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CUTTING A DASH

This nifty new heavy duty hose cutter from Laser Tools (part number 6135) may be small in size but it’s big on performance. Its compact dimensions means that it’s great for working in restricted areas and its heat-treated stainless steel blade gives sharp, 90º cuts on hoses from 3mm to 13mm (1/8in to ½in).

The soft grip handles are comfortable to work with and you’ll be able to get right down into the engine bay and make high quality cuts every time.

Available now from your Laser Tools stockist, and terrific value at a typical price of £7.15 inc VAT.

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COOL CABS

New from Machine Mart are these professional quality, heavy duty tool chests and cabinets provide a host of features making them ideal to store your range of hand and power tools.

As pictured with the CBB209B chest and CBB217B cabinet (sold separately) features include great looking 5in chrome spoked wheels, an extra-large side handle for easy movement and aluminium pull handles.

Each drawer is supplied with a protective anti-slip liner and feature ball bearing drawer runners for super smooth sliding action. Each cabinet is designed with a foot brake and a special push-lock feature preventing drawers from opening accidentally or when the More >

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MINI SPARES WILL KEEP YOU COOL

Before trying different radiators and running the risk of over-cooling your engine, you should fit an electric cooling fan to ensure that both engine oil and water are maintained at the correct temperatures.

The KLM1418 electric cooling fan from MIni Spares will only operate as required thus saving on power and ensuring the engine temperature is maintained at the optimum level.

The fan will also remove the parasitic power loss that accompanies an engine driven cooling fan thus releasing more engine power, allowing a quicker warm up period, reducing engine wear and improving fuel economy and passenger comfort.

The KLM1418 retails at £68.48 More >

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STOPPER PAINT!

Brake calipers come in for more than their fair share of abuse, having to cope with high temperatures and damaging brake dust, which is why they tend to show their age quicker than most other automotive parts.

There have been brake caliper paints on the market for renovating or protecting calipers for some time but for best results something tougher than standard paint is required – but that comes with its own problems.

Stove enamel needs to be heated in an oven (not your cooker, for gawd sake! – Ed!) to cure and two-pack paint is too toxic to use at home. More >

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IT’S ONE OF THOSE ‘WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE’ PRODUCTS

Have you ever found one of those products that once you use it for five minutes, you wonder how you ever managed without it? Here’s just such a product – introducing the 3-in-1 folding mechanic’s mat from B-G Racing.

The B-G Racing Mechanics 3-in-1 Folding Work Mat allows users to sit, kneel or lie comfortably when working on the vehicle. It’s stable and comfortable and is perfect for working in the garage. It is also ideal for the professional mechanic on those roadside breakdowns when you never know what you might be lying in.

The mat features a six-fold collapsible double thickness More >

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OFF TO WORK WITH OMP

The Italian brand OMP has become a legend in rallying and motorsport over the years for its perfomance equipment and race wear. Now the company has turned its attention to workshop and pit equipment, tools and work-wear and has appointed Eurax Ltd as its UK distributor.

Under the new brand of ‘OMP Meccanica’ the range includes a great selection of practical equipment from simple work gloves to electronic chargers and digital measuring equipment, all packaged-up in the distinctive black and yellow ‘OMP Meccanica’ livery.

The products are already in stock at Eurax and will soon be available through an extensive network of UK dealers. More >

Caterham Seven kits now available on finance

BUY A CATERHAM SEVEN KIT ON CHUCKIE!

Caterham Seven kits now available on finance

Caterham Cars has launched a new, approved finance scheme, which, for the first time ever offers customers the chance to fund a Seven in self-assembly form. Potentially a very important move.

Previously only available for new fully built and pre-owned Sevens, the new Caterham finance scheme provides an accessible ownership proposition for fans of the Seven wishing to build a car themselves.

Extending the service to customers who purchase a Seven in component form means they will benefit from the same convenient finance facility as buyers of new factory built and pre-owned vehicles from Caterham’s approved More >

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BMW Z3-BASED ‘2FIFTY CAL’ FROM DNA AUTOMOTIVE

Latest model from DNA Automotive is sure to cause a bit of excitement. The West Midlands manufacturer is known for the fine quality of their body conversions that includes the West Coast V8 and 5Cudo.

It’s called the 2fifty Cal and is the latest kit package to be based on BMW Z3, which makes sound sense – it’ll make its debut at the National Kit Car Motor Show at Stoneleigh in May.

Basic kit prices have been announced – Stage 1 includes GRP pieces, all bracketry and chrome door handles comes in at £7140 inc VAT, with other stage packages due to More >

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DISCOUNT FROM EUROPA SPARES – MUST BE CHRISTMAS!

Black Friday might be over (thank goodness – Ed) but Europa Spares’ ‘British Racing Green Event’ is still on! This means that you’ll get a very generous 10 per cent discount off all products from Europa Spares for the duration of the event.

As we really get into the festive season they have some great gift ideas for the kit and classic car enthusiast, from classic speedo wall clocks to books and manuals from key fobs to classic car clothing, you will find loads of ideas on their website. Don’t forget everything has a 10 per cent discount!

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BUMPSTICKS FROM KENT

Just when you thought that virtually every modification to the Ford Cosworth BDA race engine possible had been done, Kent Cams has come up with not one, but two new profiles.

Coming up with an improved modification for this well-tried engine wasn’t easy and it involved some engineering trickery as well as radical thinking. Most performance camshafts involve increasing the lift by making the lobes bigger, but there comes a point when the lobes would be too big to go through the bearing housings and the camshaft would not be able to be installed.

Kent has taken a new approach to the More >