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NOW, THAT’S A MEMORY FILE

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A thing of beauty

t’s really nice to keep your car’s history in a single file rather than bits and pieces in various places that you can never find!

Very often these ‘files’ can be old, dog-eared envelopes or plastic wallets but these quality new personalised binders from bespoke album, portfolio and special occasion box creators, Hartnack and Co are a bit good.

The company can make you a one-off (or treat yourself!) in a variety of material and to match your car priced from £150. What an ideal gift for someone in your life who has a special car?

Visit www.hartnackandco.com ENDS.

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LEAVE IT ON; TAKE IT OFF. IT’S DOWN TO YOU!

New from Car Builder Solutions the home of very useful products for car builders and modifiers is this new Threaded Hose Take Off Kit (part number Thom5) which features precision-engineered unions to ‘tee’ into water and air hoses.

Each kit includes a single-use punch for making the correct-sized hole in your hose.

The following thread sizes are available – M5, M10, M12, M14. 1/8 NPT, ¼ NPT and 3/8 BSP.

Available now and priced at £24 available from www.carbuilder.com or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

NEW MANIFOLD FOR A-SERIES FROM WEBCON

Webcon has announced the introduction of two inlet manifolds to allow fitment of a Weber DCOE carburettor to the ever-popular BMC ‘A’ Series engine.

Both manifolds are superbly manufactured in the UK and come complete with a set of studs, nuts and soft mounts.

The manifolds are available in 4in or 6in forms as follows:

Length                         4in                                           6in

Part No                        MMW4050                             MW4030

Price (inc VAT)          £240                                        £240

For further details contact Webcon UK on 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

NICE AND GREASY

Among the many, many great products that are ideal for kitcar enthusiasts that are available from Merlin Motorsport is Millers Oils Deltaplex grease.

This grease is an essential item, not only as a general-purpose grease but for use in wheel bearings and other bearings on suspension and steering joints.

For more information follow this link – MILLERS DELTAPLEX 2EP GREASE ENDS.

BIG HEAD!

Many companies only offer cylinder heads on an exchange basis. This presents a problem if your old head is cracked or damaged and unsuitable for exchange.

Mini Spares’ ALLOY 5 Port Heads are available on an outright sale basis’ no exchange is necessary. Mini Spares has set the outright price lower than other Mini 5 Port Heads on the market, starting at just £1528.20 inc VAT.

The alloy heads are based on the 12G1805 ‘S’ 940 casting and adapted for optimum power.

Several versions are available:

  • C-AHT347 is the standard head with fully modified porting AND RACE VALVES for fast

road /rally use.

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NOT A TKO – A TKX FROM TREMEC AND SUMMIT RACING

American Powertrain’s Tremec manual transmissions have traditionally been OEM designs. Nothing wrong with that, they’re good boxes. But Tremec saw the need for a five-speed designed from the ground up for serious performance and better fit in classic muscle cars, kitcars, hot rods, and pickup trucks. Thus, the Tremec TKX was born.

The TKX is rated to handle up to 600 lbs.-ft. of torque and 8000 RPM. You can even bang gears at 7500 RPM and the TKX won’t miss a beat. The all-new aluminium case is a three-piece design (main case, intermediate plate and rear extension) that is strong and More >

NEW MAZDA MX-5-BASED KIT EVOKES FIFTIES

Here’s an interesting new kit destined for launch in early 2021.

It’s another Mazda MX-5-based package called the Tipo 184 and although not a replica it is directly inspired by the fifties Grand Prix car, the Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 Alfetta. Indeed Giuseppe ‘Nino’ Farina won the first world championship Grand Prix in an Alfa Romeo 158 at Silverstone in 1950.

Former kitcar manufacturer and TV presenter, Ant Anstead recently built a 158 tribute for his TV show, ‘Master Mechanic’ and the car is directly inspired by that.

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SEAL IT WITH COCONUT!

The lovely coconut smell of Adam’s Polishes Paint Sealant is a winner straight away. However, it’s very easy to apply by hand – or you can use a machine polisher – and it’s a polymer-based sealant that gives durability and an amazing level of gloss, although you can enhance further with say, paste wax and/or a topper if you wish.

I like Adam’s products for various reasons, one of which is because they work so well and are very flexible and versatile.

Use Adam’s Paint Sealant on your car and when it rains, this will happen!

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I’VE TOLD YOU BEFORE … NO KNOB JOKES!

Here’s yet another handy new product from Car Builder Solutions – it’s a little three-position rotary on/off/on switch (part number #ROSWSR2) that features three ¼in spade terminals, mounts to a 12mm hole and a maximum panel thickness of 8mm.

Excuse me for this one but the knob diameter is 23mm and looks like a bargain at £13.20 inc VAT. More information from www.carbuilder.com ENDS.

A SMALL SMIDGEON!

Here’s a neat idea for coffee and kitcar enthusiasts – this new travel mug from Smidge is a fine thing and ideal for cars like ours that don’t often have the luxury of cup holders! Living dangerously you can try and wedge your coffee cup between your knees but that can be embarrassingly painful and basically uncomfortable.

Three different sizes of these Smidge leak-proof and insulated travel mugs are available – 236ml, 355ml and 473ml and they claim to keep your coffee hot for twelve hours or cold for an impressive 24!

The secret is a very strong lid sealer mechanism which More >