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HANDY DRIVER

This new range of slot-headed, wooden-handled screwdrivers from Gunson Tools is suitable for a wide range of traditional applications from woodworking and cabinet-making, to classic cars and machinery. The oval section handle gives these screwdrivers a lovely weight and the natural feel of an older and more traditional wooden-handled screwdriver.

There are four slot-headed drivers in the range: part number 77145 is 160mm in length with a 9mm tip; 77146 is 200mm long with a 9.5mm tip; 77147 is 250mm long with a 100mm tip, and part number 77148 is a full 300mm in length with a tip size of 10.5mm. The More >

HIGH-REVVING-CRANKSHAFT

Small block Chevys were designed to be high revving. Light weight and a short stroke/large bore design let that first 265 cubic inch engine make good power up to about 5000-5500rpm, unheard of in 1955 when flathead Ford V8s ran out of steam at three grand or so.

Today you can build a small block Chevy to make power well beyond 7000rpm with the right parts. One of the secrets to a high-RPM small block is reducing rotating assembly weight. A lightweight assembly can spin faster, so the engine can hit its powerband quicker. It also takes less horsepower to rotate, More >

HEEL AND ‘TOW’

Sealey’s TST22 Towing Socket Tester is MOT-approved for use in stations on vehicle classes 4, 5 and 7.

It’s a quick and simple test of 12V 13-pin Euro-type sockets fitted to the rear of the vehicle.  It is supplied with 4.9m cable to enable the operator to use the tool while sitting in the car.

It features a self-test facility to ensure the serviceability of the tool and is powered by the 12V vehicle supply. It also tests the 12V continuous/ignition live feeds and the reversing lights – not part of the current MOT test, but useful when diagnosing electrical faults.

The unit More >

GENTRY IS BACK IN PRODUCTION

A kitcar that I have always liked and one that has sold in very good numbers is the Gentry, which is celebrating a superb 45th birthday, this year.

Created by an engineer called Roger Blockley, who ran RMB Sportscars (RMB stood for nothing more exotic than ‘Roger Michael Blockley’) in Barwell, Leicestershire, he’d worked on the Spitfire production line (that’s Triumph rather than Supermarine!) and had an understandable fondness for the Triumph marque and expert knowledge on Herald, Vitesse and Spit, in particular.

His Gentry, a more than passable take on the MG TD, was launched in 1974 and some 2500 have been More >

KIT SPARES ADDS MORE ATR PRODUCTS TO THEIR RANGE

Great British Sportscars’ Kit Spares operation has been busy adding more brand new products to their ever-growing line up of parts from their ATR Products division.

Front ATR Brake Upgrade Kit Race/Trackday/Road- Features a Ford Sierra Hub – GBS Zero Front ATR Upright Upgrade Kit – https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=43_9&car=43

ATR Products Fuel Pressure Regulator – Black https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1324

ATR Throttle Bodies – Ford Duratec, Zetec, Mazda and more. https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=43_8_58&car=43

TPS Sensor for Throttle Body https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=43_8_58&product_id=1124&car=43

More information from www.kitspares.co.ukor www.atrproducts.co.uk ENDS.

 

GIVE IT THE TREATMENT

As a car care devotee there are several brands and companies that I really favour. The simple reason is they are run by nice people and sell great products that make your car look better.

One such company is Downham Market-based Shipshape of Norfolk, who for many years have been the UK importers of the Collinite range of products. Just lately they have become the home here for another American brand called The Treatment and I’ve been putting some of the range through its paces.

One that has really grabbed me is their Carnauba Paste Wax that has the performance of paste waxes More >

THREE INTO ONE DOES GO

Car care experts Meguiar’s has just introduced their all-new 3-in-1 Wax as a new addition to their large line-up of products.

Not everyone has the time or energy to do multiple steps cleaning, polishing and waxing their car (why not? – Ed). However, Meguiar’s® 3-in-1 Wax cleans, polishes and protects, delivering impressive results all in one simple step!

Advanced abrasive technology quickly and safely removes below surface paint defects like swirls, water spots and other in paint blemishes.

Rich polishing oils provide additional depth, fullness of colour, gloss and shine. This formula is also a unique blend of carnauba wax and synthetic polymers More >

LOCKED IN PLACE

Locking the crankshaft is an essential job when carrying out many maintenance and repair tasks on modern engines. Often when the engine has been removed from the vehicle and the gearbox separated, there is no easy way to lock the crankshaft.

The new Laser Tools flywheel locking tool (part number 7511) is unique in its design and simplicity and allows the user to quickly and simply lock the flywheel via the ring gear when the engine has been separated from the gearbox.

This will allow, for example, the removal of the flywheel or front pulley retaining bolts, or keeping the crankshaft locked More >

NO, I’VE DONE THE ‘IT’S A WRENCH’ LINE BEFORE!

When a ‘proper’ ratchet is on the job there’s a feeling of security and unquestionable control that lesser tools simply don’t possess. The Matador Z90 ratchet is one such tool. A tool that instantly gains trusts the moment the 90-tooth ratchet mechanism spins with high quality, multi-tooth click.

It’s only when you hold a quality tool like this that you’re instantly aware of its heavy-duty engineering heritage, a past that this German-made ratchet can be very proud of given that Matador started out in a former hammer mill in the early 1900s.

That’s not to say the Z90 can’t hold its own More >

CATALOGUE SHOPPING WITH SEALEY

This latest version of The Tool Catalogue is NEW for 2019/20 from Sealey Tools and is available now.

Their new, larger sized catalogue contains 1204 pages – 64 more than the last edition – with 9800 total lines.  There are more than 1000 new products and it contains over 2000 consumables. It’s the must-have reference for automotive technicians, engineers, farmers and of course, serious DIY enthusiasts.

Sealey works hard to find the latest technologies, products and a range that will cover all your tool and workshop requirements. Trusted by professionals, all products are thoroughly tested by their experienced QC Engineers for quality, More >