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MAZDA MX-5-BASED BLACKWELL SPR1 PROJECT FOR SALE

I received an email from Wayne Blackwell of Blackwell Sports Cars advising that the SPR1 kit is for sale. His statement is below:

“Unfortunately, the time has come when my enthusiasm and commitment can no longer be put into the Blackwell Sports Cars venture.

Here we have an opportunity for someone to take over Blackwell Sports Cars. Included in the sale are all the moulds and rights to produce the SPR1 Mazda MX-5-based kitcar, our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel and email address will all be passed to the new owner. This is a great opportunity for someone to take the business on. More >

PICK UP A PICK UP FOR YOUR CROSSFLOW!

The big problem with owning any classic car or older kitcar is what to do when certain engine parts become unobtainable.

Thankfully Burton Power is dedicated to keeping classic British Ford engines on both the road and the track so whenever parts become unavailable it tries to source or manufacture replacements.

Burton Power can now offer an oil pick up pipe for all classic Ford Crossflow (Kent) engine blocks. This means that it might well be a great help for plenty of kitcar owners.

The oil pick up pipe can be ordered as Part Number FP645 priced at £36 inc VAT and you More >

NEW MANIFOLDS FOR WEBER 32/36

The legendary Ford Crossflow engine has been in production since the mid-1960s and is still extremely popular for road and track use and alive and well in thousands of kitcars! The perfect carburettor for the Crossflow for road use is the Weber 32/36. However, supplies of new, original manifolds dried up years ago after they went out of production and so an upgrade to a Weber carburettor has required the installer to source a secondhand unit that has then often proved to be unsatisfactory.

Webcon has announced the launch of its own, brand new, intake manifold to allow the fitment of More >

DAMPERS FOR BEETLES

This could be ideal for a load of old beach buggies and the like. There is no question about the popularity of the classic VW Beetle. Over 21 million were made between 1938 and 2003.

With so many still around it’s worth uprating the car’s suspension to 21st century standards.

GAZ fully adjustable GT dampers are now available for the 1953-65 Beetle 1200 to enable the damping bump and rebound rate to be adjusted to suit the conditions and driving style.

These dampers have adjustable bump/rebound rates that can be altered by means of an easily accessible knob on the side of the units.

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AUTO FINESSE – NOW IN XXL SIZE

The wash stages are the most important in detailing, not just for maintaining a swirl-free finish during periodical cleaning, but as a foundation for every other subsequent process for more in-depth details.

For this reason, Auto Finesse is now offering some of its most popular dilutable wash products in extra-large 2.5-litre containers.

Bridging the gap between their 1-litre bottles and 5-litre trade sizes, these products cover the pre-wash, snow foam and contact wash processes and include Dynamite Traffic Film Remover, Avalanche Snow Foam and Lather Car Shampoo.

Lather Car Shampoo 2.5-litre is priced at £23, Dynamite Traffic Film Remover 2.5 litre is priced More >

THE DUKES OF ‘HAZARD’

A Hazard Warning Light function is a discreet but important safety upgrade for all classic and kit vehicles.

Should you need to pull over, it is vital to let other road users know your situation – particularly on what are laughingly called ‘Smart’ Motorways. Many kitcars are much smaller than modern vehicles so visibility is essential, especially in a breakdown or emergency situation.

The Mini Spares Hazard Light Module Set is an ultra-reliable, universal hazard light module that is supplied ready to fit and is suitable for all vehicles … not just Minis.

It is simple to install with no requirement to replace your More >

FRESH, NEW LOOK FOR GTECHNIQ

Fresh new look for leading car care brand GTechniq and their performance-focused products which the company says celebrate the simplicity and purity of their range.

The facelifted line-up has launched under GTechnic’s new ‘Pure Performance Concept’ which describes both the essence of the new range and the ‘purist’-type enthusiast it has been created for.

Rob Earle, MD of GTechniq said: “Every single product that GTechnic develops is first and foremost designed to perform. This needs a total bias on functionality and ‘everything you need; nothing you don’t philosophy, so, for this reason, you won’t find any unnecessary additives, scents or colourings in More >

WASHING UP TIME

The best-selling Clarke CW1D Floor Standing Parts Washer provides a simple way to clean components covered in oil, grease and dirt. An internal pump continuously circulates the cleaning fluid, delivering it to just where it’s needed.

An essential product for any garage or workshop, the CW1D has a tank capacity of 75-litres, a fluid capacity of 45-litres and has a maximum pump rate of 90-litres per hour.

This model has a flexible link to automatically close the lid in the event of a fire. There is also an integral, replaceable filter. The CW1D requires a 230V power supply. Available now for £167.98 inc More >

RACING COLOURS

Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology for more than 120 years. Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Interestingly, Castrol was the first company of its kind to promote its products through the support of a mobile competitions department, which would set up its marquee at every possible competition, race or record attempt. During the 1920s and 1930s, More >

STUNNER

One of the stars of the recent Stoneleigh show was the new Sonic7 demonstrator from the new Equilibrium Kit Cars, now run by engineer Michael Farrow.

Michael took over from Angus Weijers who’d done an extremely good job with the Stuart Mills-designed project and sold a good number of the very underrated kit. The pressures of his day job meant that he had to move the project on.

Engineer Michael had been a fan of the car and took over in 2020 spending the intervening period preparing his first demonstrator. It was a bit of a winning team so hasn’t needed to More >