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MORE GEAR FROM SWINDON POWERTRAIN

Following the recent release of its HPD E crate motors and associated kit to electrify the classic Mini (and ideal for a kitcar conversion). Swindon Powertrain is now extending its electrification range with its standalone E-Transmission for EVs.

In response to rising demand for proven OE specification componentry both from low volume OEMs and home enthusiasts alike, the single-speed gearbox is, contrary to many solutions on the market today, a ‘plug-and-play’ and affordable solution to purchase a transmission to work with existing electric motors.

Versatile, with two ratio options, and multiple mounting points for ease of installation, the E-Transmission is suitable for More >

CHARLES ATLAS? ASK YOUR DAD OR YOUR GRANDAD!

The Ford Atlas Axle started life in the 1960s being used in the Transit Mk1. It proved tough and durable and was soon used in the powerful V6 Capri model as a heavy-duty alternative to the English axle. Plenty of these used in kitcars, too. It was later used in most of the Capri Mk2/3 range, the 2.0/2.3 Cortinas, the later Transit models and continued on into the Sierra range in the P100 pick-up truck.

Its heavy-duty ability made it suitable for competition use, but its weight counted against it due to its cast-iron casing.

Burton Power now has a lightweight alloy More >

SU PUMP

New from our mates at Car Builder Solutions is this cool SU Replacement Fuel Pump (part number FPUMP5).

It is 12-volt, has a maximum flow rate of 125-litres per hour, copes with 0.35-bar, 1/4in male spade terminals and is available now at £96.

www.carbuilder.com or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

THE EYES HAVE IT

These little things are always worth keeping in your workshop spares bin. Merlin Motorsport stock 6, 8, 10mm ‘eyes’ for both 16mm² and 25mm² cables.

It’s good to keep a few spare just in case you need to adapt your battery cable in a rush. Merlin can crimp eyelets onto the cable to your measurements. BATTERY CABLE CRIMP EYELETS ENDS.

EAT MORE CHIPS (THAT’S WHAT THE LORRY SAYS!)

Not only is this dual-function rechargeable, foldable, waterproof, work light with COB (Chip-On-Board) LED flood light and LED torch functions a must to get you through the winter months, but it also makes for an ideal gift! (Laser Tools part number 7650)

With a 180° rotatable magnetic stand, a max output of 370 lumens, multiple light settings, and a maximum run time of 5 hours (on the low setting), it will make getting the right amount of light to exactly where you need it a breeze.

Neat and compact: folded dimensions: 50mm x 122mm x 34mm; with the mounting hook open, dimensions: More >

MGB CLUTCH FROM FIDANZA

Now is the time of year when many MGBs (and kitcars based on same) are tucked up in their garages waiting for the first signs of spring, but it’s also the time to get out into the garage and put some added enjoyment into your MGB in the form of a Fidanza lightweight aluminium flywheel.

Fidanza Lightweight flywheels offer – • Faster throttle response and quicker acceleration • Additional horsepower to the wheels by reducing parasitic losses due to flywheel weight • Smoother, faster gear shifting • Easier braking, better slowing (due to reduced rotational mass) • Reduced clutch wear and More >

NEW YEAR CHEER FROM SEALEY

The 2021 Sealey New Year Sale promotion launches on January 1, 2021, and has 48 pages overflowing with fantastic savings. The publication features over 480 products with up to a huge 85 per cent off list price. It is valid to February 28, 2021, and there are some really good savings inside!

The promotion also features the latest competition. See inside for details on how to win a 101-piece toolkit with a cordless drill worth £214.95.

Sealey’s complete product range can be viewed on their new website at www.sealey.co.uk ENDS. 

 

A HOT LITTLE DEVIL

With the temperature in my garage turning decidedly nippy recently, it made me realise that a bit of heat while I’m working might be a good idea.

Therefore, the press release for the Clarke Devil 2000PTC arrived at the right time. It features a composite aluminium and ceramic PTC (positive temperature coefficient) heater element.

This means that it heats up quickly, self-regulates its own temperature, dishes out uniform heat and at just £41.99 inc VAT it is extremely cost-effective.

More information from www.machinemart.co.uk ENDS.

LIKE AN ARROW

The MOMO Mod.03 steering wheel is designed specifically for use in rally or drift cars. The deep-dish offers the driver maximum control and the yellow leather marker on the top provides a quick reference to the position of the steering.

The wheel is finished in a choice of either black suede or black leather and features two black – or two blue – aluminium spokes and the iconic MOMO Arrow logo appears on the horn button as proof of pedigree.

All MOMO racing steering wheels are produced in Italy and are of the highest quality with anti-corodal aluminium frames. The suede or More >

SPECIAL K FROM WEBCON

Webcon’s Weber 40DCOE18K, the 1960s-era carburettor is available again, but now uprated to K Spec! For decades, the Weber 40DCOE151 has been the performance carburettor of choice for most engine tuners. However, if a more ‘period’ look was desired the only choice, until now, was to obtain an often worn-out secondhand unit and rebuild it. But not anymore!

Webcon has announced the reintroduction of the Weber 40DCOE18, a carburettor that is well-known as being original equipment on the 1960s Lotus Elan, but which is now being manufactured in uprated K spec. Look out for the tell-tale ‘K’ suffix on the box.

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