Baubles and Bolt-Ons

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Bluetooth Visor Speaker Phone

Occasionally, even Farina drivers need to give a nod towards the 21st centuary.
We've all got mobile phones and the penalties for holding them whilst driving are about to get steeper (3 points + £60)
This gadget clips to your sun visor and is rechargable - so no wires (particularly handy if you're +'ve earth and have no cigar lighter!)
You'll need a Bluetooth enabled phone - which most modern ones are. Your phone stays in your pocket and you can set the speaker phone to automatically answer calls and even voice dial!

I got mine from http://www.aria.co.uk  Full retail price is around £50, but they do occasionally have them on Special Offer @ £35

Wheelskins Leather Steering Glove

My original leather wheel cover was getting worn, so I looked around for a replacement. Most of the ones I found were plain black and "universal" fitting.
I eventually found a company in the States who made covers in specific sizes and colours. Taking advantage of a good exchange rate it cost £22 and was delivered in 7 days.
There's comprehensive fitting instructions and it comes with a needle and cord to lace it up. (Allow 1-2 hours for the job!)
Click on the picture for a closer look.
The shop can be found here -
http://stores.ebay.com/Auto-Upgrade
Just pick any cover for any car, then choose size B for Farinas and your colour selection.

 

Custom Embroidery

One annoyance I had with Betsy's interior, was a hole in the carpet over the transmission tunnel. I tried patching but it was too visible. I had an idea that an embroidered badge, with the Oxford logo, would cover the hole and also give the appearance of custom carpets!
It took a while to find a supplier who could do this for me and eventually I found Katya Embroidery who had a classic car fan working for them and were pleased to help.
The result was just what I wanted and with the help of double-sided carpet tape the job was done!
You can find Katya, and see their wonderful range of products, @ www.katyaembroidery.co.uk

 

 Indoor Car Cover
I like to keep Betsy's paint in good condition. She's always garaged but I still get the problems of dust in the summer and condensation in the winter, particularly if she's not been driven for a few days.
I tried the usual combination of old curtains, dust sheets, plastic sheets etc. But each had their own problems, so I decided to invest in a proper car cover. Hamilton Classic sell an indoor cover made of Softex, with a breathable cotten inner lining to prevent condensation. It's elasticated at the front and back which helps it to hook on the bumpers for a snug fit.
You get a choice of colours and it comes in a storage bag made of the same material - all for £88 and delivered in 48 hours.
Size "D" fits the Oxford & Cambridge.
Click here for more information - www.hamiltonclassic.co.uk

Spin-On Oil Filter Conversion
John Evans recently upgraded his oil filter
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