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VERY STYLISH VENT

Crikey Barry Perman is a bit of a hero when it comes to body styling kits. He founded and still runs, Zeemax in Norfolk and is well-known for his work designing kits for Classic Mini and BMW E30 M3s although he offers designs for other cars such as Porsche 911, too.

The latest creation from Zeemax is an air extraction vent that can also be used solely for cosmetic purposes and to these eyes looks very good and I can see them gracing a few kitcars.

They are supplied in black gelcoat and come with mesh and a template for fitting. They More >

FOAM FOAM AND MORE FOAM

One of my favourite car care companies is Staffordshire-based Autobrite Direct, run by Mark Moss.

Just lately I was after a ‘snow foam cannon’ attachment for my pressure washer – not big nor clever, but there is something remarkably satisfying about completely covering your car in thick foam – as the cleaning benefits of using one really do help with the washing process.

There are lots available on the market and prices vary enormously. As I did my research though, Autobrite’s Heavy Duty Foam Lance was repeatedly mentioned being one of the best.

Therefore, I ordered one and initial tests show it to More >

ANNUAL MAGIC FROM MERLIN

Amongst the plethora of annual catalogues, there are a couple I really look forward to and one in particular, from Merlin Motorsport, is always a welcome arrival.

The 2018 edition is no different and packed within its 48-pages are some of the finest aftermarket parts known to kitcar enthusiasts including SamcoSport silicone hoses, SPAL fans, Mocal oil coolers and Goodridge hoses and brake lines.

To grab your copy, either call into the Merlin store at Castle Combe circuit or phone them on 01249 782 101 or even download one from their website at www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk ENDS.

HE WAS MY FAVOURITE BOND ACTOR

Made in the USA and inspired by the dashboard display of the classic Lotus Esprit that James Bond (Roger Moore) drove in the 1977 film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, these digital gauges from Intellitronix are decidedly cool.

Each gauge features a built-in microprocessor to precisely measure functions like air/fuel ratios, oil pressure, water temperature, voltage, fuel level, and transmission temperature.

Extra bright LED lights and bar graph displays make reading the gauges easy on the eyes with clearly visible data that won’t distract you while driving.

The 2 1/16in diameter gauges come in a variety of vivid colours. Choose from torch red, More >

TRIGGER’S BROOM!

Loads of these used on kitcars over the years…

The classic Mini’s cheeky character has long inspired owners to put their own stamp on their car respective cars, which goes a long way towards explaining why Mountney’s range contains so many Mini-orientated products.

The firm’s wing/door mirrors are merely one of the latest examples of its longstanding commitment to Oxford’s most famous offering then, though they look set to be one of the most popular thanks to their stunning chrome on brass finish and classic, ‘bullet’ appearance. Their design ensures that they’ll suit the Mini’s mid-20th Century styling perfectly, no matter whether the More >

NO PRESSURE

With correct tyre pressures, vehicles save fuel, produce fewer emissions and are safer. This is why manufacturers are now fitting Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and the professional tyre technician needs the correct tools to maintain, service and repair these systems.

New to the Laser Tools range is this comprehensive TPMS torque wrench and socket set (part number 6935) that contains the tools required to correctly mount the TPMS sensor to the wheel rim.

The ¼in drive torque wrench is rated at 2-10Nm and is used to tighten the sensor valve nuts to the manufacturer’s recommended torque. It is a high-quality instrument More >

INTERNAL EXAMINATION

Sealey has launched a new range of high-performance pistol grip video borescopes with 85mm colour TFT screens. Each model features video record and playback, still images and live-stream video via the AV out connection. The borescopes incorporate waterproof probe pods, which have an IP67 rating. Videos and images are stored on a 4GB micro SD card, which is supplied and allows up to 4.5 hours of video and 10,000 images. These can easily be transferred to a PC via the USB connection. The Borescopes also features a digital zoom control and rotate/flip function of the image, and up to four More >

ALL ENDS UP

Burton Power has announced that it can now supply Mahle Motorsport HD big end bearing sets for the Ford Duratec I5 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine.

The new range of Mahle Motorsport bearings contains technology that has been transferred from the company’s F1 bearing technology and they feature an HD cast substrate with a lead-indium overlay.

All bearings in this range are identified by laser marking as opposed to stamping. For motorsport applications, where higher temperatures are experienced, the effectiveness of heat transfer into the housing should not be compromised.

If stamping is heavy and extends around the bearing, it causes poor back contact and More >

WHAT A CHOKER

Webcon has announced that it can once again supply a manual choke conversion kit to suit most popular downdraft Weber carburettors.

The kit includes a choke cable, anchor bracket, water hose bypass tubes and a manual choke unit. It may be ordered as part number 4505200000 and is known to fit the following carburettors:

32/36 DGAV / DGEV 32/36 DFAV / DFEV 38 DGAS / DGES

The kit is manufactured from only the finest components and is the most comprehensive kit on the market and it retails at £47.95 inc VAT.

Available now from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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MAKE STUFF OUT OF METAL WITH THESE GREAT TOOLS

Metalcraft tools bend, shape, cut and join steel strip and bars, they can also work with tube all with just a pull of a lever without the need for heat or electrical power. You can form metal into shapes, components or finished projects with impressive and consistent results every time.

These British-made tools are manufactured at their factory in Hull, and they have supplied to hundreds of thousands of customers in over sixty countries worldwide. With sixty years of experience, you know you are getting great quality workmanship that is built to last and friendly knowledgeable staff who are always on More >