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DECENT DAY OUT

Castle Combe’s vibrant 2016 show calendar is in full swing and the circuit has already played host to some of the country’s most-loved shows and race meetings, but there’s still plenty of action to come. The Classic, Kit Car and Retro Action day on Saturday June 25th promises to be a highlight and a must for anyone who likes their cars built when the Cold War was in full swing!

The place to be if you’re idea of heaven is the sound of barking downdraught carbs and screaming BDAs, the Classic, Kit Car and Retro Action Day will have something for More >

DON’T MISS THE BUZZ?

 

Best-known for their rust treatment and prevetative products, Buzzweld’s new Oxide-X high-build primer will definitely be of interest. It’s an anit-corrosive, primer, available in mid-grey and compatible with the company’s gloss top coats, which are ideal for applying to chassis’ and other metal components.

What I particularly like is the fact it dries to the touch in about eight minutes and holds nicely on edges, where others struggle and neatness is required. It comes in 100ml or 500ml tins with the latter priced at £14.99.

The company was started by Craig Jones just one year ago and the progress made in such a More >

HANDY INSPECTION TORCH

Sometimes it can be handy to have a hasty look in your engine bay when an inspection lamp would be ideal. Of course, when you are out and about this isn’t always practical, while a pocket-sized torch won’t really do the job.

Help is at hand from Ring Automotive in the form of their RIL54 Pocket Inspection Lamp, a compact but very bright torch that you can keep in your coat pocket or in the car somewhere. It used COB LED technology to give a very bright 110-lumens output, and comes with a magnet on the back of the swivel clip More >

PROFESSIONAL DRIVER

If you’ve been looking for a professional quality ratchet screwdriver then this new example from Laser Tools (part number 6197) could well fit the bill.

With a super-smooth, but very robust, 50-tooth ratchet this screwdriver is comfortable and well-balanced and stores ten commonly used bits in the handle.

The stainless steel shaft incorporates a magnetic bit holder and is knurled for speedy rotation. The bits are manufactured from S2 shock-resisting silicon steel, ten are included: PzDrive 1,2,3; Phillips Ph1, Ph2; star T25, T30, T40 and flat 5mm and 7mm. The ratchet can be set to forward, reverse and lock.

This professional technician’s ratchet More >

IT’S ELECTRIC

Webcon has added two new superb quality, universal electric fuel pumps to its range.

The pumps are specifically designed for larger-engined, carburetor-equipped kit and classic cars and are available in 12v (part number WFP512) and 24v (part number WFP511) versions.

Part #               Voltage                        Pressure Flow                         Hose Dia

WFP511          24                                5-9 psi 155                  l/h 3/8 in

WFP512          12                                5-9 psi 130                  l/h 3/8in

Retail prices:

WFP511 £61.42 inc VAT

WFP512 £59.86 inc VA

Both pumps come complete with mounting bracket, fixings and flexible hoses, as shown.

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

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IT’S IN THE BAG COME FATHER’S DAY!

Ginetta Cars is stepping up efforts to help petrolheads get the best gift this Father’s Day after a survey showed families were likely to splash more than ever on dads this year.

The Garforth-based manufacturer expanded into fashion in recent years and its latest collection packed with intricate racecar gadgetry and toughened materials has been a worldwide hit, selling in places as far flung as Japan, Sweden and the USA.

Now it seems dads who love their cars want a piece of the action come June 19.

Paul Zwicky-Ross, commercial director at Ginetta Lifestyle, said more adventurous fashion essentials such as rucksacks, jackets and More >

PAINT PRETTY PICTURES

FOLIATEC has just added three new colours to its already extensive range of Brake Caliper Lacquers. The brand new additions are glossy ‘neon red’, matt ‘combat green’ and glossy ‘GT-blue’.

It only takes a few steps to revitalise your car’s brake calipers. Just clean them, mix the lacquer with the activator and brush-on.

FOLIATEC®.com Brake Caliper Lacquers are chemically-activated to dry with a tough finish that is heat-resistant and seals and preserves the surface, thus permanently protecting the brake calipers against chemicals, rust and oil.

The calipers need to be clean before applying the lacquer and Foliatec thoughtfully supply a wire brush to More >

BOOM!

Boom Mat Speaker Performance Kit is a good solution for quickly improving speaker sound and performance by reducing vibrations and improving acoustics.

The material consists of a 2mm thick, asphalt-free, pure-butyl noise constraining layer backed with an aluminium panel stiffening top-skin. This American-made vibration damping material can be easily installed in cars, trucks, vans, street rods and commercial vehicles, to name but a few applications.

It is also recommended as a higher performing replacement for original equipment body sound-proofing panel materials and is ideal for competition level audio systems.

The material is unaffected by extreme temperatures and adheres equally well to steel, GRP More >

QUICKFIRE REACTIONS

The B-G Racing Quick Release system allows for quick and easy removal of the steering wheel from the column, making it much easier to get in and out of any race car or kitcar.

The latest six-hole version provides a bolt-on fitment without any welding being required. A master spline positioned dead-centre allows the steering wheel to be used as a reference point thus ensuring perfect re-alignment every time.

Finished in elegant black and gold anodising, this B-G Racing Quick Release system is manufactured from high-quality lightweight aluminium and hard-wearing steel for both performance and durability.

The quick release mechanism fits between the steering More >

IT’S A COMPETITION

Good design is, of course, timeless, so MOMO has gone back to its roots and produced a brand new steering wheel with an old school feel that echoes all that is best about MOMO design.

The new MOMO Competition Evo wheel features perforated air leather (nah, I ain’t got a clue either – Ed) on the rim to provide a comfortable grip no matter how hot the competition gets.

The alloy centre features six hex bolt fixings and a laser-etched MOMO logo with ‘COMPETITION EVO’ product identification in red and a MOMO horn push, making it suitable for road or track use.

The top rim features More >