Whats New

Whats New is our page for new products & services (& News or Parts / Products) that we have introduced in the last few months, or parts that will be introducing in the next few months.

Hopefully we will keep this page updated every time we introduce some thing or have some news for you.

Many Thanks for Looking at our Website.

Note: we can now produce one off patterns & castings for most parts fitted to most classic cars, this starts with a CAD drawing

Chris & Jean have joined the Bugatti Owners Club - why ? Prescott is local to us, Chris can easily ride there on his bike & Four Ashes have had ties with Bugatti's before, in 1954 - see History

We now have a Partner for rebuilding the wiper switches & wiper motors for the DB2 to DB6 Mk2 & possibly early DBS cars, please enquire 

New Four Ashes Products Due in Shortly or Available through us.

We are thinking of producing the Hella switched & unswitched base unit to go with our lens, the base unit would be from solid anodised alloy, brass terminals & sprung loaded switch instead pressed steel parts, expensive & very high quality as when its used as an underbonnet lamp it corrodes so if you to finish your restoration & have the part last !

Our new thermostat adaptor kit V2 is available now, it is a direct replacement for the original, comes with instructions.

Our Rear hub bearing conversion kit is available now, early September 2019

We are thinking of producing a DBS V8 mechanical fuel injection (69 to 73) cold start solenoid kit if there is enough interest, the solenoid fits at the front of the engine over the thermostat & the relay fits on the left front inner wing. This would be sold only as a solenoid & relay kit & replaces the following Bosch part numbers, it will have a manual overide for hot starting which is often a problem for these engines, it will come with full instructions for fitting & use.

New companion (axle pinion) flanges for DB2 to DBS6 & some DBS V8s, Jaguar XKs, E-Types, XJ6, XJ12, XJS & many other cars with Salisbury / Dana diff -- in std 10 spline & non std 26 spline which is all that is available now, 5 in stock of each, from 04/04/19 

We are able to supply new crown wheel & pinions in various ratios for 4HA axles from the DB2/4 MkII to the 1988 AM V8 & possibly some DB7's, companion flanges are supplied wherever needed to make them fit your axle.

We now stock an extensive range of through hardened & plated flat washers, 1/4", 5/16" for brake discs, brake drums & other things, 3/8", 7/16" & 1/2" , these aren't as expensive as you might think.

We are looking at making new MkIII toolkit screwdrivers over the winter, these were a Steadfast 14/3, an opaque yellow handled screwdriver about 5.5" long.

We are making new DB2 to MkIII distributor baseplates that take Cooper S points / DB6 25D type points that can be had in Quickfit style, this will make the points & condenser easier to change. This also allows us to use our old style electronic ignition system. Tested for 2000 miles now with no downsides.

DB2/4 MkII & DB MkIII scuttle vent gaiter clip 51643 in stainless (originally a tinned thin steel clip) now in stock, for a more authentic restoration.

Our latest thermostat adaptor kit is due in shortly, this differs from our original thermostat adaptor in that it is a direct replacement for the original brass thermostat & doesn't require any machining of the original thermostat housing, this adaptor is part of a kit with a choice of easily available, cheap, modern thermostats with a choice of 3 temperatures, 75°, 82° & 88° c, 75°c is the one we recommend for use in Europe, there are the 3 gaskets needed to fit the kit to your engine which are included in the kit,  Fits 2.6ltr & 3 ltr LB/VB6 series, DB series & later Lagonda 2.6 & 3ltr engines if they use the AM style thermostat housing. 

We supply & stock DB MkIIIb & DB4 Lucas L548 rear lamp parts, Chrome rims, amber indicator lens & red brake light lens, lens & lamp gaskets,rim screw kits, etc.

One thing we have missed which we have had in stock for some years, the front Vent / Quarterlight frame to glass sealing rubber.

For DB 2/4 MkII to DBS 6 axles without collapsible spacer, early 4 HA & 4 HU, we have now got all of the adjustment shims for the pinion & diff carrier in stock, some of these have been newly made for us, we also have most of the 3 HA ones for the DB2 to MkI & many other cars in stock, along with seals & bearings, etc for both types.

50268 flinger / water pump / intermediate spindle for VB6 series engines, in Stainless Steel will be in stock by the 25/09/18

DB2/4 MkII to DBS V8 bathtub shaped Hella lamp lens are now in stock (just the lens, because the original glass ones crack or break), come with LED festoon bulb as the new lens are made from plastic so it doesn't melt the lens, These will be in stock in September

New DB2/4 MkII & DB MkIII Saloon tailgate stays 54172, made & ready for chrome, we have also made a RH stay for a MkII Saloon that had a RH stay fitted by the AM Service Dept when almost new.  NOW IN STOCK we already make the spring 54205

We are making the DB2 & DB2/4 outsde passenger door lock & handle assembly, (including the lock barrel - hopefully), the drivers side outside door handle assembly will be ready at the same time, April / May 18, all parts except the barrel are Chrome on brass.

We are testing a new design of  sump gasket for the VB6 series 1st then the DB series engines, it is still made of a type / style of Nebar cork as original, it can't be crushed with the bolts, steel washers & alloy washers unlike the original, so once fitted correctly & tightened it shouldn't need any further attention.

Recently we have got Jean's MkIII DHC back on the road after a lengthy mechanical rebuild (Sept 17), after a small amount of use we broke down & realised that Hazard Warning lamps are now an essential fitting, several customers over recent months have had them fitted, we have fitted them to Jean's MkIII but using a better switch than the Lucas one (made in China), we have now got stock of this switch & they are now sold as a kit.

Neil has just made the panel beating buck to make the heater box for DB2 to early DB MkIII, this is part of our intention to make complete heater units to replace the missing ones from cars just under restoration at present., he has also made the base plate buck, both have to have alignment fittings installed to get repeatability. - 1st pair of heater boxes produced.

DB MkIII Flasher & Dipper stalk replacement plastic caps & buttons tips for original stalks, in stock now

DB2 to DB MkIII Original Style Choke / Mixture Control Cables,  in stock now March / April 18

DB2 to MkIII Original Heater Control cables, in stock now March / April 18.

Fuel & Brake pipe mounting blocks, they come in pairs & are virtually the correct colour as original, they come with a strengthening plate, bolt & washers, please be aware the fuel pipes are not the same size as DB4 on.

DB2 to DB MkIII Fuel pipe clamp blocks, RHD, Now in stock March 18

DB2 to DB MkIII Brake pipe clamp blocks RHD, Now in stock March 18

DB2 to DB MkIII Combined Brake & Fuel pipe clamp blocks, for LHD cars, Now in stock March 18

New Four Ashes Products Recently introduced.

MkII & MkIII Scuttle side vent reinfocing bracket, this stops the paint cracking around the side air vent on MkII's & MkIII's, not listed in the parts book so it doesn't have a part number, see MkIII body fittings inc oddities.

DB7 Vantage & Vantage Volante rear apron / bumper stays / brackets LH & RH, in stainless steel, suits Federal & Non Federal models - introduced in July 17. 

A 52mm two eared wire wheel 'spinner spanner' that uses nylon bobbins to protect the wheel spinner ears, it uses a 27mm socket & breaker bar to undo the 'spinners' & a torque wrench to do them up (not supplied) , this joins its smaller 42mm brother for undoing / doing up the knock on wire wheel spinners on 42mm hubs.

DB2 to MkIII Kingpin Roller Bearing Thrust kit, replaces 55050, 55051, 77086 & 76802, we have been fitting these since 2005, we have now made them into a kit now.


 

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