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V1.47 March 2015

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that entries are correct not all companies or individuals have been spoken to personally by the Editor therefore please notify any errors and/or omissions to the Editor at the address on page 2 of the magazine so that, should TOC members believe this to be a worthwhile inclusion in Floating Power it can be updated and extended before it is next published.

This spares and services directory has been collated by the Editor using information supplied by TOC members and other sources. It is divided into two parts:
1) Traction Avant Specialist Suppliers: Parts Suppliers    Traction Services    2) General Parts and Services Suppliers

If you have any suppliers to add, please email the Webmaster

Part 1—Traction Avant Specialist Suppliers

Name Address Phone Email Products
Parts Suppliers
TOC spares 98 First Avenue, Batchmere, Chichester, W Sussex PO20 7LQ 01243 511378 One stop shop for all TA parts
ARVA Le Pouplin, 14590 Moyaux, France

Click here for their 2009 catalogue
0033 (0)2 31 63 93 07 ARVA make body parts for TA cabriolets and coupes.
They have just made Dennis Hewitt an 11B Cabriolet hood frame and the metal top piece for the dash and are making the rear window surround. The quality and accuracy of their work is excellent.
CTA CTA Service Holland b.v. Hogeweg 19, 5411 LP Zeeland, The Netherlands + 31 (0)486 451 818
Fax + 31 (0)486 451 666 One stop shop for all TA parts
Depanoto 94 rue de la Malerie, 28400 NOGENT-LE-ROTROU, France +33 (0)237 524 325 One stop shop for all TA parts
E.P.N.I. Chemin de la Jonchère - BP 02, 77150, LESIGNY, France +33 (0)1 60 02 07 24
Fax: +33 (0) 1 60 02 15 07 Rubber mouldings and trim parts 
Jonathan Howard 21 Market Place, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire  01608 643065    Stainless steel bumpers, brake parts, electrical parts 
Les Six Troenes Gebr. van der Sman B.V., Hof van Delftstraat 9, 2631 AG, Nootdorp, The Netherlands 0031 15 310 9239
Fax: 0031 15 310 9888 Supplier of NOS (New Old Stock) and second hand parts for Michelin, Cibie, Marchal, Paris-Rhone, Ducellier, Jaeger & Scintilla
Pat2D Pièces Auto Traction 2cv Ds, ZA la Fauchetière, Avenue des Frères Lumière, 26250 Livron sur Drôme 00.33.(0) Email via contact page on website Parts, Cars, Number Plates and more
Mike Tennant 49 Hollywell Road, Micheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0DL  07930 754 879    Rubber products, gaskets, f/glass front/rear wings, brake parts
Claude Renel Rn 83, 01440 VIRIAT/Bourg en Bresse, France  +33 (0) 474 451 564
Fax: +33 (0)474 45 31 08
  One stop shop for all TA parts
Sellerie Chollet
3 Locality: Plato 33760 Bellefond, France +33 09 62 53 29 05 -
M: +33 06 09 ??72 12 73
Fax: +33 05 57 34 29 89 Interior trim and materials for French cars
Chris Williams K A Engineering (Beverley) Ltd.,
31 Sandringham Road
West Yorkshire LS22 6PG
(44) 7913 365 784 Suspension, brakes, driveshafts, crown wheel & pinions, clutches, engine parts, etc.,
Jose Franssen op te Gueule 1, B-4850 Plombières, Belgien +32 87 785 124
Fax: +32 87 784435 One stop shop for all TA parts
Traction Services
Andrew Galt
17 Roman Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 9BH 07713 756 401   Traction Restorations and Maintenance
Citroën Classics Darrin Brownhill, Citroën Classics, Unit 8, Tims Boatyard, Timsway, Staines, Middlesex TW18 3JY  01784 452 299
M: 0777 858 2522 Repairs, Rust-proofing, Servicing, Restoration, find that car you always wanted... Whatever you or your Traction needs, Darrin is the man!
CQS Wulmersumsesteenweg 155, 3300 Tienen, Belgium 0032 16 62 42 15
Fax: 0032 16 62 42 16 Specialising in the sale and restoration of all models of Citroën. With a link to
Classic Restorations John Gillard, First floor, 636 Old Kent Road, London, SE15 1JE  0207 358 9969    Traction sales, maintenance and restoration 
Devon Tractions Mark Harding, Devon Tractions, Sunnyside Farm, Church Lane , Parracombe, North Devon EX31 4QJ 07973 192 198 Renovations, Servicing, Parts Service.
Mark Harding trained in engineering at Guildford University and Technical College and has worked as a mechanic in Triumph, Renault and Ford garages. He has trained as a Citroën Technician on BX, XM and Xantia specialising on engine and gearbox problems.
Imperial Cars Steve Southgate, Oxford Street, Bilston, WV14 8AA  01902 495 758 Traction sales & maintenance
Jonathan Howard 21 Market Place, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire  01608 643 065    Traction servicing, gearbox rebuilds
Chris Williams K A Engineering (Beverley) Ltd.,
31 Sandringham Road
West Yorkshire LS22 6PG
(44) 7913 365 784 Reconditioned oil pumps, water pumps and rocker shafts. Front cradle’s fitted with new silent blocs, brakedrum skimming, diaphragm clutches with sealed release bearings, gearbox rebuilds, etc
Steve Thompson (Motor Refinishers) Hornsea Bridge Industrial Estate, Old Bridge Road, Hornsea, North Humberside HU18 1RP 01964 533433   Full or part re-sprays. Body repairs and renovation. Extensive knowledge an experience of Tractions of all age and type.

