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MEV BUILDS A BETTER MOUSETRAP!

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST – THE MEV BI-FOLD!

I’ve always been a big fan of Stuart Mills’ work and his MEV marque has been bringing affordable kits that people want to build for many years now.

The Mansfield-based company has finished 2017 is fine fettle, while Stuart has been busy showing all and sundry that he doesn’t just design cool kitcars. More on that in a mo.

His latest model is a heavily revised variant of the Exocet called the G-Type and after seeing it up close and personal this week I think it’s outstanding and in my view, Stuart’s best design More >

USEFUL THESE

A great addition to your tool collection is this set of mini-ratcheting spanners. I’ve been trying out this set from Proxxon with pleasing results.

Seven spanners are included in the powdercoated dark green box ranging from 8mm-19mm.

I like their feel in the hand and they have a steel shaft with durable nickel-plating and a matt finish.

The ratchet mechanism features 72-teeth and has worked well for me in our workshop thus far. Recommended

The set is priced at £53.96 inc VAT and to find your nearest Proxxon retailer call 03332 406 967 or visit brimarc.com ENDS.

REMAIN COOL AT ALL TIMES!

The Onyx Series™ Flexible Heat Shield is DEI’s next generation of heat protection performance.

Using a combination of advanced textiles and a reliable standoff bracket design, the product has a rich, black finish and provides maximum cooling and heat dissipation thus preventing heat soak and burns.

DEI’s new Onyx Series Heat Shield joins two durable materials together to form a dual-layer design. The outer layer is a heat-treated glass fibre impregnated with molten aluminium that is formed into a tight weave for durability and strength. The inside material is a specially treated, high temperature resistant fabric (89% silica) that withstands extreme heat More >

KEEPING YOUR COOL

High under-bonnet temperatures can have an adverse effect on fuel injectors causing vapour lock or heat soak, which, in turn, gives rise to rough idling, difficult starting and other potential engine problems. DEI has a solution – Fuel Injector Reflective Heat Covers that reflect direct and radiant heat away from the injectors. They are available in packs of two, four, six or eight. They are made from high-temperature rated glassfibre bonded to a heat reflective, aluminised material.

They can be used on almost any engine configuration and with stock or aftermarket fuel injectors. Cooler fuel injectors will perform more efficiently, offering More >

WITH ALL THIS RAIN, THE RESERVOIR’S ARE FULL

New from OBP are new universal Girling-type alloy master cylinders for brake or clutch actuation with an integral fluid reservoir and screw on filler cap.

Featuring a vertical mounting flange with 2¼in mounting hole spacing and a 5/16in UNF threaded pushrod. The outlet port has a 3/8in UNF thread. These lightweight aluminium master cylinders are fitted to many competition cars, kitcars and classic car applications.

obp Branded Integral Reservoir Master Cylinder with a 3/8in UNF Outlet, 5/16in UNF Pushrod Thread with a 95mm push-rod length from the flange face. Priced from £39 inc VAT.

More from http://www.obpltd.com/Essential-Parts/Pedal-Box-Ancillaries/Integral-Master-Cylinder-625-OBPMC01 ENDS.

WINDOW DRESSING

A first for the kitcar industry – certainly in the last 40-years or so, anyway – is a kitcar on display in the prestigious and expensive windows of Harrods in Knightsbridge. That honour fell to Lister Bell Automotive and their STR Stratos replica as part of a campaign run by prestigious watch brand, Zenith, who sponsor former Grand Prix driver, Érik Comas (59 starts between 1991-94 for Ligier and then Larrousse) and his Lancia Stratos rally car.

Lister Bell’s MD, Craig White was approached by Zenith, who wanted a Stratos in a specific bodystyle and livery, as the focal point of More >

REVERSE ENGINEERING

The V5 DIY Brake Bleeding kit from Frost Automotive Restoration has the bare necessities for world class brake and clutch bleeding at an economy price.

We’ve known for many years that trapped air kills the response of even high-end brake systems and leaves your ‘average’ brake or clutch assembly mushy, weak and potentially dangerous. So how does Frost obliterate trapped air making sure the brake system performs to its top potential? By pushing the air up! Not down…

Reverse bleeding injects fluid at the low points, the slave bleeder valves and takes advantage of the laws of Physics, recognising that air rises More >

ESSENTIAL READING

As usual, Burton Power will be launching their new catalogue at Autosport International, which opens on January 8, 2015.

The new listings in the catalogue for 2015 include: Burton black ignition leads, the Go Pro Hero range, Millers Nanotech oils, Powerflex Black Series bushes, Capri 3-litre brake discs, classic wing mirrors, and Goodridge classic black brake hose kits.

This year’s catalogue features a specially-commissioned cover illustration of a Ford RS500 Sierra, rendered in a dramatic, but sadly fictional, Burton Power classic touring car livery.

Included within the pages is all the main performance brands that Burton Power sells, including brands like Weber, Vibra More >

SMOOTH JOINTS

This extra heavy duty ball-joint separator (Laser Tools’ part no: 5553) is designed to split the most stubborn joint taper with ease.

There is no hammer, no impact, just steady and impressive power, a torque of just 40Nm applied results in a full eight tonne pressure on the jaws.

The fork body is manufactured from high-tensile SCM 440 alloy steel for terrific strength and durability.

This professional tool is available now at a typical price of £106.68 but remember to check your local Laser Tools supplier for the best prices and special offers.

More details from www.lasertools.co.uk ENDS.

NICE FILTER

New oil filler kit from Laser Tools (part no: 5542) is designed to effectively seal onto the engine’s oil filler aperture thus avoiding spillage onto the cam cover, engine block or exhaust manifold.

Includes five adaptors that fit most modern engines and is suitable for both bayonet and screw fittings and supplied with a useful extension piece that allows access when the oil filler cap is under the scuttle. The funnel has a one-litre capacity.

Saves time and provides a clean, professional solution.

Available now at a retail price of £149.99 but remember to check your local Laser Tools supplier for the best More >