IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN – THE STORY OF COSMIC WHEELS & ACCESSORIES

Whenever I used to hear Rodney Trotter say his ironic ‘cosmic’ remark on ‘Only Fools and Horses’ it used to remind me of my dad’s old Cortina Mk3 GT in sunflower yellow that he used to swan around South Norwood and Crystal Palace in when I was a kid. Why? Well, he saved up and bought himself a set of 13in Cosmic RW wheels and a Cosmic Mk2 two-spoke steering wheel.

When I say ‘saved up’, rather he used to pay for them weekly via his mate Dennis’ catalogue. He was the man around town, with his Hush Puppy slip-ons in More >

IT’S ICONIC AND IT’S NOW AVAILABLE IN KIT FORM

Until now, Brian Hale of Iconic Autobody has only sold his Porsche Boxster-based Speedster 386 (Boxster 986-based) and Speedster 387 (Boxster Mk2 987-generation) in turnkey guise.

The Iconic 986 Porsche Boxster-based pastiche is now available in kit form

Hale has now taken the decision to offer the car in kit form with package prices starting at £9500. Brian can offer various extras and upgrades including an interior trim kit.

More from www.iconicautobody.com ENDS.

GOOD AIR QUALITY AT MERLIN MOTORSPORT

ITG manufacture fine air filters for both road and racing cars. The impressive array includes the massive Profilter range of direct replacement Air Filters and the versatile Megaflow Air Filters, which offer superior filtration while maximising output and performance. Go to – ITG AIR FILTER PRODUCTS

The ITG PROFILTERS range are a direct replacement performance air filter for both racing and road cars. The filters replace the standard factory item inside the airbox. Made in England, ITG uses its legendary ‘Tri-Foam’ technology which allows for greater airflow without compromising on filtration.

The filters are designed to be fitted to the car indefinitely.  Cleaning and inspection only More >

SHARPIE – CARE NEEDED

Laser Tools has just introduced this ceramic-bladed safety utility knife (part number 8404), which offers safer handling with a much longer blade life and is ideal for use in the home, office or on the factory floor.

The ceramic blade is significantly harder than steel and therefore offers exceptional wear resistance, lasting up to ten times longer than a comparative steel blade. Because of a traditional steel blade’s relative softness, they are sharpened to unsafe levels – the much harder ceramic blade doesn’t have to be as sharp, and therefore offers an effective, durable, and safer edge.

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YOU WON’T FIND THIS CERAMIC IN THE CHINA AND GLASS DEPARTMENT!

Another of Gliptone’s new ceramic-infused range, Ceramic Interior Detailer is a very effective interior cleaner product.

Most rivals are no better than a tin of Pledge or Mr Sheen and often smell like them, too. On the other hand, this one smells lovely, and has a great trigger spray which ensures even and cost-effective coverage.

The Si02 (ceramic)-infusion adds a coating and level of protection to your trim.

 A 473ml spray bottle costs £22 and more details are available via www.gliptoneeurope.com ENDS.

NO, I KEEP DOING ‘NO WRENCH’ JOKES. NOT THIS TIME …

Machine Mart’s range of Clarke Impact Wrenches provides the power and efficiency to tackle a variety of applications.

 

This range includes two powerful battery-powered Impact Wrenches. The Clarke CIR18LIC is a best-selling ½in Drive Impact Wrench, supplied with two 2Ah batteries and a charger. It has a max torque of 450Nm and comes with three LED worklights, allowing you to clearly see where you’re working.

The Clarke CCIW160 is a lightweight, compact, yet powerful tool, and the latest addition to the range. Another ½in Drive Impact Wrench, the CCIW160 is also supplied with two 2Ah batteries and a charger. It offers a More >

NO HOT TURBOS, HERE

Keeping a turbocharger cool is the secret of maximising performance whilst encouraging faster spool-up and minimising turbo lag;and one of the best and cost-effective ways of keeping a turbo cool is fitting a turbo heat shield. A turbo heat shield will also reduce engine bay temperatures and protect sensitive components.

DEI now offers a variety of turbo shields in three distinct ranges:

GEN-3 TITANIUM™ Turbo Shields is DEI’s most technologically advanced shield line.

GEN-3 TITANIUM features a silicone-coated TITANIUM LR outer layer, a silica blend insulation layer with a glass-silica-stainless weave inner layer and a protective stainless mesh liner. This is the strongest, More >

THERE’S GONNA BE FALLOUT

Zirconite leaves you in no doubt as to where their product is produced. Right there on the label it clearly and proudly states ‘Made in Britain’. I like that.

A 500ml spray bottle, with an excellent trigger, sees the product turn purple when it meets crud on the wheel or bodywork’s surface.

A thickish, gloopy liquid these fallout removers will never smell very nice but this one does a great job.

It gave a good result, using a cloth to remove it from the wheel, but a spray with a hosepipe saw a great result.

A 500ml bottle costs £16.95 from https://shop.zirconite.co.uk/ ENDS.

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BOXSTER-BASED CONVERSION A BIT BOUNCY?

GAZ Shocks can now offer coil-over kits for both the Mk1 and Mk2 Porsche Boxsters. The kits offer adjustable ride height and adjustable damper rates and include lowered, uprated, suspension springs.

Ride height is adjustable all around through 60mm of adjustment; the struts and damper units feature the new GAZ black zinc protective finish as well as sporting the new white GAZ logo.

The height adjustable platforms are anodised for long life. They also have a coarse acme form thread for ease of adjustment and to ensure that they remain in good order – even after considerable service. Damper rates are variable More >

ON THE FLOOR

 

Whether you are tidying up previous repairs or tackling corrosion that has gone too far, this complete boot floor panel from SSP is going to add some much-needed structural integrity to the steelwork of your classic VW Beetle or kitcar that uses substantial parts of the Beetle.

A top quality, a carbon copy of a late VW Beetle boot floor panel, produced in the same gauge steel as the original, this will fit all models, but the pressings may differ slightly to some early vehicles.

Stocked by Heritage Parts Centre you can pick one up for £344.95. Head over to their website HeritagePartsCentre.com and search 113-813-111/BH More >