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Extract from February's MGCC publication - Safety Fast
FRONTLINE SPRIDGET ANNOUNCE 5-SPEED GEARBOX KIT FOR
MIDGETS & SPRITES
Nothing new you may say, but Frontline Spridget has now developed this
conversion using the reliable and commonly available Ford Sierra 5-speed
gearbox. Available in kit form, you get the components (including the
propshaft) needed to fit the early Sierra gearbox to the Spridgets, and it
only costs £365 + VAT. In addition, a reconditioned Sierra gearbox can be
supplied for £295 + VAT.
The concept of this conversion is to drop stress levels - for both cars and
drivers! With a .82:1 ratio on 5th, you get performance and reliability.
The conversion suits cars from 998cc to 1275cc and Frontline offers a
similar conversion for 1500 Midgets. Demonstrators available.
For more information, call Frontline on 01 225 446544, or see their website
Cool-It Mat from Agriemach is a new and revolutionary composite
thermal/sound insulation material for vehicles that reduces both oppressive
heat and excessive noise from engines for improved driver and passenger
comfort. The material is ideal for floorboard or firewall insulation;
perfect for doors, under vehicle bonnets, and also above transmission
housings. Resilient and resisting damage from mechanical abrasion makes the
product very durable. Using an innovative combination of heat and sound
control technologies the material possesses different protective
characteristics. A resin bonded silica blanketing insulation is sandwiched
between two outer facings, Mylar and foil. The foil reflects heat away from
surfaces of areas which need to be kept cool or protected from heat damage.
Mylar faces the heat source when a lower heat tolerance is required.
The middle layer, or spun glass blanket, is the main sound insulator and
also assists heat dissipation. It is a dual density product so has excellent
sound absorption at both low and high frequencies. Available in standard
24"x48" sheets or 24"x50ft rolls, it is easily trimmed to fit virtually any
application. Fixing options include weather strip adhesive for low heat, and
push-in plastic fasteners are available for long lasting high heat
Cool-It Mat is the latest in a range of vehicle products from Agriemach that
includes Exhaust Insulation Wrap and Aluminised Heat Barrier.
For further information on Cool-It Mat and other vehicle products contact
Agriemach Ltd, Unit 7 Ridgewood Industrial Estate, New Road, Uckfield, East
Sussex. Tel 01342 713 743 or fax 01342 719 181
XPAG Engineering has recently expanded, opening a second operation in the
North of England, in addition to their existing workshop in the South.
Recently married, Peter Edney has moved with his wife, Rachael, to Selby,
North Yorkshire to set up XPAG Classic Cars.
Peter gained much of his knowledge working with his father George Edney,
who has over thirty-five years experience in building and restoring M.G.s.
George rebuilt his first M.G.TB at the age of 17, and has since grown this
hobby into a successful business. George, using his engineering expertise
and precision engineering company, based in Loughton, Essex, has
successfully improved manufacturing techniques and quality of various M.G.
parts, now sold and used in their re-builds.
Peter has established himself in a newly re-furbished workshop and continues
to offer a specialist service for the T-series M.G., and MGB. He provides a
full range of parts, servicing and complete restorations and engine
re-builds. Their joint expertise of full race preparation can be regularly
seen on the race track when Peter and George battle it out in their T-Types
at numerous race meetings around the country.
XPAG Classic Cars: 6 Ousegate Mills, Ousegate, Selby, North Yorkshire
YOS ONJ (Tel - 01757 212087)
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