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TEN POINTS

Demonstrating Laser Tools’ commitment to special tools and applications is this ten-point sockets and bit set (part number 6345), which is specifically designed for maintenance on split rim alloy wheels from OZ, AC Schnitzer, Carlsson, Lorinser and other brands that use ten-point bolts. Not to be confused with the more commonly used twelve-point bolts used by BBS and other wheel manufacturers.

Two sockets are included, 8mm and 10mm, both 60mm deep; the 7mm ten-point bit is 90mm long for ease of access. All are ½in drive and manufactured from super strong, impact-quality chrome molybdenum and are designed to last.

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COOL BEDTIME READING

Russell Performance, a division of Edelbrock LLC, which offers a complete line of Advanced Fluid Transfer Systems, has just released the 2017 edition of its Automotive Performance Plumbing Catalogue.

The new edition includes over 1900 automotive products, including stainless steel and fabric braided hose, hose ends, specialty fittings and adapters, complete brake lines, clutch lines, specialty installation tools and more. This edition’s new products include more tools to help make installation easier.

“The 2017 Russell Performance catalogue features an all-new page layout design. We started with a fresh new design in an effort to enrich the user experience and make it easier More >

WIPE THOSE WINDOWS

With so many smokers now switching to what I believe is called ‘vaping’ or e-cigarettes, the vapour from these devices can leave a residue on your car’s glass that regular glass cleaners and polishes can find hard to deal with.

Power Maxed has developed a product called VG Vapers Glass Cleaner that the company says deals with vaping residue vey easily as the low-viscous solution works equally well on glass and mirrors.

A 500ml spray bottle costs £8.99 and is available now via www.powermaxed.com ENDS.

METAL BASHING PAR EXCELLENCE

Who doesn’t love a glorious aluminium body? Williams & Pritchard were the meisters of such things for many years, followed closely by the likes of Robert Peel Ltd, Maurice Gomm Engineering and Shapecraft.

The latter, run by Clive Smart, is still around and still producing stunning work, while Gerry Hawkridge has some glorious bodies made in his Polish factory.

Another company, Barnstaple-based, North Devon Metalcraft, is another who for years have been making all sorts of automotive-related components, and a range of car bodies including Jaguar C-type. They’ve also been making Cobra bodies too, and still do, but have extended that range More >

INJECTION FOR LIFE

This new product from Burlen could be a game-changer as it brings fuel injection capability to SU carburettors, following hot on the heels of Jenvey’s Heritage Throttle Bodies designed around Weber DCOE-style carbs.

Loads of kitcars are running around on the good old Skinners Union set-up and this new product looks completely stock until you have a poke about and look inside and find a very clever and complex fuel injection device that Burlen say will transform performance and emissions.

Oooh I say …

The Salisbury-based company has been working on the ‘SUi’ as it’s called for four years and will supply the More >

PRETTY COLOURS

New kit from Goodridge that will appeal to Mazda MX-5 fans and kitcar-owners using the iconic Japanese sportscar as a donor vehicle.

Goodridge’s kit will offer hugely improved brake efficiency offered by modern braided hoses, unrivaled reliability and longevity, and a complete absence of that most irritating and potentially dangerous of traits, brake pedal sponginess. Owners even have a choice of ten distinct colours to pick from, meaning that there’s no danger of saddling their pride and joy (and let’s not forget, rapidly appreciating classic) with garish, clashing hues.

Goodridge’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of performance fluid transfer systems means More >

DON’T SCRATCH

As any true petrolhead will tell you, discovering a scratch on your car can be terrifying. Actually, on reflection, it’s far worse than that! Luckily, Royal-warranted car care meisters, Autoglym has come to the rescue with their all-new Scratch Removal Complete Kit, making this most traumatic of ownership experiences an easily remedied.

As the name suggests, this kit is the cure-all for all manner of minor surface scratches and imperfections, allowing you to carefully return the damaged panel to an ‘as new’ condition.

Having seen many competitors products also result in clouding or unsightly ‘holograms’ on the paint surface, Autoglym’s fiendishly clever More >

TYRE CONDITIONER

I hate old and discoloured-looking tyres and they can really ruin the appearance of an otherwise clean car that you have spent a few hours washing and polishing.

However, Infinity Rubber Wax should help you achieve and maintain a better look, as the maker’s claim that it returns faded sidewalls to showroom-like condition leaving them with a subtle sheen rather than false over-glossy look.

Also, via the soft applicator included in the pack the product is solvent-free so won’t perish the tyres while water will bead-up on the sidewall, too. It impressed me.

Infinity Rubber Wax costs £14.99 inc VAT and is available More >

ARE YOU SO INCLINED?!

When fitted to the tyre/wheel, Gunson’s Trakrite camber bar (part number 77137) gives a solid metal base that is parallel to the wheel and suspension upright and is the ideal mount for camber gauges. When used in conjunction with the new digital inclinometer from Laser Tools (part number 6657) the combination offers exceptional accuracy (±0.2º).

The Trakrite camber bar is assembled in seconds and full instructions are included. It is easy to adjust and use; the top bracket allows for adjustment to the profile of the tyre, then adjust the wheel spacers to the top and bottom edges of the wheel More >

SEA LIONS? THEY’RE SEALS!

Mini Spares has announced that it can now offer high quality windscreen rubber seals for the front and rear windows of Classic Mini saloons and kitcars that use Mini windscreens.

CZH1719MS – Genuine Mini Spares rubber windscreen seal for all Minis 1959-1991. £10.73 inc VAT.

CCB10011MS – Genuine Mini Spares rubber windscreen seal as fitted to Minis 1990-Onwards (these have the extra lip to help avoid leaks and give a cleaner edge). £19.40 inc VAT.

JRC2674 – Genuine Mini Spares Mk2 onwards rear rubber windscreen seal suitable for both plain and heated rear screens. £11.16 inc VAT.

14A8744 – Genuine Mini Spares Mk1 type More >