Part 2 - General Parts and Services Suppliers

Name Address Phone Email Products
A44 Exhaust Centre A44 Exhaust Shop, Bromyard Road, St Johns, Worcester WR2 5ER 01905 424 996 Custom made SS Exhaust Systems - efficient service, competitive prices
Advanced Automotive Systems Ltd Unit 19 Mercia Way, Bells Close Ind. Estate, Newscastle Upon Tyne NE15 6UF Contact Stuart or Alistair Harbottle on
0191 267 3718 Custom made titanium and stainless steel exhaust systems & tubular work
Argent Crash Repair Centre Beachs Drive, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2NJ  01245 264233    Bodywork repairs, restoration and paintwork
AUB  23 Solihull Road, Shirley, Solihull, Birmingham B90 3HB 07973 471560    Refurbishment and rebuilds of classic and vintage starters, dynamos, magnetos, switch gear and motors
Autocool Radiators Unit 36, Raylor Centre, James Street, York YO10 3DW 01904 438 500 Radiators Re-cored, Fuel Tanks repaired (ask for Mick)
Auto Electric Supplies Ltd
Granville House, 11 Cross Street, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8EF 01584 819 552 AutoElectrical wiring products for modern, classic & vintage vehicles. Suppliers of Traction 12V "Dynators"
Ashford Chroming
ASHFORD CHROMING AND METAL POLISHING, 46 Magazine Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 8NT 01233 660 879 Chrome Platers and Metal Polishers with a local van service in Kent
Automec Equipment & Parts Ltd 36 Ballmore, Buckingham MK18 1RQ 01280 822818 Copper & copper nickel brake pipe sets
BAT MAN UK Branchflowers, paradise Close, Cothelstone, Taunton TA4 3DT 01823 432 000 Email via contact page on website All types of batteries. Next-day free delivery service to home or workplace
Batteries 4U Ltd 33 Westley Grange, West Avenue, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2FL  0116 288 4188  Vintage & classic batteries
Berkshire Radiators 266 Gosbrook Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 8EA  01189 473501 Radiator repairs
BHM Compak Radiators Common Lane Industrial Estate, Kenilworth, Worcs CV8 2EL 01962 511 304    Radiator repairs
Broadway Electrical Services 36 Broadway, Grays, Essex 01375 372 782
(Ask for Rob Rose)
Email via contact form on website Reconditioning of Starters & Dynamos, Ducellier & Paris Rhone 6V specialists
Brovex Nelson Highfield Road, Camelford PL32 9RA 01840 213 711   Make/supply/match flexible brake lines etc
Carbex Carburetter Exchange 28F High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds 01525 371369   Carburettor restoration and refurbishment. Best to ring and book ahead as they tend to be very busy
Castleford Chrome 25 Raglan Works, Methley Road, Castleford WF10 1NX 01977 515 427
07427 109 574 Chrome Plating at realistic prices
Brian Cates.
Classic Car Trimmer
23, Russel Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH10 7HB 01202 593 067 He will collect items country-wide to be trimmed. Does all cars. No VAT! Very good service at a good price
Chalk Farm Tyres 66 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN  0207 267 3296    Tyres and tubes supply and fitting
Clayton Heaters Unit A, Hunter Terrace, Fletchworth Gate Ind Est, Coventry, CV5 6SP 024 7669 1916   For those of you with cold hands, a period style car heater. It certainly warms up the car!
Classic Dynamo & Regulator Conversions
Field View Works, Back Lane, Cammeringham, Lincoln LN1 2SH 01522 730193
15:00 - 17:00 only Press option 2 when prompted
Email via contact form on website 6 & 12volt LED Headlamp bulbs, information on LED Bulbs, Dynamo and Regulator repairs and conversion
Classic Motor Carpets
  01406 351526 Carpet Kits and indoor/outdoor covers for your Traction
Cleaning Consultants Little Springfield Farm, Plaistow Road, Loxwood, West Sussex RH14 0TS 01403 752 347   Blast cleaning professionals specialising in removing paint, dirt and grime from almost any surface
Coventry Boring & Metalling Co Ltd 3 Coniston Road, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6GU  02476 672372    White metalling, crankshaft grinding & balancing, hardened valve inserts, etc
Coverdale (UK) Ltd Coverdale House, 6 Wetheral Close, Hindley Industrial Estate, Hindley, Wigan WN2 4HS 01942 255 535    Carpet and interior trim 
C S Restorations Coopers House, Monkhide, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2TX  01531 670 204    White metalling, crankshaft grinding 
Douglas Metal Finishing Ltd Unit 3b & 4b, Juno Way Industrial Estate, Juno Way, Lewisham, London  SE14 5RW 020 8692 1271
Ask for Paul Johnson
Fax: 020 8691 6232 Chrome Plating and Chrome Restoration for Car, Bike, Marine, Antique and Household Items as well as commercial plating
F.D.T.S. Ltd. F.D.T.S. Ltd., Highfield Works, Rear of 1-3 Parvis Road, West Byfleet Corner, West Byfleet, Surrey  KT14 6LP 01932 342043   Manufacture and Refurbishment of classic seatbelts. Suppliers of classic seatbelt components
Feltham Radiators Unit 14, Hampton Farm Industrial Estate, Hampton Road West, Hanworth, Middlesex TW13 5NG  0208 898 0064    Radiator repairs 
Gary McShane The Old Yard Workshop, Vansittart Industrial Estate, Arthur Road, Windsor, Berkshire NW1 8QY 07903 675980    Bodywork repairs and paintwork 
George Lodge & Sons Ltd PO Box 61, 80 English Street, Hull HU3 2DX  01482 329553 Bearings and oil seals from the 1920s onwards
J A Milton Upholstery Supplies Ellesmere Business Park, Ellesmere, Shropshire  SY12 0EW 01691 779023  Contact via Website

