LIGHT UP THE DOCKING STATION

Sealey’s New Rechargeable Slim Folding Inspection Lamp features 12 SMD LEDs, which produce up to 500 lumens. It’s operated by a rolling dimmer switch. This product, from Sealey, has a variety of uses; it can be used in confined spaces with a 6mm minimum thickness, the arm can be rotated 180°, folded back for use as a hands-free inspection lamp and the 1W SMD LED, in the end, can be used as a directional torch, which is perfect for when you need to direct the light.

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MINI SPARES POWER UP

Finding a satisfactory distributor for a Classic Mini, or other A-Series engines can be fraught with problems.

Mini Spares tried and tested numerous imported and British-made examples. It found that suppliers were often unable to advise what curves they had in them and discovered a marked disparity between the examples tested.

On many, the base plate would stick and alter the curves sometimes jamming the distributor in full advance. It also proved difficult to get them to run correctly when using a timing light.

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HAWK’S ITALIAN JOB

Chrono Sport run by Carlo Parodi and based in Cairo Montenotte (quite close to Genoa) has been appointed as agents for Hawk Cars in Italy, where they are busy building their first batch of Hawk HF Stratos replicas for customers.

Chrono Sport will be Italian agents for Hawk Cars’s HF Stratos replica

Carlo Parodi bought a kit from Hawk Cars and liked it so much he decided to tackle difficult Italian legislation concerning kitcars, a process which proved time consuming and difficult to overcome, but a nut that has now been cracked.

More information from www.chronosport.it or www.hawkcars.co.uk ENDS.

WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE!

RS Retro, who wowed the kitcar scene this year with their stunning RS 200 replica has been busy working on a pastiche of ‘Rosie’ an infamous version of the iconic Ford that attacked the Pikes Peak hillclimb in the hands of ex-rallycross mainman, Pat Doran.

Although Doran crashed heavily at the Colorado venue in 2013, RS Retro has several panels from the original car that will be used on their replica, which will use the feisty Ford EcoBoost 3.6-litre V6 engine, normally seen on the current Ford GT supercar.

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FAB AND PREP

An engineering company well-known within historic and classic motorsport is SiFab Limited run by Simon Hall. I’ve also been hearing their name recently within the kitcar world, which means they’ll be of real interest to totalkitcar readers.

In addition to race preparation (they look after a very successful and potent Morgan Plus 8, for example) they can offer all sorts of parts fabrication from aluminium radiators, fuel tanks to suspension components.

They can also now offer kitcar builds and rebuild work, too.

Find out what they can offer you via www.sifab.co.uk or at the other end of 01788 568 475 ENDS.

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COST EFFECTIVE VACUUM FORMING

Another company that has come onto our radar lately and one that will be of real interest to totalkitcar/TKC Mag readers is Malvern-based Sarik Vacform, who as the name suggests can offer an, er, vacuum forming parts service that can produce stuff like internal cladding, trim, external body parts, door panels, air scoops such as NACA ducts, dashboards, glove boxes and gearshift escutcheons.

Vacuum forming is quick and effective and means that bespoke parts can be produced quite cost-effectively, maybe even items that are hitherto obsolete meaning Sarik’s services can be great on single items or short runs.

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SMART FELLA, ER, FILLER

Ford’s plastic oil filler cap was never its finest achievement.

The cap would frequently come off leaving the breather mesh exposed and inevitably, oil mist would exude.

Now, Burton Power has a smart alloy oil filler cap with breather outlet to duct oil mist back into the air cleaner or an oil catch can.

The Burton’s alloy filler cap will fit the following engines: Ford SOHC Pinto, Crossflow, pre-CrossFlow, Kent V6, Essex V6 and Taunus/Cologne V6.

It can be ordered as part FP641 and retails at £46.50 inc VAT.

Further details from 0208 554 2281 or by visiting www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

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MESH FOR AIR-HORNS

To complement their existing range of 56mm, 63mm and 70mm diameter mesh filters, Webcon has announced a fourth version to suit air-horns, with an 80mm outside diameter.

The filters have been specifically manufactured to fit the new 125mm Weber 48IDA air-horns. However, they will suit any carburettor or throttle body air-horn that has an 80mm bellmouth diameter.

The new filters are available from stock and feature twin stainless steel layers of hexagonal mesh to protect and support a latex foam filter element inside.

9900892700 80mm Mesh filters RRP £49.39 inc VAT per pair 

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MINI MUG FROM MINI SPARES

The classic Mini is probably the most British of all cars and where would the British be without a cup of tea – the bigger the better!

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the original Mini, Mini Spares now supplies this commemorative travel mug decorated with a Mini timeline that shows how the has Mini progressed over the last sixty years.

The mug will hold a generous 350ml of your preferrred beverage, comes with a snap-on/off lid and is BPA-free.

Order yours now as part number MUG06 at just a fiver each inc VAT.

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LET THERE BE LIGHT

Here’s another neat solution for automotive issues from Car Builder Solutions. It’s a Micro-LED Indicator Lamp that is perfect for non-flashing indicator-equipped cars. The 12v LED lamps are road-legal and ‘E13’-marked.

The part features a housing just 13mm high, or low depending on your view on such things, and is made from diecast alloy with a 10mm diameter lens.

The lamp mounts via a 5mm hole in panels up to 3mm thick, while it weighs just 11-grams. Car Builder also offers stop, tail and indicator units to match and part ‘MICROIND’ costs £86.40 inc VAT.

More from www.carbuilder.com or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

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