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MINI SPARES JOIN THE UNION

In keeping with their policy of maintaining the supply of parts that are no longer available from other sources, Mini Spares has just announced a two-way brake union, as used on the front subframe of classic Minis.

The union can be ordered as part number 21A654 and retails at £21.60 inc VAT with more details from 01707 607 700 or www.minispares.com ENDS.

BULL’S EYE FOR MOMO

2014 will be MOMO’s 50th anniversary and the company is set to release some notable products during the year to commemorate this milestone.

The MOMO Rush is a simple, yet sharp designed 10-spoke alloy wheel with a two-step rim and additional detail towards the centre of the spokes. Naturally the iconic MOMO logo features on the rim and centre cap.

The Rush is available in silver finish with sizes from 15in to 18in and four or five stud fitments. RRP per wheel: Prices start at £114.99 inc VAT for the 15in with 16in (£129.99 inc VAT), 17in (£145.10 inc VAT) and 18in More >

ARE YOU MISSING OUT?

Although I always prefer the feel of a ‘real’ print-on-paper magazine or book, it appears that there are many who like to read their magazines digitally on android or iPad devices etc etc.

That’s ALL digital formats – APPLE iPad, iPhone, Mini iPad, Kindle, Android and your PC or MAC – ALL DEVICES COVERED.

tkc mag has been available for about 15-months in this format and frankly, we’ve been amazed at the response with customers in a mindboggling 73 countries buying single copies and/or subscribing.

In case you were wondering the territories are – Albania, Anguilla, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, More >

RANA TO HALL’S GARAGE

Well-known MG specialists, Hall’s Garage of Bourne, Lincolnshire, erstwhile agents for the Tifosi Rana and Sebring Sprite replica, have now acquired the rights to both products, which should see them being marketed more pro-actively.

Hall’s will offer both models, with the Sebring, based on Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite or MG Midget, to be sold as a brand new monocoque tub package, with the Rana being offered in more traditional kit form, revised for MG Midget Mk4 and Sprite Mk3, which bring with them a far superior folding hood frame. Rana kits cost £1850 inc VAT and as it is based on More >

YET MORE BARNEY RUBBLE ER, I MEAN ‘RIBBLE’

Latest addition to the growing Ribble Kits & Classics range is a blast from the past, in the form of the Silverstone, originally sold in the late fifties by a pre-Marcos Jem Marsh via his Speedex operation.

The car was originally based on Austin Seven chassis and running gear although as we as a nation are now taller than 5ft 2in and 8-stone, Ribble has wisely decided to enlarge the dimensions so the Silverstone is now based on MG Midget or Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite mechanicals and a bespoke spaceframe chassis.

The resurrected Silverstone is the first Ribble model to require IVA More >

SPARES FOR KITS AND LOTS OF ‘EM

Great British Sportscars’ parts division, KIT SPARES offers a myriad of parts, components and general niceties of the upgrade variety to all kit and specialist car enthusiasts and not just builders of the GBS Zero.

They have literally thousands of products including 2-litre Ford Zetec engines at £868 inc VAT and a Caparo front brake kit for Mazda MX-5 at £1174 inc VAT.

The company’s website has recently received a makeover and you can read all about it at www.kitspares.co.uk or even find them at the other end of 01623 860 990 ENDS.

WATCH IT WITH GARMIN VIRB

Great new product from satnav gurus, Garmin. It’s called VIRB™ and is a very advanced and very clever high definition 1080p HD video camera with 16-megapixel CMOS image processor, that is easy to set-up and use.

The rechargeable 2000mAh lithium-ion battery offers up to three hours recording time and has wi-fi capability and can be operated remotely via an app on your smart phone. It is ideal for trackday or general automotive use and has the ability to only record when you want it to. For example, if you use it in ‘ski’ mode it records your run but stops recording More >

POWER STATION

Nottingham-based Auto Sparks are as the name suggests specialise in automotive electrical components of all kinds. They’ve made a big name for themselves within the general and classic car world and have a lot to offer kitcar enthusiasts too.

A look at their website shows everything from cables, grommets, relays, switches, terminals and wiring tools of all types.

They also do a nice line in bespoke wiring looms and some dedicated to kitcar use.

More information via www.autosparks.co.uk or 0115 949 7211 ENDS.

GIVE YOUR PINTO THE BEANS

Webcon has launched a new inlet manifold specifically designed to allow fitment of a single Weber 48DCO/SP to the Ford Pinto engine. This is useful when race series regulations prevent drivers from using more than one twin choke carburettor, or when space prohibits the use of multiple carburettors.

Part number MM4271 is priced at £252 inc VAT and is available from stock on 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

FOR BURTON POWER FANS EVERYWHERE!

Electric cooling fans do a far better and more efficient job of keeping a radiator cool than any mechanical fan ever can.

Burton Power can now offer a new range of Comex cooling fans produced by Revotec.

The base model in the range is the 305mm/12in diameter, ‘blow’ or ‘push’ type, slimline model that will fit most classic Fords and kitcars.

The fan retails at just £64.99 inc VAT and there is a discount for purchasing on-line direct from the Burton Power website shop.

The kit can be teamed with a Revotec electronic controller for fully automatic control with full details available from 0208 More >