Suppliers of all upholstery materials and upholstery tools.
Upholstery Services and Upholstery training courses offered.

JDO Instrument Engineers John Ostik, 34 Spring Avenue, KEIGHLEY, West Yorkshire BD21 4UG 01535 672 125 Time Clock, Speedometer,, fuel gauge repair specialist
John Kirkby 57 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 6PQ  0208 688 2127    White metal bearings 
JEL Bearings
White metal bearing specialists
28 Carr Lane, Acomb, York YO26 5HU 01904 780000    White metalling, sleeving, valve facing, crankshaft grinding, cylinder head repairs
Jolley Engineering Milbank Gar Cradley, Malvern WR13 5NL 01886 880101    Design, manufacture and supply of electronic ignition systems for classic vehicles
Kebrell Nuts &  Bolts Limited New Midland Works, Heath Road, Darlaston, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 8XE  0121 526 6049    High tensile nuts, bolts and other fastenings
Keith Ardley - Reflector Re-Silvering Service 14 Bridge Road, Mepal, Ely, CAMBS CB6 2AR 01353 778493 Reflector Re-Silvering (£4 per 1" measured across diameter of reflector
Lincon Batteries Lincon Batteries Ltd, Faraday Works, Faraday Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 5JU 01702 525374 or 528711 Specialist Suppliers of Batteries (including 6 Volt)
Longstone Tyres 
(Ask for Dougal)
Doncaster Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN10 6NX  01302 711123
Click here to visit the special Traction page on Longstone's site
Tyres and tubes supply
Microblast Services The Old Yard Workshops, Vansittart Industrial Estate, Arthur Road, Windsor, Berkshire  01753 620145    Shot and bead blasting
Noise Killers NoiseKiller Acoustics (UK) Ltd, Unit 7 Parkside Ind Estate, Edge Lane Street, Royton , Oldham, OL2 6DS 0161 652 7080
0161 652 4448
  Custom Noise deadening panels for all Citroën models
Northumbrian Leather
(Ask for Max Tait)
Northumbria House, 63 Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HL 0191 224 1302   Leather Upholsterers & Car Trimmers (Highly recommended by 2 TOC members)
Paul Goff 62 Clare Road, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire HP16 0NU 01494 868218 Quartz and LED replacement bulbs 6V and 12V 
Peter Hepworth  Components Ltd Crayke, York, North Yorkshire YO61 4TB   01347 821340    Manufacturers of pistons, liners and bearings 
Pharon Services Beech Road, Box Hill, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 8HF   01225 743507    Powder coating 
Plymouth Radiators Unit 55 Holly Court St Modwen Road, Plymouth PL6 8LG 01752 666402    Radiator repairs 

