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TANK HOW TO FROM MERLIN MOTORSPORT

ALUMINIUM TANKS, SWIRL POTS & RESERVOIR TANK

Merlin Motorsport has a huge range of universal oil catch tanks, coolant header tanks, fuel and coolant swirl pots and a fluid reservoir tank.

They are premium quality tanks, manufactured by Concept Racing, based in the UK. Concept Racing produces some of the highest quality handmade aluminium fabrications that Merlin has ever seen.

UNDERSTANDING HEADER TANKS AND SWIRL POTS

Merlin Motorsport sells a wide variety of coolant header tanks. They tell me that they frequently asked why, where and how to install them into the cooling system.

This article – link below – explains the installation and the ‘whats and More >

QUIET PLEASE, THIS IS A LIBRARY!

Some great products to keep your interior quiet from our good mates at Woolies Trim.

If you want to reduce your engine noise or make your doors shut with a ‘clunk’ Woolies has the right products for the job.

Their best-selling fire retardant felt is excellent value and can be used in the engine bay, bulkhead area and under carpets.

The bitumastic sound and vibration-damping sheets are great for the doors and other metal panels.

Black Felt (part 87-OTR) costs £35 per 25cm, Sound Deadening Felt (part 292) costs £20 per metre and Traditional Felt (part 137) costs £10.50 per linear metre.

More information from www.woolies.co.uk or 01778 347 347 More >

EARLY JAGUARS GET THE BLUES!

This could be of real interest to kitcar owners with Jaguar-based kitcars.

Until 1966, all Jaguar cars had a blue glow in the dashboard instruments, created by putting a blue filter over the 2.2-watt Lucas 987 Edison screw bulbs, which generated more heat than light. The instruments were so dim and get progressively dimmer as the heat cooked the blue filters.

Many had the filters removed when new bulbs were fitted in an effort to improve the brightness. This created the myth that ‘my Jaguar has always had warm white dash lighting’, but none did.

New from Gil at Better Car Lighting is More >

NO TO DRINKING AND DRIVING

Over Christmas, it’s tempting to have a bit more to drink with friends and family than usual.  But as you get behind the wheel the ‘morning after’, how can you tell whether you’re completely clear of alcohol?

The AlcoSense Elite 3 is a sleek personal breathalyser that takes the guesswork out of knowing whether you’re safe to drive.  It’s easy to use and fits in the palm of your hand.  Just blow through the tube for about six seconds and it gives an accurate reading of your blood alcohol content.   The results are colour-coded too – from green (no alcohol detected) via amber to red More >

I MISS FOGGY IN WORLD SUPERBIKES!

Introducing the Assorted Fog Lamp Harness Connector Kit, new from Connect Workshop Consumables (part number 37666). This kit includes a set of 24 fog light connectors, each equipped with a short harness. This is a comprehensive range of connectors, ensuring compatibility with different fog lamp types.

Included connectors are as follows:

    H11 / H8 female fog lamp connector

    H9 female fog lamp connector

    Heavy-duty fog lamp connector

    HB4 9006 fog lamp connector

    9006 fog lamp connector

    9005 fog lamp connector

Each connector is usefully supplied with 20cm of cable, forming a ready-made mini harness. This feature proves invaluable for tasks such as More >

IT’S YOUR MAGNETISM

Designed to provide a reliable and efficient solution for tool organisation, this new Magnetic Holders & Tray Set from Laser Tools (part number 8657), offers a comprehensive and convenient solution for keeping tools and accessories in order.

The versatile set includes four magnetic holders, constructed from durable Laser-blue powder-coated steel and equipped with strong magnets to securely attach to tool cabinets, metal storage units, or any ferrous surface. Each magnet is thoughtfully designed with a protective cover to prevent scratches.

The set includes two storage trays, perfect for organising hand tools, parts, and components: the short storage tray measures 150 x 110 More >

CLEAN DRAINS

New from Summit Racing™ are these Turbo Drain Flanges which are ideal for custom turbocharger systems.

They are machined from billet aluminium; the oil drain flanges are designed for Borg Warner S400-type turbos. They’re available in -10 and -12AN sizes and come with stainless steel bolts.

More from Summit Racing™ Turbo Drain Flanges ENDS.

REPLACEMENT BATTERY?

After shining a spotlight on the ongoing dependence that vehicle manufacturers (VMs) have made on the 12-volt battery for all their models, whether petrol, diesel, hybrid or fully electric, Ecobat Battery is again highlighting an important message to the independent service and repair sector, this time on the subject of upgrading their replacement.

The issue the UK’s largest battery distributor is raising concerns the quality of the 12-volt battery that the VMs have selected as original equipment (OE), particularly for their electric vehicles (EV), which in many cases is a standard lead acid battery as opposed to an AGM (absorbent glass More >

START YOUR BEETLE

Let’s be honest, a starter motor is a pretty essential component of any car or campervan. An occasional bump start might get you going in an emergency, but for everyday driving, you need something you know will work when you turn the key.

The guys and girls at Heritage Parts Centre have been in touch with news of just that. A starter motor for a host of air-cooled VW applications from one of their favourite suppliers, FORST.

Suitable for 12-volt models with manual gearbox, including Split, most Bays, Beetle, Type 3 and Karmann Ghia, this unit is brand new, not reconditioned and More >

NEED AUXILIARY GARAGE SPACE?

Machine Mart’s range of garage/workshop/shed units come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs, allowing you to protect your pride and joy or create an additional workspace in a tight-fit, well-lit protected environment.

At the smallest end of the range are two bike sheds. The smallest of those, the CIB635 Bicycle Shed is ideal for protecting bicycles from the elements. Not only does it work as a bike storage area, it can also be used on-site, or at events for storage of various equipment. It measures 1.86m in length, 1.58m in height and 0.98m in width.

A slightly larger model More >