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VERY HANDY

Ratcheting spanners are ideal for use in areas with restricted access, and this high-quality nine-piece AF combination ring/open-ended set from Laser Tools (part number 6699) boasts smooth 72-tooth ratchet mechanisms that make them a pleasure to use.

The nine AF spanners sizes included (¼in, 5/16in, 3/8in, 7/16in, ½in, 9/16in, 5/8in, 11/16inand ¾in), make this set ideal for working on kitcars, or for any trade that uses imperial-sized fasteners.

The 12-point ratchet ring is formed for an accurate, non-slip fit and the integral ratchet mechanism is reversible by simply flipping the spanner over. Manufactured from tough, durable chrome vanadium steel and mirror polished More >

WHAT A SUPERB IDEA

With a nostalgic nod to past times, when things were made to be treasured, and get better with age, Hordern Richmond presents The Aerodrome Range; a unique collection of artisan-crafted, aviation-inspired products. Made in England, in their traditional workshops, each crafted item has been designed to bring a little piece of history back to life and evoke the golden age of aviation.

The Hordern Richmond Aircraft Company was established in 1937 by Frederick Gordon-Lennox, the 9th Duke of Richmond – of Goodwood motor racing fame, and flying legend Edmund Hordern. Steeped in aviation history, its name became synonymous with the iconic design and manufacture More >

THIS SNOW DOESN’T CAUSE GRIDLOCK

Muc-Off, the independent UK-based motor care and performance specialist located in Poole, Dorset, recently announced the wide-scale release of its Snow Foam, a premium foam treatment to rapidly remove dirt and grime, especially for cars.

Developed specifically to offer maximum coverage and to protect wax treatments, Snow Foam is a new generation ph-neutral, water-based pre-wash treatment. It’s designed to soak and saturate soiled paintwork prior to the application of their ph-balanced car shampoo. The formula is suitable for use with all pressure washer foam lances.

Muc-Off’s Snow Foam is the result of extensive in-house research and development by their team of detailing More >

METAL STRETCHING

The Mittler Bros Shrinker/Stretcher can be used to stretch metal to shape and create an inside curve as small as a 3in radius or to shrink metal to shape and create an outside curve as small as a 3in radius.

Now you can fabricate custom parts in your own garage or workshop. The technique is easy to master with minimal practice.

The bodies of the machines are produced from cast iron and the jaws are produced from hardened alloy steel. Each unit comes fully assembled and complete with the handle with prices from £204.59 inc. VAT.

For more details visit: www.mittlerbros.eu ENDS.

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LIGHTWEIGHT FLYWHEELS FOR SPRIDGET

Fidanza is, at the time of writing, putting the final touches to its lightweight aluminium flywheels for the MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite and they should be available very shortly.

Fidanza lightweight flywheels offer the following benefits:

  • Faster throttle response and quicker acceleration • Additional horsepower to the wheels (reduced parasitic losses) • Smoother, faster shifting • Easier braking, better slowing (due to reduced rotational mass) • Reduced clutch wear and improved efficiency (from better heat dissipation) • Cost savings and longevity (thanks to Fidanza’s replaceable green friction plate – no need to replace  entire flywheel when worn) • Potential for increased More >

MADE IN THE SHADE

Maybe not so suited to our kitcars, but with Christmas coming and nearly all of us having tin-top daily drivers, I reckoned this would be of interest.

Now established as one of the UK’s most popular anti-UV products for the automotive industry, the Car Shades range has recently expanded to include a slew of new fitment options for an even wider variety of cars than ever before, meaning an even greater number of people can benefit from their multi-talented abilities. While the anti-sun and anti-UV properties of Car Shades have been well documented, it’s also worth considering one of their other, More >

GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEA

According to a recent survey, you’re nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than at any other time. Police tested 89,138 drivers on the UK’s roads in December 2016, accounting for a fifth of all tests carried out across the year. Seven per cent (5869 drivers) tested positive (or refused to take the test).  

If you’ve been to a Christmas party or festive family meal, it’s easier than you might think to have residual alcohol in your system the next day and a third of all breath tests after an accident are conducted in the morning (between More >

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS!

Have a look at these. Now, do they remind you or your dad or grandad’s garage? They do me. Anyway, new from Gunson, are these, a set of three classically-designed oil pouring cans of the type seen on garage forecourts in days gone by (part number 77144).

Traditionally manufactured in metal and painted in a very evocative green colour, the three oil cans have also the traditional imperial capacities (no metric here!) of ½-pint, one-pint and one-quart.

The long pouring spout makes them very practical, but they look so good that you could simply use them for a classic car garage display. An More >

EMERGENCY TYRE REPAIR

We’ve all been there, dashing to a meeting last minute, on the school-run or heading to the airport, when a flat tyre strikes. Getting a flat tyre can be anything from a mild irritation to downright dangerous if you are on a motorway.  

However, try adding to that equation – a dark rainy night, kids in the car or a young, newly passed driver behind the wheel, and you have the stuff of nightmares.

No one can avoid flat tyres, but you can prepare yourself and your family so that when the inevitable strikes, you are only 90-seconds away from a More >

AH, WELL, HMM, IT IS CHRISTMAS!

Something cool for VW ‘Splittie’ fans this Christmas are these spectacular Split Bus fairy lights. Featuring twenty Split Buses in blue, red, yellow and green and measuring 3m in length, they’re the perfect accessory for hanging from an awning while camping, dangling from your bed or brightening up a dull wall.  You could even have them in your garage!

The best bit is, they run on batteries (you’ll need three size AA) so you don’t have to worry about finding a mains hook up – and you can use them outside providing they are kept out of the rain and away More >