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IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT GET OUT OF THE ‘KUCHEN’!

No bull – just durable tools and storage solutions from Matador. Yes, we know that the ‘Men’s Kitchen’ title might have lost something in translation – after all, just as many female technicians would love to own one of these tool storage solutions from the German purveyors of high-end, yet surprisingly affordable modular ‘kitchen’ blocks, as the blokes out there might. Let’s face it, gender-specific torque wrenches, impact guns or socket sets don’t exist, and they certainly don’t mind who’s using them when they are living a charmed life inside a Matador Toolbox.

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DON’T CROSS-THREAD THAT SPINDLE

New from Rally Design is this new eight-piece Spindle Re-Threading Set (part number SWE653)

The spindle nose is so often damaged, usually, the fine thread is so easily cross-threaded or hammered.

This set has dies to repair the thread and avoid the cost of a new strut or upright.

It includes M24x1.5, M24x2.0, M22x1.0, M20x1.25, M20x1.5, 13/16inx20 UNF, ¾in x20 UNF and can be used with a 1-¼in socket or spanner. The set wears a retail price of just £17.99 inc VAT.

More information at the other end of 01227 792 792 or www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

GET CONNECTED

Be connected. Unite your life.  That’s what Pioneer says.

Their AVH-Z9100DAB is a head unit that literally does it all as it’s that in-tune with your movements. The unit is right at the top of the pile of Pioneer’s premier head units, something that is accounted for by a spec-list that’s significantly longer than this press release – talk about making our life more difficult by cramming all of the toys into one unit!

The AVH-Z9100DAB combines high-quality audio and video with smart navigation. On top, given its flagship status, it supports the latest connectivity options for your smartphone with Wi-Fi connectivity, More >

EXOCET GOES LIKE A ROCKET! OH THEY MADE THAT ONE TOO!

New from Mills Extreme Vehicles – and making its debut at last weekend’s Autosport International show at the NEC – was the latest incarnation of their Ecocet G:Type model.

It’s designed around Mazda MX-5 donor parts and available for Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3 versions of the legendary Japanese roadster.

As ever with all MEV products you can build it for a competitive price with kits for MX-5 Mk1 and Mk2 at £3955 inc VAT and for later Mk3 it’s £4795 inc VAT.

MEV boss Stuart Mills reckons you can also get a healthy rebate of around £650 if you sell the MX-5 donor’s More >

NO ‘AIR’ NOT ‘HAIR’ DRYER!

One of my favourite presents this Christmas was the Metro Sidekick, a small, yet powerful, vehicle air dryer.

I’m an advocate of the microfibre drying towel, which makes a massive difference to how your car looks once you’ve washed it. Unsightly water spots are eliminated, however an air dryer takes this concept a stage or two farther and the Metro Sidekick, from Killer Brands, is a diminutive, yet powerful 240v hand-held dryer that is ideal for a variety of drying jobs, particularly around mirrors, engine bays, wheels, headlights and grille surrounds.

A real bargain at £84.50 inc VAT, with more information from www.killerbrands.co.uk ENDS.

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NEW DEHAVIILAND F48 SCHEDULED FOR STONELEIGH DEBUT

Best we can do! Here’s a redesign of a DHC Prototipo. No images of the F48 model currently exist

A new direction for DeHavilland Motor Company was announced recently when they revealed details of a new budget kit package called the F48, based like their DVT GT on MG TF donor.

The new car is scheduled to make its debut at Stoneleigh in May and DeHavilland boss promises that it will have a really affordable DIY build cost, but that’s all he’s saying at this moment. Best watch this space, in the meantime.

Work also continues apace on their Prototipo model, too, incidentally.

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LOCK IT UP

New from Rally Design is this new Flywheel Locking Tool Set for Ford belt drive, part number SWE188.

It can be used in conjunction with a number of Ford flywheel kits for locking the crankshaft in timed position by locating into flywheel.

It is also suitable for counter-holding a crankshaft when releasing or tightening pulley bolts.

Adaptor Lengths are 11mm, 29mm and 42mm and can be used on a wide range of Ford engines such as 1.6Ti-VCT and later 1.25/1.4-litre 16-valve Duratecs.

It is competitively priced at £15.85 inc VAT.

For more information find Rally Design at the other end of 01227 792 792 or More >

GET CLAMPED!

For drive-shaft and constant velocity joint rubber boots, traditionally the securing clamps have simply been compressed with clamp pliers.

However, on modern vehicles, the high-strength stainless steel clamps need much more force to compress them and secure the boot. For this reason, manufacturers now specify a torque figure that the boot clamps have to be tightened to.

If the clamps are not tightened to the specified torque figure, the boots could leak. The CV Boot Clamp Pliers from Laser Tools (part number 7316) is a robust, strongly manufactured tool that features a 3/8in drive and is specifically designed to be used with More >

WHEEL YOUR TYRES IN!

The BG Racing Single Tier Wheel and Tyre Trolley is equally practical for transport in the pit and paddock or for storage back at the workshop. it is supplied with a pair of 1300mm demountable, tyre friendly round cross beams to reduce the marking of tyres and a 1300mm central top beam that provides added strength.

Two fixed and two fully-rotating locking and braking polypropylene castor wheels are supplied as standard. However, these can be upgraded to aluminium wheels for towing, or two fully-rotating and two fully-rotating locking and braking polypropylene castor wheels for workshop use.

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WALLACE AND ‘GROMMET’!

When mounting heatshields or other materials it can be difficult to make it look professional. DEI has put together a complete Grommet and Tie kit.

Included in this new kit are 24 – 3/8in grommets, grommet eyelet tool, six 20in long stainless locking ties and a handy locking tie tightening tool. Everything you need for a professional looking installation.

  • Universal kit for mounting heat shields, and other heat barrier materials • Includes FREE Locking Tie Tool

Buy directly from http://designengineering.comor via www.nimbusmotorsport.com ENDS.