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COBRA BUILDING AND MUCH MORE BESIDES IN LANCASHIRE

A new company on our scene that I have been hearing really good things about is Lancashire-based JC Autosports run by John Sharples and Catherine Gaskell.

They are official northern agents for AK Sports Cars and are also more than happy, willing and able to tackle any job of a kitcar nature for you, be it a refurbishment or even a full build.

John has over 30 years of precision engineering experience including many years in Formula One working with his father at Williams and British American Racing and also spent time at British Aerospace, so his pedigree is peerless.

He is also More >

LIGHTING UP TIME

New from lighting guru Gil Keane at Better Car Lighting are these high power 7in LED headlight units with built-in daytime running lights and orange flashers.

Replacing any standard 7in headlight with these all-new sealed beam LED units from Wipac will endow the car with many of the features usually only enjoyed by those who can afford the most expensive new models.

These headlights are just as powerful and have halo ‘Daytime Running Lights’, as well as extra and highly visible orange flashers. They use a fraction of the power of conventional headlights but generate as much as four times the light More >

EVERYTHING BUT MAKE YOUR COFFEE!

The new Clarke CBBT1 is a must-have, affordable and extremely useful gadget for anyone looking to keep a watchful eye on their car’s health, allowing users to monitor key battery-related information on their mobile phone via the app which is downloadable from both the Apple store and Google Play store.

Helpfully, the app supports multi-device connection, allowing up to four devices to be monitored at the same time.

Battery Monitor/Tester

The CBBT1 monitors a range of information from your car battery, allowing you to see battery power, voltage and temperature on your phone. It will even send you an alarm notification if More >

POUND-THRU SCREWDRIVERS – NOTHING TO DO WITH POUND SHOP!

New to the Kamasa range is this Pound-Thru Screwdriver Set (part number 56148). This exceptional set of seven screwdrivers is designed to provide professionals and DIY enthusiasts with a convenient solution for releasing seized fixings effortlessly.

With the pound-thru feature, the screwdriver can be struck with a hammer, providing additional force to help release stubborn fixings during the application of torque. This ground-breaking design ensures that users can tackle even the toughest jobs with ease and efficiency.

The strong polypropylene handles feature thermoplastic rubber (TPR) inserts that offer excellent grip. Crafted with user comfort in mind, these handles allow for extended periods More >

KEEP IT SECURE

Classic car enthusiasts and Mini aficionados (and thousands of kitcar owners with Mini-based cars), brace yourselves for a revolutionary upgrade that’s set to transform the way you experience your beloved classic Mini. Introducing the Quick Release Steering Wheel Boss – a game-changing innovation that combines timeless aesthetics with modern convenience, brought to you by Mini Sport.

Preserving Heritage, Embracing Progress

Classic – and kit – cars hold a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts around the world. Every engine purr, every turn of the steering wheel, is a journey back in time. Mini Sport believes in marrying tradition with progress, honouring More >

(I REALLY SHOULD KNOW BETTER … BUT) TIGHT NUTS

Removing or installing parts in those little nooks and crannies all vehicles can cause grown gearheads to cry because their cordless ratchets won’t fit. That’s why you should get a Milwaukee M12 FUEL INSIDER Box Ratchet. When used with the included low-profile sockets, the ratchet’s 35% slimmer head provides over 3/4-inch of clearance compared to similar cordless ratchets. The extended reach neck also protects your hands from hitting stuff when working in tight spaces.

Other features include: • 60 lbs.-ft. of torque and 350 RPM no-load speed • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers maximum power and longer motor life • Dual LED More >

IT’S A TITAN!

Titan, the leader in advanced electric steering systems for lower-volume manufacturers, today launches its state-of-the-art steer-by-wire system, offering makers of next-generation models, from electric hypercars to automated trucks, the ultimate in high-performance, bespoke steering solutions.

From its origins in the development of pioneering racing cars in the 1960s, Titan has established itself as a world-class design, engineering and manufacturing company, supplying the automotive industry with the highest precision components for the most advanced drivetrains, chassis systems and internal combustion engines.

Carving out a particular specialism in globally leading steering solutions, Titan has supplied systems for the world’s most revered and iconic sports cars, More >

WEBCON’S NEW CROSSFLOW MANIFOLD

Ford’s legendary Crossflow (Kent) engine first entered production in the 1960s. Although it has not been made for around forty years, tuning this engine is as popular as ever. While many tuners favour a pair of Weber 40DCOEs, a significant number prefer the driveability and economy of a Weber 32/36DGV.

Despite the cessation of Ford’s production of the single carburettor manifold years ago demand is still strong and Webcon is thus delighted to announce that it has tooled up to produce the twin choke manifold for the Crossflow once again.

As you would expect, the revived manifold is made by Webcon in More >

NEW AT BURTON POWER – CASTROL CLASSIC!

Burton Power has just taken on the Castrol Classic range of lubricants including Castrol Classic XL20w/50 and Castrol GTX Classic 10w/40 engine oil.

Castrol Classic XL20w/50 is for pre-1980 classic cars and motorcycles. It is a premium multigrade engine oil with a good all-round performance having been formulated with high-quality mineral oils plus carefully selected additives. It is ideally suited to older technology and classic car engines that require heavier multigrade oil. Castrol Classic XL20w/50 is sold in the traditional green Castrol one-gallon (4.5L) can and can be ordered as part number CAS1925 at £39.95 (inc VAT).

For younger classics there is More >

TWIST AND LOCK. EASY AS …

New from Laser Tools: the Twist-Lock Socket Trays. Designed to keep your sockets securely organised, these handy trays come in three convenient sizes: 1/4in-drive, 3/8in-drive and 1/2in-drive, catering to all your socket storage needs.

Their user-friendly twist and lock mechanism securely holds the sockets in place, ensuring they stay organised by size and easily accessible. The socket tray also features a soft non-slip rubber backing to keep it in place and prevent any scratches. Ideal for in-drawer storage, these socket trays are a must-have addition to your workshop.

Part Number 8632 — for 1/4in-Drive Sockets:

This is the perfect storage solution for up More >