THIS ONE HAS LOADS OF POTENTIAL FOR KITCAR USE

Crikey, I can vaguely remember as a kid my dad had a couple of Fords with the Essex V4 engine. It was in the mid-sixties I think. One was his works Mk1 Transit and then our family company was a Zephyr 4 for a while. That engine saw kitcar use too, as Marcos used it in the 2-litre model of 1969.

Anyway, I digress. However, I think I can be forgiven for reminiscing as it was all the fault of a press release from the American V4 division of Alabama-based Motus Motorcycles. The company founded by Lee Conn and Brian Case More >

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PRO TO GET THE BEST OUT OF THESE PRODUCTS

I use a lot of different car care products and tend to have a go-to list made up of favourite products from a variety of manufacturers.

However, there are specific ranges that I solely use when I am a doing a deep clean on one of my own cars or that of a family member or friend. Car Pro UK is one such range and there are about ten or so of those products that I use religiously in such circumstances.

Car Pro is a South Korean brand but their UK range contains some specific products designed for our market and climate More >

FAN IT WITH REVOTEC AND BURTON POWER

We’re all familiar with the benefits of fitting an electric cooling fan; the parasitic drag caused by an engine-driven fan is eliminated and a thermostatic control enables the fan to only operate only when it’s actually needed. However, finding all the necessary parts and ensuring they are all compatible and work together can be a pain.

Now, kitcar owners can take advantage of these specifically designed Revotec complete kits from Burton Power.

The kits include the fan itself plus bespoke laser cut aluminium brackets that mount to the body through the original radiator mounting bolt holes. This makes for a far neater More >

AENSO ADDS TWO

Two new products from exciting new car care brand, Aenso are Animate, an insect remover and Primeuse, a pre-wash degreaser.

Animate, is a pH-neutral and powerful bug remover be they dried or freshly splattered and gets straight work on application, without the need for scrubbing through your clear coat! I reckon it’ll also be good for bird poo, too. A 500ml bottle costs £12.14.

Meanwhile, Primeuse, is an effective and downright impressive pre-cleaner, which is ideal for getting rid of heavy soiling and/or basically prepping the car’s bodywork for the shampoo washing stage. A 500ml bottle costs £13.72.

More information via www.aenso.co.uk ENDS.

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BIKES AND SPORTS

Josh Smith pictured competing in the 750 Motor Club’s joint races for their Bikesports and Sports 1000 championships. Image captured at Snetterton on July 18, 2020 by 750 Motor Club’s photographer Jonathan Elsey

750 Motor Club’s RLM Racing-backed Bikesports Championship is on track to enjoy a record-breaking weekend at Silverstone this weekend (August 22 & 23). This second double-header event of the 2020 season currently boasts a 32-car entry, the biggest the championship has seen in its history, including a healthy number of newcomers.

The Bikesports Championship has grown in recent years, with grid numbers soaring, but this year has seen it More >

LIKE A BULLET

If you’re working on your kit or classic car you can always trust Gunson to provide the classic tools and equipment that you’ll need to do a professional job.

They still stock Whitworth spanners for example! Now if you have a post-war British car up to the mid-to-late 1960s, you’ll be familiar with the brass bullet wiring terminals and their connectors. If you are repairing the wiring harness, adding period accessories or even making up a completely new harness, this new set from Gunson (part number 77169) provides two tools that will enable you to crimp the bullets and then fit More >

NO, IT WASN’T AN ILLUSION!

Here’s a really quality snow foam from Illusion Car Care that also offers great value for money.

It contains powerful cleaning agents with a long dwell time and it clings onto the paint very well. I timed it at over ten minutes and it’s very effective as I watched crud literally fall off.

It is also wax and coating safe, unlike some that completely strip existing coatings from the car’s body.

A 1-litre bottle costs just £6.95 with more information from www.illusioncarcare.co.uk ENDS.

WEBCON OFFER MAINIFOLD REASONS

Webcon has the world’s largest range of manifolds, and now, by popular demand, the legendary Jaguar V12 has been added to the list.

The six-piece twin-choke manifold set has been made to the company’s usual standards and is made in England. It is suitable for Weber 40IDF carburettors and throttle bodies, although it can also be ported to suit the 44 and 48mm versions.

The Webcon V12 manifold set is available as part number MM4480MF and is priced at £836.89 inc VAT.

Linkage packs are also available to suit as follows: PRE-HE (part number LT4480) – £424 inc VAT

HE (part number LT4480HE) – More >

A LOT ON YOUR PLATE

The Mini Spares team are the experts when it comes to sourcing hard-to-find parts for the classic Mini. However, if they can’t source a part that’s up to their high standards they will not compromise on quality and so will opt to make their own version.

A case in point is the latest Mini Spares Engine Front Plate for A Plus engines that use a timing chain tensioner.

The main bearing cap screw holes are countersunk to allow flat-faced screws to be used in place of bolts, thus providing the extra clearance required when using a duplex chain. (Screws are available as AEA687 More >

DAMP BEETLE

There’s no Beetle like a lowered Beetle, and now GAZ is offering special short front dampers for lowered Beetles made from 1965-79.

The dampers will also fit the Karmann Ghia and Beetle 1300A and 1500A from 1967-79 and therefore any kitcars and beach buggies using those components.

GAZ GT Dampers will provide variable bump and rebound rates which can be adjusted to suit the conditions and driving style. The damping rates can be altered by means of an easily accessible knob on the side of the units.

GAZ can set the dampers up for general road use and they will also be suitable for occasional More >