THAT’S HANDY!

Drifting and Rallying requires extensive use of the handbrake, which can result in weaknesses in standard cable type handbrakes.

A hydraulic handbrake system prevents this. The hydraulic system connects into the brake-line that runs to the rear calipers and requires a lot less force to completely lock both rear wheels when needed.

A hydraulic handbrake is used by drivers to lock-up or break loose the rear wheels when they want to drift the car sideways or spin on the spot. Rally drivers regularly need to spin 180-degrees ‘on the spot’ when they overshoot an intersection or have to turn very hard left More >

YOU GOTTA MAKE AN IMPACT

Underneath the car, you need to get the job done quickly, but typically the fasteners are likely to be corroded, so you naturally reach for your trusty impact gun. However, what if access is limited and you can’t get a socket near the fastener?

You could put a spanner onto to it, but we want to undo the fastener quickly! We could do with the power of the impact gun. Laser Tools to the rescue! The new half-inch drive swivel impact adaptor (part number 7536) is designed for an impact gun.

The compact design and multi-angle swivel action allows access from a More >

SLIM’S EXPANDS!

Mayor Andy Street tries a spot of snow foam

Morelli Group, the company behind Slim’s Detailing, has invested in a new training academy in Coventry – to teach professionals and enthusiasts the perfect way to clean their cars!

The company has chosen its Coventry branch, off Stoney Stanton Road, to be its training hub where it will run a series of courses on ‘detailing’ through its sister brand, Slim’s. The site will also be the home of the second Slim’s Detailing shop, the other being in Enfield and will despatch the products for the online business to customers globally.

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‘V’ GOOD BANDS FROM MISHIMOTO RIGHT UP YOUR STREET

New from modifiers, par excellence, Mishimoto, are these new V-Band hose clamps, which are available in stainless steel (304-grade) and aluminium. And available for a multitude of applications. In all Mishimoto offer eight different types of clamp, so whether it’s for connecting hoses or fitting an exhaust they can fix you up.

Aluminium V-Bands are available in sizes – 2½in, 3in, 3½ and 4in with prices from £34.19 inc VAT.

Stainless steel V-Bands are available in 1½in, 1¾in, 2in, 2½in, 3in and 3½in with prices from £20.76.

To find out more visit www.mishimoto.co.uk or call 01384 897 476 ENDS.

SAUSAGE SANDWICH? DON’T BE SAUCY!

One of the coolest of the small car care brands and one that does things in a very unique and humorous way is HB Sauce. They are deadly serious about the waxes and elixirs that they blend for our delight and pleasure, though.

One of their range that I’ve been using with great success recently is Raspberry Sauce Gloss Enhancing Quick Detailer and in addition to the smell (don’t put ice cream near it for goodness sake. It might smell like a topping sauce but you really mustn’t do that) it works brilliantly.

Typifying the oft used; seldom achieved ‘easy-on-easy-off’ claim this More >

PEDAL POWER

This new light weight brake pedal box from Burton Power has been designed and manufactured by OBP to offer the driver the highest level of efficiency in this critical area.

The angled cradle provides easy fitment to the floorpan, while the ergonomic fabricated pedals, together with low-friction and high-quality oil impregnated spherical bearings set new standards in pedal box design.

This is the only floor-mounted 5.05:1 to 5.45:1 pedal ratio pedal box on the market that is designed specifically for this type of application.

Master cylinders are not included, allowing the customer to choose the most appropriate for the intended purpose.

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PRETTY COLOURS

 

Aeroflow Carburetor Fuel Pump Adjustable Regulators are an ideal replacement or upgrade for the traditional Holley style 2-port regulator and are available in two different port styles, (3/8″ NPT or -08 ORB) and in two adjustment ranges: 1 to 4 PSI or 4.5 to 9 PSI.

The Carburettor Fuel Pump Regulators are made from billet 6061-T6 aluminium and are available in a choice of blue, black and red anodised or polished finishes. They come complete with a chrome mounting bracket and mounting screws.

Price from £83.99 inc VAT andmore details are available from 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

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WORKSAFE WITH SEALEY!

 

Sealey has announced that they have purchased the established consumables and safety equipment brand ‘Worksafe’ after Safety & Electrical Products (SEP Ltd) fell into administration.

The Worksafe brand, which includes over 1000 products such as Drill Bits, Cutting Blades, Safety Helmets and more, is now available to purchase via Sealey distributors.

To locate your nearest stockist, visit www.sealey.co.uk/stockist-locator. A new Worksafe Catalogue is expected to be launched later this year ENDS.

 

ON THE SIDE

Kamasa Tools has just released a new range of pliers and side cutters that is suitable for a wide range of applications from automotive or electrical use through to home DIY.

These are sturdy tools and comfortable to use; manufactured from S45C carbon steel, their TPR (thermoplastic rubber) handles have a soft grip but remain resistant to tears and abrasions, with excellent weather and chemical resistance.

The range comprises: side cutters 150mm in length (part number 56122); long-nose pliers 200mm (part number 56123); combination pliers 175mm (part number 56124); larger combination pliers 200mm (part number 56125) and water pump pliers 250mm (part More >

NO FILLER HERE!

Here’s a very useful product for kitcar enthusiasts available now from the good guys at Car Builder Solutions.

A 1.85-litre glassfibre repair paste includes hardener, a soft PVC mixing lid and a plastic spreader.

This product has pre-mixed resin and chopped glass strands and is ideal for quick, easy fibreglass repairs.

The tin weighs in at 2.8kg and costs £50.40 each wearing part number #FIBREFIL185.

More information from www.carbuilder.com or 01580 891 309 ENDS.