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REMEMBERING DAVID OGLE, DSC, MBE

WORDS BY STEVE HOLE – PHOTOS – ARCHIVE AND CAROL HARDY

This time we take a look at the gifted designer David Ogle who was tragically killed in a road accident in 1962 aged just 41. His legacy lives on, however. 

Born in 1921, David Ogle was an amazing chap who died far too young in a road accident in 1962 aged just 41.

Ogle Riley 1.5 was a design exercise – two were produced

A hugely talented designer both of industrial items and cars he’d founded his eponymous company David Ogle Associates in Stevenage in 1954 and this was rapidly becoming the ‘go-to’ More >

COMPRESS THAT AIR

Machine Mart has added two new air compressors to their already extensive product range!

Compatible with a wide range of air tools, the two new Clarke Ranger Air Compressors are ideal for spraying, nailing, stapling, polishing and sanding; and are suitable for workshop, DIY, garage and site use.

With a red 24-litre capacity tank, the Clarke Ranger 7/260 is a powerful yet portable air compressor, thanks to the wheels and handle provided which allow this compressor to be easily transported across various locations.

The Ranger 7/260 includes twin outlets and gauges and is fitted with fully automatic on/off control, safety valve and pressure More >

CLASSIC MINi-BASED KIT?

Mini Spares now has an upgraded aluminium radiator for classic Mini MPi models (including kitcars using the mechanicals of same) which had the radiator mounted at the front as standard. The new radiator offers superior cooling with the additional benefit of aluminium construction.

Order as part number C-ARA4447 at £378 inc VAT.

For more details call 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

HARDCORE WHEEL CLEANER

People often think, especially in the UK, that Gliptone only produces leather care products. Hmm, they’ve actually been producing a full range of car care products in upstate New York since the late fifties. Indeed, they are the makers of the iconic American interior spray, Shineola.

Their Ceramic Wheel & Rim Cleaner is part of their new Si02-based range.

The smell isn’t terrible (like some rivals) which isn’t a bad start for a wheel cleaner as they normally pong like oven cleaners or hair bleach.

A nice purple colour, it gave a very good result. It costs £21 for a 473ml spray bottle More >

HEAT CONTROL

Keeping a turbocharger cool is the secret of maximising performance while encouraging faster spool-up and minimising turbo-lag; and one of the best and cost-effective ways of keeping a turbo cool is fitting a turbo heatshield. These will also reduce engine bay temperatures and protect sensitive components.

DEI now offers a variety of turbo shields in three distinct ranges:

GEN-3 TITANIUM™ Turbo Shields is DEI’s most technologically advanced shield line.

It features a silicone-coated TITANIUM LR outer layer, a silica blend insulation layer with a glass-silica-stainless weave inner layer and a protective stainless mesh liner. This is the strongest, most heat-resistant textile available. Prices More >

LITTLE APPLES

A very foamy, apple-scented snow foam that has a great dwell time (the time that the foam coating stays active on your car’s bodywork) and I got about eight minutes. I could literally see the grime being encapsulated within the foam.

It’s also kind to wax coatings and is a very pleasant product to use.

A 500ml bottle costs just £9.85 and is available now from www.duelautocare.co.uk ENDS.

THE STORY OF THE GRP-BODIED CITROËN BIJOU

WORDS BY STEVE HOLE

Not a kitcar of course, the Citroën Bijou was an incredibly low-volume car for a mainstream manufacturer and had a fascinating story that we think you’ll enjoy.

Citroën is a marque with a quirky past and never afraid to push the boundaries. In addition to the kitcar industry having a fond relationship with the Citroën 2CV underpinnings with many kitcars based on it they also had a factory in the UK, in Slough (1926-1965) where the 2CV was produced.

Pic courtesy of Draco2000 via Wikipedia

Other Citroën models produced in Slough included:

Type A

Traction Avant

Light Twelve

Light Fifteen (SWB) or Big Fifteen More >

THIS COVER IS TOP!

Webcon has a limited quantity of top cover assemblies for the Weber Marelli 34CFM throttle body as fitted to several Ford engines and therefore applicable for kitcar use.

The assembly is supplied complete with: • Fuel injector type IWM025 ‘blue top’ • Injector harness • Air temperature sensor • Fuel pressure regulator assembly.

Fuel injectors have not been available for these applications for many years, so this assembly will provide a very cost-effective method of effectively overhauling a faulty throttle body.

The part number is 3170624402 and is available from stock priced at £301.39 inc VAT.

Available now via 01932 787 100 or visit More >

GO BLANK

These aluminium blanking plugs from Samco are ideal for blanking off flexible fluid hoses. These can be used to permanently blank a hose off or used in an emergency to cap off a water hose. These are also handy for use when removing the engine from your vehicle to help prevent coolant from spilling onto the floor.

SAMCO ALUMINIUM BLANKING PLUGS ENDS.

A STRAIGHTENER

Laser Tools has just released this exceptionally versatile tube straightener (part number 8443) which will straighten copper, stainless steel or aluminium pipe with diameters ranging from 4mm (3/16in) to 10mm (3/8in). It utilises seven U-shaped, grooved rollers, which can be adjusted gradually and held in place by using the thumb lock, to guide the pipe through the straighteners without causing damage to the profile of the pipe.

The end result is a professional finish – you’ll wonder how you ever managed before. Makes your hand-fabricated brake pipes look like factory replacements. Plus, it is important that any tube bending operation begins More >