USED TO LOVE AN LP

For over 30 years, the Webcon-designed and manufactured LP range of linkages have been the benchmark in terms of quality, adjustability and reliability. They are equally at home on a championship-winning racer, as they are on a cherished classic or kit car. This superb linkage range continues to be specified by discerning engine builders and owners the world over.

However, as with any world-leading product, there are now a number of cheaply produced, poor quality copies on the market. These are being sold with the same Webcon range of part numbers so, to avoid confusion and disappointment, Webcon has neatly incorporated More >

OPTIMAL CHARGING FROM OPTIMA

If your Optima or other AGM-type battery has discharged to within an inch of its life, don’t panic – get an Optima Digital Battery Charger. Not your typical quick-charge unit, an Optima Digital charger can bring batteries discharged as low as 1.25-volts back to full voltage.

What’s more, the chargers actually condition the battery by de-sulphating it. As the battery ages or due to poor maintenance, lead sulphate starts to crystallise and coat the lead plates. This sulfation process eventually reduces battery life or causes it to fail.

An Optimal Digital Battery Charger will reverse this process, breaking down the lead sulphate More >

WHITEWALLS BACK AT MAXXIS

Maxxis has announced the arrival of the Classic Whitewall MA-1 tyre to the UK market offering aesthetics from 30 years ago with today’s performance.

The MA-1 is a high-quality vintage car tyre offering exceptional mileage and a quiet and comfortable ride. The MA-1 is constructed with a double steel-belt for long-lasting wear and consists of a jointless spiral-wrapped full nylon cap for added strength and stability, making the MA-1 very durable and therefore resistant to warping when the vehicle is stored.

The tyre is resistant to aquaplaning due to the advanced tread design funnelling out water. This, along with a solid centre More >

HOT AIR?

The Clarke Raider 15/550 is a powerful 50 Litre, 3HP direct drive air compressor with v-twin-cylinder pump.

It is particularly useful for the workshop and DIY applications such as large-scale spraying (paint, varnish, preservatives etc.), nailing, stapling, polishing, sanding and garage use.

With twin air outlets for increased versatility, this air compressor is ideal for the job.

Please note – some assembly is required.

The unit is priced at £251.98 inc VAT with more information from www.machinemart.co.uk ENDS.

THERE’S A STANDOFF

In love with the Cal Look and searching for the next piece in your high-performance puzzle?

Whether it is the form or function of Beetle Decklid Standoffs that tickle your fancy, these beautifully engineered offerings from Vintage Speed will be right up your strasse.

Produced from stainless steel, the Vintage Speed latch extensions fit at the base of the decklid and allow for the lid to still shut and lock but with a 3in ventilation gap around the bottom.

Alternatively, as a less permanent addition, their standoff which attaches to the engine lid lock is a great quick fix on hot days.

The base More >

TWIN BUSCH WILL GIVE YOU A LIFT! WELL, ACTUALLY, THEY’LL SELL YOU A COST-EFFECTIVE ONE!

Kitcar enthusiasts used to be happy working on our driveways, carports and basic single garages but in recent years our perceptions have changed and well-equipped garages, often with heating, tiles (or carpet) and various other equipment designed to make our leisure work a breeze.

Once the preserve of professionals, more sophisticated enthusiast-level kit has never been more affordable, so it is with stuff like ramps and vehicle lifts. Fifteen years ago, I would never have seen such things in a kitcar builder’s armoury.

Thanks to lifts becoming more accessible and not necessarily cost-prohibitive many people can now aspire to one. The arrival More >

LOOKING FORWARD INTO 2021

No Christmas Cars & Coffee event from Great British Sports Cars this year BUT looking into 2021 the company is looking forward to their Cars & Coffee event that will be happening on Saturday, March 27 at the GBS factory.

They hope to raise more money for two great charities – the Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance and Cancer Research.

While their Kit Spares and GBS showroom has been closed since November 5, parts orders can still be placed online via www.kitspares.co.uk or from the Kit Spares eBay Shop or call them on 01623 860 990.

They are also currently harking back to Robin Hood days of More >

WEBCON MASTER THE ART

The latest addition to the Webcon range of parts for American carburettors is the Edelbrock Master Repair Kit (Part No. 1477), which is suitable for all Edelbrock Performer and Thunder series of Square Bore carburettors.

The kit contains all the parts required to overhaul these popular units and comes complete with comprehensive installation and set-up instructions.

Edelbrock 1477 is available now from stock priced at £92.54 inc VAT.

For further details call 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

EASY SHIFTING

This new Ten Tenths gear oil additive from Penrite is blended with Molybdenum and PTFE to aid gearshift quality in manual transmissions and to help stop noisy diffs from making a racket.

It also helps with cold-shifting and helps with load protection for extreme situations and can even be mixed with gear oils regardless of whether they are mineral, semi-synthetic and fully synthetic even those with limited-slip additives.

A 125ml tube costs 39.95 and is available now from www.classicoils.net ENDS.

SOME BETTER CAR LIGHTING FROM, ER, BETTER CAR LIGHTING!

The Lucas PL700 ‘Tripod’ headlight was much-loved during its production and it has been frustrating for classic car and classic-flavoured kitcar owners not to be able to buy the original lights.

Copies have been made in recent times produced using modern H4 halogen bulbs but the overall quality has been regarded as poor by enthusiasts.

A solution could be at hand as Better Car Lighting of Warwickshire has teamed-up with a highly-regarded European headlight manufacturer to reproduce these high-quality items.

They have gained all of the relevant type approvals and this is the first time that conventional 7in round headlights have been developed More >