ANNUAL MAGIC FROM MERLIN

Amongst the plethora of annual catalogues, there are a couple I really look forward to and one in particular, from Merlin Motorsport, is always a welcome arrival.

The 2018 edition is no different and packed within its 48-pages are some of the finest aftermarket parts known to kitcar enthusiasts including SamcoSport silicone hoses, SPAL fans, Mocal oil coolers and Goodridge hoses and brake lines.

To grab your copy, either call into the Merlin store at Castle Combe circuit or phone them on 01249 782 101 or even download one from their website at www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk ENDS.

HE WAS MY FAVOURITE BOND ACTOR

Made in the USA and inspired by the dashboard display of the classic Lotus Esprit that James Bond (Roger Moore) drove in the 1977 film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, these digital gauges from Intellitronix are decidedly cool.

Each gauge features a built-in microprocessor to precisely measure functions like air/fuel ratios, oil pressure, water temperature, voltage, fuel level, and transmission temperature.

Extra bright LED lights and bar graph displays make reading the gauges easy on the eyes with clearly visible data that won’t distract you while driving.

The 2 1/16in diameter gauges come in a variety of vivid colours. Choose from torch red, More >

TRIGGER’S BROOM!

Loads of these used on kitcars over the years…

The classic Mini’s cheeky character has long inspired owners to put their own stamp on their car respective cars, which goes a long way towards explaining why Mountney’s range contains so many Mini-orientated products.

The firm’s wing/door mirrors are merely one of the latest examples of its longstanding commitment to Oxford’s most famous offering then, though they look set to be one of the most popular thanks to their stunning chrome on brass finish and classic, ‘bullet’ appearance. Their design ensures that they’ll suit the Mini’s mid-20th Century styling perfectly, no matter whether the More >

NO PRESSURE

With correct tyre pressures, vehicles save fuel, produce fewer emissions and are safer. This is why manufacturers are now fitting Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and the professional tyre technician needs the correct tools to maintain, service and repair these systems.

New to the Laser Tools range is this comprehensive TPMS torque wrench and socket set (part number 6935) that contains the tools required to correctly mount the TPMS sensor to the wheel rim.

The ¼in drive torque wrench is rated at 2-10Nm and is used to tighten the sensor valve nuts to the manufacturer’s recommended torque. It is a high-quality instrument More >

INTERNAL EXAMINATION

Sealey has launched a new range of high-performance pistol grip video borescopes with 85mm colour TFT screens. Each model features video record and playback, still images and live-stream video via the AV out connection. The borescopes incorporate waterproof probe pods, which have an IP67 rating. Videos and images are stored on a 4GB micro SD card, which is supplied and allows up to 4.5 hours of video and 10,000 images. These can easily be transferred to a PC via the USB connection. The Borescopes also features a digital zoom control and rotate/flip function of the image, and up to four More >

ALL ENDS UP

Burton Power has announced that it can now supply Mahle Motorsport HD big end bearing sets for the Ford Duratec I5 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine.

The new range of Mahle Motorsport bearings contains technology that has been transferred from the company’s F1 bearing technology and they feature an HD cast substrate with a lead-indium overlay.

All bearings in this range are identified by laser marking as opposed to stamping. For motorsport applications, where higher temperatures are experienced, the effectiveness of heat transfer into the housing should not be compromised.

If stamping is heavy and extends around the bearing, it causes poor back contact and More >

WHAT A CHOKER

Webcon has announced that it can once again supply a manual choke conversion kit to suit most popular downdraft Weber carburettors.

The kit includes a choke cable, anchor bracket, water hose bypass tubes and a manual choke unit. It may be ordered as part number 4505200000 and is known to fit the following carburettors:

32/36 DGAV / DGEV 32/36 DFAV / DFEV 38 DGAS / DGES

The kit is manufactured from only the finest components and is the most comprehensive kit on the market and it retails at £47.95 inc VAT.

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

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MAKE STUFF OUT OF METAL WITH THESE GREAT TOOLS

Metalcraft tools bend, shape, cut and join steel strip and bars, they can also work with tube all with just a pull of a lever without the need for heat or electrical power. You can form metal into shapes, components or finished projects with impressive and consistent results every time.

These British-made tools are manufactured at their factory in Hull, and they have supplied to hundreds of thousands of customers in over sixty countries worldwide. With sixty years of experience, you know you are getting great quality workmanship that is built to last and friendly knowledgeable staff who are always on More >

ROUND AND ROUND

Mountney, makers of some of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after aftermarket steering wheels, has started the year with a bang, expanding its Classic range of wheels to cater to an even greater variety of cars than ever before. Mountney has opted to let its 17in Classic Riveted Woodrim wheel lead the charge in this respect, with the timeless product now available in both light and dark wood variants, plus another with a leather coated rim.

It’s definitely tempting fate by so much as suggesting this, but there’s a good chance that improved Spring weather is right around the corner. More >

THUNDERSTRUCK

Edelbrock’s Thunder Series AVS carbs have two new additions. The AVS2 Series 650 cfm have many of the features of the Performer and first-gen AVS models – a two-piece, all-aluminium construction for cooler operating temperatures and less warping; no gaskets below the fuel bowl level for fewer leaks; easily changed metering rods for precise tuning; and no plastic parts or power valves to blow out.

Edelbrock reckons what makes the AVS2 carbs better are the annular flow primary boosters with a new calibration for improved off idle and cruising performance. The downleg primary boosters used on many street carburettor designs simply More >