THESE ARE COOL FOR WINTER! (OR ANYTIME OF YEAR REALLY!)

With the Clarke range of Garage/Workshops, you can protect your pride and joy from the elements this winter in a tight fit, well-lit, protected environment through ratchet-tight cover-tensioning for that ‘tight-as-a-drum’ finish.

Using a heavy-duty advanced cover that is triple-layered, waterproof, fully UV-treated for long term protection against sun, rain and wind, you can guarantee that you are investing in a product built to last.

This range is easy to install through bolt together hardware and joint supports with a powdercoated steel frame for optimum durability and stability. With various anchoring options, they can be erected on a variety of surfaces.

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COOLER OIL WITH MERLIN MOTORSPORT

Oil coolers are designed to cool the oil in high performance and racing car engines.

The cooler consists of a variable number of aluminium pressed plates. The oil-ways are interspersed with aluminium strip louvred and formed into corrugations to provide airways.

Read more about Oil Cooler design and how they work in Merlin Motorsport’s online article RACING CAR OIL SYSTEMS – AN OVERVIEW.

For more information visit www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk or 01249 782 101 ENDS.

MASTER BUT SMALLER

Finding space for a brake master cylinder can be a pain. Wilwood felt your pain and developed Tandem Compact Master Cylinders that are a little bit shorter than their standard master cylinders for easier packaging in tight spaces such as within kitcar engine bays.

Wilwood even makes one just for 1964.5-72 Mustangs with manual brakes; it comes with a pushrod that fits the factory brake pedal.

The lightweight master cylinders are available in ball-burnished natural or black E-coat finishes. You can also get one in a kit with a combination proportioning valve, left-hand or right-hand mounting brackets, stainless steel fluid tubes, and More >

THAT’S MARTINI…AND SPARCO

Sparco® has given a preview of their new Sparco®-MARTINI Racing® Heritage Collection, which celebrates the colours of Martini & Rossi’s hometown of Pessione in the foothills of the Alps. A truly legendary livery.

The new range resurrects the partnership between the two brands to celebrate the golden years of rallying and the triumphs of some of the world’s greatest rally drivers such as Miki Biasion, Juha Kankkunen, Walter Röhrl and Didier Auriol, to name but a few.

The new Sparco® Heritage Collection ranges from Racing to Performance equipment, sportswear and merchandise.

More from www.sparco-official.com ENDS.

ALLARD JR RETURNS

Allard Motor Company is making its comeback for the first time in 60-years and introducing the Allard Sports Cars JR continuation series. The car is built by the original Allard family, who is offering the first chassis of the JR continuation series for sale with RM Sotheby’s at its upcoming London auction on October 31st, 2020.

Although they weren’t kitcars, there was something very hands-on and roll-up-sleeves-up about the low-volume maker Sydney Allard and his cars featured parts from a variety of sources.

Based on the original 1953 JR competition specification, the JR continuation was built by Lloyd Allard and his family to More >

VEHICLE DISINFECTANT FROM WAI

WAI has officially launched a new personal care product to help keep cars and other areas disinfected.

With workplaces and education settings open, WAI has introduced the power of Steri-7 in a handy-sized retail bottle, which can be used by businesses and consumers.

Richard Welland, WAI managing director, said: “The latest WAI Steri-7 product offers seven-days reactive barrier protection, and provides reassurance and confidence to people when going about their daily business.”

The new, attractively packaged bottle can be used for car, truck and motorhome applications, and also in the office to keep keyboards, desks and personal space sanitised.

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NOT CROSS JUST A BIT VEXED!

New from MNR Sportscars is the Crosskart Wildkat which has been developed specifically to be Motorsport UK compliant enabling competition use in a wide variety of disciplines.

Kits cost from £4800 inc VAT and include the fully jigged, CNC-cut and notched round tube chassis with integrated FIA-compliant full roll-over protection system, double adjustable Protech shocks. You also get the GRP panels in a high-gloss gelcoat finish.

MNR says that Crosskart is eligible for race, hillclimb, sprint and Time Attack while it would make a pretty cool trackday car.

It has been designed to accept a multiple of engines.

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YOU NEED THESE SPECIAL PLIERS

Spark plug connectors. The idea is that you just pop them off. Easy. But sometimes they can be difficult to get to, hidden down in the engine bay, or even at the back of the engine. They might be oily and dirty and if you’re struggling to get a grip you may end up breaking the connector or even the spark plug. These new spark plug connector pliers from Laser Tools (part number 7834) are the answer.

Long (340mm) and very narrow, the clever double-jointed design means that you don’t have to spread the handles wide to grip the connector – More >

BRAKE BUSTER BEATS DIRT

First of two great car care products this week from P&S Double Black Renny Doyle Collection is Brake Buster.

A superb and effective brake and wheel cleaner it turns to a deep red when it contacts crud on your wheel and brake calipers and discs. It safely removes caked-on brake dust, oil, stains and light corrosion but leaves the surface alone.

The product is described by P&S as a unique gel that sticks to the surface it comes into contact with and penetrates the dirt deposits, lifting them away.

Brake Buster also contains corrosion inhibitors that also add a thin layer of protection More >

DIRTY CARPETS UNDER ATTACK

I also really like the second P&S product this week. The American brand produces some superb products and their brilliantly-named Carpet Bomber is one of them.

It is a water-based solvent containing biodegradable cleaners and citrus derivatives that dissolves grease and lifts crud from carpet although I also use it with success on engine bays, wheel wells and vinyl.

It is one of the most effective products of its type that I have used. I have an old piece of carpet in my garage/workshop at home, which I try to keep clean but invariably always gets stained.

You wouldn’t want to eat your More >