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MISSING MGB PARTS AVAILABLE AGAIN

Following the resourcing of a suitable supplier, British Motor Heritage (BMH) is pleased to report that replacement thermostat housings for models of the MGB roadster and GT from 1976 onwards (ie those equipped with factory-fitted electric fans) are now back in stock.

The housings, part number CAM1577, are priced at £43.20 inc VAT and are available for purchase from BMH Approved Specialists nationwide, a full list of which can be found at www.bmh-ltd.com.

The complete inventory of British Motor Heritage’s ever-increasing range of replacement bodyshells, individual panels and countless other parts for classic MGs and Minis, Triumphs and Morris Minors etc is contained More >

GET TOOLED-UP IN SEALEY’S SALE

Discover 100 new lines inside the latest edition of Sealey’s Tool Promotion, valid from January 1 and running until March 23, 2023.

The 148-page edition offers you over 1450 deals. With discounts of up to 80 per cent off the list price, the biggest savings can be found in their clearance section.

There are savings to be had on the recent additions to their vehicle service range, including the VS0216 Brake Disc Lip Remover Set; designed to provide a smooth and easy method of removing the lip and corrosion build-up on brake discs.

Check out their impressive new storage range including the fifteen More >

GAUGING INTEREST

Merlin Motorsport stock a wide range of gauges and senders from leading manufacturers such as – VDO, Stack, Racetech, Smiths, Telemetrix, Mocal and SPA Design. They also have instrument pods, fittings and accessories.

Click the link to visit the company’s range of INSTRUMENTS AND GAUGES ENDS.

A CLEANER SORT OF VACUUM

Bleeding hydraulic brakes and clutches have traditionally been a two-person job. MityVac Vacuum Brake and Clutch Bleeder Kits use your garage’s compressed air system to draw air and fluid out of hydraulic brake and clutch systems, turning a messy chore into a quick, clean, one-person job.

Features include:

  • Capable of extracting used brake fluid while refilling with new • Isolated flow and pressure/vacuum valves for simple functionality and control • Automatic shutoff to prevent overfill • Universal bleed screw adapter conforms to most common bleed screw sizes • Integrated muffler for quiet operation • Redundant pressure control systems maintain peak output pressure below More >

TOP DRAWER

Looking to organise your garage, shed or workshop? Machine Mart has you covered with their vast range of Clarke Tool Chests & Cabinets!

A new tool chest in the range is the Clarke CBB205C HD Plus 5 Drawer Tool Chest with lift-out tote tray. The CBB205C provides four drawers measuring 575×261×49mm with the fifth at 575×261×64mm. All drawers have a capacity of 35kg.

Another new addition is the Clarke CBB312C 12 Drawer Tool Chest. The CBB312C also comes with a tote tray. It features nine smaller drawers measuring 170×361×49mm, two drawers at 575×361×49mm and then finally one larger drawer which measures at More >

LOOKING FOR A COOL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA?

SHORT ARMS; LONG ‘SOCKETS’

Laser Tools has just added this master socket set of extra-deep metric sockets (part number 8420) to their extensive range.  The sockets feature a single hex (6pt) profile, with a 120mm depth designed to reach heavily recessed fixings, including those found on bumper, rear lamp and door hinge fittings.

The set includes 3/8in drive sockets from 6mm to 18mm and 1/2in drive sockets from 19mm to 21mm. Also in the set is a 3/8in drive to 1/2in drive adaptor and a 1/4in drive to 3/8in drive adaptor to ensure full compatibility with existing tools. All are manufactured from chrome vanadium steel More >

ROTARY POWER FOR NEW MEV

Joining the MEV line-up recently the newest option for the all-conquering Exocet kit is the RX version.

It uses the major componentry from the Mazda RX8, the one with the Felix Wankel-derived Renesis 13B rotary engine. As much maligned as the Rover K-Series engine the RX8 rotary is also a superb engine if treated right and looked after.

Two variants were available in period, either 191bhp or 231bhp and MEV has cleverly incorporated it into the Exocet model. The car’s chassis is mildly revised primarily around the rear subframe area.

Performance is described rather modestly by MEV Ltd as being ‘exciting’ and kit More >

LOOSE BATTERIES A NO-NO!

Summit Racing’s Billet Universal Battery Mount has a billet aluminium base plate, three 6.375in billet stanchion tubes and a black anodised billet aluminium top plate.

To secure the battery, set it on the base plate, run the included all-thread rods into the threaded holes in the plate, set the stanchion tubes over the all-thread rods and secure the top plate to the rods with the included lock nuts.

The Summit Racing Billet Universal Battery Mount is set up for an Optima or similarly sized battery. If you have a shorter battery, you can cut the all-thread rods and stanchion tubes to fit. More >

MGF DAMPERS

Here’s one for owners of MGF-based kit conversions – The MGF was fitted with a ‘Hydragas’ suspension system employing interconnected fluid and gas displacers which provided a surprisingly compliant ride and could be tuned to provide good handling characteristics.

However, it must have had its problems because when the MGF was replaced by the MG TF in 2002 the Hydragas suspension was replaced by conventional coil springs.

MGF owners can now have the reliability of conventional dampers combined with the benefit of bump and rebound adjustability by fitting GAZ GT adjustable dampers.

GAZ fully adjustable GT dampers enable the damping bump and rebound rate to be More >