‘MAGIC’ NEW FUEL HOSE FROM MERLIN

A new fuel hose from Merlin Motorsport will help with the introduction of E10 and the possible harmful effects to pre-2011 engines fitted to kitcars.

The hose is from German manufacturer COHLINE – rated to DIN 73379 Type B and is suitable for petrol and diesel including E10 rated fuel with up to 50 per cent Benzol. It is excellent quality and will resist the additives now put into modern fuels.

Merlin Motorsport can supply very neat little stainless steel fuel hose clips to secure the pipes. They’ll also heat shrink the ends of the hose, or you can do this at home, to More >

PISTONS FOR ‘BLACK TOP’ ZETEC

Burton Power has announced that it can now supply Mahle Pistons for the Ford Zetec E 16v Black Top 05/98 – made to the original equipment specifications: – 31.6mm compression height and 22.0mm gudgeon pin.

The pistons wear part number FZ148 and are available at £75 each inc VAT.

Further details at the other end of 0208 554 2281 or visit www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

 

EVERY WHICH WAY

 

Brand new to the Laser Tools range are these adjustable wrench heads with quick, single-handed pull back adjustment to grip fixings such as nuts, bolts and setscrews, including single hex (6pt), bi-hex (12pt), Star/Torx, spline, and square, etc.

They are available in two sizes: the 3/8in drive version (part number 8215) has a range of 8 – 17mm; the larger 1/2in drive version (part number 8216) has a range of 14 – 32mm. Manufactured from tough chrome-vanadium alloy steel, they are particularly good on damaged or rounded-off fasteners.

The twin male/female square drives mean they can be used with ratchets, socket extensions or power-bars More >

LINKED IN!

For many years, connecting a Weber DCOE rod linkage system to a throttle cable has been difficult, with no easy way of attaching the cable to a rod operating arm, however, Webcon has now solved that problem with its new FK0005 Rod to Cable Lever kit.

The kit has been designed to work with a 5/16in cross rod. The lever from the FK0005 kit is simply installed in the most convenient location and the yoke and pin then allow easy connection to a throttle cable.

The installer then simply needs to fabricate a suitable cable outer anchor bracket and the installation is More >

FAST HORSES

Now we know that racing a Citroën 2CV may not be everyone’s idea of motorsport, but there are quite a few Deux Chevaux racers out there and if you ever feel the need to get into this quirky sport at least you’ll know where to get race dampers …

GAZ offers race dampers for the 2CV in its GT Adjustable Damper range. The damper rate can be adjusted by means of an easily accessible adjuster knob on the side which enables the owner to ‘trim’ the suspension system to suit the track and driving style.

GAZ dampers feature a zinc plated body and More >

SUPER DEHUMIDIFIER

Modern garage interior. 3d illustration

During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a garage with valuable cars and bikes can be a headache. Even if a garage is regularly visited, some can suffer from damp, due to their location. Using a dehumidifier can help prevent mould damage to organic materials like upholstery or rust on metal parts.

After nearly five years of development by Meaco involving gathering feedback from over 2000 customers about what they liked and disliked about their Meaco dehumidifiers, Meaco launched the MeacoDry Arete One, a machine that can simply be switched on and More >

BATTERY EXTRA SAFETY

 

Here’s one primarily aimed at our North American readers.

With fourteen types to choose from, you should have no trouble finding the right Longacre Battery Disconnect Switch for your kitcar.

By cutting off electrical power to your car, a disconnect switch will dramatically lower the risk of a fire from ignited fuel or a short circuit in the event of an accident.

Longacre rotary turn switches are rated at 175amps continuous/1000-amps surge with a voltage capacity of 6 to 36 volts. Some have an alternator disconnect circuit to prevent damage to the alternator diodes when the battery current is switched off suddenly.

Waterproof versions More >

SPR1 – MAZDA MX-5 BODY CONVERSION

The Blackwell SPR1 body conversion is a pretty cool thing and one that often goes under the radar.

The Essex-based company run by Wayne Blackwell has been enjoying some success with their Mazda MX-5 Mk1-based kit and although it’s not a replica there’s some definite Blackpool influence in the styling.

It’s certainly a good way to lift a possibly tired MX-5. Two versions are available – Coupé and Targa with kits priced at £3595 and £3250, respectively.

The packages include GRP bonnet, sills, door skins, rear clam section, a pair of quarter lights, taillights, headlights and indicators.

You’ll require a few extra bits and More >

MOTO-LITA AT EUROPA SPARES

Starting his career at the Cooper Car Company, Simon Green was tasked with making the company’s steering wheels. From working with Cooper, Simon moved onto Connaught and then HWM before starting his own business creating high-quality leather and wood-rimmed steering wheels, thus Moto-Lita was born.

Moto-Lita steering wheels quickly built a reputation for creating the highest quality motorsport steering wheels and soon had full order books. Through the years since Moto-Lita has built steering wheels for enthusiasts and motorsport legends, through to major manufacturers such as Aston Martin, AC Cars, Austin Healey, Saab, Jaguar, Jensen, Rolls-Royce and MG.

Europa Specialist Spares has More >

NEW STAINLESS EXHAUST FOR TYPE 3

When it comes to tidying the rear of your Type 3, regardless of whether it is a Fastback, Square or Notch a classy exhaust really will make all the difference.

And they don’t come much smarter than this 304-grade stainless steel sports exhaust offering from Vintage Speed. Engineered to compliment air-cooled engines producing up to 125bhp, there is +/- 4mm adjustment on fitment to allow for narrow/stroker motors not to mention an M18x1.5 nut for a lambda probe to assist with fuel injection and carburettor set up.

Priced at £523.95 they are available to order online at HeritagePartsCentre.com by searching for part number More >