NEW MX-5 MK3 DONOR FOR MEV EXOCET

MEV has announced that their top-selling Exocet model is now available for Mazda MX-5 donor having already seen many Mk1 and Mk2-based versions either built or underbuild.

The Mk3 version also uses pretty much all of the MX-5’s running gear, wiring loom and fuel tank. Add the kit price at £4787 inc VAT and a budget example can be built for not much more than £8000, which is astounding value.

More information from the Gloucestershire-based company via www.mevltd.co.uk or at the other end of 07977 503 430 ENDS

SEVEN DAMPERS!

GAZ can offer fully adjustable coil-over dampers for de Dion axle Caterham Sevens from 1990-on and live axle models from 1989-on.

With the GAZ coil-over dampers you can make precise changes as and when required to set the car up for a particular driving style.

The damper rates on GAZ GHA units are adjustable while on the vehicle by means of easily accessible adjuster knobs. Ride height is adjustable from -25mm to -50mm.

All the units are individually tested before leaving the factory and are covered by a two-year warranty.

The dampers for the Caterham Seven retail at £99 inc VAT each for the front. Rears retail at More >

NO MORE WORKING UPSIDE DOWN IN THE FOOTWELL. UNLESS YOU WANT TO

Under-dash work. You’re getting your hair caught in the pedals and just about breaking your spine on the sill. Or you’re on your knees trying to crane your neck through 180° – not very comfortable! This is all a thing of the past with this new mechanic’s support bench (part number 7825) from Laser Tools.

This is a sturdy (rated at 100kg) and fully adjustable support bench primarily designed for under-dashboard work where it is supported on the floor and across the door-shut and sill.

Foam padded, the length is 900mm, width 300mm and it is height adjustable from 390mm to 520mm More >

BURTON POWER STOPS OIL SURGE!

During braking, accelerating and cornering, oil in the sump is forced towards the sides (known as oil surge). Under normal driving conditions, this is not a problem and any surge is within the limits for which the sump was designed.

However, if the car is driven on track enthusiastically and has more power, or has bigger brakes and/or stickier tyres, the oil surge increases. This can eventually lead to oil starvation when the oil pickup is momentarily deprived of oil supply while the lubricant is trying to climb the sides of the sump and block. The result is an expensive engine More >

SWITCH TO MINI SPARES

This is yet another part that is exclusive to Mini Spares. 

The GAE131 Reversing Light Switch (Remote Type) is designed to fit Mini three and four-synchro gearboxes (except for rod change types which use GAE191).

This switch replaces the plug on the front of the remote-shift transmission case. It is triggered internally by the shift linkage when reverse is selected. 

The Mini Spares GAE131 Reversing Light Switch retails at £30.00 inc. VAT.

This might, at first, sound a little expensive for a switch; there are plenty of cheaper switches on the market purporting to be for 3 and 4-synchro gearboxes (some even have the same part More >

NEW WEBCON MANIFOLD A TRIUMPH

Upgrading the induction of the Triumph Dolomite Sprint is now significantly easier thanks to the reintroduction of the Webcon Twin DCOE Inlet Manifold.

The manifold has been superbly manufactured in the UK and precision-engineered to ensure a perfect fit. The manifold comes complete with studs, nuts and soft mounts.

Order as part number MW4430B at £472.96 inc VAT.

The manifold is also available as part of a complete kit with Webcon linkage and two genuine Spanish Weber 45DCOE carburettors as part number PTR204 priced at £1494 inc VAT.

For further details contact Webcon UK on 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

 

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CLASSIC KITCARS & SPECIALS – AVAILABLE NOW

Our new SPECIAL EDITION publication is OUT NOW – It’s called CLASSIC KITCARS & SPECIALS, so the content matter is pretty obvious.

MAIL ORDER OR DIGITAL

All features are brand new and NOT reprints but we have delved into our photo archive, the most extensive and detailed in the industry dating back to the fifties. I’d like to think if I’m looking for an obscure kitcar then I’ll find at least one print in the file…

Why a classic flavour? Well, by public demand really. You are telling me you are liking the archive content we run, dear reader, so we decided to pursue that idea properly. More >

WINGS – NOT JUST FOR RACE CARS. KITCARS TOO!

The very talented and extremely innovative engineer Cal Trump of T89 Design also has another string to his bow and it’s one that is keeping him very busy.

He also runs RaceCarWings and offers an off-the-shelf range of wings and spoilers, plus can offer a bespoke service while Cal can also refurbish your existing wing.

This superb Ariel Atom features some of Cal Trump’s wings and general aero input

Among his range are:

Bootlid Wings

Perfect for the bootlid or hatch of Saloon, Sports and GT Cars. An Eppler profile provides incredibly efficient downforce.

Pillars come with national flags cut in, current options: Union Jack Rising More >

TECH-AUTOS GO BIG

Tech-Autos are the Factory Five importers for the UK and have recently moved to larger premises in Poole

Dan Walsh at Tech Autos hasn’t been around the UK kitcar scene very long but he has been making a big impact.

The recently appointed UK agent for American kitcar manufacturer, Factory Five Racing, general kitcar builder and classic car restorer have moved to larger premises.

Tech Autos can now be found at – Unit 16h, Chalwyn Estate, Poole, Dorset BH12 4PE.

You can also contact Dan via www.tech-autos.co.uk  or at the other end of  07494 339 929 ENDS.

 

HIGH GLOSS CALIPER PAINT FROM CAR BUILDER

New from Car Builder Solutions is this new range of Autotek Professional paint-on brake caliper paint. Good, quality stuff, unlike some of the rubbish available elsewhere that is a pig to apply and refuses to stay on the caliper.

This one from CBS can be used on drums as well as calipers, is heat resistant to 150-degrees C, is quick-drying, is Alkyd-based for premium heat resistance, doesn’t require a primer coat and is brake fluid and oil-resistant, too.

Four colours are available – black, red, yellow and blue and all dry to a high gloss finish.

A 250ml tin costs £9.60 with more More >