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I QUITE LIKED THE WINGS TRACK ‘JET’!

The Momo Jet, priced at £227.99 inc VAT, combines ergonomic design and dramatic styling with the finest quality materials.

Air leather ‘cushions’ and carbon-fibre inserts feature on the sculpted thumb grips, while black aluminium spokes and a six-bolt carbon-fibre centre ring surround an all-new MOMO Arrow horn button.

For more details call 01268 764 411 or visit www.momo-uk.co.uk ENDS.

FOLLOW THE BEAR!

I am in complete wonderment at the sheer amount of fine artisan car care companies in the UK who offer a variety of brightly coloured, heady smelling elixirs and potions designed to make your car look better than its best.

Another one that I’ve discovered is Bear Car Care who recently sent me a bottle of their Brilliance Hybrid Quick Detailer to try out.

It’s a bit different this one as it contains an advanced sealant resulting in the formulation leaving a crisp, clean finish on your car’s bodywork, while also giving protection against the elements.

I found it easy to use, pleasant More >

3J AND SPOOX MOTORSPORT TEAM-UP FOR FRENCH LESSONS

Latest news from 3J Driveline is that their British-designed, manufactured and built NXG limited slip differentials for Peugeot BE, ML and MA transmissions are now available exclusively through PSA specialists, Spoox Motorsport.

Spoox has been the sole supplier of 3J’s Peugeot BE crown-wheel and pinion sets and adding the latest products strengthens the two companies four-year relationship. They come with a super-strong EN24T steel endplate, the diff houses 3J’s own design ‘small-plate-pack’, which always runs with eight active surfaces, even when set up for light use, always giving maximum surface contact area during use.

Darren Spooner, MD of Spoox, said: “We’re really More >

NEW STUFF FROM THE TRIM MEISTERS

Several new products from soft-trim meisters, Woolies this week, such as Light Green Woollen cloth suitable for seating and headlining (Part No.143-LGRN) and the Market Deeping-based company has had this product made to the original pale/light green colour, so it’s a great alternative to the brighter more ‘garish’ greens on the market.

Excellent quality it is 95 per cent comes 75in (1.9-metres) wide and costs ££37.13 per linear metre.

Next up comes Woolies new Single Duck Binding (Part No.408-BLK Single) with a waterproof backing and is ideal for edging hoods or tonneau covers and making pipings.

It comes in 1¼in (32mm) and costs £1.50 More >

NICE STAND

Sealey has introduced a new bench mounted Angle Grinder Stand into their range. The cut-off stand with a solid cast-iron base is designed for precise vertical cutting using an angle grinder.

The unit is supplied with a vice, which mounts onto the base to secure the workpiece. It is suitable for cuts of up to 18mm and can be used with all Sealey 100mm, 115mm and 125mm angle grinders, plus most other branded grinders of the same size (angle grinder is not included).

Copies of their Summer Promotion is available from your local stockist, or you can view or request a copy More >

FLARES ARE STILL IN FASHION!

This new Blackline tool is designed for bench or on-car use and gives a perfect single or double flare every time and works with steel, kunifer, copper, brass or aluminium and is extremely easy-to-use.

It is priced at £31.51 inc VAT and available from www.rallydesign.co.uk or at the other end of 01227 792 792 ENDS.

IMPROVED DUPLEX CHAIN FOR A-SERIES

The standard system on many 848, 948, 998 and 1098cc engines is a single chain drive between the crank and cam. This chain will stretch with use and throw out the cam timing causing noticeable power loss.

The ‘S’ and some 1275 models have a much better ‘duplex’ chain, but even these do wear out. The best way to judge wear is to check the chain while you are taking it apart. With the timing cover off, rotate the crank a slight amount back and forth. The camshaft must move the exact distance at the same instance.

Timing scatter induced by the More >

PIONEER MARCHES ON

The constant march of progress when it comes to in-car audio can be somewhat overwhelming at times, with increasingly large, incredibly sophisticated touch-screens now pretty much the industry standard. That said, Pioneer remains committed to those car owners running single DINs, and evidence of this can be found in its latest AVH product release, the mighty AVH-Z7100DAB, complete with a motorised multimedia player (with a 7in screen) and a host of features, functions and connectivity options.

The AVH-Z7100DAB has a fully motorised screen, one which folds out from the single DIN dash in a manner that can’t help but draw admiring More >

BALLISTIC TR1KE FROM EXO SPORTS CARS

A reader was asking me about modern three wheelers the other day, rather than traditional Morgan M3W, Triking or Pembleton V-Sport types.

Obviously, the Grinnall Scorpion has to be a consideration and it’s one of my favourite kitcars of all time, regardless of how many wheels it’s got.

However, another corker is the tR1ke from Exo Sports cars, which is a storming thing. I remember getting seriously told off by Blyton Park boss, Richard Usher once because I was going so fast at the Lincolnshire track.

Not because of my speed or for me driving dangerously, but rather because I overtook him on More >

NOPE. I’M NOT GOING NEAR ANY STRIPPER JOKES!

When carrying out any restoration we all need to strip paint or remove rust at some time and the latest product from Moss Europe makes light work of a usually tedious task. The Eastwood Surface Conditioning Tool features a rotating drum and a high-torque, ball-bearing supported motor with hardened spur gears to provide smooth operation and long life.

Speed is easily controlled with a six-position rotary knob and an on/off trigger control while a drum guard enclosure and a rigidly mounted ‘D’ handle provide operator protection and ergonomic comfort while working.

The Surface Conditioning Tool can be ordered as Part Number: 012-268 More >