CATERHAM CARS UP FOR THE CUP WITH NEW 420

Caterham Cars has unveiled the new Seven 420 CUP, a road-going, track-focused model inspired by its top-tier Seven UK Championship Racecar.

The Seven 420 CUP features a 2-litre Duratec engine producing 210bhp and 203nm of torque, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 375bhp-per-tonne and a 0-60mph sprint time of just 3.6 seconds – enabling drivers to register supercar-beating lap times on the UK’s premier racing circuits (1 minute 45 seconds at Oulton Park).

This performance is possible thanks to the SADEV six-speed sequential gearbox with flat-shift, fully adjustable dampers and optional Avon ZZR Extreme track tyres (with Avon ZZRs as standard).

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MOKE GOES ELECTRIC

MOKE International has announced the first deliveries of the new all-electric MOKE, manufactured in the UK.

Customers will receive their new cars from June through MOKE’s official UK distributor, Hendy Group, heralding a highly-anticipated return to the road for this much-loved British motoring icon. The first Electric MOKE vehicles will be officially handed over to customers in France around the same time.

This summer also sees the launch of major new partnerships bringing the MOKE experience to locations that perfectly reflect the car’s unique character. For guests at Beaverbrook, the quintessentially English country house estate, the MOKE Electric’s whisper-quiet, sustainable drivetrain makes More >

KNOW YOUR BANJOS FROM YOUR TIMKENS

As major Quaife dealers, Burton Power can now offer the Quaife ATB Differential for the Ford English 22-spline axle (also known as the Timken or Banjo axle).

The Quaife ATB Differential is suitable for earlier English Fords including myriad kitcars.

The unit is a direct replacement for the standard ‘open’ differential and 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 a constantly varying degree, away from the spinning wheel across the axle to the wheel that still has traction. It never locks up. More >

MORE HEAT PROTECTION FROM DEI

Design Engineering Inc’s Protect-A-Boots™ solve the problem of spark plug boots and wires, burning and cracking due to heat generated by the exhaust manifold, engine or turbocharger.

Now DEI has introduced some options to make this useful product suitable for even more applications.

The new 7in (178mm) long boots are made from the same double-wall high-temperature resistant glass fibre material as the rest of the range and offer the same great benefits:

  • Helps protect spark plug wires & boots from excessive engine heat • Easy installation – just slip the boot on spark plug for maximum protection • Withstands temperatures up to 1200°F More >

SIT COMFORTABLY WHILE YOU ARE IN THE GARAGE

The Clarke CMUS3 is a compact and robust multi-function seat, ideal for keeping tools to hand whilst working in a garage or professional workshop environment.

The CMUS3 rolling seat offers the comfort of a mechanic’s utility seat with the added convenience of three ball-bearing drawers, a fitted side tray and three circular holders for aerosol cans or similar-sized containers.

Key Features:

Compact and robust design

Soft & comfortable padded seat cushion

Four x swivel casters for manoeuvrability

Three x ball bearing drawers with soft foam base

Side tray for storing nuts and bolts during use

Available here: https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-cmus3-mechanics-utility-seat-with-3-dra/ for £94.80 inc VAT ENDS.

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CRYSTAL CLEAR

Tenzi is a brand of car care products that never cease to amaze me not only for the quality of the products but also for their low prices despite them being imported from Poland.

Their Glass Cleaner, part of their Pro Detailing range and is a 700ml spray bottle that has a very pleasant scent and leaves a crystal finish on all glass with no smears or streaks.

Available now for just £7.79 from www.tenziuk.co.uk ENDS.

NICE LENSES

New lenses do a lot to improve the looks of a car as well as making it more visible. On the other hand, a broken or faded rear lens will be an MOT fail and attract unwanted attention from plod.

Happily, Mini Spares now has its own rear light lenses, modelled on the original Lucas versions, for the Mini Estate and Van models – although also as seen on loads of kitcars – and can supply them directly from stock.

Order the red brake light lens as part number 37H4963 at £36.02 each inc VAT and the amber indicator lens as part More >

MAZDA MX-5-BASED BLACKWELL SPR1 PROJECT FOR SALE

I received an email from Wayne Blackwell of Blackwell Sports Cars advising that the SPR1 kit is for sale. His statement is below:

“Unfortunately, the time has come when my enthusiasm and commitment can no longer be put into the Blackwell Sports Cars venture.

Here we have an opportunity for someone to take over Blackwell Sports Cars. Included in the sale are all the moulds and rights to produce the SPR1 Mazda MX-5-based kitcar, our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel and email address will all be passed to the new owner. This is a great opportunity for someone to take the business on. More >

PICK UP A PICK UP FOR YOUR CROSSFLOW!

The big problem with owning any classic car or older kitcar is what to do when certain engine parts become unobtainable.

Thankfully Burton Power is dedicated to keeping classic British Ford engines on both the road and the track so whenever parts become unavailable it tries to source or manufacture replacements.

Burton Power can now offer an oil pick up pipe for all classic Ford Crossflow (Kent) engine blocks. This means that it might well be a great help for plenty of kitcar owners.

The oil pick up pipe can be ordered as Part Number FP645 priced at £36 inc VAT and you More >

NEW MANIFOLDS FOR WEBER 32/36

The legendary Ford Crossflow engine has been in production since the mid-1960s and is still extremely popular for road and track use and alive and well in thousands of kitcars! The perfect carburettor for the Crossflow for road use is the Weber 32/36. However, supplies of new, original manifolds dried up years ago after they went out of production and so an upgrade to a Weber carburettor has required the installer to source a secondhand unit that has then often proved to be unsatisfactory.

Webcon has announced the launch of its own, brand new, intake manifold to allow the fitment of More >