ARE YOU DOING THE RELAY?

Testing automotive relays can literally be a bit hit and miss, good connections and continuity do not always mean a serviceable component. This new diagnostic relay tester from Laser Tools (part no: 5562) quickly and accurately tests electro-mechanical relays on most modern cars.

Four and five-pin relays can be tested – sockets are included for the three most common relay types. The suspect relay is plugged in to the tester – the 12 colt power source from the vehicle cycles the relay ten times applying a signal to the relay coil while checking function of the internal contacts. The internal contacts More >

COOL TOY BOX

The MB197UC utility cart is a flexible, mobile tool storage station with a built-in stainless steel work surface, ideal for the busy workshop.

With dimensions measuring 915 x 1065 x 560 mm (36 x 18 x 39″) and featuring three full extension, recessed hemmed drawers with liners, aluminium pulls and a 100 per cent stainless steel work surface that slides open to reveal additional storage, this unit can easily accommodate all manner of tools. Storage space caters for tools up to 36” (914 mm) in length, such as pry bars, screwdrivers and extensions. The thoughtfully conceived design includes the handy addition More >

VITAL SIGNS

New manufacturer, Elite Motorsport Engineering, is busy preparing their new Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar, the Pulse, for launch in May.

There isn't an image of the forthcoming new Elite Pulse, so here's a shot of their existing Kawasaki ZX-10 Ninja-powered Delta model, to be going on with...

The intention was to unveil the car at Stoneleigh for the National Kit Car Motor Show, but this clashes with a 750 Motor Club meeting at Brands Hatch, and as the company plan to aim the Pulse at motorsport and trackday markets, at least initially, this is the preferred option for them.

The car has been developed More >

LASER TESTING

Testing automotive relays can literally be a bit hit and miss, good connections and continuity do not always mean a serviceable component. This new diagnostic relay tester from Laser Tools (part no: 5562) quickly and accurately tests electro-mechanical relays on most modern cars.

Four and five-pin relays can be tested – sockets are included for the three most common relay types. The suspect relay is plugged in to the tester – the 12 colt power source from the vehicle cycles the relay ten times applying a signal to the relay coil while checking function of the internal contacts. The internal contacts More >

AUSTIN POWERS?

The 51st National Rally of pre-war Austin 7 motor cars, organised by the 750 Motor Club, takes place in the wonderful setting of Lord Montagu’s Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire on Sunday July 7.

The Austin 7 was the first truly mass-produced British car and it changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary people by giving them the opportunity to buy an affordable motor car for the first time. Between 1922 and 1939 some 290,000 were built and about 8000 are thought to still be around.

Today, enthusiasm for owning an Austin 7 is as strong as ever and the rally More >

GETTING RAMPED UP

Leading mid-priced tool brand, Britool Expert, launches a range of ratcheting wrenches – each one capable of handling four different-sized fasteners.

Ratcheting wrenches are in common use today, and with good reason. These handy tools facilitate speedy turning of fasteners in the majority of situations and are particularly useful when working in tight spaces.

Britool Expert, however, believes there is always room for improvement. With this in mind, the brand has developed a new range which aims to help mechanics and technicians in two ways. Firstly, by saving time spent on the job, and secondly by reducing the number of tools needed More >

STAY DRY

After a wash-out in 201, the annual Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show roars back into the grounds of Woburn Abbey on Sunday and Monday May 5 & 6.

In contrast to the noise of engines and rasp of exhausts, the silent, mysterious, and ever-popular ‘Stig’ (a distant cousin of the famous ‘Top Gear’ Stig) will be lining up for photographs. Some say he been living all year with the deer on the Woburn Estate and sleeps at night hanging upside down in an old oak tree. All we know is that he will be there to raise money for ‘Hearing Dogs for More >

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CRACKING NEW ONE FROM THE ENCHANTED WOOD

Superb Vectis is the latest model from Sylva Autokits and makes innovative use of the humble MGF as donor vehicle

Latest model from the gifted and creative mind of Jeremy Phillips of Sylva Autokits is the Vectis, a car that he (as normal) overly modestly describes as a development of the existing J15 although, of course it is so much more than that.

After a dalliance with numerical nomenclature for his new Sylvas, the new one (it would be J17 if that system were still followed, incidentally) Jeremy has returned to names and the Vectis, the name given by Pliny the Elder More >

SNUG AND DRY

Is your garage full of discarded household items? Or perhaps you have no garage at all, meaning your prized kit or classic car has to fight the elements outside.

For anyone who has to park their car outside, a cover is one solution, but for some it may not be ideal. In which case, Hamilton Classic’s latest product, the AutoPod, is the answer. The MkII version is improved and stronger than the original with new features, fabrics and design.

AutoPod is a fully-enclosed outdoor shelter made of a lightweight fabric that is both weather and UV resistant. The new twin layers form More >