We fix power boats as well!
And anything else requiring unusual oil unions. A few weeks
ago, one Saturday, we had a phone call from a man in Leeds. He had a power boat
with a turbo charged engine and was finding it impossible to source an oil feed
hose: could we help? The answer was yes possibly although hard to know exactly
what he’d need over the phone. We suggested that he sent what he had by post (to
save a long drive from Leeds) and we’d try to find a match. But time was
short and he needed to sort the problem immediately so he decided to make the
200 mile journey to our workshop. He arrived, we took a look at the problem and
in amongst our drawers of lesser requested odds and sods – we found a rare, but
exactly right union to fit his Turbo. He went home a happy man –
apparently he’d been struggling to find a solution for weeks.
We can’t always promise that we’ll have a solution to unusual requests like
this one but, we like a challenge and we’ll do our best to solve most
problems. So, please remember us to anyone with an odd request (relevant
to our business of course – and legal!).
When describing a non-standard problem it can be difficult to explain exactly
how you want it fixing over the phone. When we do eventually get to see a
problem close up we often find that it’s not been described clearly or that some
relevant fact has been missed out in an earlier discussion. Therefore, to
get the right part, it’s well worth letting us have a close up look. You
don’t need to trek for miles to bring us your problem –stick it in the post and
if we have a solution we’ll return it to you asap.
Brake Lines – Made to Measure, While you wait
Tell us what you want and we will make them. We had a motor factor call
into our shop last week needing a flexible brake hose for his Aprilla Scooter.
He’d been quoted a 15 day wait for delivery elsewhere but was in a desperate
hurry. While he waited in the shop we were able to make one to his size
specifications - at a better price we were told.
We can’t always promise to make up brake lines to order while you wait – but
more often than not we can.
How to connect your Fuel Filler Caps to Fuel Tanks.
This has always been a problem. We keep fuel resistant rubber hose in 2 inch
ID straight and 45 and 90 elbows. This is the correct material - it does not
leak or “smell”. The problem is usually with any other sizes. Standard Samco is
not suitable for petrol. Samco have recently bought out a new lining for
their Pro-Fuel hose which is suitable. This lining is only available to order
(normally a 4 week lead time) but it will be available in straight, elbow,
reducer etc for the standard range. The price is roughly double the cost of the
standard Samco item.
Junior Kart Helmet by Bell. (NB –Stock to arrive just before
Bell Racing Europe was the first manufacturer in the world to certify a
helmet to the new CMH Standard, developed jointly by the FIA Institute and the
Snell Memorial Foundation. Driver helmets were so far made for adults only and
the standards used to approve them were tested on adults. Adult helmets tend to
be too heavy and too big for younger drivers. The new Snell-FIA CMH standard has
been scientifically developed to create helmets designed for all young racing
drivers. Researchers examined and measured the human head from age six onwards
and several helmet shapes and sizes were defined. It led to the creation of a
Youth Helmet Standard that will soon have to be attained by all young drivers’
Under CIK regulations, the Snell-FIA CMH standard (CMR) is
recommended for drivers under 18 years old. This standard is for Karting use
only and is not accepted for persons older than 18 years.
• Ultra lightweight helmet with Carbon/Kevlar®/Glass hand laminated
shell.1185g in sizes 54 till 56 and 1230g in sizes 57 till 59 (+/-
• Very attractive design based on HP3 and adapted to young drivers'
• 2mm shield with anti-fog treatment and Bell Racing "SV"
brake visor mechanism for improved comfort and safety.
aerodynamics with front chin spoiler (duck bill), and optimised top and chin bar
• Forehead air intake included.
version £ 319.00 plus vat.
White £ 419.00 (white with red and black colour scheme) plus
SNELL CMR-2007 approved
Sizes : 54 to 59
Stock of these helmets should arrive just before Christmas.
Helmet Cleaning Kit - (Great Stocking Filler!)
Bell supplies a kit to both polish the helmet and clean the visor.
250 ml. Wax Free Polish
2 Microfibre Cleaning Cloths
ideal stocking filler £21.70 plus vat
MERLINS TOP 10 RECOMMENDS FOR
1. Alpinestars KMX7 Childs Kart Suit - CLIC
2. Alpinestars Tech 1k Kart Boots - CLICK HERE
3. Lifeline Tyre Pressure Gauge - CLICK
4. Go Pro Wide Camera - CLICK
5. Sparco Land Race Glove - CLICK
6. Bell Helmet and Visor Cleaner - CLICK
7. Merlin Gift Vouchers (available in £50 & £20) -
8. Willans Harness Pads - CLICK
9. Alpinestars Balaclava - CLICK
10 Alpinestars Tech 1T Race Boot - CLICK
ORDERING FROM MERLIN FOR
UK Last Order Dates for Christmas are as follows: Your order needs to be with
us by 12.00 noon on these dates for delivery before Christmas
Royal Mail 1st Class
Parcel Force Worldwide 48hr
service Tues 22nd
Royal Mail Special
Wed 23rd December
Parcel Force Worldwide Next Day
service Wed 23rd December
DPD Next Day