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KEEP YOUR TYRES INFLATED

With autumn just around the corner and to coincide with Tyre Safety Month in October, Ring Automotive is encouraging motorists to check their tyre pressure to ensure vehicles are in the safest condition and are more fuel efficient and reduce emissions.

Research by TyreSafe reveals 57 per cent of tyres on UK roads are under-inflated, add to this extra weight and travelling longer distances, and tyres will ultimately fail, says Ring Automotive. With the rise in living costs, Ring is urging drivers to check their tyre pressure to save them money.

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THIS COFFEE WILL REV YOU UP

New company Carburettor Coffee has launched a new range of automotive-related, er, coffee.

Several blends are available including Roadrunner inspired by a ’71 Plymouth model which features Ethiopian and Central American Arabica beans.

Meanwhile, Volante takes its inspiration from Aston Martin and has a smooth and rich balanced flavour while Cortina house blend has added punch courtesy of Robusta beans.

The coffee is available in ground or bean forms and sizes from 250gm to 1kg priced from £6.50.

More from www.carburettorcoffee.co.uk ENDS.

REPEAT BUSINESS

Want to add a splash of modern technology to the flanks of your Beetle water-cooled-based kitcar? How about a set of dynamic flashing side repeaters?

Taking influence from the VWs sold at a dealership today, they are a great pocket money mod at just £19.95 a set. Fitting these clear lensed beauties will take a matter of minutes and involves no cutting of wires, simply push a connector into the existing bulb holder and hey presto!

Head on over to HeritagePartsCentre.com and look up part number WC949SR01CD to check them out for yourself ENDS.

IT’S AN INDUCTION HEATER BUT NOT AS E KNOW IT!

The Clarke IT1500 is an easy-to-use portable induction heater kit suitable for use in garages and workshop environments.

This tool kit offers an energy-efficient design providing a safer and more economical alternative to brazing torches or similar heating methods. This product is supplied with a convenient carry case and an assortment of coils.

20mm, 26mm and 32mm Tubular Heating Coils: For heating nuts, fasteners, bolts, 02 sensors etc.

55mm Flat Heating Coil: For removing stickers, graphics, emblems, body mouldings etc.

295mm U-Shaped Coil: For performing the work of other coils but can be customised to remove and repair dents.

1000mm Flexible Coil: For clearing race More >

STUCK FAST

This summer the UK experienced high temperatures, so it’s good to know DEI has improved the formula of its Hi-Temp Spray Adhesive. The new formula is sure to maintain its bond despite the hottest of heatwaves.

Now you can park your car in the sun, safe in the knowledge that DEI’s Hi-Temp Spray Adhesive won’t let go. The headlining will stay where it’s supposed to be, on the roof, and not draped over the seats!

DEi has also redesigned the can and made it bigger; so it will go even further so that you can get even more jobs out of one More >

MINI GEAR FROM MINISPARES

Mini Spares is pleased to announce it can now offer its own version of the 29-tooth primary gear for A-plus 1275cc engines.

The Mini Spares DAM8890 gear comes with an easy-change front floating bush which is held in by a circlip. When the bush finally needs replacing it can easily be removed without the need to replace the gear as well.

End float clearances for the 29-tooth primary gear are from .0035 to .0065. Shim washers DAM6486 to DAM6490 for use with the 29-tooth primary gear are also available from Mini Spares.

Original A+ 29 tooth primary gears were usually over £200.00 from More >

SENSORS FOR YOUR CRANKSHAFT

To complement the range of Webcon and Marelli crank sensors, Webcon has announced the addition of the Magneti Marelli Type SEN8D3.

The Type SEN8D3 is a three-wire, shielded straight sensor with 20mm projection and is supplied with a wire length of 460mm. Order as part number WSS077.

Additionally, this sensor is also available as an unshielded version with two wires as Type WSEN8D with part number WSS075W.  Both sensors are in stock and are priced as below:

Type WSS077 SEN8D3 £54.88 inc VAT

Type WSS075W WSEN8D £41.02 inc VAT

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

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BOXER ADDS EVEN MORE PUNCH TO ABS MOTORSPORT!

Tony Bucknall of ABS Motorsport from Binbrook, Lincolnshire has been on to tell us that he has added to his already extensive range of Mini kit and Mini specials in GRP panel form with the arrival of the Alto Boxer.

The later body conversion sister to the Alto Duo from Dave Gornall of Alto Cars the Boxer also had plenty of potential but didn’t really fulfil it although it remains a very attractive car to these eyes.

His range of GRP panel kits is amazing and includes – Eurosport 7, Rogue, Sportpack, Lamme, Euro Lamme, Cheater, MTEC, Salsa, Fortec, Monte Carlo, Turbo More >

BRITISH MOTOR SHOW BUILDS ON ITS SUCCESS

Bigger, better and busier than ever, The recent British Motor Show 2022 broke its own attendance record – along with some GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS – as nearly 60,000 visitors flocked to Farnborough for the most exciting car show in the calendar.

Now fully established as one of the UK’s must-attend motoring events, The British Motor Show 2022 saw over 21,000 people attend on the busiest day of its four-day calendar, with guests being treated to an array of live and interactive events, live stunt shows, the National Geographic Car SOS Live Stage, drift demonstrations from Shred Shed and Petrolheadonism Live (which More >

HAGERTY TEAMS UP WITH BICESTER MOTION

Hagerty announces the opening of a brand-new UK Clubhouse at renowned classic car centre of excellence, Bicester Heritage.

Hagerty is at the forefront of global car culture, with an unrivalled selection of automotive events, industry-leading insurance products, and multi-platform content. In the UK, Hagerty hosts pioneering events such as Festival of the Unexceptional and RADwood both of which attract new audiences to the world of classic cars, and the new Hagerty Clubhouse further enhances Hagerty’s ability to interact and engage with clients, members and classic vehicle enthusiasts.

Bicester Heritage started a revolution in historic vehicle ownership in the UK, set in a More >