13 Keppel Spur
Ashbrooke Road
Old Windsor SL4 2LU

842680 Suppliers and stockists of Brake Master Cylinders for classic cars
PRB Fabrications Units D, E and F, The Link Centre, Oldmixon Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset BS24 9AY Contact Trevor Payne on 01934 623383 Quality sheet metal work inc. laser cutting
Specialists in Stainless Steel and Aluminium Fabrications
R & G Finishes (Stove Enamellers) Ltd 73 Swaisland Drive, Crayford 01322 526723    Stripping, blasting, stove enamelling, plating, anodising, powder coating
Radio Jim
363 Atherton Road, Hindley Green, Wigan WN2 3XD 07790 963 918   Repairs and restoration of Vintage Radios (especially car radios). If it is electronic then Jim can design or fix it
Redditch Shotblasting Units 6 & 7, Bartlett Road, Washford West Industrial Estate, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 0DQ  01527 529659   Shot blasting, bead blasting, metal spraying, stove enamelling, powder coating
R T Coachworks 16 Leybourne Road, London NW1 8QY 0207 485 2361   Bodywork repairs and paintwork
Sheffield Trimming Co Sheffield 0114 244 8033   Interior trimmers
Sherwood Coatings Ltd Sherwood Road, Brighouse HD6 1QG 01484 710 137 Stove Enamelling and Power Coating at very reasonable prices
Silchrome Plating Ltd Barras Garth Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 4JW 0113 263 7808
Fax. 0113 263 2382
  A comprehensive range of metal finishing services from chrome, nickel and zinc to specialist silver and gold finishes
Soda Blast Systems River Lee Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, West Midlands B11 2JG 0845 644 8611 
Fax: 0121 706 7772
Customer Service enquiries:
Technical Dept:
An Eco-friendly method of stripping Carbon Fibre, Stainless Steel, Rubber, Chrome, Brick, Sandstone, Steel, Fibreglass, Aluminium, Glass, GRP. They have a network of local operators.
South West Auto Trimming Peter Smith, 5 Port Marsh Industrial Estate, Harris Rd, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 9PT 01249 813865 Specialists in classic & custom vintage & veteran cars, campers, vans, lorries, boats, bikes and planes.
Recover and rebuild your seats in any fabric, leather or vinyl that you can customise to suit you.
Making or re trimming door and rear panels.
Making and fitting headings, tonneau covers and hood bags, hoods or repairing old hoods and fitting new windows to your old hood.
Make up and fitting carpets and welting around the edges of your carpets
Speedy Cables Abercrave, Swansea SA9 1SQ 01639 732213   Suppliers of gauges and cables. Will repair instruments (Smiths and Jaeger) and reproduce original cables.
Send your damaged cables and they will reproduce it!
Stanford Batteries 4A/5A Stanford Road, Norbury, London SW16 0208 679 3962    Batteries made to original pattern
Stevson Motors Unit 1, 2A Harrow Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 7DN  0121 472 1702    Brakes & fuel pipes, etc, & shock absorbers
Steering Wheel Restoration   0184 384 4962
Email via the Contact page on website Restoration of Steering wheel of all types
Superbright LEDS On'T'Internet     Suppliers of 6v & 12v LED Bulbs
Sussex Radiators Stephenson Place, Three Bridges, Crawley, W Sussex RH10 1TN 01293 528225    Radiator repairs
The Classic Bodyshop Grove Lane, Marston Trading Estate, Frome, Somerset  BA11 4AT  01373 473695 Bodywork repairs and paintwork 
The Wiring Harness Company 102 Park Lane, Castle Donnington, Derby DE74 2JG 01332 810052 Fabrication of wiring harnesses
Thomas Hamlin  & Co 64 Monmouth Street, Bridgwater, Somerset  01278 422452    Engine reconditioning, white metalling, crankshaft grinding
Tippers Vintage Plates Tippers Classic & Vintage Plates, Unit 2, Bucklers Lane, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3JN 01726 879799
Fax: 01726 871413 Tippers is the only remaining manufacturer to use the original equipment and techniques to make truely authentic plates for your vehicle. Established in 1932 we have an unrivalled range to suit all makes and models from 1898-today
Vintage Bearing Company 15 Derby Road Industrial Company  01283 500678 Obsolete bearings found, reconditioned or manufactured
Vintage Petrol Pump Company Whitby, North Yorkshire 01947 895 289 Specialists in the restoration of petrol pumps, globes and enamel signs
Vintage Tyre Supplies National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7ZN  01590 612261 Tyres and tubes supply
VMC Trafalgar Works, Station Road, Chertsey, KT16 8BE 01932 563 434 or 01932 563 435 Re-silvering of headlight reflectors by Vacuum Metal Vapour Deposition
Walkers Radiators Unit 3, Slough Bridge Mill, Colne Road, Earby, Lancs  01282 843151    Radiator repairs, rebuilds

