Burton Power now has stocks of replacement steel sump pans for the CVH engine as used on 1.3, 1.4. 1.6 and RS Turbo models as used in a shed load of kitcars.

Further on 0208 554 2281 or via www.burtonpower.com ENDS.


Although wiper blades are one of the most important safety features fitted to vehicles, drivers rarely give them a second thought, despite the fact that efficient windscreen wiping and visibility are vital all year round. Therefore, it’s important for wiper blades to be replaced as soon as their performance begins to drop, but notwithstanding, at least once a year.


In addition to making it straightforward to identify and select the correct replacement, DENSO has now gone several steps further and, as well as providing written instructions with supporting diagrams on its product packaging, it has now produced a series of videos More >


Mintex launched Two NEW Compounds at last weekend’s Autosport International show. Replacing the outgoing M1166, the NEW MRM1805 is designed for higher surface grip racing such as tarmac rallying and single-seater racing. MRM1805 is rated for track use only and is not road-legal.

The other NEW pure race compound is MRM1802, which has been created for lower surface grip situations such as loose surface rallying and off-road racing. MRM1802 replaces the existing M1155 and some M1144 race applications.

NEW Road Legal High-Performance Compounds

Mintex Racing’s NEW MRM1801 compound has been specifically developed for performance road and light, track-day use. This advanced compound, succeeding More >


Latest get-you-out-of-trouble tool from Laser Tools is this adjustable wrench that features a spring-loaded jaw, serrated teeth, and a flexible head for easy access to hard-to-reach fixings (part number 8729). With its simple pull-back action, it provides a fast and secure grip on fixings ranging from 8mm to 17mm in diameter. Manufactured from chrome vanadium steel for toughness and shock resistance, this wrench is particularly good on damaged or rounded-off fasteners.

Also features a lockable flexi-head for greater access and its quick-adjustment head’s serrated teeth grip firmly on even the most rounded fixings. The tool’s overall length is 187mm with a More >


Get accurate, consistent measurements every time with Summit Racing’s EZ Pushrod Length Checkers. It’s easy to use (it’s literally in the name) – simply loosen the set screw, tighten the rocker arm nut, tighten the set screw, and remove the rocker. Measure the length with a dial and voilà, you have the perfect pushrod length.

Summit Racing EZ Pushrod Length Checkers are made from stainless steel for a lifetime of use. They are available in a master kit for professional engine builders or individually for these engines: • Chevrolet small block, big block and LS/LT • Mopar Gen III Hemi • More >


By Steve Hole

The Elva marque is a well-regarded one in specialist car terms producing some great roadcars and some superb racers. They produced the first Courier in 1958. Elva boss, Frank Nichols was regarded as a real character and sat at the same table as other industry mavericks such as Chris Lawrence, Jem Marsh.

Lambretta Trojan took over production of the Courier (the roadgoing Couriers basically) and moved production to their site in Croydon, Nichols cracked on with the development of a string of Elva racecars between 1963-65, in the shape of the Elva GT160 and a string of other BMW-powered More >


Pleased to hear that one of my all-time favourite track-orientated kitcars, the Global GT1 is available in kit form again. Until now, the reborn company was only offering the GT1 and its GT2 little brother in fully built guise.


The Essex-based company has announced this week that kit packages are available again with immediate effect. These are for track use only, remember.

The GT1 uses parts from the Yamaha R1 and you can expect to pay around £5500 for a ‘donor’ bike from which you’ll need the engine (180bhp), gearbox and wiring loom. The kit costs £29,995 and includes everything you’ll need More >


DEI’s new RFI Shield will reduce Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) emanating from high voltage wires and ignition systems that can affect computer systems, electronic fuel injection, radios and other sensitive components.

Electronic fuel injection systems thrive in an environment free from RFI.

DEI’s RFI Shield will safeguard these delicate electronic components, optimising fuel delivery and engine performance.

Packs include a 171/2 in grounding strap and DEI Quick Fix Silicone Tape to seal ends.

10681 Split Sleeve 1/2in x 3ft

10682 Split Sleeve 1in x 3ft

10679 Tape 1in x 25ft

More from www.nimbusmotorsport.com.


With the design of many Mini parts now some 60 years old it’s hardly surprising that science has developed improved alternatives.

The classic Mini differential output shaft oil seal is a case in point. Mini Spares has announced a new version made from a modern-day material – Viton. This will help stop those troublesome leaks that many classic A-Series suffer from.

Available as part ADU5738VITON the RRP is just £3.42 each inc VAT (note: two are required per gearbox).

More from the other end of 01707 607 700 or www.minispares.com.


Unsung heroes week this week! Another of my favourite suppliers is Woolies.

For all those little extras which are so important Woolies has it covered with a comprehensive range of hood fittings, door panels and other clipswoodscrews and self-tapping screws plus cup washers to name just a few.

More from www.woolies-trim.co.uk or at the other end of 01778 347 347 ENDS.

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