heating, tiles (or carpet) and various other equipment designed to make our leisure work a breeze.

Once the preserve of professionals, more sophisticated enthusiast-level kit has never been more affordable, so it is with stuff like ramps and vehicle lifts. Fifteen years ago, I would never have seen such things in a kitcar builder’s armoury.

Thanks to lifts becoming more accessible and not necessarily cost-prohibitive many people can now aspire to one. The arrival More >

LOOKING FORWARD INTO 2021

No Christmas Cars & Coffee event from Great British Sports Cars this year BUT looking into 2021 the company is looking forward to their Cars & Coffee event that will be happening on Saturday, March 27 at the GBS factory.

They hope to raise more money for two great charities – the Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance and Cancer Research.

While their Kit Spares and GBS showroom has been closed since November 5, parts orders can still be placed online via www.kitspares.co.uk or from the Kit Spares eBay Shop or call them on 01623 860 990.

They are also currently harking back to Robin Hood days of More >

WEBCON MASTER THE ART

The latest addition to the Webcon range of parts for American carburettors is the Edelbrock Master Repair Kit (Part No. 1477), which is suitable for all Edelbrock Performer and Thunder series of Square Bore carburettors.

The kit contains all the parts required to overhaul these popular units and comes complete with comprehensive installation and set-up instructions.

Edelbrock 1477 is available now from stock priced at £92.54 inc VAT.

For further details call 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

EASY SHIFTING

This new Ten Tenths gear oil additive from Penrite is blended with Molybdenum and PTFE to aid gearshift quality in manual transmissions and to help stop noisy diffs from making a racket.

It also helps with cold-shifting and helps with load protection for extreme situations and can even be mixed with gear oils regardless of whether they are mineral, semi-synthetic and fully synthetic even those with limited-slip additives.

A 125ml tube costs 39.95 and is available now from www.classicoils.net ENDS.

SOME BETTER CAR LIGHTING FROM, ER, BETTER CAR LIGHTING!

The Lucas PL700 ‘Tripod’ headlight was much-loved during its production and it has been frustrating for classic car and classic-flavoured kitcar owners not to be able to buy the original lights.

Copies have been made in recent times produced using modern H4 halogen bulbs but the overall quality has been regarded as poor by enthusiasts.

A solution could be at hand as Better Car Lighting of Warwickshire has teamed-up with a highly-regarded European headlight manufacturer to reproduce these high-quality items.

They have gained all of the relevant type approvals and this is the first time that conventional 7in round headlights have been developed More >

WHO NEEDS TUNES?

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Burton Power now has alloy block breather elbows to suit Ford engines with 20mm and 23.5mm breather outlets.

The 20mm breather elbow can be ordered as part number FP280 and is suitable for Ford SOHC Pinto, Crossflow (2733E, 2737E & 681F blocks) and Pre-Crossflow Kent engines including those used in the Marcos 1500 GT and Morgan 4/4 1.0/1.3/1.5 1960-1968.

The 23.5mm breather elbow can be ordered as part number FP280A and is suitable for Ford Crossflow (691M, 711M and Fiesta-spec blocks) including Caterham 7, Morgan 4/4 1600 1.6 1969- and TVR 1600M 1.6 1972-1977.

Both types are a precise push-fit into More >

PORTABLE POWER SUPPLY

So often a generator is an essential tool in the garage or race paddock for powering tools, recharging timing equipment/laptops or boiling a small kettle for that essential cup of tea!

Conventional generators tend to be noisy whereas these latest inverter-style generators are much quieter, no more than a ‘humming’ noise at half load.

Inverter generators have a perfect smooth sine wave output essential for sensitive electronics and are very fuel-efficient only producing output on demand.

Both the 3600 and 4600 units from Rally Design have a 2kw output, are shaped to be car stackable, have the best quality copper alternator windings and More >

TEMPTING CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM RING

If you’re in need of the ideal Secret Santa gift or you’re looking for that perfect present for the car enthusiast in your life, then you’re in luck. These cost-effective, handy tools from Ring could be just what you’re looking for.

Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator (RTC1000)

This multi-award-winning product makes tyre maintenance fast and easy, inflating a 13in tyre in just two minutes. It comes with three adaptors, LED light, storage case, spare valve caps and latex gloves.

Easy to use when you need it, the RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator is powered directly from an in-car 12V socket and allows you to More >

GREEN, BLUE OR PINK?

Many kit and classic car owners are confused about which anti-freeze they should use.

Should it be Inorganic Additive Technology (IAT), Organic Acid Technology (OAT), or Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT)?

Should it be green, blue or pink?

Mini Spares has taken the guesswork out of choosing the right anti-freeze by producing its own Mini Spares brand anti-freeze, which is suitable for ALL classic Mini A-Series engines.

It can be left in the radiator all year round as it is also a summer coolant and contains rust inhibitors to protect your engine’s cooling system.

If you’re interested, it also conforms to ASTM D3306, ASTM D4985, More >

RIGID, OR SEMI-RIGID? IT DOESN”T MATTER

DEI makes dozens of different heat-shield products including some that are self-adhesive or can be glued in place. However, sometimes a rigid or semi-rigid heat-shield is required that stands away from the surface a little, rather than be in direct contact with it; for example, when there are wires or fuel-lines that also need to be protected from the heat source.

That’s when the latest stand-off kit from DEI comes in handy.

The new DEI universal mounting kit for ridged or semi-ridged heat-shields comprise six stainless steel stand-offs with mounting bolts, nuts and washers. The kit will provide a 1/2in stand-off.

Order as More >