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CAR CARE FIT FOR A KING

Are you struggling to come up with gift ideas for the petrolhead who claims to already have everything?

The royal-warranted car cleaning experts at Autoglym would like to suggest that the specially curated Supreme Car Care Collection will ensure that your favourite car enthusiast really does have all bases covered. No excuses!

Autoglym Supreme Car Care Collection is the most generous and comprehensive gifting set in the British company’s repertoire. Presented in a smart, zip-up satchel for easy wrapping and neat storage, the collection consists of nine key cleaning products and three premium accessories.

Together they cover everything from wheels and windows to paintwork More >

ROCKET PROP

Burton Power has announced that it can now offer a single-piece propshaft based on the Group 1 version to fit all standard RS2000s or Escort Mk1/2 using a Rocket or five-speed gearbox and an English or Atlas axle.

 

This single-piece propshaft has been made much stronger than the original two-piece item through the use of a larger diameter tubing and removal of the centre bearing. It is suitable as a direct replacement for the original prop or for competition use.

It is a high-quality item manufactured in the UK, not a cheap inferior import. Most imports use rather crude forgings which are More >

SNOW FORECAST!

Here’s a good product from Gliptone Europe called Foam ~Cannon Blizzard Shield.

An intriguing, albeit very pleasant smell.

This is a snow foam that you apply by foam cannon and leave for just 20-seconds before rinsing off. It is blended with special detergents that is safe on bodywork, glass and exterior plastic trim.

I’d be inclined to use this as a final stage of my detailing process after the shampoo, as a final gloss although I notice that it was very effective at lifting grime and caked-on crud.

The label tells me that it is also a drying aid product too.

Exceptional valve (at 473ml) More >

CLEAN YOUR LEATHER

Another rare leather cleaner that actually smells like leather. Might sound churlish o say that but to me if it smells like leather it’s a pretty good start.

I tried Zirconite’s Leather Cleaner on the vile leather on a friend’s Jaguar XJ40 and it definitely did what some other cleaners haven’t managed – clean his seats, visibly lifting crud and dirt. Zirconite’s range is rightly winning lots of friends.

Left no residue or greasy feel, either. A 500ml bottle costs £14.95.

Available now from https://shop.zirconite.co.uk ENDS.

MINI FINS FOR MINI

MINIFIN non-spacered die-cast alloy brake drums from Mini Spares are the ideal way to upgrade a classic Mini’s braking system or a kitcar based on the same.

The lightweight alloy material reduces unsprung weight and the finned design dissipates heat quicker than OE drums; this in turn helps to reduce brake fade.

Order as part number MINIFIN at £83.52 per pair including VAT. Also available – spacered diecast alloy brake drums. Order as: MINIFINS at £86.40 per pair.

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

PULL THE PIN!

Superchargers can significantly increase the power of your GM Gen III, IV, or V engine. That is, right up until the harmonic damper slips on the end of the crankshaft due to the increased drag from turning the supercharger pulley.

Summit Racing’s LS Damper Pin Kit has everything needed to pin your harmonic damper to the crankshaft to end slipping once and for all. The kit includes a steel drill sleeve fixture to accurately drill two holes in the damper and crank snout with the included six-inch cobalt drill bit. Also included is a tool hold-down bolt and four 1/4-inch diameter More >

SAY ‘R’

Raceline has been at the forefront of performance Ford engines for many years and the company has supplied many complete units and upgrade parts to kitcar enthusiasts.

Their Zetec-R unit has proven popular and it’s now joined by a Duratec-R version based around either 2- or 2.5-litre versions.

Crikey, a Raceline Duratec-R will give this Elan hilarious performance

The 2-litre is available in 185bhp, 210bhp, 250bhp and 280bhp variants with a 2.5-litre available in the following strengths – 175bhp, 210bhp, 270bhp and 300bhp.

Raceline also sells a whole raft of performance parts for the Duratec engine including their renowned water rail (very popular with More >

SUPPLE LEATHER

The royal-warranted car care experts at Autoglym are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality and usability of the company’s car care treatments – from refining existing products to curating complete kits for specific purposes.

Leather Clean & Protect falls into the latter category, being a combination product that contains everything an enthusiast will need to clean and protect the leather surfaces of their car, all at a price that represents a significant saving over purchasing the products individually.

Autoglym Leather Clean & Protect – Complete Kit

  • Deep cleans and freshens automotive leather upholstery
  • Contents: 1x Leather Cleaner (500ml), 1x Leather Care Balm (500ml), 1x Hi-Tech

Aqua-Dry, 1x More >

THERE ARE SO MANY DOUBLE ENTENDRES POSSIBLE FOR THIS PIECE. I’M NOT GOING THERE!

New from Car Builder Solutions is this incredibly handy Hole deburring tool. Coming in at 160mm long with a comfortable grip handle it can be used on plastics, aluminium, wood and steel.

10mm to 33mm hole deburring/enlarging tool (part number #LHDEB) costs £10.80 and is available now via www.carbuilder.com or by calling 01580 891 309 ENDS.

DON’T FORGET TO FLUSH

Your vehicle’s cooling system really has to work hard. Everything’s fine when the system is new and the radiator core tubes are clean and free-flowing, but over time these very thin tubes can become contaminated and clogged. Introducing the new cooling system flusher from Laser Tools (part number 7686).

It’s the traditional method of radiator flushing using clean water, but now with the added power of the workshop compressed air supply. Connect up to a suitable hose or port on the vehicle radiator; attach the water hose and the compressed air supply to the tool and you’re ready to go. Press More >