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THE SYLVA MARQUE CHANGES HANDS

News this week that one of the most talented men to ever design a kitcar, Jeremy Phillips of Sylva Autokits has finally gone and done it. He’s retired selling the company to David MacBean.

Sylva founder, the genius that is Jeremy Phillips (left) hands over to new owner, David MacBean

Jeremy has been designing and producing a superb line-up of kitcars since 1982 and iconic models such as Striker, Fury, Stylus, Phoenix, Leader and Riot have all come from his pencil. Every Sylva I’ve ever driven has been a total delight. The man has a knack for creating, clever, wheel-at-each-corner cars that More >

AGM WLR RETURNS – TALK OF JAGUAR POWER

I’ve always been an admirer of the AGM WLR, which has always struck me as a pretty cool kitcar, which also has more than adequate performance potential from a variety of engines.

It’s been away from the scene for a while, after its creator, Alan Whitehead, sold the project. The buyer didn’t do very much with it, until recently when he sold it to a new company, who have big plans for it.

Trading under the old AGM Sportscars banner, Stuart Bruce-Jones and Jonathan Twynham are the men behind the ‘new’ WLR and are based in Leicestershire. A re-designed spaceframe chassis is More >

KEEP IN TRIM

Power Maxed has launched Tyre & Trim Dressing, which joins its growing range car care products. The maker’s claim it returns tyres and trim to a natural sheen, making older rubber and plastic look like new again.

Manufactured with a semi-gel consistency for ease of application, the product contains materials that assist and enhance the appearance of tired rubber surfaces once applied directly. It is a non-toxic, non-flammable, non-solvent high-shine tyre dressing for all vehicles.

Power Maxed Tyre & Trim Dressing provides great value for money as a little goes a long way and the superb lasting shine has an expected durability More >

A PASSION FOR PURPLE

Leading car care specialists, ValetPRO has launched  Purple Passion – a gloss enhancing paint cleanser that’s been over a year in development, and the first ever offered by the British firm.

Purple Passion is a ‘preparation’ product, designed to be used prior to waxing with either a dual or rotary action polisher or by hand. Once applied, the purple, creme-based cleanser removes light swirls and oxidisation from all painted surfaces in addition to removing contaminates such as tar spots and bonded dirt that are not removed during the normal washing process.

Purple Passion contains Carnauba wax, whose gloss amplifying properties ensure that More >

STRETCH ARMSTRONG?

Here’s one for Cobra enthusiasts, both original and replica. Hawk Cars Ltd has invested in new forge tooling, to produce proper, high quality steering arms. They are made to original drawings, forged from very high grade material, and machined by a specialist engineering company (unlike most of the previous versions that were available)

They are available to suit:

289, 427, and Frua cars fitted with iron calipers – straight arms.

289, FIA 289, Daytona,427 comp. fitted with racing alloy calipers – straight arms.

289, FIA 289, Daytona, 427 comp. fitted with racing alloy calipers – ‘cranked’ arms.

Mk4, CRS, Superblowers fitted with BMW calipers – More >

NEEDLE SCALER? SOUNDS PAINFUL

An extremely useful attachment for your trusty air hammer or air chisel, this ‘needle scaler’ (part number 6413) is excellent for removing weld spatter, rust, paint, underseal and other debris from many different surfaces.

When coupled to a powerful air hammer (such as the Laser 6031), the needle scaler makes light work of the toughest jobs and is suitable for use on heavier work such as chassis rails and box sections, its useful narrow profile making it ideal for hard to reach areas. It is 230mm long and features 19 3mm x 180mm needles. Spare parts are available: part no 6442 More >

WHAT A BRUISER!

Premium automotive tool manufacturer, Mac Tools, has announced a brand new 18-volt ½in cordless impact wrench that combines outstanding durability with immense power and comes with a three-year warranty.

Nicknamed ‘The Bruiser’ thanks to its superior power (in excess of 1600Nm) the new BWP151P2 ½in impact wrench is more than man enough for any job in the workshop. Designed to be as heavy-duty as possible to withstand tough workshop treatment, the wrench features a powerful brushless motor and heavy duty impact mechanism that combine to produce a fastening torque of 950 Nm and enormous breakaway torque of 1625Nm.

The unit is powered More >

BURTON POWER HELP YBs KEEP COOL

 

The alloy thermostat housing on the Ford Cosworth YB engine is a part that usually corrodes with time but, thankfully, classic Ford specialists, Burton Power has a replacement available at a very reasonable price.

Order as part number SC1074 the component wears part number £38.50 inc VAT.

More from the other end of 0208 554 2281 or www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

THE AIR THAT I BREATHE

Pipercross filters are well-known for their high-performing panel filters and induction kits. With over 3000 applications in an ever-growing catalogue, chances are, they will have the right filter for your car. However, if you need something really unusual, what do you do then? Thankfully, their bespoke division seems to be able to cater for most requirements – as the picture of a recent gargantuan creation shows.

Being based in the UK, Pipercross has un-rivalled experience in working with leading race teams, fabricators and engineers in order to create custom solutions. Usually, these can be found on anything from the front few More >

LASER TESTER

Battery powered, this handy three-in-one multi-function tester from Laser Tools (part number 6378) is a tyre pressure gauge as well as a main battery and alternator tester. A bright LED work light is also included.

Very easy to use, the tyre pressure gauge function is useful as it lets you record the pressure of each individual tyre, while it’s also very easy to check the power of your car’s main battery; simply plug into the 12-volt socket, turn on the ignition and the tester displays the battery voltage and status (low, mid or full). Switch to alternator test mode, switch on More >