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BRIGHT LIGHTS; BIG CITY

Bright lights are arguably what Christmas is all about says OSRAM and although lights may not be the obvious stocking filler, a bulb upgrade can brighten up that number one car fan’s Christmas. OSRAM’s wide range of high-quality bulbs offers something for everyone.

NIGHT BREAKER LASER

These award-winning next generation of automotive upgrade halogen bulbs from OSRAM include innovative laser ablation technology – and they are arguably bright enough to light up Santa’s sleigh.

The highly engineered filament enables the bulbs to shine up to 150% brighter while providing up to a 150-metre long beam and 20% whiter light compared to the minimum More >

THE RIGHT SET – AGAIN!

The Type 9 Gearbox has, for decades, been the preferred gearbox choice for many Ford Escort and Kitcar applications.

However, the gearbox’s standard ratios had a very low first gear, ideal for caravan towing but poor for motorsport applications.

Replacement close-ratio gears have proven increasingly expensive over the years. Now, Rally Design, in partnership with Blackline Gears, has manufactured a limited quantity at a mid-range price.

The ratios selected are those which have proven most popularity.

1st – 2.390    2nd – 1.540    3rd – 1.210    4th – 1.000     5th – 0.870

The gearsets feature:

*  Close ratio gears, quiet helical drive, synchromesh

*  Separate gears assembled on the layshaft

*  Uses More >

THE EYE(LET)S HAVE IT!

The traditional tarpaulin or sail eyelet or grommet is used on many applications, from HGV and utility vehicle tarpaulin covers to boat and yacht sails. Press-studs, eyelets and popper-type connectors are used on a host of different classic car models on their hoods and tonneau covers. Originally fitted by leather-aproned craftsmen with special tools handed down through the generations (probably), all these two-piece grommets, eyelets and press-studs are readily available but how do you fit them now? Reach for these two new specialist grommet and eyelet fitting tools from Laser Tools (part numbers 7881 and 7882).

The 7881 kit is aimed More >

MULTI-FACETED

New from Car Builder Solutions are no fewer than six Facet Fuel Pump Kits

Solid State Cube Competition – #FAC2KIT – £52.80 Solid State Cube Fast Road – #FAC7KIT – £52.80 Solid State Cube Road – #FAC1KIT – £50.40 Cylindrical Red Top ‘Works’ – #FAC4KIT – £97.20 Cylindrical Silver Top Road – #FAC3KIT – £92.40 Cylindrical Competition Silver Top Road – #FAC6KIT – £88.80

More from www.carbuilder.com or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

 

ICONIC SUNGLASS BRAND

Renaud Sunglasses are totally and utterly uber cool. Ice cold. Created way back in the sixties by a chap called Charles Rolley, who was the owner of the Sea & Suntan Company and he teamed up in 1961 with Botany Menswear to create the first Renaud branded sunglasses.

The brand enjoyed some two decades of unparalleled success and had over 100 patented ideas and over 350 original sunglasses style and often worked with YSL and Foster Grant, while also working with top designers of the day like George Lissac.

When Elvis Presley was filming the film ‘Follow That Dream’ in Ocala, Florida More >

YOU MAKE ME DIZZY

I’ve got a real passion for those amazing little tethered racers aka ‘spin-dizzies’ and am often fascinated by grainy old YouTube videos of them in action, often operated by old blokes in flat caps smoking pipes.

They could easily reach speeds of over 250mph hence the need to be tethered. There were loads of manufacturers of cars back in the day and although they are still available much like bicycle speedway their best days are well behind them.

Those specialists of the bespoke gift, Meandmycar have come up with this superb little Bantam Midget replica (a very collectable pre-war tether car in More >

THE RIGHT SET

New from Machine Mart is this extremely handy driver set featuring seventeen screwdrivers with flat, Phillips and Pozi-drive head from 75-100mm.

There’s a ¼in bit driver with ten assorted 25mm Hex/Star bits plus sixteen metric and imperial Allen keys – all supplied in a robust holder.

Available now at £32.29 from www.machinemart.co.uk ENDS.

ULTIMATE KIDS CAR

Nice update from the J40 Motor Company regarding their little Austin J40, which has remained largely unchanged between 1945-1971.

They’ve recently unveiled a revised model including a new aeroscreen, new bumpers, revised grille and headlights, while it also now gets larger wheels which are tucked into the wheel arches to give a sleeker look with longer, lower front wings.

A ‘race’ version adds double stripes and a side-pipe exhaust!

The J40 Motor Company is a subsidiary of SU and Amal carb makers and rights holders, Burlen who purchased the rights to the Austin J40 from marque authority Roy Halford in 2019. The company More >

FINE LINE

Here’s a really useful fuel line repair kit from Britpart that will help keep your fuel system in tip-top condition and is the sort of handy little box that should be in all of our garages.

It repairs damaged fuel lines as the name implies and Britpart says that using their kit you can make a repair in less than five minutes.

Using OEM-quality materials the kit makes it easy to identify what you require thanks to some great product descriptions and is mega easy to use. It is supplied with quick connector spigot connections.

Priced at £74.80 inc VAT get yours now More >

MINI ELECTRIC CRATE!

Customers can now order Swindon Powertrain’s electric Classic Mini Kit and explore optional EV upgrades, including 12 kWh battery pack, motor controller, onboard charger and DC-DC converter.

Swindon Powertrain is now offering a stand-alone electric 80kW continuous (120 kW peak), Classic Mini Kit, which can be used in isolation or in addition to a range of aftermarket Swindon Powertrain EV components such as 12 kWhr battery pack, motor controller, onboard charger and DC-DC converter.

Suitable for classic and kitcar enthusiasts, specialists or EV conversion businesses that want to electrify a classic Mini, order books are now open with prices for the Classic More >