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A CLASSIC FROM SAMCO VIA MERLIN

Merlin Motorsport has announced that Samco high-performance silicone hoses are now available with a vintage black wrap finish.

The classic-looking fabric wrap on the outer of the hoses offers period looks, yet still utilises Samco’s proven silicone manufacturing technology and as with all Samco hoses, comes with a lifetime warranty.

Any Samco hose is available in this finish and the price is based on a 15 per cent increase over the ‘standard’ Samco hose price. See Merlin’s dedicated page on SAMCO HOSE AND HOSE KITS with more information available via www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk or at the other end of 01249 782 101 ENDS.

 

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LASER, LASER!

Laser Tools has announced their brand new 840-page 2018 tool catalogue, fully revised and updated, to offer you the UK’s most exciting and innovative range of tools, workshop equipment, HSE, PPE and much, much more!

This year’s catalogue is bursting at the seams with over 720 new items listed out of a range of over 3960 lines. The range of special tools grows constantly, tools designed to make easy work of difficult and awkward jobs.

The new catalogue has straightforward, easy-to-use sections, comprising General Hand Tools, Specialist Bits, Workshop Tools, Specialist Automotive, Motorcycle Tools, Light Commercial Vehicle Tools, HGV Tools, Engine Timing Tools and lots of lovely More >

NO GASSING

The dual-purpose MIG 145 No-Gas/Gas MIG welder from Machine Mart offers the advantages of standard MIG welding without the need for gas bottles, producing excellent results in various conditions.

This popular welder is ideal for automotive repair and other DIY jobs on mild steel up to 4mm thick. With features such as a professional-style non-live torch, which can be put down while working without sparking, electronic wire speed control and thermal overload protection with auto-reset.

In terms of power, settings can be adjusted from 35-135amps and the welder operates from a standard domestic 230V power supply.

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BRUSHING UP ON FUEL PUMPS

What’s so cool about Aeromotive’s Brushless Fuel Pumps? It’s all in the motor. Instead of an armature that makes contact with – and eventually wears out – a set of brushes, the brushless motor in Aeromotive’s fuel pumps use magnets that rotate around a stationary armature.

An externally-mounted speed controller manages the phase shift to keep the motor in motion, providing precise control of fuel pressure under tight tolerances. That means a pump that uses less current, runs cooler and is more reliable and long-lived than pumps with a traditional ‘brushed’ motor.

Summit Racing offers Aeromotive Brushless Fuel Pumps in two distinct More >

GAUGING CAMBER

The B-G Racing Aluminium Camber Frame is produced from aluminium with a durable black powdercoated finish. It is supplied with a B-G Racing Digital Dual Axis Angle Gauge, which together offers quick and simple camber measurement for both left- and right-handed users on vehicles with wheel rim sizes up to 20in diameter and is priced at £185.99 inc VAT.

Used in conjunction with the B-G Racing Turn Plates (BGR301) or EZ Sweep Castor Slip Plates (BGR302), the B-G Racing Aluminium Camber Frame can also be used to provide accurate castor measurements.

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BOOM!

Boom Mat®, the interior heat and sound control division of DEI, has introduced a new lightweight thermal-acoustic insulation product, D-Mat, that is proven to reduce heat up to 65 per cent while significantly decreasing bothersome road noise.

Designed for both heat reduction and sound absorption it makes the cabin interior much quieter and cooler for a more enjoyable ride. Potential uses include doors, package trays, firewalls, speaker decks and headliners where it easily compresses to fit.

D-Mat is recommended for all high-performance applications so can be used to insulate even difficult areas. Made from a polymer blend, with a scrim backing, it More >

MULTIMEDIA PIONEER

If you are into car audio, the latest product from Pioneer (AVH-Z2000BT) could be of interest. It’s a multimedia player that manages to strike the perfect balance between class-leading functionality, usability and price and it can now be ordered via Pioneer UK.

In line with many of its siblings in the AVH sub-range, the AVH-Z2000BT has been anchored around connectivity and ease of integration, which in practice means that it has been designed to enable you to maximise the functions offered by modern smartphones and other handheld devices – and Apple CarPlay is perhaps the best example of this.

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ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

Good to hear that the manufacturer of the (ex-MEV) Sonic7, Cheltenham-based Equilibrium Cars, has just registered and successfully IVA’d their first demonstrator, while the company, run by husband and wife team, Angus and Kate Weijers, has appointed Kate’s father, Paul Quigley, as business development manager.

Paul has had a long and successful business career and among his duties at Equilibrium will be marketing and promotion.

Sonic7 kit prices start at £5195, which means that a DIY build should be achievable from around £7000. They even offer finance packages via Pegasus Personal Finance.

More information from www.equilibrium-kitcars.co.uk or 01242 712 220 or even 07954 441 More >

CATERHAM IS CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Caterham Cars is crossing the pond to one of the USA’s most famous race circuits, Laguna Seca, for the inaugural Caterham Challenge Cup (CCC), over the weekend of December 1 & 2, 2018.

New to Caterham this year, the one-off race weekend is being billed as the ultimate climax to the Caterham Motorsport racing calendar and is the first manufacturer to offer drivers from a club championship in the UK the chance to compete in an exclusive event on American soil.

Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy has become the first competitor to sign up for the trip and will be one of More >

LATEST PARTS FROM KITSPARES

Some new products have recently been added to the www.kitspares.co.uk website including alternators pulleys and mirrors. You can follow ATR Products on Facebook to see more of what they are up to in the GBS machine shop. www.greatbritishsportscars.co.uk ENDS.