NO, IT WASN’T AN ILLUSION!

Here’s a really quality snow foam from Illusion Car Care that also offers great value for money.

It contains powerful cleaning agents with a long dwell time and it clings onto the paint very well. I timed it at over ten minutes and it’s very effective as I watched crud literally fall off.

It is also wax and coating safe, unlike some that completely strip existing coatings from the car’s body.

A 1-litre bottle costs just £6.95 with more information from www.illusioncarcare.co.uk ENDS.

WEBCON OFFER MAINIFOLD REASONS

Webcon has the world’s largest range of manifolds, and now, by popular demand, the legendary Jaguar V12 has been added to the list.

The six-piece twin-choke manifold set has been made to the company’s usual standards and is made in England. It is suitable for Weber 40IDF carburettors and throttle bodies, although it can also be ported to suit the 44 and 48mm versions.

The Webcon V12 manifold set is available as part number MM4480MF and is priced at £836.89 inc VAT.

Linkage packs are also available to suit as follows: PRE-HE (part number LT4480) – £424 inc VAT

HE (part number LT4480HE) – More >

A LOT ON YOUR PLATE

The Mini Spares team are the experts when it comes to sourcing hard-to-find parts for the classic Mini. However, if they can’t source a part that’s up to their high standards they will not compromise on quality and so will opt to make their own version.

A case in point is the latest Mini Spares Engine Front Plate for A Plus engines that use a timing chain tensioner.

The main bearing cap screw holes are countersunk to allow flat-faced screws to be used in place of bolts, thus providing the extra clearance required when using a duplex chain. (Screws are available as AEA687 More >

DAMP BEETLE

There’s no Beetle like a lowered Beetle, and now GAZ is offering special short front dampers for lowered Beetles made from 1965-79.

The dampers will also fit the Karmann Ghia and Beetle 1300A and 1500A from 1967-79 and therefore any kitcars and beach buggies using those components.

GAZ GT Dampers will provide variable bump and rebound rates which can be adjusted to suit the conditions and driving style. The damping rates can be altered by means of an easily accessible knob on the side of the units.

GAZ can set the dampers up for general road use and they will also be suitable for occasional More >

EXCITING KITCAR MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITY

As the UK emerges tentatively from the Covid-19 pandemic, many have been reconsidering their lifestyle choices, perhaps with a move from the city to the countryside or reassessing their work/life balance.

Artisan British kitcar manufacturer, Marlin Sportscars, is hoping to tap into the ‘new normal’ following the retirement of the company’s MD Terry Matthews, two exciting business opportunities are coming to the market.

Having briefly tested the water in 2019, a restructuring of the Marlin Sportscars portfolio now makes it far easier and affordable for any would-be kitcar manufacturer to enter this exciting scene (or an existing manufacturer to add to their More >

WEBCON ADDS SPARK TO YOUR JAG V12

New to the Webcon range of ignition components is this ignition coil specifically for Jaguar V12 engines in the Jaguar XJ12 manufactured between 1968 and 1996, and the XJS V12 manufactured between 1988 and 1993. Quite a few of those engines have found their way into appropriately powered replicas over the years.

The coil has been produced to original equipment standards by Magneti Marelli and is available as Webcon part number WIC144.

The Webcon Coil WIC144 is available from stock and is very competitively priced at just £30 inc VAT.

More information from www.webcone.co.uk or via 01932 787 100 ENDS.

 

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I DO LIKE A NICE BADGE

Loving these top-quality enamel badges available now from Car Builder Solutions. A total of nineteen different designs are available.

I note a couple of them were as used by MG Rover on their ‘Z’ models and MG TF back in the day and as such have been out of production since 2005 when the manufacturer folded, but I always thought they added a smart touch to a specialist car.

Likewise, others I the range which includes a tasteful ‘St George’ Crusader cross, a Scottish Ecosse design and a nice outline of circuits such as Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Hockenheim and the Nürburgring.

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DRY SUMP FOR YOUR PINTO

A dry-sump system offers many advantages over a standard factory ‘wet’ sump.

Engine reliability is improved thanks to a more consistent oil pressure especially when cornering, there is an increased oil capacity due to a large external reservoir and the engine can be mounted lower in the vehicle as there is no large oil pan which helps lower the centre of gravity thereby improving handling and aerodynamics.

Fitting a dry-sump system to the Pinto engine has never been easier thanks to this conversion kit from Burton Power. Most of the conversion is a simple bolt-on affair with only the front of the More >

IT’S IN THE BOOK. IT MUST BE

Laser Tools has announced their brand new 2020 tool catalogue.

This dynamic new resource is bursting at the seams with hundreds of new items listed out of a truly impressive range of products.

The new catalogue has straightforward, easy-to-use sections, comprising Hybrid/EV, Specialist Automotive and LGV, HGV, Motorcycle, General Hand Tools, Workshop and lots of lovely Laser Tools Racing merchandise. The comprehensive index section makes it easy to find the tool of choice, and each item is listed with images and full details, including vehicle applications if applicable.

The print version is available from your local Laser Tools stockist (find your nearest stockist at http://www.lasertools.co.uk/) or More >

SMELLS NICE BUT DON’T DRINK IT – PLEASE DON’T DRINK IT!

I am partial to a banana milkshake! Therefore, even though it’s not yellow, I really like Core, the interior detailer from Aenso. However, don’t drink it for goodness sake.

It does clean and protect all interior trim and plastic though, something that a banana milkshake can’t do. Plus it leaves an anti-static effect on all surfaces.

I also noticed that on the cars I tried it on the colour of the plastics were somehow enhanced, which I like greatly.

A smear-free, satin-finish. What’s not to like? I’m sure that although it costs £12.85 for a 500ml bottle the banana milkshake that I had More >