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NUTS!

Now have a look at this nifty new wheel nut socket from Laser Tools – one socket that actually fits four wheel-nut sizes! It’s a 1/2in drive, double-ended wheel-nut socket (part number 8458), that features a spring-loaded insert at each end that enables it to accommodate four different-sized wheel nuts in total: 17, 19, 21 and 22mm.

This innovative space-saving design cuts down on the number of tools needed to be carried and is ideal where storage space is limited.

Each end includes an internal sliding socket insert that moves out of the way when the larger size is required, provided two More >

LET THERE BE [SOLAR] LIGHT!

Thinking of going solar for your security lights?

The highly effective Defender Max II Solar Security Light is a simple-to-use, outdoor solar-powered floodlight with a motion sensor function, denying potential intruders the benefit of operating in the shadows. It produces an extremely bright 850-lumens of light from 80 super bright white LEDs. It requires zero mains power, has zero running costs and does not require installation by an electrician.

This exceptionally durable light is made with robust casting aluminium and is fully IP44 waterproof rated, ensuring it’s resilient and reliable through any weather.

The Defender Max II Solar Security Light includes a solar More >

MAGIC CARPET RIDE FOR BEETLE-BASED KITCARS

Whether you’re driving an air-cooled VW kitcar, a trike or a full-bodied classic sometimes the suspension needs an extra helping hand to keep the wheels and tyres turning freely, away from the arch enemy.

One way to add some extra stiffness, or subtly adjust the ride height is to install a decent coil over shock absorber, aiding the aged OE torsion bar set up in its job of supporting the vehicle’s weight.

These black and chrome ‘double eyelet’ coil-overs come from custom parts manufacturer SSP and are suitable for fitment on a number of air-cooled VW vehicles, including Beetle and Bus, depending More >

PAAA LAUNCHES ‘SMART’ CAMPAIGN FOR SAFE MODIFICATION AND RESPONSIBLE TUNING

The PAAA launches ‘SMART’ Campaign -for Safe Modification And Responsible Tuning

The Performance Automotive Aftermarket Association, the professional body and trade federation that represents the interests and values of the performance tuning industry unveiled its ‘SMART’ initiative at the Autosport International Show, 2023. The SMART campaign, which stands for Safe Modification and Responsible Tuning looks to set a quality standard for aftermarket components and their suppliers that can be easily recognised by consumers, legislators, insurers and law-enforcement alike.

In response to the changing market and pressures applied on the industry by motor manufacturers and government legislation, the SMART campaign has been introduced to provide More >

QUALITY FITTINGS

Redhorse Performance builds a lot of quality into its AN hose, fittings, and other performance plumbing components. The company does its design work in-house and CNC-machines every part to very tight tolerances. Redhorse is so sure its stuff is so good, it backs all fittings and adapters with a limited lifetime warranty.

Swivel-Seal AN Hose Ends Redhorse Performance swivel-seal AN hose ends have a double-swivel design for easy clocking and double Viton O-ring seals for leak-free performance with a wide range of fuel and fluids. The 6061 T6 aluminium hose ends are cut on CNC machine turning centres for superior thread strength and More >

THE STORY OF MIKE CANNON AND CANNON ENGINEERING

THE MIKE CANNON STORY – words by Steve Hole

Michael ‘Mike’ Richard Blackburn Cannon was a very interesting and talented chap. Born in Tasmania in 1928 to a farming family, he emigrated to England and settled into sheep farming at Oxen Hoath Farm in West Peckham (near Tonbridge), Kent. They farmed 2000 acres and lived in a fifty-room mansion.

When his father died in 1952, Cannon and his brother acquired the farm but were forced to sell 1980 acres of it, living on the remaining 20 acres, where Mike built his own bungalow called Crooked Chimneys.

His great uncle was Blackburn Cannon who More >

QUICK SHIFTING FROM QUAIFE AND BURTON POWER

Burton Power has once again teamed up with Quaife and the result is a new Quickshift Conversion for the Type E 4-speed Rocket Gearbox (also referred to as a ‘Type B’ gearbox in some workshop manuals).

The Quickshift will shorten the path between gears making for faster and more precise gear shifting.

The Quickshift is intended for competition use and is manufactured completely from steel for ultimate strength under race conditions. It can also be used on road cars, but noise can be transmitted through the lever at certain revs and this should be considered if road use is intended.

Order as part number More >

SERVICE!

Webcon has announced that it now offers a complete service kit for a pair of Weber 38/40/45 DCOE carburettors.

The kit contains gaskets, seals, ‘O’ rings and needle valves to overhaul a pair of DCOE carburettors and comes complete with a full part identification guide to ensure you correctly locate and service all of the numerous replaceable parts in your carburettors.

Product Code: 9300150502 Price is £81 inc VAT.

Available from 01932 787 100 or by visiting www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

IT’S NUTS!

Now have a look at this nifty new wheel nut socket from Laser Tools — one socket that actually fits four wheel-nut sizes! It’s a half-inch-drive, double-ended wheel-nut socket (part number 8458), that features a spring-loaded insert at each end that enables it to accommodate four different-sized wheel nuts in total: 17, 19, 21 and 22mm. This innovative space-saving design cuts down on the number of tools needed to be carried and is ideal where storage space is limited.

Each end includes an internal sliding socket insert that moves out of the way when the larger size is required, provided two More >

‘GAITER-AID’ FROM MINI SPARES

It’s important to keep a Mini-based kitcar’s steering and suspension gaiters in good condition to prevent road grit and debris from damaging the joint within. That’s why they should be replaced at the first sign of a split or suggestion of perishing.

Diligence is needed as, unfortunately, original rubber gaiters are prone to splitting and if subject to oil contamination can quickly perish.

Thankfully, Mini Spares has come up with polyurethane upgraded gaiters for all knuckle joints and many track-rod ends. These greatly reduce the chances of splitting and eliminate the problem of perishing.

It should be noted that this gaiter may not More >