NO, A DUROMETER NOT A THERMOMETER

Viper Performance has just introduced a Shore A Durometer into its professional tool range. The Durometer is designed for testing the hardness of various rubber, polymers, elastomers, leather, wax and plastic products and can calculate a material’s resistance to permanent indentation.

Supplied in a box with instructions and a spare battery you can obtain yours, at £49 inc VAT, from www.viper-performance.co.uk or 0845 095 3423 ENDS.

A LOT MORE TORQUE

When selecting a torque wrench, determine what the average or most common torque setting will be when you use it. Then choose a torque wrench that will adequately cover your anticipated torque specifications by selecting one with an appropriate scale for your requirements. These new torque wrenches from Laser Tools are all ½in drive and available in three scale ranges:

Part number 5622 (25-135Nm, 18.5-100lb/ft), 5623 (50-225Nm, 40-166lb/ft) and 5624 (70-330Nm 52-244lb/ft).

The shaft of these professional quality torque wrenches is marked up in Newton metres (Nm), pound/foot (lb/ft), kilogram metre (kg-m) and pound/inch (lb-in) and each one comes with its own certificate of test More >

STONELEIGH 2013 – A VINTAGE YEAR

STONELEIGH 2013 – A VINTAGE YEAR

2CV SHOP – First time Stoneleigh exhibitor last weekend was 2CV Shop run by Darren Arthur.

As the name implies, the company specialises in all things Citroën 2CV and they came to the show with an example of the parts and components that they can supply plus one of their ABS plastic-bodied Mehari kit that is sure to appeal to lots of enthusiasts.

The pretty blue and white version on their stand was an example of the ultimate that can be done with all-new parts and upgrades known to man, while the yellow bodyshell gave an example More >

STONELEIGH 2013 – NEW LAUNCHES – ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

NEW MODEL ROUND-UP STONELEIGH 2013 – ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

Here’s a list of what we can expect to see launched at the National Kit Car Motor Show this weekend:

AB Performance – Big launch of the Sabre G2 from the Suffolk-based company run by bike engine maestro, Andy Bates now backed, of course, by businessman, Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame. Along with the car Andy will be displaying a chassis, wishbone kit aero section and other examples of his expertise. Should be a hive of activity that stand…

Backdraft Racing – Superb South African-made Cobra replica. The idea is More >

LUCAS JOIN THE DOTS!

Lubricants, workshop greases and engine additives manufacturer, Lucas Oil has added a new level of workshop expertise with the introduction of DOT 3 and DOT 4 synthetic brake fluid ranges.

Lucas Oil DOT 3 brake fluid is supplied in two separate sizes, including a 354ml and a 934ml size. The DOT 4 is supplied in a 934ml size.

DOT 3 and DOT 4 are blends of polyethylene glycol ethers and additives that meet or exceed the internationally recognised standard 116, set by the US DOT. Lucas Oil has introduced this synthetic brake fluid after testing under the toughest racing environments by some More >

SHINE A LIGHT

It is infuriating to lose or misplace your tools, but it can so easily be done in a workshop.

Inspection lamps are one tool that often seems to go missing. Many mechanics up and down the country have happily waved off a customer that has collected their car, to then suddenly realise they left the inspection lamp on the engine bay or under a wheel arch.

To help solve this problem Ring has given two of its bestselling inspection lamps a hi-vis makeover. The RIL2550 and RIL2900 now come in a fluorescent orange casing so that it can easily be spotted in More >

SO CUTTING

In addition to some new scissors, Facom has launched a super-sharp, lightweight pocket knife, suited to a wide range of cutting applications. Featuring a clever pivot design that allows the semi-serrated, high-quality, stainless-steel folded blade to be opened with one hand, the pocket knife has been designed with practical functionality in mind.

Durability is also crucial and 840.F is built to last. The ergonomically-shaped, anodised aluminium handle with red transparent polypropylene insert ensures longevity and adds style and comfort to the design, while a glass-breaking pommel built into the end of the handle, a belt clip and a nylon storage pouch More >

GREAT BRITISH SPORTSCARS SPREADING

Great British Sportscars held their latest trackday at Blyton Park last Saturday and as the images show, a good time was had by all.

There’s a lot going on at the Nottinghamshire manufacturer at the moment with a new GRP and paintshop, located in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, now on stream, producing Zero bodies using all-new moulds recently introduced and also offering a paint service to customers.

The company has also recently appointed an American dealer, with the first batch of five kits being shipped across the Atlantic this week, while closer to home a new southern dealer in Hook, Hampshire is also about More >

IT’S ANOTHER LOVELY TRIBUTE

Tribute Automotive, manufacturers of the MX-250 and A352 will be launching a new model at this year’s Stoneleigh show, in the shape of the MRS200 a replica of the legendary Ford RS200 based on Toyota MR2 Mk3.

Pricing and further details are being kept under chests at the minute but rest assured, we’ll have full details for you very soon.

More information from 07901 544 241 or www.tributeautomotive.com ENDS.

RAW POWER

News from Raw Striker Ltd this week regarding their exciting hydrogen-powered car in association with Forze, who have already tried out the technology on smaller vehicles before moving to their current model based on a Raw Striker chassis.

Forze uses RAW Striker chassis

Forze team manager, Michel Haak said: “With this car we can shock and revolutionise the race world. Since last summer we have been working on the new model and many, many hours of time have been invested in the final design, which is currently being built on a Raw Striker spaceframe chassis.

Forze's hydrogen cell power unit

“This summer we will More >