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FANCY A POSTER DEDICATED TO ALL THINGS HILLMAN IMP?

If you are a fan of the Hillman Imp and its derivatives plus kitcars either based on it or powered by it, then you might like our fun ‘IMProvers’ poster. Limited and numbered the posters are printed on top-quality wood-free art-paper, oil-free inks, A2 size (420mm x 594mm). Priced at £21.50.

Buy yours now via: https://tinyurl.com/impkits ENDS.

YAY, A NEWS ITEM ON A KIT-FORM TVR!

The Grantura was produced by TVR from the late Fifties until it was replaced by the Griffith (basically a MkIII Grantura powered by a Ford 289 V8) in 1963.

Production numbers were never high so the numbers surviving are relatively low. However, that doesn’t stop GAZ from offering fully adjustable suspension dampers for the Granturas that are still around today.

The GAZ GHA suspension kit provides ride height adjustability from -25mm to -55mm.

The height adjusters have a coarse acme form thread for ease of adjustment and the damper units are zinc plated to ensure that they remain in good order even after considerable More >

UP THE CREEK WITH A PADDLE

As an official Helix dealer, Burton Power now has stocks of the Helix Five Paddle Clutch Kit for Ford Cosworth YB 16v Turbo 4wd applications.

The clutch features Cerametallic Paddle Drive plates that have cerametallic segments riveted onto a steel backplate.

These segments are thicker than the sintered type to provide higher heat tolerance and have improved heat dissipation where a greater level of clutch slip is required. This design is mainly targeted at high-energy competition applications used in rally and race use, especially endurance, but the inclusion of damper springs to cushion the impact of clutch engagement on the driveline components More >

A SPANNER BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT

This new ratchet ring spanner from Laser Tools is rather different – its innovative design accommodates eight different bi-hex sizes in one spanner, from 8mm through to 19mm (part number 8143).

It’s a reversible ring spanner that features a smooth 90-tooth ratchet mechanism with a simple thumb-lever to change direction as required. Two ring sizes at each end – turn round for another two sizes – eight different sizes altogether: 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19mm.

A quality item manufactured from chrome-vanadium steel and fully polished. It provides both space and weight savings (overall length 242mm) and is the More >

DON’T PUT THESE IN A VASE

Mini Spares is pleased to announce it can once again supply its exclusive Rose Petal 4¾in  x 10 alloy wheels.

The Mini Spares Rose Petal is a faithful reproduction of the classic 1960s wheel.

The modern wheels benefit from Mini Spares’ own tooling; top specification compound materials and heat treatment make them suitable for FIA Historic race use as well as road cars.

Rose Petal wheels easily clear Mini Spares C-AJJ4023 four-pot alloy calipers with the solid Cooper S discs when the supplied spacers are used. (If vented discs are used shorter bleed nipples and extra wheel spacers will be required).

Each wheel is supplied More >

THESE ARE GOOD

Machine Mart’s range of Clarke Green Garage/Workshop units are very popular with kitcar enthusiasts looking to protect their pride and joy, or with those who want some extra workspace without the costs involved with building or extending a permanent structure.

The biggest garage currently available in the range is the Clarke CIG81224, measuring 24ft in length and 12ftin wide, however, that is soon about to change …

Available soon, Clarke is adding two SUPERSIZED models, measuring 32ft and 40ft long, respectively! These two models are designed for use with much larger vehicles such as vans, boats, camper vans and coaches.

The Clarke CIG1432 More >

KEEP THINGS SAFE WITH TITANIUM SLEEVES

DEI has just added heat resistant Knitted Sleeves to its range of titanium heat protection products.

The sleeves are available in two different pre-cut lengths – 30.48cm (12in) and 60.96cm (24in).

The knitted sleeves are designed to fit around – and insulate – exhaust pipes to prevent the transfer of heat to surrounding components and the passenger compartment.

They are also ideal protection against burns from kitcars and trucks with exposed exhausts.

The DEI Titanium Knitted Sleeves have a maximum temperature rating of 1800o F (approx. 982oC) with a continuous rating of 1382oF (750oC).

The Titanium Knitted Sleeves are designed to fit 4in (10.16cm) O.D. More >

THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX

Burton Power has announced that it can now provide alloy rocker covers for the Ford Essex V6 engine.

The rocker covers come in a natural alloy finish but are suitable for painting if preferred. (Burton also stocks the appropriate engine paint, incidentally).

The design features polished ribs and the ‘ESSEX – V6’ legend. (‘Ford’ isn’t mentioned, so these rocker covers would be equally at home on other Essex V6-powered marques such as Gilbern, Marcos, Reliant and TVR in addition to lots of kitcars.

Order as part number FV430F at £192.50 per pair.

More information at the other end of 0208 554 2281 or by More >

WEBERS FOR MY SPRIDGET 1500

The Triumph Spitfire/MG Midget 1500 engine is a unit that responds well to tuning. An essential modification is the addition of a pair of Weber DCOE carburettors.

Webcon has announced the introduction of a superb quality, UK-manufactured intake manifold and linkage set to suit this engine, which allows for the fitment of a pair of 40 DCOE carburettors.

The new manifold set is available as part number MW3806 priced at £459.45 inc VAT or as a complete package with a pair of genuine Spanish Weber 40DCOE carburettors as part number PMG201 priced at £1263.47 inc VAT.

Available now from 01932 787 100 or More >

MODS AND ROCKERS

Back in stock at Car Builder Solutions are the kitcar builder’s favourite rocker-type switches and the RSVA rocker switch panel to house them in, should you wish.

The panel itself measures 225mm x 47.3mm and all switches are either rocker or three-way type and IVA-compliant. Rather handily all – including the housing panel – are priced at £9.60 inc VAT each. You can choose from sixteen separate switches including hazard, main beam, interior light, fog light, fan, wiper and washers. 

Terminals, sold in packs of five are also available at just £1 per pack.

More from www.carbuilder.com or call 01580 891 309 ENDS.

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