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For owners of Minis or Mini-based kitcars wanting their cars to look original, Mini Spares® can provide an original looking metal canister master cylinder with ‘Lockheed’ embossed on the metal can-type brake fluid reservoir.

Speaking of brake fluid, these original-spec metal cylinders must only be used with DOT 4 or 5 hydraulic fluid as originally specified in the vehicle’s handbook/workshop manual. Nothing else, such as racing fluid, is suitable.

While these Mini Spares master cylinders are ‘as original’ in almost every way, they are now supplied in a glossy silver finish, not the original gold. This is due to regulations that, since 2007, More >


Now that the well-known Pro-Fuel fuel pressure regulators are no longer available, Webcon has teamed up with leading Australian fuelling specialists Redline Performance to make its Adjustable Pressure Regulator available as a top-quality alternative.

Displaying the familiar 0-5 psi markings, the new regulator pack includes 5/16in/8mm unions as well as fuel hose and clips and features a push and lock knob to ensure the desired pressure is accurately maintained.

The regulator will be sold with the Redline branding to allow easy identification of this superb quality regulator and avoid confusion with the cheap, non-branded versions currently on the market.

Part number WFR190 is More >


Westfield Sports Cars were at the Autosport International Show and among the cars on their stand was this stunning looking Chesil Speedster.

The Kingswinford company has been busy with an electric version of the Speedster replica although the traditional Beetle-based original will remain in production for the foreseeable future, as you’d expect.

With a healthy order book for both kits and fully-built Chesils, Westfield Sports Cars has started 2020 in fine fettle, especially with the latest European Small Series Type Approved model, the ST4 about to be launched.

I’m told it features lots of innovative new features. Can’t wait to find out more More >


There are several superb American car care brands – large and small. Some of them have UK distributors, which is great, while others don’t, meaning that it can be hard to get hold of their products.

This is made all the worse by word of mouth reports and YouTube vids from car care channels raving about said products.

A brand that I’d been hearing great things about was Auto Fanatic based in New York State. The company has a great back story and is run by a well-respected custom car builder well-versed in engineering and professional car care.

His Auto Fanatic brand is More >


Powerlite is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-performance rotating electrics for classic, performance, competition and kitcars.

This latest innovation – The Microstart – is claimed to be the smallest, most powerful unit ever built for the A-Series engine. It’s light (just 2.4kg) but deceptively powerful and comes with a five-year warranty. It fits A-Series units that had the ‘Verto- flywheel and pre-engaged-type starter motor.

Every unit is built at the company’s West Midlands base, having been designed, tested and manufactured to the highest possible standards, using over 40 years of auto-electrical experience.

The company’s range of products includes performance alternators, including compact More >


This new socket set from Laser Tools (part number 7636) is specifically designed to offer improved access to hard to reach fuel line connections. For example, injector connectors can be buried under a maze of pipework and fittings and it can be a major task to get a positive grip onto the hex whether tightening or loosening off.

The tool is 3/8in drive and features two spring-loaded joints to let you get down and past any obstructions. The sockets are of the open design that lets you slip them over the fuel line and down onto the hex connector. The sockets More >


Before the introduction of the MPI in 1997, Minis universally suffered from oil leaking past the clutch case gasket.

Even new Minis suffered from this problem and were ‘corrected’ under warranty, but the problem often returned again.

In 1997, the clutch case and block gaskets were changed to a modern-day technology Klinger-type material in an attempt to eradicate the oil leaks.

Mini Spares now offers a Klinger material clutch housing gasket as part number GUG705563GM, replacing 22A2237B, to help prevent oil leaks.

The gasket measures 31 thou (0.81 mm) thick, but compresses to the correct size when fitted and torqued to 18lbs per sq More >


New from Sealey is this LED50WS – Rechargeable Torch with Wireless Speaker 10W COB LED.

It comes secured in a rubber-coated housing with a recessed hook, two magnets and an integral 90° adjustable stand. The main light has an on/off power button and when pressed multiple times cycles through two levels of brightness, 500lm and 250lm, the light produces a beam distance of up to 50m. It features a runtime of 4.5-hours.

For protection, it is IPX4 water-resistant and is IK06 impact rated to withstand falls of up to one-metre. The full charging time is approximately six hours but there is a More >



New from Machine Mart is the IBC25 Intelligent Battery Charger.

It’s an easy-to-carry heavy-duty charger suitable for all types of 12V & 24V lead-acid batteries.

The multiple intelligent charging stages, diagnose, recover, maintain and condition your battery. Also featuring an alternator check to identify the output percentage of the vehicle’s charging system.

  • Suitable for 12V lead-acid batteries up to 400Ah and 24V up to 200Ah
  • 8 Intelligent Charging Steps including De-sulphation to restore battery capacity
  • Digital illuminated screen display
  • Automatic battery voltage detection
  • Boost Feature (12V) for faster charging and vehicle starting
  • Reverse Polarity and Overcharge Protection
  • Anti-Spark Protection
  • Can be used for battery optimisation
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Alternator check (12V)

Available now at More >


Purveyors of fine classic Volkswagen parts, Heritage Parts Centre are pleased to announce their range wheel bearings produced by Japanese manufacturer Koyo.

Established in 1921, Koyo has almost a century’s worth of knowledge in bearing design and production for a wealth of applications, from medical through to aerospace and almost everything in between.

With quality an increasingly important factor when it comes to classic vehicle restoration and maintenance, Heritage feel they have found a reliable and reputable source in Koyo, to keep their customers’ vehicles rolling on the road for longer.

Fitments currently available in the Koyo range include VW Beetle, Split, Bay More >