BEARING UP

Purveyors of fine classic Volkswagen parts, Heritage Parts Centre are pleased to announce their range wheel bearings produced by Japanese manufacturer Koyo.

Established in 1921, Koyo has almost a century’s worth of knowledge in bearing design and production for a wealth of applications, from medical through to aerospace and almost everything in between.

With quality an increasingly important factor when it comes to classic vehicle restoration and maintenance, Heritage feel they have found a reliable and reputable source in Koyo, to keep their customers’ vehicles rolling on the road for longer.

Fitments currently available in the Koyo range include VW Beetle, Split, Bay More >

ADDED STING FOR SCORPION III

Amazingly the Steve Harper-designed Grinnall Scorpion III three-wheeler has been around for some 28-years. To these eyes, it still looks box-fresh but that hasn’t stopped Mark Grinnall from deciding it was high time for a revamp. Albeit a mild one.

I was last at Mark’s place last summer and he let me see an early buck that was being worked on but clearly showed the revisions. Mark has cleaned up the car’s front end with a new front grille styling, headlight mountings and smaller light units.

Longer front wishbones have also been introduced, which increases track by 120mm which Mark says help More >

HYPERWAX THAT HAS NO WAX

When I saw a rare dry day over the Christmas period, I decided to give the brand new and unique HydroSlick product from Chemical Guys a test out. I’m glad I did.

Described as a hyperwax that doesn’t actually contain any wax, it blew me away with its ease of application, lustrous shine and hydrophobic (beading) ability.

Chemical Guys say that it is a ceramic hyperwax that uses a suspension gel that can be used on paint, glass, headlights and chrome. Basically, all-around your car.

They also say that in an ideal world it should be left for a minimum 30-seconds before removing More >

WIRING AND GROMMETS

Whether fitting electrical accessories or repairing a wiring harness, it can be a real problem trying to pass wires or cables through from the engine bay or boot into the passenger compartment. Or when carrying out wiring harness repairs it can be a real struggle passing a new wire through box sections or behind trim panels. Laser Tools offers two solutions: the wire insertion toolset (part number 7618) and the wire guide tool (part number 7775).

Harness bulkhead grommets are designed to seal against dirt and water ingress and getting another wire through there can be quite a challenge. The new More >

TIN WORM BE GONE!

Great new product from the marvels of rust removal and control, Rustbuster, is Eco Cleaner Rust Remover, which is an environmentally-friendly bio-degradable cleaner that can be used on steel, stainless steel and even masonry.

It is a single-component water-based jelly-like solution that removes rust, mill-scale, green algae and limestone.

Depending on the severity and the type of corrosion removal takes between 4-24-hours  to do its thing.

 

A 500ml bottle costs £11.14 inc VAT with a 1-litre bottle at £20.28 inc VAT.

Find out more at www.rust.co.uk or via 01775 761 222 ENDS.

WALKMAN NOW 40

Great to see a retro classic that is still available. The new A100 Walkman® A Series better-known as the Sony Walkman is a 16gb music player that at first glance looks just like the original tape cassette player but in reality, is all-new and able to cope with modern forms of music delivery.

Priced at either £320 or £400 for the 40th-anniversary edition, it is available now. More from www.sony.co.uk ENDS.

ON YOUR BIKE

I do like innovative modes of transport and the very clever Brompton range of folding bicycles is a brilliant piece of kit.

The latest addition to the Brompton range is the Explore Special Edition that is aimed at those who want to go on the odd adventurer on the diminutive bicycle. For a start, it features a 28-litre travel bag, saddle pouch, a Brooks Cambium C17 all-weather saddle and six-gears aimed at climbing.

Prices start at £1525 and more information is available from www.brompton.com ENDS.

STYLISH DAB

Here’s a nice one for the garage or office. It’s called the Monty DAB and DAB+ digital radio and Bluetooth speaker with unique acoustic innovations such as analogue sound processing in a choice of stylish wooden cases with an exposed grain finish. Priced at £99.99.

More from www.myvq.co.uk ENDS.

 

NICE AND WARM

If you like a bit of touring in your car and like a car blanket these new throws/blankets from Tom Lane might be attractive to you. Made from pure new wool and measuring 150cm x 180cm a variety of designs are available all priced at £60.

More information from www.tomlane.co ENDS.

NEW PINTO PART

Burton Power is now offering fully reconditioned Bosch electronic type distributor kits for the Ford SOHC Pinto engine, an engine used by the shed load in kitcars, of course.

The distributors are fitted with an integral electronic ignition module bolted to the distributor body. Each distributor has a modified advance curve to suit fast road/rally specification and is non-vacuum.

Each kit is supplied complete with constant energy coil and wiring harness (when using on vehicles fitted with a ballast resistor, the ballast must be by-passed to provide 12v at the coil).

The kits are supplied with a straight cap. The approximate static ignition More >