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ON THE PADS

Connect Workshop Consumables are proud to launch a new range of paint polishing, finishing, and cutting consumables. This new comprehensive range of foam pads have been designed for the restoration and daily maintenance of vehicle painted surfaces.

As well as the traditional and ball series foam heads, there are also three different 150mm diameter Velcro backed pads: flat, flat bevel, and corrugated flat (also available in 78mm diameter), all of which are available in cutting, polishing, and finishing variants. The sponge is manufactured from high-quality polyester, providing the advantage of excellent tensile strength & durability that allows a service life that More >

SPECIALIST STUFF

Coupled with the expansive range of tools and machinery on display at Machine Mart stores across the country, machinemart.co.uk is the place to go for harder to find specialist tools, with over 21,000 products available online.

Machine Mart XTRA includes MORE power tools, hand tools, garage equipment, water pumps, wood and metalworking, outdoor and construction – even football and pool tables.

Tools and machinery are available from all your favourite big brands, so whatever you’re looking for, visit the XTRA section of the Machine Mart website at www.machinemart.co.uk ENDS.

GOING FOR PROMOTION

With over 690 offers inside, more than 118 new products and eight pages of clearance deals, Sealey’s Spring Promotion is sure to catch your eye with discounts up to 85 per cent off list prices!

This promotion sees the launch of Sealey’s new AK7939 – 1000V Insulated Tool Kit and AK7938 – Socket Tray, which contain Hardened and tempered Chrome Vanadium steel sockets and accessories that are chrome plated for resistance to corrosion and are suitable for daily professional use.  Each component is fully insulated to VDE and EN 60900 standards to protect from electric shocks up to 1500V DC and More >

DUMPY’S RUSTY NUTS

VHT Rust Convertor destroys rust on contact. It sprays on clear and turns to a black metal-protecting coating to prevent future rust from forming.

Specifically formulated for application over metal, body filler or glassfibre, VHT Rust Converter sands to a smooth, even finish.

Allow 24-hours before applying the topcoat.

An 11-ounce spray can costs £11.99 with more information from www.frost.co.uk ENDS.

 

TRIUMVIRATE

MiniSpares, Mahle and Swiftune have pooled their knowledge and experience to produce a die-cast piston for 1275cc engines that offer exceptional value for money.

Mahle is best known as the leading manufacturer of Formula 1 pistons and Swiftune as one of the UK’s top engine builders. Swiftune’s association with Mini Spares goes back around four and a half decades to the mid-1970s.

The piston that the team have produced uses NPR high-quality road/race piston ring packs and is equally suitable for high-performance road, clubman competition, rally, sprint, hill climb and trackday use.

Available as C-STN103-20 for plus 20 oversize set £306 inc VAT C-STN103-40 More >

RUN TO THE SUN

Great to hear from Quantum Sportscars boss, Rob Hancock (his enthusiasm is infectious) that the Devon-based company is enjoying a great start to 2021 with kit orders, refurbs and spare parts keeping him very busy.

Here’s an image of the Mk1 version of the Quantum Sunrunner

A new Xtreme demonstrator is under build, as is a trackday car plus Rob has also found time to revise the Sunrunner kit, adding 6in to the length, 2in to the width while also lowering the floors. Kit prices for the Sunrunner Mk2 have yet to be confirmed but expect a sub-3K ticket.

Donor for the little More >

HOLDIN’ FOLDIN’

 

This is a great piece of kit for the advanced DIY-er. It comes from our friends at Sealey and is a floor standing sheet metal folder which is ideal for yep, folding sheet metal! Especially useful if say you have some panelling to do and it can cope with up to 22mm gauge, which will make it beefy enough for most home workshop requirements.

I like the fact that rather than being unwieldy and always in the way (don’t you just hate falling over stuff?) it can be folded and stored neatly. Comes with a lifetime guarantee and although at 4p More >

KEEP THAT FIRE EXTINGUISHER TOPPED UP AND SERVICED

Remember, that for motorsport (a good idea for trackdays, too) use your fire extinguisher must be serviced every two-years inline with FIA recommendations. Merlin Motorsport services SPA and Lifeline Zero 2000 and onsite at their HQ within the grounds of Castle Combe circuit.

LIFELINE EXTINGUISHER BOTTLES – The bottles have a ten-year life from the year of manufacture. Any bottles older than ten-years must be replaced. Due to the introduction of FIA Technical List 16 for fire extinguishers, it is no longer possible to replace just the bottle from your older system, it will mean a full refit of a new system.

HOW More >

EVOLVE

New from Draper Tools is this new Evolution jack. The company says that it features a unique design that sets the three-tonne jack apart.

It features twin pistons, which allows the saddle to a full 580mm, which is a useful 80mm higher than most standard trolley jacks. Draper also says that just 4.5 ‘pumps’ will see the jack fully elevated.

Another useful under-the-skin upgrade is the internal magnetic filtration system that keeps the all-important hydraulic oil from contaminants, ensuring a safer, longer between change period.

Go on admit it. When was the last time you checked the hydraulic oil in your trolley jack? More >

NEW IT’S A VACUUM PUMP NOT A VACUUM CLEANER!

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 >