WELL-BALANCED EQUILIBRIUM SUPER-SONIC!

The Sonic 7 was designed by Stuart Mills of MEV back in 2009 and later moved to Exo Sports Cars where it resided for several years.

Around 100-kits were sold before it was acquired by Equilibrium Kit Cars run by Angus and Kate Weijers in 2015.

Angus, a technical author by trade, has been working hard on making a few revisions to the package with little tweaks here and there, all things that have made a difference rather than being done merely for the sake of it.

I spent a lovely morning driving around some fine Gloucestershire roads, in warm sunshine (I readily More >

GLOSS KINGS – A NEW CAR CARE HUB

I don’t need to tell regular readers that I am partial to car care stuff and detailing in general and an exciting new arrival to the scene is Gloss Kings.

The main ethos with the business is to be able to offer something for everybody, whether novices in the detailing game or serious valeters and professionals.

The brands stocked (thus far) are Chemical Guys, Kleen Freaks, Bilt Hamber, Absolute Wax and a new company, Blue Goblin Car Care and although they are concentrating on re-selling initially, they have plans. Big plans.

More brands will be added to their roster in due course and More >

WHO NEEDS WATER TO WASH A CAR?

With the need to look after water use during times of hot weather a waterless-wash-type product comes into its own and there are many available on the market.

Having used lots of them over the years, with varying degrees of success, one of the best I’ve sampled is Meguiar’s Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere, which goes on easily, wipes off fast and leaves a soft-to-the-touch silk feel to your vehicle’s bodywork while also leaving a deep gloss.

A 768ml spray bottle is good for up to around four cars and retails at £15 ENDS.

I QUITE LIKED THE WINGS TRACK ‘JET’!

The Momo Jet, priced at £227.99 inc VAT, combines ergonomic design and dramatic styling with the finest quality materials.

Air leather ‘cushions’ and carbon-fibre inserts feature on the sculpted thumb grips, while black aluminium spokes and a six-bolt carbon-fibre centre ring surround an all-new MOMO Arrow horn button.

For more details call 01268 764 411 or visit www.momo-uk.co.uk ENDS.

FOLLOW THE BEAR!

I am in complete wonderment at the sheer amount of fine artisan car care companies in the UK who offer a variety of brightly coloured, heady smelling elixirs and potions designed to make your car look better than its best.

Another one that I’ve discovered is Bear Car Care who recently sent me a bottle of their Brilliance Hybrid Quick Detailer to try out.

It’s a bit different this one as it contains an advanced sealant resulting in the formulation leaving a crisp, clean finish on your car’s bodywork, while also giving protection against the elements.

I found it easy to use, pleasant More >

3J AND SPOOX MOTORSPORT TEAM-UP FOR FRENCH LESSONS

Latest news from 3J Driveline is that their British-designed, manufactured and built NXG limited slip differentials for Peugeot BE, ML and MA transmissions are now available exclusively through PSA specialists, Spoox Motorsport.

Spoox has been the sole supplier of 3J’s Peugeot BE crown-wheel and pinion sets and adding the latest products strengthens the two companies four-year relationship. They come with a super-strong EN24T steel endplate, the diff houses 3J’s own design ‘small-plate-pack’, which always runs with eight active surfaces, even when set up for light use, always giving maximum surface contact area during use.

Darren Spooner, MD of Spoox, said: “We’re really More >

NEW STUFF FROM THE TRIM MEISTERS

Several new products from soft-trim meisters, Woolies this week, such as Light Green Woollen cloth suitable for seating and headlining (Part No.143-LGRN) and the Market Deeping-based company has had this product made to the original pale/light green colour, so it’s a great alternative to the brighter more ‘garish’ greens on the market.

Excellent quality it is 95 per cent comes 75in (1.9-metres) wide and costs ££37.13 per linear metre.

Next up comes Woolies new Single Duck Binding (Part No.408-BLK Single) with a waterproof backing and is ideal for edging hoods or tonneau covers and making pipings.

It comes in 1¼in (32mm) and costs £1.50 More >

NICE STAND

Sealey has introduced a new bench mounted Angle Grinder Stand into their range. The cut-off stand with a solid cast-iron base is designed for precise vertical cutting using an angle grinder.

The unit is supplied with a vice, which mounts onto the base to secure the workpiece. It is suitable for cuts of up to 18mm and can be used with all Sealey 100mm, 115mm and 125mm angle grinders, plus most other branded grinders of the same size (angle grinder is not included).

Copies of their Summer Promotion is available from your local stockist, or you can view or request a copy More >

FLARES ARE STILL IN FASHION!

This new Blackline tool is designed for bench or on-car use and gives a perfect single or double flare every time and works with steel, kunifer, copper, brass or aluminium and is extremely easy-to-use.

It is priced at £31.51 inc VAT and available from www.rallydesign.co.uk or at the other end of 01227 792 792 ENDS.

IMPROVED DUPLEX CHAIN FOR A-SERIES

The standard system on many 848, 948, 998 and 1098cc engines is a single chain drive between the crank and cam. This chain will stretch with use and throw out the cam timing causing noticeable power loss.

The ‘S’ and some 1275 models have a much better ‘duplex’ chain, but even these do wear out. The best way to judge wear is to check the chain while you are taking it apart. With the timing cover off, rotate the crank a slight amount back and forth. The camshaft must move the exact distance at the same instance.

Timing scatter induced by the More >