WOOLIES – NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS!

Among the many hundreds of products in the Woolies catalogue are several that would make great Christmas presents for someone in your life, such as these cool driving goggles in black with all-leather surrounds with chrome-plated frames.

Ideally-suited to classic or period type vehicles they feature laminated, angled lenses produced in high impact-resisting material with an adjustable nose-bridge, detachable strap and comfortable padded surround.

They are not suitable for use with spectacles.

A snip at just £75 per pair (part number 279) more information is available at the other end of 01778 347 347 or via www.woolies-trim.co.uk where you’ll find details on all the More >

SOLE SURVIVOR

The ingenious Survivor Socket from Laser Tools (part number 6693) is the one socket that fits fasteners of almost any shape, square, hex, metric, imperial, spline, star, hooks and even wingnuts!

The 43 steel spring pins within the Survivor Socket instantly conform and lock onto any shape nut bolt or fastener, within the sizes specified: metric 9-21mm and Imperial 11/32in – 13/16in.

As the fastener is turned, the torque is transmitted through the steel pins to the walls of the socket, which is manufactured from chrome vanadium; this makes the Survivor Socket an ideal choice for heavy-duty personal or professional use.

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AP RACING LAUNCH NEW RANGE OF MASTER CYLINDERS

 

AP Racing, the leading manufacturer of performance braking and clutch systems for road and race use, is introducing of new range of centre valve high-efficiency master cylinders.

The new cylinder types of CP6467, CP7198 and CP9093 feature a centre valve configuration that helps improve overall cylinder performance as well as seal durability with ABS.  The centre valve replaces conventional ‘cut off’ ports that can cause ‘seal heel nibble’ when used with some ABS systems.

In normal braking operations, seals travel past the cut-off port before high pressure has built up in the system. Seal heel nibble can occur during braking when, in More >

SERIOUS GRIP

Slick tyres are the ultimate, the last word in performance driving and grip, able to transform the handling capabilities of any car that they’re fitted to. Clearly unsuitable for use on the public road or in anything other than bone dry conditions, there’s nevertheless a large and growing market for specialist slick tyres, primarily amongst those that regularly attend track days or partake in club-level motorsport. This explains why Toyo, one of the most respected performance tyre makers around, has developed the Proxes RS1, a full slick competition tyre available in a variety of popular sizes.

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I’VE ONLY GOT ONE UNIVERSAL SOCKET IN MY CAR…HELP IS AT HAND

With UK households owning an average of 7.4 internet devices, and the average person carrying 2.9 on them at all times, we’ve never been more connected than we are today.  But with all these gadgets comes the challenge of keeping things charged and making sure they are ready when we need them most.

Imagine the annual family road trip. Dad’s in the driver’s seat trying to follow the satnav, mum’s in the passenger seat talking on her phone, the kids are in the back alternating between texting friends and playing the latest games on their tablets. What a great picture, everyone More >

LISTEN UP…REVISED ‘KITCAR’ ACTION DAY AT CASTLE COMBE WITH CKC

Castle Combe circuit has announced the dates for next year’s Action Days, including a new for 2017 event, the ‘Summer Action Festival’. Firm fan favourites, ‘Spring’ and ‘Forge’ Action Days also return, as does the season-ending Mini Action Day, one of the most popular events in the jam-packed Mini show calendar.

The ‘Spring Action Day’ has long been the de facto ‘opening game’ of the season as far as the UK car community is concerned, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the popular show returns for Saturday April 8, bigger and better than ever. Expect on and More >

I LIKE TACHOS…I LIKE BURRITOS, TOO FOR THAT MATTER. A CHIMICHANGA IS NICE TOO!

This new portable optical hand-held tachometer from Laser Tools (part number 6610) is used for non-contact measurement of rotational speeds. It uses include maintenance and adjustment of various machines, conveyor belts, motors and belt drives, etc. It utilises photo-electric, anti-jamming and junction laser technology to provide non-contact measurements over a wide range (2.5 – 99,999 RPM) and at great accuracy (± 0.05% + 1 digit).

A reflective mark is placed on the object to be measured (white reflective tape is provided for this purpose) and this is used as a target for the instrument’s integral laser light beam. The detecting distance More >

GUARDIAN FOR YOUR BATTERY

Mini Spares is now stocking the Battery-Guard Bluetooth battery charge monitoring system.

Battery-Guard is compatible with all smart-phones running IOS, Android or Windows 10 operating systems.

Connect Battery-Guard to the battery and download the app from the App Store, Google Play Store or from the Windows Store under ‘Battery-Guard’.

When the Battery-Guard transmitter appears in the list display you can check your vehicle’s battery voltage on your smart phone or tablet whenever it is within Bluetooth range.

The product is available from Mini Spares at just £29.95 inc VAT with more details from 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

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SILICON FOR SCOOBY

The latest kit from the silicone labs at Forge Motorsport is yet another quality part for the perennially tuneable Subaru WRX/STI GR engine. As history tells us, this will always be one of the scene’s most fettled cars, so anything that can help to keep a lid on coolant temperatures is a good idea. This impressive and all-new seven-piece coolant kit created by the Gloucestershire firm has been designed to cope with the latest OAT coolant formulations used in modern engines.

Subaru is one of many manufacturers that has been quick to adopt the latest OAT (or Organic Acid Technology) coolants. More >

SERVICE!

Did you know that Merlin Motorsport can service and refill the Lifeline Red Zero 2000 (and SPA) AFFF systems at their workshop at Castle Combe Racing Circuit in Wltshire?

As yet they don’t service Zero 360 or Zero Zero – but they hope to be able to offer this service soon.

Bear in mind that your fire extinguisher needs servicing every two-years with label on the bottle showing the date of its last service.

Go to – LIFELINE SERVICING & REFILLS or call them on 01249 782 101 ENDS.