CLASSIC MEETS MODERN

A manufacturer keeping a low profile but very busy nevertheless is Formosa Cars based in Dorset and their 120GR model available in two guises.

Formosa 120GR

There’s the short nose version based around (91in chassis) Triumph Herald (or Vitesse) donor or the long nose example that is based on (99in chassis) Reliant Scimitar SE5 (or SE5A) donor.

The company is run by top rodder, Gary Janes and he has followed the specials era theme with the GR120. Therefore, the car is very much what you make of it and you can go your own way once you have your bodyshell and donor.

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MULTI-FACETED!

Burton Power has announced that it now has stocks of Facet’s solid-state type competition fuel pump kit.

The American-made pump flows at a maximum rate of 27 gallons per hour and operates by moving a stainless-steel plunger inside a brass cylinder. There are no seals or diaphragm to wear.

The kit includes a replaceable 74-micron fuel filter and a magnet to trap metallic particles.

The negative earth pump is suitable for front or rear mounting and comes with unions, rubber mountings and a spare filter.

Order as FAC480530K at £94.50 inc VAT with more details from 0208 554 2281 or via www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

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THIS DRIVES ME NUTS!

You’ve got original factory wheel nuts and you’ve got the wheel nut socket that was supplied with the car. But it doesn’t fit! What’s going on?

Some wheel nuts are manufactured with a permanently fitted chromium-plated cap. These start off from the factory as a whole size, but over time due to the combination of corrosion and impact tool use, the wheel nuts can swell by up to 0.5mm.

Laser Tools has a solution! This newly introduced three-piece impact socket set (part number 8214) features ½in drive sockets that are double-ended, one end 1mm larger than the other, which overcomes the issue More >

WHEEL CARE WITH AUTOGLYM

Banish winter wheel woes with Autoglym wheel cleaning products

It doesn’t matter if you’re running around in a supercar or supermini, winter roads have a habit of quickly turning all wheels into the same, nondescript shade of grey-brown. The royal-warranted car care experts at Autoglym, therefore, suggest that you fight back and reveal the true colours of your rolling stock with the help of the company’s broad range of wheel cleaning products.

As enthusiasts have come to expect from Autoglym, each product is carefully formulated to do the hard work for you. So, by selecting from the specialist wheel cleaning products below More >

KEEP THAT OIL COOLER!

New from Mishimoto is this new Universal13-Row Stacked Plate Transmission Cooler

It features universal mounting for use in any application

Efficient stacked-plate core for optimal performance with minimal pressure loss

40,000 GVW rating makes this cooler ideal for heavy-duty applications

Sleek, durable powder-coated finish protects against corrosion

Hose protection sleeve prevents damage from abrasion

15.25 metres of durable SAE J1532 transmission cooler hose for routing fluid to/from the transmission

SAE J1532 hose explicitly designed for transmission fluids features a spiral polyester reinforcement for increased pressure tolerance

Precise O-ring sealed ¾in dash -16 to hose barb adapters provide a leak-free seal

High-quality stainless steel worm gear clamps

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WHAT A WRENCH

At Machine Mart, their range of Clarke Impact Wrenches provides the power and efficiency to tackle a variety of applications.

As well as corded options, they offer 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 work lights, 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 More >

KNOW THE CODE

Lucas Oil Products has announced the rollout of customer-centric QR codes across the entire line-up of Racing, Everyday Car Care, Motorcycle, Marine and Industrial products.

Lucas Oil’s new QR code smart packaging provides a simple and effective improvement to the customer experience, allowing the company to offer customers instant access to relevant product details, including:

Key benefits:

  • Performance information
  • Complementary products
  • Environmental and ecological information
  • Disposal considerations
  • Formulation and chemical properties
  • Handling, transport, and storage information

“We are excited for Lucas Oil to be among the first in our industry to include QR codes on packaging across our entire product lineup,” said Morgan Lucas, President of Lucas Oil. “In More >

AUTO CONCEPTS BIKE ENGINE KIT MOVES TO BB MOTORSPORT

Jon Lee’s brilliant Classic Mini bike engine conversion kit sold originally via his Lynx AE operation has recently been under a new company called Auto Concepts run by John Boyland. His dad, Ray is an ace hot rod builder, incidentally.

The Boylands did some nice development work on the kit but decided to move the project on late last year.

It is now available under the Gixermini banner, which is part of Classic Mini expert, Graham Bennett’s Gloucester-based Bennett Built Motorsport where I think it is assured a good future given Graham’s reputation for quality work.

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NEW GRP PARTS FROM RPS AND A NICE REFRESH FOR THEIR WEBSITE

My good friends, Garry and Julie Hutton of RPS Ltd have been in touch this week.

In addition to producing their MGF and MG TF based conversion kits they also offer a range of GRP kits to suit classic MGBs.

They recently fitted one of their glassfibre dashboards to an MGB Roadster.

It’s primarily designed for the rubber bumper model MGB and prices are £119 for the dashboard (including glovebox lid) and £45 for the centre console. The panels come in a black gelcoat finish.

They’ve also recently updated their website and in addition to a bit of a refresh it now gives much More >

KEEP THOSE TOOLS TOASTY WARM!

Laser Tools offers a huge range of insulated tools and safety products for electric and hybrid vehicles, developed in conjunction with leading UK car manufacturers and importers. For the smaller workshop or mobile mechanic, this EV tool kit (part number 7383) is a great solution as it features fully insulated hex sockets, screwdrivers, pliers and side cutters, insulation sleeves and an insulated cable stripping knife.

All are fitted in foam trays that stack into the sturdy supplied carry-case or fit neatly into the toolbox or roll-cab drawer. Suitable for live working up to 1000V AC / 1500V DC.

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