ADD-ONS…

With the £100 tankful upon us, the latest petrol and diesel fuel additives from long-time engine care experts, STP, are a timely tonic to Britain’s besieged motorists, with the onus on generating better fuel consumption.

The faster-acting formulations of STP’s new and improved petrol and diesel fuel additives, on sale now from the nation’s forecourts and accessory shops, are more capable than ever of improving fuel consumption, boosting engine efficiency and helping to reduce engine emissions.

When added to a tankful of petrol or diesel, the highly-concentrated STP formulations dissolve carbon deposits from the combustion and fuel delivery system. These build-up in More >

WD40 – NEW RANGE DELIVERS THE PERFECT TOOL

Motoring enthusiasts need never again be stuck for the perfect solution, thanks to a brand new range of professional products from an established expert.

The WD-40 Company has added a brand new range of products to its toolbox, WD-40 Specialist, designed specifically for industrial and more intense trade applications, helping motor mechanics and automotive professionals solve even more problems with WD-40.

WD-40 Specialist assistant brand manager Kieron Roberts says: “The new WD-40 Specialist range has been designed with professionals in mind, to consistently deliver high-quality performance while instilling confidence that the job will get done right, first time.

“Used alongside the much-loved original More >

SPECIAL DELIVERY – CATERHAM STYLE

Reigning American Le Mans Series (ALMS) LMP1 champion team, Dyson Racing, were the first to take delivery of Caterham’s SP/300.R, the company’s all-new race and trackday vehicle this week.

The Caterham Cars-appointed official US distributor is one of the most successful and longest-running privateer race teams in America, having competed in IMSA GTO and GTP, SCCA Trans-Am, GRAND-AM, CART and Indy Lights championships since its inception in 1974.

The US version of the Caterham and Lola-designed car will be manufactured to specifications appropriate to that market, with final assembly taking place at Dyson Racing’s facility in Poughkeepsie, NY, following receipt of its More >

CANDID CAMERA…

Jon Pullara’s Digital Speedos operation is well-known for their superb range of Koso gauges and other really stylish, effective and value for money gauges and instruments and they’ve just added a superb new piece of kit to their range that will sure to be of interest to kitcar enthusiasts…

The Youcam digital video camera from PZracing can obviously record your on-road or track activities, but it can also provide datalogging and laptimer overlay facilities too. This neat product gives you instant access to speed, rpm, throttle position sensor, gear indicator, acceleration, GPS lap-timing, fastest lap indication, start/finish, two intermediate times and More >

FLAT AS A PANCAKE…

Dunno about you, but I get really cheesed off with car batteries. Great big heavy things that aren’t cheap to replace these days and even expensive ones can leave you high and dry just when you need your car most. Typically on a freezing cold morning or when you have an important appointment.

I found a solution several years ago when I started using the products of regular kitcar showgoers, Powervamp, and the Weston-super-Mare-based company offer a fine range of advanced dry-cell batteries that as the name implies don’t have liquid acid sloshing around within their cells.

It’s all clever stuff and More >

EXHAUSTED

Exhausts UK, a Sheffield-based master of the extraction of gases from your engines (see how I neatly swerved repeating the word ‘exhaust’ there?!) are a company whose work I am seeing more and more as I travel around testing kitcars.

The first example of their work I saw was on Scoobybits’ SDR V-Storm demonstrator and it really was a first class, efficient and cosmetically spot-on job of installing an exhaust to a car that could pose packaging issues to the unwary, thanks to its mid-engined configuration.

Since then, all over the country, I’ve seen cars with an Exhausts UK sticker sitting proudly More >

PANIC AT THE PUMPS…

Viper PRO RANGE fuel tanks are extremely well-built, with a 3mm thick aluminium wall, which has been robotically welded for perfect welds, with an attractive satin finish.

Two standard sizes are available – five and ten gallon – with a sump system to allow you to use the very last drop of your precious fuel and prevent the pick-up sucking air when the fuel sloshes around.

Tanks are supplied complete with fuel sender unit pre-mounted and are filled with a yellow anti-explosion foam, an anodised aircraft-style pull and twist fuel filler cap, and mounting brackets.

Five-gallon tank – 300x254x260mm – £289 inc VAT

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EVACUATED?

One of these indispensable tools that makes these awkward jobs so easy, the new Laser dispensing and evacuating pump (part no: 5390) has the added advantage of being able to dispense or evacuate measured amounts, with metric measurements clearly marked on the tube.

It can be used for removing coolant from the cooling system before topping up with antifreeze, or for dispensing gearbox or differential oil.

It is particularly useful with automatic gearboxes when the fluid has to be measured at running temperature, and may need to be added or removed to reach the correct level.

Good value and available now at a More >

BE AN EXPERT. WE NEED ALL THE EXPERTS WE CAN GET…

Britool Expert has added a 124-piece tool set to its competitively-priced, mid-level range.

Ideal for the mechanic or engineer planning to build up a tool kit from scratch, the E034806B set contains all the items required for day-to-day use, eliminating the need to source tools individually while saving money.

The set includes ¼in and ½in socket sets, combination spanners ranging from 8mm to 19mm, six screwdrivers, one set of hex keys, one set of torx keys, three sets of pliers and a 49-piece bit and accessory set, along with a number of extensions and universal joints. Also provided is a strong, compact More >

IT’S A WRENCH, MAC!

Mac Tools has introduced two new additions to its impact wrench range: the 3/8in drive AWP038, and AWP050C, a compact version of its ½in impact wrench nicknamed ‘The Daddy’.

The AWP038 packs a mighty punch for its size, producing 525lb/ft (712 Nm) of torque, dwarfing its nearest competitors by a considerable margin. Vibration levels are also well below those of its rivals. The AWP038 was developed by the brand’s global product team to include the market-leading features of the larger AWP050 ½in impact wrench. It boasts the same feather throttle and over-moulded grip for maximum operator control, as well as one-hand More >