BEEF UP YOUR ‘B’

Here’s a way to extract some extra performance from the five-bearing ‘B’ Series 1800cc engine as used in the 1968-1980 MGB without making any modifications to the engine internals.

A Fidanza lightweight flywheel can easily be installed when you replace the clutch and will bring the following benefits:

  • Faster throttle response and quicker acceleration • Additional horsepower to the wheels (reduced parasitic losses) • Smoother, faster shifting • Easier braking, better slowing (due to reduced rotational mass) • Reduced clutch wear and improved efficiency (from better heat dissipation) • Cost savings and longevity (thanks to Fidanza’s replaceable green friction plate – no More >

IMP BOUNCE AND REBOUND!

In response to customer demand, leading suspension specialists GAZ has now produced a double adjustable coil-over race damper specifically for Hillman Imps used in competition or for serious track day use where extra damper adjusting parameters are required.

The body of the dampers sport two multi-point adjustable control knobs, a blue one for the bump and a red one for the rebound adjustment.

Although these are brand-new dampers, they include all the popular GAZ features. They are manufactured from high tensile alloy with induction hardened piston rods, are filled with high viscosity index fluid to help prevent fade and have an internal More >

FOR ‘DRYING’ OUT LOUD!

Sealants are pretty important products. Once you’ve prepped and washed your car, an application of sealant literally seals the surface helps and is a great base for a wax topper.

This product from Duel Auto Care looks a bit intimidating at first glance as it comes in a bag with a syringe, which is nothing to worry about it just ensures that you don’t use too much product.

 

Simply add just 5ml (a teaspoonful) to your foam cannon and spray it onto your car. The lance helps activate the polymers in the product. Flex gave me a deep, glossy finish with a More >

LECCY WELDER FROM SUMMIT RACING

ONE PRIMARILY FOR OUR AMERICAN READERS ALTHOUGH COME ONE; COME ALL

The Lincoln Electric Weld-Pak 180i MP DV Welder is easy to set up for gasless flux-cored welding (deep penetration on thicker steel), gas-shielded MIG welding (thin gauge steel, stainless or aluminium), stick welding, or DC TIG welding. The smooth, forgiving weld arc starts with little spatter and makes dialling in your specific setting easier.

The Weld-Pak 180i MP DV Welder can use 120- or 230-volt household power and weighs around 16kg (34½lbs), making it ideal for use almost anywhere that has electrical service. It has a fully adjustable drive system to More >

KÄRCHER BRING BACK THE WOW WITH THEIR NEW CAR GLASS CLEANER

Superb trigger gives great coverage of the product, which has a nice smell but needed some elbow grease to get it to ‘flash’ although, overall, it gave a good result.

A 500ml spray bottle costs a bargain £7.49 with more information from www.kaercher.co.uk ENDS.

A GOOD, HANDY WORKLIGHT

Looking for a lightweight, handy but powerful worklight that is ideal for carrying around the garage or workshop? Look no further than the NEW Clarke PL5R Slim LED Work Light!

The small compact design makes it perfect for comfortably fitting in your pocket whilst the super bright LED light is ideal for a vehicle inspection or general illumination of hard-to-reach areas, at work or around the home.

The PL5R has two work modes; a dimmable floodlight mode which offers up to 400Lm, or the LED torch mode at 80Lm.

What makes this little unit such an essential piece of kit though is its More >

THE STORY OF ALEXIS CARS AND THE ALEXIS GT THAT DIDN’T OFFICIALLY EXIST!

THE STORY OF THE ALEXIS GT

I spotted this stunning little GT car in archives recently but initially couldn’t find the notes that I knew should have been with it. It was called the Alexis GT and for a few weeks that was all I knew because I couldn’t find that pesky missing information.

I also looked at my book of words on Alexis Cars but that just confused me more as they only produced trials car and single-seaters for Formula Junior, F100 (single-seater formula for cars powered by Kent Crossflow 1300 engines), FF1600, F3 and F2 between 1959-1976.

They never built a More >

TIM DUTTON SALE

 Press release from Tim Dutton marks the beginning of the end of an incredible legacy building kitcars which began in the late sixties.

Tim changed the way that kitcars were sold and marketed. Numerous whole-page adverts in trade magazines every month got the message across. I wonder, how many more he would have sold in an internet age.

Until Tim came along kitcars were often quite high priced and quite often everything bar the body and chassis were considered extras. Tim changed that and very much adhered to the ‘pile ’em high; sell ’em cheap’ mantra with full kits often priced around More >

NO, NOT 9 TYPES. IT’S A TYPE 9!

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Burton Power has announced that it can now offer its own fully reconditioned Type 9 (also referred to as a ‘Type N’ gearbox in some workshop manuals) five-speed gearbox as an outright sale; no exchange is required.

The gearbox comes with standard gear ratios: 3.65/1.97/1.37/1:1/0.82 and is suitable for Ford four-cylinder engines requiring a short input shaft.

This was Ford’s first rear-wheel-drive five-speed box, based on the four-speed Type E. It features a cast iron main case with an alloy tail housing.

This gearbox is the most commonly used for five-speed conversions on older vehicles, not just for classic Fords but More >

MGB WEBER CONVERSION FROM WEBCON

Webcon has announced that it can now offer a manifold kit to convert the MGB and other BMC/BL ‘B’ Series engines to Weber carburation.

The manifold is suitable for the installation of a single Weber 32/36 DGV or DGMS carburettor, for both manual or automatic choke applications, and fits five port heads.

The kit contains a complete fitting kit and comprehensive instructions. There are two servo take-offs in the manifold and two blanking plugs are also included.

Order as part number MT0032 at £377.05 inc VAT.

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

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