TRICO FLEX THEIR MUSCLES

Original equipment (OE) wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, has unveiled its new Flex range, with an emphasis on further improved performance and sustainable packaging.

First launched in 2013, TRICO Flex has become one of TRICO’s most successful aftermarket products, being hugely popular with independents, largely due to its exceptional quality and 95% coverage of the vehicle parc from only fourteen part numbers, meaning it requires minimal stock investment.

The Flex range allows customers an upgrade from the conventional wiper to premium beam blade technology – but at a reasonable price.

Now, TRICO has revealed that the Flex range has a new design, as well More >

GET IN LINE

Get the fuel from the tank to your carburettor or EFI system with a FiTech Stainless Steel Fuel Line Kit. These kits have everything you need to plumb a reliable fuel line – stainless steel braided hose fittings, a fuel filter, and an inline check valve to prevent fuel backflow and maintain consistent fuel pressure.

The PTFE-lined hose can handle pump gas, methanol, ethanol, or alcohol. The lining is also anti-static to minimise the risk of static electricity build-up and potential hazards. You even get a choice of natural- or black-finish hose to match the rest of your vehicle’s plumbing.

The fuel More >

BUILD A GBS ZERO – BY THE BOOK!

New from Great British Sports Cars is this new build guide for the GBS Zero.

It guides you through the build process and answers many of the questions that the company is regularly asked.

Ruth Hall of GBS co-director told me: “Hopefully the new build manual will make a Zero build as smooth a process as possible. Depending on your level of experience, it normally takes around 120 hours to complete a Zero.”

The guide contains 185 pages covering a range of areas of the build from tools and equipment, panelling and assembly of certain aspects of the car to the final set-up More >

FANCY THE LAST DUTTON REEF?

The excellent Carandclassic.com website is a regular destination for me most lunchtimes and I was very pleased to see this Dutton Reef up for grabs this week. Bidding was at £27,000 at the time of writing.

 

With Tim Dutton not making new Reefs or Surfs if you are looking for an amphibious vehicle, where do you go? The choices are extremely limited now.

The Reef was based on a Ford Fiesta and this very fetching example was registered in January 2022 and is doubly special because it is one of the last few built by Dutton Cars.

 

Although Tim Dutton says that he More >

TANK HOW TO FROM MERLIN MOTORSPORT

ALUMINIUM TANKS, SWIRL POTS & RESERVOIR TANK

Merlin Motorsport has a huge range of universal oil catch tanks, coolant header tanks, fuel and coolant swirl pots and a fluid reservoir tank.

They are premium quality tanks, manufactured by Concept Racing, based in the UK. Concept Racing produces some of the highest quality handmade aluminium fabrications that Merlin has ever seen.

UNDERSTANDING HEADER TANKS AND SWIRL POTS

Merlin Motorsport sells a wide variety of coolant header tanks. They tell me that they frequently asked why, where and how to install them into the cooling system.

This article – link below – explains the installation and the ‘whats and More >

QUIET PLEASE, THIS IS A LIBRARY!

Some great products to keep your interior quiet from our good mates at Woolies Trim.

If you want to reduce your engine noise or make your doors shut with a ‘clunk’ Woolies has the right products for the job.

Their best-selling fire retardant felt is excellent value and can be used in the engine bay, bulkhead area and under carpets.

The bitumastic sound and vibration-damping sheets are great for the doors and other metal panels.

Black Felt (part 87-OTR) costs £35 per 25cm, Sound Deadening Felt (part 292) costs £20 per metre and Traditional Felt (part 137) costs £10.50 per linear metre.

More information from www.woolies.co.uk or 01778 347 347 More >

EARLY JAGUARS GET THE BLUES!

This could be of real interest to kitcar owners with Jaguar-based kitcars.

Until 1966, all Jaguar cars had a blue glow in the dashboard instruments, created by putting a blue filter over the 2.2-watt Lucas 987 Edison screw bulbs, which generated more heat than light. The instruments were so dim and get progressively dimmer as the heat cooked the blue filters.

Many had the filters removed when new bulbs were fitted in an effort to improve the brightness. This created the myth that ‘my Jaguar has always had warm white dash lighting’, but none did.

New from Gil at Better Car Lighting is More >

NO TO DRINKING AND DRIVING

Over Christmas, it’s tempting to have a bit more to drink with friends and family than usual.  But as you get behind the wheel the ‘morning after’, how can you tell whether you’re completely clear of alcohol?

The AlcoSense Elite 3 is a sleek personal breathalyser that takes the guesswork out of knowing whether you’re safe to drive.  It’s easy to use and fits in the palm of your hand.  Just blow through the tube for about six seconds and it gives an accurate reading of your blood alcohol content.   The results are colour-coded too – from green (no alcohol detected) via amber to red More >

I MISS FOGGY IN WORLD SUPERBIKES!

Introducing the Assorted Fog Lamp Harness Connector Kit, new from Connect Workshop Consumables (part number 37666). This kit includes a set of 24 fog light connectors, each equipped with a short harness. This is a comprehensive range of connectors, ensuring compatibility with different fog lamp types.

Included connectors are as follows:

    H11 / H8 female fog lamp connector

    H9 female fog lamp connector

    Heavy-duty fog lamp connector

    HB4 9006 fog lamp connector

    9006 fog lamp connector

    9005 fog lamp connector

Each connector is usefully supplied with 20cm of cable, forming a ready-made mini harness. This feature proves invaluable for tasks such as More >

IT’S YOUR MAGNETISM

Designed to provide a reliable and efficient solution for tool organisation, this new Magnetic Holders & Tray Set from Laser Tools (part number 8657), offers a comprehensive and convenient solution for keeping tools and accessories in order.

The versatile set includes four magnetic holders, constructed from durable Laser-blue powder-coated steel and equipped with strong magnets to securely attach to tool cabinets, metal storage units, or any ferrous surface. Each magnet is thoughtfully designed with a protective cover to prevent scratches.

The set includes two storage trays, perfect for organising hand tools, parts, and components: the short storage tray measures 150 x 110 More >