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‘FUNNEL’ VISION

New from Laser Tools, this rectangular oil funnel kit (part number 8028) features a screw-on spout for snug fitting as well as a tube adaptor for filling straight into the dipstick tube or hard-to-reach areas.

Sized to take standard one-litre oil bottles, this compact funnel has dimensions of 142mm x 70mm and 78mm deep. The side handle makes it easy to hold the funnel steady as the oil is poured.

Suitable for a wide variety of applications on cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles, etc. The tube adaptor is particularly useful for gearbox oil or automatic transmission fluid top-ups on older vehicles.

Available now More >

CAP SLEEVES?

In response to requests from customers, DEI’s popular Titanium Knitted Sleeves are now available in a smaller size to fit 3in to 3½in OD exhaust and turbo pipes, up to 36in length.

The new size supplements the existing 12in and 24in lengths to fit 4in to 5in pipes.

The sleeves have a max temperature rating of 1800°F (982°C) and a continuous rating of 1382°F (750°C).

They can be cut to fit any application and are also available in special-order custom lengths.

The sleeves are designed to protect vulnerable components and prevent heat from transferring into the vehicle’s interior.

They are made from a thick basalt More >

PRESSING MATTERS

Machine Mart’s range of Clarke Hydraulic Presses are ideal for garage and engineering workshops and can be used for a variety of tasks including replacing/removing bearings, pressing ball joints, pulleys, pins, plates or straightening metal work. There are eight different models available, with pressing capacity ranging from just four tonnes up to an impressive 50 tonnes!

The best-selling Clarke CSA10BB 10 Tonne Hydraulic Bench Press is perfect for when you just need to tackle smaller pressing jobs such as repairing small motors or removing and installing gears or bearings.

The press is simple to use and very effective, requiring minimum effort from More >

KEEPING TIME

Mini Spares now has stocks of original magnolia face analogue clocks as fitted by Rover to Minis with wooden or metal dashes from 1990-1999.

These early clocks were manufactured by Caerbont until 1999 (when the clock manufacturer was switched to VDO, who produced a different full numerical figured clockface).

Order Magnolia Face Analogue Clock with fittings as part number YFB100370 at £107.75 inc VAT.

For more details contact Mini Spares on 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

GAUGE REACTION

Here’s one primarily for our North American readers.

Your engine’s air/fuel ratio is critical to improved performance, especially if it’s a turbo or supercharged engine. The best way to keep an eye on your air/fuel ratio is by measuring oxygen levels in your exhaust system with an Innovate Motorsports Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge.  

The gauges feature DirectDigital™ signal processing and Advanced Sensor Control that samples oxygen sensor data faster and more frequently so you get a real-time picture of the air/fuel ratio at any point in the engine’s powerband.

They also have a serial in/out for use with Innovate’s Modular Tuning System (MTS)-enabled devices More >

NICE FLARES

In the event of an accident, being seen on a busy road is of paramount importance, and therefore lighting specialist OSRAM has launched the OSRAM LEDguardian®TRUCK FLARE Signal.

The LED warning light is visible from a great distance and can warn drivers about a dangerous situation on the road by actively flashing, compared to the simple reflection such as that of a warning triangle.

The TRUCK FLARE can be used as a warning light, as it has an amber flashing light function and an uninterrupted operating time of at least fifteen hours. It also has a bright white torch light function, allowing More >

THE SERAPH AND BONITO STORY 

FIBERFAB AVENGER II SPAWNED THE BONITO AND THE SERAPH

If you want your new car to ‘fly out the door’ in big numbers by all means build it in a Lancaster Bomber factory – but using the help of a six-winged angel seems a step too far.

Dutch registered Bonito

Fiberfab of California was once arguably the biggest kitcar company in the world, alongside fellow American operation Classic Motor Carriages – the two would later join forces, but that’s another story – and had a convoluted not to mention dramatic history, since being founded in 1964 by Warren Harding, ‘Bud’ Goodwin and John More >

THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE KITCAR OWNER’S GARAGE

A British inventor has developed a highly effective alarm to prevent theft from garages. The Defender Shock Contact Alarm is the first of its type to be awarded Gold by the Master Locksmith Association and meets UK Police recognised standards.

This powerful, dual function alarm is wire-free, has zero subscription fees and has both a contact sensor and a vibration sensor to protect against forced entry or sneak-in theft. The siren is triggered by the vibration sensor if the door is being forced, and by the contact sensor if the door is opened by someone who does not possess the entry code.

The More >

NICE REFRESH

The royal-warranted car care experts at Autoglym are delighted to release QuikRefresh, a time-saving new product that is specifically designed to rapidly restore that perfect ‘just washed’ finish with minimal effort.

It can be frustrating to see how quickly the pristine surface finish you worked hard to achieve is tarnished by environmental and road traffic fallout. Autoglym also recognises that busy modern life means it is not always possible to adjust a schedule to conduct a full interim clean. The solution to these issues is Autoglym QuikRefresh, the perfect product to keep your vehicle looking pristine by bridging the gap between More >

THE END OF THE THROTTLE!

Webcon has announced the introduction of a throttle shaft end service kit for the early production of Weber DCOE carburettors.

Part number FK0004 is supplied with the correct leather washers, cups, springs, tabs, nuts and is essential for anyone refurbishing these early carbs. Each kit contains sufficient parts to service one carburettor.

FK0004 is priced at £19.38 inc VAT. Available NOW from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk.