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WE’VE SEEN THE MK2; SO HERE’S THE MK1

MST Cars launched their Mk2 Escort-inspired car a couple of years ago and this has now been joined by a Mk1 version, which looks equally as spectacular.

The all-new ‘shell is an Escort Group 4 rally clone and is available in left- or right-hand-drive form and with either flared or ‘bubble’ arches.

The car features Bilstein ‘Group 4’ coil-over dampers all round (Reiger three or four-way adjustables are an option) with the front fully adjustable for camber, castor and height. Meanwhile, out back there’s a six-link ‘live’ axle.

Brakes are AP Racing all-round with four-pot fronts (267mm vented discs) and single-caliper rears (with More >

YOU WON’T BE IN A PICKLE WITH PATAK

Here’s an interesting new little car from Slovakia. Not a kitcar but very specialist. It comes from a company called Patak and it’s called the Rodster and is classed as a quadricycle meaning that in some territories (such as France) it can be driven by 16 and 17-year-olds.

Deliveries are expected to begin in 2024 but it is possible to register your interest and place a €500 deposit and it is possible to choose from five standard colours. There is a choice of engines including an un-named petrol unit and electric motors (100km or 250km ranges).

At just 3.36m long the car More >

ON THE CLOCK

A great gift for any petrolhead or treat yourself to one! The new Laser Tools Racing wall clock (part number 8346), keeps accurate time and also displays temperature and humidity.

This 30.5 cm, battery-powered clock is in cool Laser Tools Racing colours and features the 2021 BTCC championship-winning Infiniti. Solid build quality with an aluminium frame – the perfect combination of style and function – it is ideal for the home workshop or garage. Or even the living room – provided you have permission of course!

CE, UKCA & RoHS compliant and available now from your Laser Tools stockist. It is currently More >

DON’T KICK SAND

For years, Rally Design has been supplying the major components to build Atlas Axles, these parts include Blackline diffs, axle casings, CWPs and half-shafts, often exclusive to Rally Design.

In tandem, Ford Motor Company has done an excellent job of supplying service items such as bearings, oil seals, crush washers and pinion carrier shims.

Of late, the essential Ford parts are now difficult to source or no longer available, so Rally Design is also stocking – at reasonable prices – every service item, making them a one-stop shop for everything Atlas.

Price examples are –

Pinion Shim £2.14 inc VAT Carrier Shim £1.08 inc More >

GOODRIDGE MAGIC FROM MERLIN

Merlin Motorsport, based at Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire have arguably the most extensive stock of Goodridge products available and in their on-site dedicated workshop, they manufacture brake, clutch and oil hoses to customer specifications.

They make up things like one-off adaptors and non-standard aluminium hose joiners plus they can bend roll-cages and tube, cut and fold aluminium and steel sheet, test springs – and a lot more besides.

More from WORKSHOP SERVICES ENDS.

UPSIDE DOWN?

The superb NEW range of small portable Clarke Inverter Generators are ideal for providing a ready source of electrical power for camping, caravanning, motor homes, market stalls, boats, etc.

These three models use ‘Sine Wave Technology’ ensuring the delivery of clean and stable power, vital when running sensitive electrical/electronic equipment such as TVs, Computers and Laptops.

Max power options range from 800W to 1800W and all three feature easy start, efficient 4 stroke engines that include an Eco throttle system and low oil/overload shutdown for greater fuel efficiency and reduced running costs.

They are compact, super light (from only 9.3kg) and housed in More >

SILENT MX-5

Ideal piece for owners of MX-5-based body conversions.

DEI has just closed the door on annoying rattles, squeaks and vibrations on the Mazda MX-5 with its new Door Vibration Damping Kit.

DEI Door Vibration Damping Kit No. 50296 is suitable for use on all MX-5 years and models.

The kits include four 6in x 12in pre-cut Boom Mat® pads and two 2in x 24in tape strips for the complete sound and vibration solution.

The door kit reduces noise and vibrations from the metal body and keeps the interior quieter, thus improving interior acoustics.

The Boom Mat® material easily conforms to bends and curves and is More >

CANDID CAMERA

Mio, a leading provider of vehicle dashcams in Europe and Asia Pacific, is launching an enhanced version of its popular MiVue 798 dashcam with the new MiVue 798 Pro. Providing drivers with the ultimate peace of mind, the dashcam provides high-quality recordings, various safety features and the new addition of average speed camera alerts to ensure road users can stay informed and protected. The MiVue 798 Pro is available from Robert Dyas and the Mio website for £189.

Featuring top-quality recording resolution, the MiVue 798 Pro is able to provide sharp video clips or photos in the event of an accident, providing real clarity and proof More >

JENVEY PRODUCE WINDSOR 302 V8 THROTTLE BODY KIT

New from Jenvey Dynamics and part of their Heritage throttle bodies kit is this Ford 302 Windsor V8 Ø48mm TDA2 package.

The kit comes complete with four Jenvey Heritage throttle bodies, manifold, air horns, linkage, built-in fuel rail, 350cc injectors and throttle position sensor. It uses Jenvey’s IDF downdraft manifold designed in-house at the company’s Bridgnorth HQ.

Prices start at £5130 inc VAT.

More information from www.jenvey.co.uk or 01746 768 810 ENDS.

GET A GRIP!

As major Quaife dealers, Burton Power can now offer the Quaife ATB Differential for the Ford Atlas 16 spline axle which was originally fitted to the 1960’s Transit Mk1 and later to the powerful Capri Mk2/3 V6 models, 2.0/2.3 Cortinas and the Sierra based P100s pickups. This unit is also ideal for use in competition Escorts.

Therefore, this fits literally loads of kitcars.

The Quaife ATB is a direct replacement for the standard ‘open’ differential.

Unlike a conventional plate-style limited slip unit, these units employ gears, rather than clutch plates for a much smoother operation. The Quaife ATB automatically biases the torque, to More >