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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 >

BEDTIME READING FROM GUNSON

Spring is in the air and as the better weather approaches it’s time to think about getting that project completed or bringing the cherished classic car out of hibernation and fully prepared for the season ahead.

Kit and classic car enthusiasts, in particular, will be interested in the newly released 2014 Gunson catalogue, which showcases many new products and adds to the already comprehensive range.

The evocative brand is very familiar and historically has been renowned for its innovative products that make life easy for automotive enthusiasts who seek high performance and trouble free motoring.

This all-new catalogue includes Gunson’s dependable old favourites as More >

MNR GO THE GREEN WAY

North Yorkshire-based MNR Ltd, run by father and son team, Chris and Marc Nordon, has sold a steady number of their VortX kits since it first appeared in 2005 and can offer a Ford Sierra-based package and also BMW 3-Series and Mazda MX-5-based variants, too.

They recently launched their LMP, fully-clothed Le Mans-inspired kit onto the market to positive reaction. Another arrival to their stable, the GM, has been developed in conjunction with customer and 750 Motor Club RGB championship racer, Austin Greenway and his dad, Ken.

Austin wanted a flowing and streamlined body for his VortX chassis and so set about More >

ROADSTER HELP FROM GILLHAM ONLINE

When Ron Champion’s ‘Let’s Build a Sportscar for £250’ Locost book hit the shelves in 1998, it sold in massive numbers, in specialist car-related reading material is concerned and also spawned several manufacturers set-up (at least initially) to provide a variety of parts such as wishbones, chassis and kit packages to help people inspired by the book.

Names such as Stuart Taylor Motorsport, Martin Keenan’s MK Sportscars and Luego Sportscars, quickly became established and went onto sell a lot of Loco, Indy and Velocity kits as a result.

The publisher of Ron’s book, Haynes Publishing, later published the Haynes Roadster book, written More >

GET A GRIP

Gripper Diffs is a well-known name with many specialist car and motorsport enthusiasts for their quality differentials.

Although based on the well-proven multi-plate principle, these differentials have unique features of detailed design, which make them unusually progressive in action although remaining extremely compact.

They can be used in installations where space is tricky and where fitting a limited slip differential is not possible.

All Gripper products are built using latest technology and ‘quiet’ plates and their performance and durability has been validated both by extensive testing and by successful use on track and also the rally stage.

They can be set up with varying More >

GROOMING PRODUCTS WITH A DIFFERENCE

Murtyl Products is a new brand of skin products, created by Dr Chris Pearson, which are blended to be as gentle as possible on the skin, with a scent that evokes memories of the motoring heroes from yesteryear.

Drawing from a traditional medicine background, specific essential oils have been blended into each product to provide natural moisture of the skin. Throughout history it has been known that specific oils are good for certain ailments.

The Murtyl range combines that traditionalistic knowledge with a truly unique fragrance designed to take people back to those historic trackdays and the smells that were associated with More >