TOYO GET SPORTY

The Toyo T1-Sport has been one of its maker’s most successful products, a tyre able to perform at the limit on the road, and in all seasons and conditions. This multi-faceted ability has made it a firm favourite, in the process earning it an enviable reputation.

Never one to rest on its collective laurels, Toyo has wasted no time in drawing up a replacement for the T1-Sport, the Proxes Sport, a tyre that builds on the company’s decades worth of experience to deliver superior wet and dry weather handling, stopping and comfort.

One of Toyo’s undoubted strengths is its ability to design More >

JEWEL-LIKE BATTERIES

Milltek Innovations has announced that it will be the exclusive UK distributor for the beautifully-made, German-built Liteblox motorsport batteries.

Having proven the worth of these super-light, ultra-tough motorsport batteries over two seasons in its own motorsport programme, Milltek has now brought the range over to the UK, unveiling it at the recent Autosport show.

Well-known in its native Germany, Liteblox has built up quite a reputation for its products amongst leading race teams and discerning top end tuners – and it’s not hard to see why. To begin with, the units offer a substantial weight saving over a traditional lead-acid battery – More >

SPEEDY WAX

Keeping our cars looking half respectable in the winter months can be a chore, especially if like me you hate dirty motors.

Waterless polish is a good solution that works for me, while Speed Wax from Muc Off is a good second-coat process during colder months, when really the last thing you want to be doing is freezing outside for hours on end detailing your car!

It’s worked well for me, so I recommend it without hesitation. It gives a high-gloss, almost wet-look shine that doesn’t need a load of buffing and fannying about.

Speed Wax actually has multiple uses, and can be used More >

LIFT OFF!

Solve all your workshop vehicle positioning problems with the new Hy-Jacks from Power-TEC (part number 92438). Hy-Jacks are ideal for moving vehicles in confined areas; once fitted, they let the vehicle roll easily in any direction. Two Hy-Jacks permit a full 180-degree vehicle pivot, four Hy-Jacks give full manoeuvrability.

Sold in pairs, they lift a vehicle in seconds. The Hy-Jack is positioned around the tyre, then a few pumps of the hydraulic foot pedal progressively lifts the vehicle tyre between the rollers until the tyre lifts smoothly and quickly off the ground. The rollers touch only the tyre; there is no More >

AB AND ARIES WORKING CLOSER TOGETHER

When a press release comes in with the heading ‘They say you can’t please all the people all the time, but we are going to give it a go.’ It always makes me sit up and take notice.

The fact it came from Andy Bates at AB Performance was doubly of note. I’ll let him explain…

“As a direct result of our association with Aries Motorsport, over the next year our companies will be expanding our range of cars to offer additional formats of our already familiar bike engines weapons.

“The Arion S2 bike-engined racecar and S2R road variant will be joined by More >

KEEP A LOW PROFILE WITH LONGSTONE TYRES

For some time, there has not been a period-type 185/70R14 tyre available, although this situation was rectified recently by Pirelli’s re-introduction of their ‘V’ rated Cinturato CN36.

In 1968 low profile tyres were making their mark on the car market, and Pirelli was one of the first, with their Cinturato CN36.

What makes the 185/70VR14 CN36 so special is that it is a low profile alternative for an MGB and swathes of Alfa Romeo cars that originally fitted 165R14. Some people want to fit a wider tyre and the 185/70VR14 CN36 is wider, but constructed with a carcass that was developed to More >

MERLIN’S CONJURES UP MORE MAGIC FOR 2017

New Merlin Motorsport catalogue is out now and new lines for 2017 include Rock Oils, Omex, BG Racing’s new steering wheel spacers and adaptors, the full-range of Tilton braking components, new additions to ITG’s Megaflow air filters, Alpinestars’ very affordable Delta race suit for the entry level competitor and a great deal more…

CLICK HERE for the MERLIN 2017 CATALOGUE ENDS.

CLEAN STOPPING POWER FROM LUCAS

A new Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner from Lucas Oil was officially launched at AutoSport International, recently.

Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner is delivered via a powerful spray pattern, which enhances overall performance. It’s the ideal brake maintenance accessory and will be made available for professional use via the distributor network.

It is ideal for workshops maintaining passenger cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.

Manufactured to professional strength, the product is designed for use on all ABS, disc and drum brakes. It removes brake fluid, grease, brake dust, and other contaminants from brake linings, pads, cylinders, springs and drums, while dealing with the noise associated with More >

NEW TREATS FOR YOUR ENGINE

A9 Lubricants might be a new name to the world of engine additives and treatments but the company has actually been around for over 25-years.

Run by Renan Biro (if that surname sounds familiar that’s because his grandfather invented the ‘biro’ pen) the product is a low-friction residual film that coast mechanical components within your engine and A9 say it remains permanently in-place thus helping to reduce wear and tear.

Priced around £28.25 more information on the company’s other products and where to buy via www.a9lubricants.co.uk ENDS.

WHY DO METER READERS ALWAYS CALL WHEN YOU’RE HAVING YOUR DINNER?

The Gunson 77038 is a fully featured but compact auto-range digital multimeter for measuring DC and AC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, duty cycle, diode and continuity. Measurements are displayed on the bright LCD screen and a useful LED spotlight is also included for working in dark areas.

The multimeter is powered by two 1.5V AAA batteries (included).

The DC voltage range is 400mV– 600V and AC voltage range is 4V– 600V; resistance range is 400Ω to 40MΩ; capacitance range 4nF – 100μF and frequency can be measured in the range 9.999Hz to 10MHz. Audible buzzer for continuity.

Over range protection is provided for More >