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WOOLIES EXPAND VINYL RANGE

Woolies now has some new colours of expanded vinyl in the part no. 25 range, Royal BlueSilver Grey and Mottled Grey.

The latter could be used as an alternative to Elephant Hide which is very difficult to get hold of these days.

The new products are 54in (1.37m) wide and cost £16.50 per linear metre. Woolies has an extensive variety of colours in this range, 21 colours in total, click here for the full range.

More from www.woolies-trim.co.uk or 01778 347 347 ENDS.

BEAM ME UP

Whether you want to fine-tune your Type 2 suspension or sit your sills on the floor, these front axle beam adjusters from SSP will help you achieve the stance you desire for your Bay Window Bus.

Installed on the front axle tubes, they will require cutting and welding to fit, but once in place allow you to tweak the torsion leaves inside, raising and lowering the ride height by a few millimetres at a time, as required.

Sold as a pair, one set per vehicle, they are priced at £69.50, and you can find them on HeritagePartCentre.com by searching for item number More >

SOLD ME DOWN THE RIVER

Here’s one for our North American readers.

Building steering gear for cars with little under-bonnet space can be an exercise in frustration and much swearing. You’ve got to work around things like firewalls, headers and chassis rails, resulting in weird steering angles with multiple U-joints and support bearings.

A lot of readers doing LS engine swaps in cars with tight firewall clearance know what that’s like.

The Flaming River VDOG steering box eliminates a lot of those hassles. The gear-driven box has 3/4-36 splined output shafts that sit 90 degrees to each other, providing maximum clearance in spaces where more traditional U-joint angles More >

LINKAGE FOR PORKER

Webcon has launched its eagerly awaited linkage set to suit the Weber 40IDA3C and 46IDA3C fitted to Porsche flat-six engines.

The kit has been 100 per cent crafted in the UK and is the most comprehensive Porsche linkage kit available.

In addition to the crossbar, brackets and reverse lever the kit also includes crossbar studs and nuts, a reverse lever pivot pin, clips, M4 grub screws and crossbar ball ends (that’s ‘ball’ dear reader!)

The linkage kit works perfectly with Webcon’s own intake manifold sets as well as with genuine Weber 401DA3C and 46IDA3C carburettors.

LW4340 is available from stock and is priced at More >

I’M FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES … PRETTY BUBBLES IN THE AIR

The second of two scale models this week is a beautiful 1:18 scale model of a 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 from Oxford Diecast. The company has previously offered such a model in their 1:43 range.

This is the first KR200 ‘bubble’ car to be sold under Oxford’s name with just a Far East maker producing and marketing such a model hitherto.

Available in four colours, with Royal Blue, Black and White joining the Light Blue version shown here.

I like the high level of detail here with the chrome masking/plating exterior detail looking exceptionally good against the paintwork. The interior seating and flooring and pale More >

THE LEGEND THAT WAS MIKE THE PIPE

STEVE HOLE pays tribute to Mike the Pipe

Everyone in motorsport (from bottom to top) classic, kit and custom car scenes all knew who Mike the Pipe was.

Who was ‘Mike The Pipe’? His real name was Mike Randall and for nearly thirty years his workshop at the unassuming 12 Stanley Park Road, Carshalton Beeches (people often say it was Wallington, which is very nearby, but technically it is in Carshalton Beeches) was the UK’s exhaust hub.

Randall first came to prominence when he worked for Vic Derrington and Bill Terry at TDC Components in Kingston-on-Thames, next door to the main V.W. Derrington More >

A REAL STRONGHOLD

It’s not often that a brand-new manufacturer of brake calipers appears in the UK. The last one was Great British Sportscars’ ATR Products division which joined their existing range of dampers and throttle bodies.

The latest comes from new company Stronghold Technologies and the man behind the venture needs no introduction as it’s Robin Hall, designer of the FBS Census, Edge Devil and the quite brilliant, Wells Vertige.

Never one to mess around, preferring to take the view ‘if it’s worth doing; do it right’ approach he’s even set up a new production facility in Dorset.

The company’s first product is a beautifully More >

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A RAYVOLUTION EVO KIT AT A BARGAIN PRICE

My friend, the mega-talented designer, Tony Lafaye was formerly the manufacturer of the brilliant Rayvolution EVO three-wheeler.

Tony was in touch this week to tell me about an opportunity that a totalkitcar.com three-wheeler enthusiast might well be interested in.

He has available a 90 per cent complete un-built EVO kit package, ready-to-go with full build advice and assistance available to the buyer.

Priced at £5500, the kit is located near Paris but even factoring in a van hire and ferry journey it still represents a bargain price. Of course, if you are based in Northern Europe to have an advantage.

If you want to More >

NEW TOOLS?

The big, NEW and TOTALLY FREE Machine Mart catalogue is out now and it is packed full of all the tools and equipment you need! Whether you’re a hobbyist, DIY enthusiast or professional, you’re bound to find something for you.

Featuring over 900 MASSIVE price cuts and new products, the 492-page spring/summer catalogue is a ‘must have’ for anyone seeking a huge choice of tools and equipment at unbeatable value.

With thousands of items of tools and machinery in the new catalogue and a further 15,000 extra products online, you’ll be sure to find all the tools and machinery you need.

The NEW More >

A LOT ON YOUR PLATE

Discovery channel’s Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars has shone a light on Sheffield-based, family-owned number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic number plates in the latest series.

A big hit with the classic and kit car scenes, Jepson & Co recently featured in the show’s first episode of the new season as Salvage aficionado Drew Pritchard teamed up with automotive expert Paul Cowland for a motoring mission.

The duo bought and restored a Jenson Interceptor Mark III and in the first episode of season eight, Pritchard was seen researching the history of the car and discovered service history documents throughout the years. More >

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