EVEN SMOOTHER 2CV RIDE

The iconic Citroën 2CV needs no introduction, being one of the world’s most instantly recognisable vehicles. Kitcars thus donored are always welcome on these pages.

We all know the tales of its Rolls-Royce levels of ride, which may or may not have been exaggerated but there’s no doubt that a 2CV rode very nicely indeed.

Leading damper manufacturer, GAZ Shocks, has just introduced fully-adjustable GT dampers for the Citroën 2CV to enable the damping bump and rebound rate to be adjusted to suit the conditions and driving style.

They have adjustable damping rates that can be altered by means of an easily accessible knob More >

NO, IT’S A NOT A SINK PLUNGER!

Mini Spares has just released an upgraded pre-verto clutch lever arm plunger, which is for the A-series engine and is the carrier that holds the clutch release bearing, with a hole for the clutch lever arm on the other end.

This part has been produced in response to customer demand, as the early diaphragm clutch really needed a better quality plunger although until now the only alternatives have been of poor quality or designed specifically for racing. (C-22A2204 race kit).

To cope with the stresses imposed upon it Mini Spares have stipulated that their version of the part be manufactured in durable EN24T.

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YOU NEED BOOTS

High performance engines can produce extreme heat that can put spark plug boots and wires at risk.

With excessive heat generated from the exhaust manifold and headers or a nearby turbocharger the ignition system can be vulnerable to potential burning, hardening and cracking of ignition wires and boots, which could lead to arching, engine misfire and a potential ignition system failure.

DEI’s Titanium Spark Plug Boot Protectors are the latest in thermal protection technology and the ‘boots’ are developed from a unique material mined by Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble from lava rock. OK, maybe I made the Fred and Barney bit More >

ENJOY YOUR WORK

The new Folding Utility Work Station from B-G Racing is a must-have product for all workshops with its multi-functioning capabilities.

The work-station incorporates a tray on the top to hold a small selection of tools, a paper roll holder, a waste bin bag holder and an area for a 300mm x 400mm Euro bin to be fitted and store your consumables.

The ‘station’ is fitted with 75mm diameter wheels that allow ease of movement around the garage or workshop, while the folding design makes transportation of the work station easy and keeps storage space to a minimum.

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B&G GET RAMPED-UP

Ideal for use on lowered vehicles such as kitcars and racecars, these new Low Rise Vehicle Ramps from Brown & Geeson Ltd, allow for easier and safer access for trolley jacks to the underside of such cars.

Produced from durable black Polypropylene (PP) and sold in pairs they are considerably less expensive than some metal ones available on the market.

They retail at £54.99 inc VAT and re available at the other end of 01268 764 411 or via www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

WELL, LET’S RACE, THEN

Based in Horley near Gatwick, Let’s Race, is the UK’s first and the owner’s claim, most advanced full motion F1 simulator centre.

Their professional race car simulators feature a booming sounds system, creating an a very unique atmosphere. Their F1 model offers speeds of up to 200mph to give a real rush while developing enough downforce to keep racers flying round the track when they hit trick corners.

Let’s Race’s blacked-out sim room comes alive while spectators can sit in the grandstand to watch the race unfold making sure that everyone feels like they are part of a real formula 1 race. More >

AFFORDABLE COLOGNE FROM BURTON POWER

In keeping with their policy of trying to offer as many parts as possible to keep your classic Ford engine on the road, Burton Power has just launched a water pump cover (star) to fit the Ford V6 Cologne/Taunus (and even V4 versions) engines from 1984-onwards..

The water pump cover can be ordered as part number V1173 and retails at £32.50 inc VAT.

A discount is also available if ordered online from www.burtonpower.com with more details from 0208 554 2281 ENDS.

FACOM ALL SET TO SOCKET TO YA!

Facom has announced the launch of its dust-proof socket locking ratchets and socket sets.

The new ratchets are available in ¼in (RL.171), 3/8in (JL.171) and ½in (SL.171) sizes and offer precise control and total reliability in even the harshest working environments. At the heart of the new ratchet design is a double-sealed, maintenance-free, dust-proof head that protect the mechanism from liquid and dust contaminants.

The compact size improves accessibility while Facom’s palm control system, with its clever design and positioning of the forward/reverse lever, prevents accidental reversal while pushing down on the head, even with gloved or greasy hands. The addition of More >

THE (W)RIGHT WHEEL FOR YOU?

Leading UK wheel distributor’s, Wheelwright, has launched another new wheel design onto the market. This time it’s from the AEZ stable and is called the Cliff. Aimed at a wide range of cars, this wheel sports the same ‘OEM-esque’ design language that has made the German-engineered AEZ range so popular.

An eye-catching design, The Cliff boasts an innovative and exclusive 20-spoke visage, made of well-proportioned pairs of spokes radiating directly from the centre to the rim. It’s a very different look at a classic design genre, and gives the wheel a nicely balanced styling that would work on a wide range More >

MONKEY BUSINESS

British Motor Heritage (BMH) has added the Powertraveller Startmonkey400 and Powertraveller Discovery to its ever-increasing Motoring Classics line-up of motoring accessories.

Startmonkey400

Startmonkey400 will jump start the 12volt battery of any 4×4, van, car, boat or motorcycle between 15 and 20 times, without itself requiring a recharge. Bearing no resemblance to the typically heavy, unwieldy alternatives we’ve all encountered, the Startmonkey is not only a lot more powerful, but infinitely smaller and lighter – 210 x 65 x 64mm and 1100g to be precise.

It is certainly ideal for motorsport teams and kitcar owners and is available in two versions – one that connects More >