Change History 
 V1.1 (Oct 2007) Silchrome Plating added
 V1.2 (Nov 2007) Sellerie Chollet, Brovex Nelson and Speedy Cables added
 V1.3 (Jan 2008) Andrew Galt, Radio Jim added
 V1.4 (May 2008) Citroën Classics address/Tel No updated, Sheffield Trimming Company added
 V1.5 (June 2008) Phone details for the electrical parts Company corrected
 V1.6 (June 2008) Email corrected for the electrical Parts company
 V1.7 (June 2008) Northumbrian Leather added.
 V1.8 (July 2008) BATMAN & Taylor Made Exhausts added.
 V1.9 (July 2008) Broadway Electrical Services Added
 V1.10 (July 2008 Telephone number for CTA corrected, JEL Bearings updated, Vintage Petrol Pump Company added)
 V1.11 (Aug 2008) 6/12v LED Bulb suppliers added
 V1.12 (Aug 2008) CQS added to Traction Services
 V1.13 (Sep 2008) Cleaning Consultants added
 V1.14 (Oct 2008) Ashford Chroming added
 V1.15 (Dec 2008) Doug Taylor Metal Finishing added
 V1.16 (Dec 2008) Brian Cates Classic Car Trim added
 V1.17 (Jan 2009) Ashford Chroming address changed
 V1.18 (Feb 2009) Berkshire radiators email and web details added, F.D.T.S Ltd added
 V1.19 (Feb 2009) John Ostick (Car Clock repair specialist) added
 V1.20 (Mar 2009) Corrections to phone numbers for Thomas Hamlin & The Classic Body Shop
 V1.21 (Apr 2009) Lincon Batteries added
 V1.22 (Jun 2009) Autocool Radiators added
 V1.23 (Jul 2009) E.P.N.I. added
 V1.24 (Aug 2009) Link to Longstone Tyres page on Traction Tyres added
 V1.25 (Sep 2009) Pat2D added to Traction Parts Suppliers
 V1.26 (Sep 2009) Link to Broadway electrics updated
 V1.27 (Sep 2009) Douglas Metal Finishing added
 V1.28 (Oct 2009)  Steve Thompson Motor Refinishers added to Traction Services
 V1.29 (Dec 2009)  VMC added
V1.30 (Jan 2010) URL for Hamlins Engineering changed, ARVA added
V1.31 (March 2010) South West Auto Trimming added
V1.32 (April 2010) Keith Ardley Reflector Re-Silvering Service Added
V1.33 (Sep 2010) Soda Blast Systems added
V1.34 (Dec 2010) Sherwood Coatings added
V1.35 (Jun 2011) Devon Tractions added
V1.36 (Oct 2011) Castleford Chrome added
V1.37 (Dec 2011) Classic Motor carpets and Steering Wheel Restorations added
V1.38 (Nov 2012) Noise Killers Acoustics added
V1.39 (Dec2012) Carbex added
V1.40 (Dec2012) Tippers Plates added
V1.41 (Feb 2013) Advanced Automotive Systems and PRB Fabrications added
V1.42 (Sep 2014) Classic Dynamo & Regulator Conversions added
V1.43 (Oct 2014) Les Six Troenes added
V1.44 (Oct 2014) Corrections to contact details for JA Milton
V1.45 (Nov 2014) Chris Williams contact details replace Roger Williams
V1.46 (Feb 2015) PowerTrack added
V1.47 (Mar 2015) Auto Electric Supplies added

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