If you are restoring an early Classic Mini (1959-1963) you might well hit problems when you try to find a replacement for that dented and/or scraped master cylinder cap.

The genuine OE parts haven’t been available for some time, although, fortunately Mini Spares is now offering a perfect replacement that looks just like the original.

It can be ordered as part number 17H3723 and, best of all, costs just £7.20 inc VAT.

More information from Mini Spares on 01707 607 700 or via www.minispares.com ENDS.


New oil filler kit from Laser Tools (part no: 5542) is designed to effectively seal onto the engine’s oil filler aperture thus avoiding spillage onto the cam cover, engine block or exhaust manifold.

Includes five adaptors that fit most modern engines and is suitable for both bayonet and screw fittings and supplied with a useful extension piece that allows access when the oil filler cap is under the scuttle. The funnel has a one-litre capacity.

Saves time and provides a clean, professional solution.

Available now at a retail price of £149.99 but remember to check your local Laser Tools supplier for the best More >


External or male Torx fasteners (E Torx) are in common use on vehicles today. The six-pointed star-type bolts offer a superior fit and grip when compared with regular fasteners and greatly reduce the risk of stripping the head during use.

Strong demand from its customers has prompted Facom to develop the 464TX range of E Torx ratcheting wrenches, now available for the very first time.

The new ratcheting wrenches offer a considerable advantage over conventional wrenches and ratchet/socket combinations. The low profile head and thin shaft are ideal for use in restricted access areas and jobs can be completed quickly because the More >


Kent-based Wheelwright has released details of a new design from its premium AEZ range. The latest wheel to come from the German/Austrian brand is called the ‘Bridge’ and uses a range of subtle OEM styling cues to create a tasteful and understated design.

Featuring ten slender and perfectly proportioned spokes, the Bridge looks deceptively large for each given diameter. Each spoke slightly twists as it reaches the rim, adding an additional visual depth to the design. Whether fitted to a compact or premium car, the Bridge makes a perfect complement in style, with a wide range of fitments ensuring that most More >


Caterham Cars' showroom in their hometown closes soon

After the recent announcement that Caterham Cars’s showroom in Caterham Valley had been sold by founder, Graham Nearn’s son, Simon, to Churchill Retirement Homes for re-development the company have revealed that their new ‘temporary’ sales outlet will be at: Unit 11, Denvale Trade Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 1SS…which is about five minutes from J10 of the M23 motorway.

They'll be moving to this site in Crawley, West Sussex

The existing showroom, will close on Saturday, February 23, although they’ll be holding an event this coming Sunday (Feb 17) at their Station Avenue site, described More >


Over the years Burton Power has worked hard to keep many a classic Ford on the road by sourcing parts to replace those that are no longer available from OE sources.

They have now found a rubber component manufacturer capable of producing all manner of rubber parts to the original specifications or better, and have commissioned a huge selection of exclusive parts to be made for them.

All of these parts have been obsolete for years.

For further details and to see what they have contact Burton Power on 0208 554 2281 or www.burtonpower.com ENDS.


Road salt may be an essential part of the winter motoring diet for the nation’s local authorities, but it’s far from healthy for your pride and joy, with the car’s bodywork, wheels and trim all vulnerable to salt-fuelled corrosive attack.

With the recent spate of snow in the past, but perhaps more to come, car care expert Armor All recommends that now’s the time for a spot of long-lasting remedial treatment – removing salt residue with a thorough wash, and then protecting from future attack with its latest product, Shield.

Providing far greater and longer-lasting protection to paintwork than a conventional car More >


ValetPRO’s Poseidon Car Wash is one of the best of its type I have ever used, so I read with interest about a new version, Advanced Poseidon Car Wash. An improved formulation of the firm’s best-selling car shampoo that provides even more vigorous cleaning power, reduces the physical effort required to agitate dirt and smells of the classic sweeties “lime Opal Fruits’!

For those that are unfamiliar, Advanced Poseidon Car Wash acts as an all-in-one wash and protect treatment. The new formulation is far, far more concentrated, diluting effectively at just 10-20ml per 5-litres of water (rather than 50-60ml), even though More >


Hewland Engineering is enhancing its standard product range with two new additions.  These new product families include the LLS-200 and LWS-200 gearbox and the ED-200 Differential unit, meeting industry demand for high quality ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions.

The LLS-200 gearbox is a six-speed and reverse ‘off-the-shelf’ unit designed for mid or front-engined rear wheel drive sports cars in GT racing. The bigger brother of the LLS-200 is the LWS-200 gearbox, which has been designed for low-revving high torque engines.

The LLS-200 and LWS-200 will replace the NLT gearbox; a unit that has been part of Hewland’s standard product range since the 1990s. As Hewland More >


One of the top V8 engine builders in America, Jon Kaase Racing Engines builds engines of immense quality and power and a new addition to the Georgia-based company’s portfolio is their new P-38 Cross-Ram induction system for Ford 351 Windsor.

It is available fully built or in kit form and is said to help mid-range torque and improve fuel economy and its low profile can aid possible bonnet clearance issues incorporates ECU, sensors, injectors and harness all tailored to the appropriate intake manifold.

More from www.jonkaaseracingengines.com ENDS.