BETTER CAR LIGHTING FROM ER, BETTER CAR LIGHTING!

Many older kitcars and replicas have excellent performance, but their lighting is woefully inadequate for modern traffic conditions. That ingenious chap, Gil Keane, of Better Car Lighting, has spent two years developing these powerful, efficient and MOT-friendly LED upgrades.

By using an off-the-shelf ‘chassis’ but developing their own electronics and control systems while using special LEDs developed for headlamp use, they can now offer quick-fitting LED upgrade bulbs, which have a warm white light to look OE, but which are as powerful as any brand-new car headlight. The light output is classic white, not blue.

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LOW CLEARANCE SOCKETS FROM LASER

These new socket sets from Laser Tools are ideal when space is restricted and there is just not enough room to get a socket over the fastener. They both feature super-short sockets combined with the Laser Tools Go’thru design that lets you reach fixings that even conventional deep sockets cannot reach.

The ½in drive low-profile dual-drive socket set (part number 7103) features nineteen ultra-low-profile sockets that are hex-driven and fit in the low-profile 72-teeth ratchet. For example, a standard 17mm socket fitted to a standard-sized ratchet will typically measure a depth of around 60mm; in this set, the depth of the 17mm socket More >

MERLIN’S GOODRIDGE ROOM

Merlin Motorsport has a dedicated GOODRIDGE G-TECH WORKSHOP with all the know-how, proper machinery and equipment to make bespoke brake, clutch, oil and fuel lines, air jacks and vacuum lines very quickly.

They also have a vast range of Goodridge unions and all the right hoses, so if you’ve got a project and need help, give them a shout.

They also stock stainless steel braided fuel hose, sold in ¼in, 5/16in, 3/8in and ½in internal diameters. The hose is from German manufacturer Cohline – rated to DIN 73379 Type B, suitable for petrol and diesel including E10 rated fuel with up to 50 per cent Benol.

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LIGHT-UP YOUR KITCAR WITH MOUNTNEY’S CLASSIC MINI HEADLIGHTS

Brighten up your life as autumn and winter beckons with these seven-inch sealed unit headlamps from Mountney Classic.  Don’t let the dark nights and bleak mornings get the better of you, lighten up with these 12v Halogen headlamps that promise to pierce the darkness and make every journey easier on your eyes. Being a well-used unit, these will also fit many other cars.

Available in both left and right-hand specific beam patterns, these effective headlamps will see you right into the night, ensuring that safety is of paramount concern as road conditions become that little bit more challenging.  Tricky road conditions aside, MOT testers More >

MINI COMPRESSORS FROM SEALEY

Sealey has increased their range of 12-V mini air compressors. The latest addition is the twin cylinder design MAC03, which delivers 45ltr/min and features a work light.

Typical inflation time from 0 – 30psi is 95-seconds and is suitable for tyres on cars, vans and 4x4s. The unit incorporates integral storage for the air output hose and conveniently features a work light for use in low light areas.

The pressure gauge reads up to 6 bar/80 psi. This model is supplied with three-metres of power-cord with a plug for use in the vehicle accessory socket, 650mm high-pressure hose with a screw-on connector More >

NO, NOT THE SERPENTINE IN HYDE PARK!

The thought of getting down on our hands and knees to precisely measure out brackets and spacers for a serpentine drive conversion doesn’t always get our motor running. However, if you want to upgrade your vehicle with fancy stuff like air conditioning and power steering, there’s a good chance an old V-belt drive just won’t cut it and replacing stock serpentine parts can be a challenge. That’s why you’ll love the convenience of the S-Drive Serpentine Drive Systems from Eddie Motorsports.

Each S-Drive system features CNC-machined aluminium pulleys and brackets; stainless steel fasteners; Edelbrock, Tuff Stuff, or Ford Racing water pumps; More >

IT’S A REVOLUTION IN ENTERTAINMENT IN-CAR

 

Revolution in the world of in-car entertainment is rare these days, but as consumer trends change and Smartphones become a more integral part of our everyday lives, so too does the need for a head unit that suits shifting fashions. Pioneer’s latest single DIN unit not only moves the game on but is perfect for classic and retro cars, as well as a plethora of modern machinery.

The Pioneer SPH-10BT is a Smartphone receiver that prioritises active lifestyles and phone functionality while keeping drivers safe. Hands-free calls, app control via the buttons and even voice control make it the perfect solution for More >

OPEN DAY AT SLIM’S DETAILING

loved this limited edition VW Beetle in Bottle Green Metallic at Slim’s last Saturday

Chemical Guys and Auto Finesse are just two of the brands stocked by Slim’s Detailing

A bit of machine polishing instruction

I popped over to sunny Enfield last Saturday morning to Slim Detailing store, not only to pick up a few essential supplies of a car detailing nature but also to take in their open day, which was quite an important one for the company’s bosses, Andrew and Stuart Moring, as it would have marked the 101stbirthday of their grandad, Slim Moring.

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QUICK RELEASE TOOL FOR DZUS

Dzus Fasteners have been used in aviation since they were invented by William Dzus in the early 1930s; their use progressed into motorsport in the post-war years when they were first utilised on Joe Garson’s Kurtis-Kraft midget racer, ‘Bullet’.

Today they are recognised as the standard form of quick-release, vibration-proof fastening for metal panels.

Aeroflow now has a multi-function Dzus Fastener Tool that features a dual-head that is compatible with both sizes of Dzus fasteners as well as curved blades that match the form of the fasteners themselves.

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GET CONNECTED

In addition to their existing range of automotive cable, Connect Workshop Consumables has recently introduced a new range of mini reels of high-quality cable in a variety of colours and capacities from 5-amp up to 27-amp.

Three varieties of speaker cable are also included in the mini reel range. These are general purpose low voltage cables manufactured to BS 6862, suitable for use in automotive and marine applications in temperatures up to 70°C. The PVC insulation is resistant to petrol, diesel and lubricating oils and the cable is supplied on a convenient plastic mini reel.

The 9/0.30 (nine strands of 0.30mm diameter More >