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HANDY OR WHAT?

Selco Welding Equipment has announced an exciting new addition to their product range of own brand and Inteco welding machines. The company has been appointed UK distributor of the Forster range of very high quality T-slot welding tables, that double as flexible jigs for all welded structures, including spaceframes and motorcycle frames.

With an extensive range of flexible tooling available, including a vacuum clamping system for delicate materials like aluminium, used for tank fabrication. More information from www.forsterweldingtables.co.uk ENDS.

ANOTHER COOL PRODUCT FROM WEBCON

Webcon can now supply a manifold to fit the Weber DGAV/DGV carburettor to the popular  Ford Pinto engine as fitted to Cortina, Capri, Transit and also used in many kitcars (make that thousands!).

The manifold is made in the UK and comes with threaded water take-off ports and an integral linkage mounting point along with carburettor mounting studs, nuts, spring washers and gasket as shown.

The manifold can be ordered as part number MM4232A and retails at £207.90.  Available directly from Webcon and from their official dealers around the world.

More details from 01932 787 100 or from www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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MAGIC NOISE REDUCER FROM MERLIN

With noise restrictions so harsh at racing circuits these days, kitcars (and many other types too) can easily fall foul of decibel limits on trackdays up and down the land.

If you’ve ever done a trackday at Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire you’ll know that it can be a challenge to pass the noise test. However, you’ll also be aware that thanks to Merlin Motorsport being located on site, help is often at hand.

The motorsport parts maestros offer their own design ‘Merlin Muffler’, which is an additional silencer used on trackdays where the existing system fails the noise test. This muffler, More >

ANOTHER LITTLE BOX OF JOY

The Clarke Jumpstart 5-in-1 is a heavy duty, portable power source, which makes it perfect for camping or caravanning.

Keep your essential electrical devices charged with two USB charging points, or mains outlet socket. It’ll let pump up your air bed quickly and easily with the built in air  compressor or you can use the LED work-light to illuminate work areas on dark nights.

The 5-in-1 also offers peace of mind while travelling with a powerful jumpstart facility to keep you on the move, while the air compressor is perfect for inflating tyres.

Available now from Machine Mart at £119.98 inc VAT .

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A SOLUTION TO A TRICKY KITCAR PROBLEM

Burton Power is now stocking the GRP4 Fabrications alloy spare wheel holder kit.

This is a universal fitment, intended for carrying a spare wheel, which is larger than original and unable to fit into the existing spare wheel tray.

This particular version is finished in black and comes with a ratchet strap to secure the single spare wheel in place. The kit is ideal for use in a kitcar or modified vehicle and retails at £42.41 inc VAT (it wears the part number MP1071).

Also available: MP 1070 – as above but in a natural metal finish £37.50 inc. VAT or MP1072 – More >

OUCH! SAFETY FIRST

As summer approaches, it’s getting dark later and many of us are rushing home from work to get some jobs done on our cars before the sun sets.

Here’s a cautionary tale about what can happen if you don’t wait for your exhaust to cool down before you start work. The guy in the picture actually had a DEi Safety Heat Sleeve on order but didn’t wait for it to arrive – or for his exhaust to cool down. Now he has a painful burn and a lasting scar to remind him.

A DEI Safety Sleeve would have prevented all this as More >

KEEP IT LOCKED

Wire-locking of nuts and bolts is the norm for safety-critical assembles on many vintage, classic, race and kitcars.

These safety wire Twisting Pliers from Frost Automotive Restoration make the job much easier, compared to regular pliers, which require manual twisting, taking take time and effort.

The Frost items require a simple ‘one pull’ action and automatically return thus twisting wire quickly into a strand that won’t unravel. The pliers feature a built-in wire cutter, too.

To remove the newly twisted wire, clasp the pliers firmly and slide-up the centre-locking mechanism. To make the job even more efficient frost also sell a handy nut More >

EVEN MORE ‘MILLS PER HOUR’ FROM MEV

Exciting new MEV Concept Coupe makes its debut at Stoneleigh 2015 - along with no fewer than THREE more new models.

With the National Kit Car Motor Show 2015 – let’s just call it ‘Stoneleigh’ eh? – fast approaching, Mills Extreme Vehicles boss, Stuart Mills, has been on to tell me of his plans for his always heaving stand, at the show, which just happens to be near our own in Hall One.

As one of the most prolific and innovative specialist car designers it will be no surprise to discover he has something new up his sleeve, although he’s surpassed even More >

NEW VETECH SCREENWASH FROM GSF

Vetech has just released their new screenwash, exclusively available from GSF Car Parts.

In common with all Vetech products, the screenwash offers trade-level high performance, but at a competitive price point. Vetech can hit the wide gap between poor quality ultra-cheap and premium branded formulations say GSF.

“We know some low cost screenwashes freeze at just -2ºC neat” said John Wright, general manager of GSF Garage Essentials. “So, any dilution means they offer practically no winter protection.”

By contrast, Vetech screenwash offers freeze protection down to -10ºC. So, it’s a genuinely effective de-icer used neat. Otherwise, it can comfortably be diluted to go More >

RETURN OF JENSEN

Almost 80 years since the Jensen name first appeared on a car, the famous marque returns with the opportunity to order the first officially sanctioned model in 13 years.

Marking the rebirth of the brand, the formation of the Jensen Group is the start of the next chapter in the Jensen story, following the collapse of the car manufacturer in 2002.

Spearheaded by industry stalwart Tim Hearley, the return allows enthusiasts to purchase an officially sanctioned car, the Jensen GT. As the man responsible for the return of Jensen, and the force behind defending the Jensen trademark for almost four years, Tim More >

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