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LENHAM MOTOR COMPANY

LENHAM HEALEY [L25]

Lenham Motor Company was founded by Julian Kingsford-Booty and David Miall-Smith in 1962 (February 9, to be precise!).

Best known for their variety of GRP panels most notably for Sprite and Healey, and motor-racing activities, Lenham also produced the Lenham Healey being one of them.

Came about after a London-based businessman commissioned them to make a pre-war Alfa lookalike basing it on a Triumph TR6. Customers liked the car and it competed at the Brighton Speed Trials in 1977. Motor Sport magazine did a feature on it and other people then wanted one…

The commercial version was reminiscent of the Healey-Silverstone, More >

BARGAIN FUN

A low-volume manufacturer that flies under the radar a little these days is Zenos Cars, originally set up by former Lotus and Caterham Cars man, Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards.

Although the original company went into administration in 2016 you can still buy an E10. An intriguing car (now part of AC Cars) a bargain price for sure but featuring some very clever touches. Underpinning the whole ensemble is an extruded aluminium ‘spine’ (said to be the largest structure of its type ever used on a car) to which subframes and centre tub are fixed.

The tub is very clever in using More >

FFR IN THE UK AT TECH AUTOS

Most UK kitcar enthusiasts know that US manufacturer Factory Five is almost certainly the biggest kitcar company in the world in volume terms. The Massachusetts-based operation also has a UK outlet again in the form of Dan Walsh of Poole-based Tech Autos.

Feature coming soon

Hunter Murrell Motorsport, run by all-round good blokes Ian Hunter (no, not that one!) and Jim Murrell represented FFR for a couple of years back in 2007-2008, but the pressures of their day jobs meant that they couldn’t devote full-time to it. They had a couple of fine demonstrators, built by Cobra maestro, Anthony Hale (now the More >

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE (THAT’S A QUALITY ALBUM BY RUSH!)

Webcon has announced it has enhanced its range of EFI fuel pressure regulators with the introduction of an anodised black finish on a wide variety of its units.

Black anodised regulators are now available from 2.5 BAR fixed rate up to 4.5 BAR fixed rate and zero to five BAR adjustable regulators with a choice of single 8mm side feed, twin 8mm side feeds or single -6 AN fitting feed across the range.

Prices start at £105.23 inc VAT.

Visit webcon.co.uk to see the whole black anodised regulator range and prices.

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

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ELECTRIC SOLUTIONS

Dorset-based Auto Electrix will have genuine appeal to totalkitcar.com readers. The company can handle all sorts of automotive electrical gremlins and diagnostics plus DSG gearbox fault finding and coding, vehicle tuning and general repairs.

Quite notably, the Poole-based company offer a starter motor, alternator and dynamo repair service, which will undoubtedly make our readers’ ears prick up. Work is done efficiently, cost-effectively and quickly. Oh and the company’s workshop has a huge and bespoke mural on the wall, which is stunning.

A warm welcome awaits at Auto-Electrix

To find out more and to obtain a quote call 01202 509 430 or visit www.auto-electrix.co.uk ENDS.

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THIS WILL SHIFT IT

This new extra-long carbide scraper from Laser Tools (part number 8393) features a double-sided and super-hard, tungsten-carbide tip, and is ideal for removing corrosion, carbon deposits, gaskets, paint and varnish.

Suitable for use on brake caliper and back plate sliding faces, exhaust manifolds and cylinder heads, with the serrated side of the tip perfect for cleaning grooves and edges.

Comfortable, ergonomic handle and extended shaft (total length 300mm) for ease of use and hard-to-reach areas. The 32mm blade width lets you remove large amounts of material quickly.

Available now from your Laser Tools stockist – always remember to check for the best prices More >

KEEP YOUR TYRES INFLATED

With autumn just around the corner and to coincide with Tyre Safety Month in October, Ring Automotive is encouraging motorists to check their tyre pressure to ensure vehicles are in the safest condition and are more fuel efficient and reduce emissions.

Research by TyreSafe reveals 57 per cent of tyres on UK roads are under-inflated, add to this extra weight and travelling longer distances, and tyres will ultimately fail, says Ring Automotive. With the rise in living costs, Ring is urging drivers to check their tyre pressure to save them money.

Simple checks can be made to ensure tyres are safe to More >

THIS COFFEE WILL REV YOU UP

New company Carburettor Coffee has launched a new range of automotive-related, er, coffee.

Several blends are available including Roadrunner inspired by a ’71 Plymouth model which features Ethiopian and Central American Arabica beans.

Meanwhile, Volante takes its inspiration from Aston Martin and has a smooth and rich balanced flavour while Cortina house blend has added punch courtesy of Robusta beans.

The coffee is available in ground or bean forms and sizes from 250gm to 1kg priced from £6.50.

More from www.carburettorcoffee.co.uk ENDS.

REPEAT BUSINESS

Want to add a splash of modern technology to the flanks of your Beetle water-cooled-based kitcar? How about a set of dynamic flashing side repeaters?

Taking influence from the VWs sold at a dealership today, they are a great pocket money mod at just £19.95 a set. Fitting these clear lensed beauties will take a matter of minutes and involves no cutting of wires, simply push a connector into the existing bulb holder and hey presto!

Head on over to HeritagePartsCentre.com and look up part number WC949SR01CD to check them out for yourself ENDS.

IT’S AN INDUCTION HEATER BUT NOT AS E KNOW IT!

The Clarke IT1500 is an easy-to-use portable induction heater kit suitable for use in garages and workshop environments.

This tool kit offers an energy-efficient design providing a safer and more economical alternative to brazing torches or similar heating methods. This product is supplied with a convenient carry case and an assortment of coils.

20mm, 26mm and 32mm Tubular Heating Coils: For heating nuts, fasteners, bolts, 02 sensors etc.

55mm Flat Heating Coil: For removing stickers, graphics, emblems, body mouldings etc.

295mm U-Shaped Coil: For performing the work of other coils but can be customised to remove and repair dents.

1000mm Flexible Coil: For clearing race More >