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New from Laser Tools is this automotive test, tune-up and brake bleed vacuum pump with adaptor kit (part number 8018). Ideal for a wide variety of automotive applications, such as tune-ups, diagnostics and testing, one-man brake and clutch bleeding and liquid siphoning.

Ideal for fault diagnosis on internal combustion engines: the hand-operated vacuum pump in combination with the accurate vacuum gauge enables the monitoring of actual manifold vacuum, an invaluable aid to troubleshooting engine faults.

Static testing: easily diagnose vacuum and pressure-related systems such as ignition system vacuum advance, mechanical fuel pumps, carburettor vacuum control systems, fuel injection pressure regulators, EGR valves, one-way valves, More >


For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology.

Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

In this respect, Castrol has created countless product lines from its state-of-the-art UK research facility. It has also been commissioned to develop many specific oils for individual vehicle manufacturers. The application list is truly mind-boggling. While most kit and More >


If you have some serious mileage planned in your Beetle post-pandemic, news of an increased capacity petrol tank from the good folk at Heritage Parts Centre will be music to your ears.

Manufactured by SSP and suitable for Beetle and Karmann Ghia models 61-67, these tanks boast an extra 20 litres (or 4.5 gallons) of fuel storage. This could extend the distance between fuel stops by around 100 miles depending on driving style.

Give Heritage a shout on 01273 444 000 or jump onto their website at with £161.95 in your pocket and search 113-201-075/AB/A.

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This is a handy product for kitcar enthusiasts who regularly work with their hands, often outdoors in cold weather.

Derma Shield protects and repairs damaged skin. It is a liquid hand protector made in the UK and complying with ISO 13485. The light mousse forms a breathable waterproof layer over your skin offering protection for up to five hours even when the hands are repeatedly washed.

A variety of sizes are available including 50ml, 150ml and 500ml with prices from £7.55. More from ENDS.



Royal Warranted car-care expert Autoglym has launched the perfect fleet-friendly sanitising solution in the form of its individually packaged Sanitiser Cleaning Wipes, which will deliver peace of mind to drivers and operators of multi-user vehicles, as well as motorists who have to regularly use different vehicles.

The individually packaged wipes, available in boxes of 400, are ideal for operators such as hire car fleets or demo fleets, where cars are driven frequently by different users, as well as being used as handy pocket-sized PPE by drivers who have to use different vehicles frequently, such as delivery drivers and motor trade employees

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Excited about this one. It’s the MST Mk1 – and Mk2 – Escort replica from Motorsport Tools and we have brought you development information on this in the past on – just search ‘motorsport tools’ in our onsite search engine.

Developed in association with Great British Sports Cars, the Gwynedd-based rally specialists have been catering for Escort enthusiasts for many years and amongst their parts inventory has lurked replacement panels for the Mk1 and Mk2 plus a veritable Smörgåsbord of other specific parts.

The good news is that the MST models will be available in road-spec so you will be able More >


Although the majority of Chevy V8 announcements in recent years have centred around the LS and new LT series of engines, GM has just announced a new 350ci V8 crate package, which will sit just below LS and LT in its performance range.

The new 350 is based on the tried and tested L33 block and produces 265bhp and in Chevy’s iron-block line-up it sits below the 350/290, 350/350HO and ZZ6 350 packages. Parts World Performance sell a 290 crate for £2400 inc VAT in the UK, so expect it to be around that figure, although take a look at ENDS.

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Industry stalwart, Tornado Sports Cars, makers of the TS40 replica (now in its fortieth year) has unveiled a newly revised version of their Gurney Weslake replica valve covers for engines equipped with Ford 302ci valve covers.

Tornado boss Andrew Sheldon has revised the look of the fins for more visual accuracy and will now be supplied to the customer in a blasted aluminium finish. Priced at a very reasonable £300 inc VAT per pair.

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Ring Automotive has introduced Ring Connect app the new, ‘smart’ way for motorists to take control of their own vehicle safety and efficiency, putting an expert in their back pocket.

After conducting extensive global research over the course of a year with ten focus groups and more than 4000 hours of development, Ring Automotive recognised a significant shift in consumer behaviour, resulting in demand for instant access to useful and informative car maintenance advice.

The new app puts motorists firmly in the driving seat, as it instantly connects to a range of compatible Ring products and provides car maintenance updates and reminders, making it More >


The NEW Clarke CIR18LIC is a powerful and stylish 18V compact ½” impact wrench with a comfortable handle, ideal for any tool-box.

The CIR18LIC features a brushless motor for increased long-term efficiency, three forward/reverse gears and a trio of LED worklights allowing high visibility when working.

Included with this model are two x 2.0Ah Samsung lithium-ion power packs, quick charger, belt clip and moulded carry case and is priced at £137.99 Inc. VAT. More from ENDS.

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