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KEEP YOUR CARS SAFE WITH THE GUARDSMAN GARAGE BARRIER

Here’s a simply great product for kitcar enthusiasts. It’s called the Guardsman Garage Barrier.

It is a superb deterrent that will help keep our cars in our garages should a weasel thief try to steal them. The product was designed in the UK and manufactured here too, by Image 4 Security.

The product is fitted in your garage between the frame and pier not impinging on your valuable floorspace and fits across the door aperture. The telescopic arm forms the physical barrier across the garage opening.

The piston on front of the barrier holds it upright when it is unlocked and helps downward More >

MOKE BACK IN UK

It’s a real shame I think that the newly announced Mini Moke won’t be available in kit-form but it is very specialist and it deserves a place within these pages. Fact is whenever you see a Moke parked somewhere you’ll usually see a crowd around it.

The new version will be available in the UK until the 56 examples are sold. In case you were wondering, the Moke is 56-years old this year. The company behind it is run by ex-Jaguar Land Rover and BMW executive, Isobel Dando and have been supplying them to companies and individuals in the Caribbean, where More >

TREMEC SHIFT ENHANCER

If the gearshifter on your Tremec manual transmission doesn’t feel like it should make it better with a Lokar AxiShift Shifter Adapter. It lets you position the shift lever exactly where you want for smooth, positive gearchanges.

That makes it perfect for transmission swaps in kitcars and older vehicles where the shifter position is often less than ideal.

The AxiShift bolts to the transmission shifter stub. The shift lever bolts to a stub on the AxiShift attached to a pivot ball assembly that provides 360 degrees of rotation and 15 degrees of tilt in any direction. The AxiShift also gives you the More >

KEEP THE SPARK

Laser Tools has just introduced a new spark plug service tool designed to get you out of trouble and speed things up – the spark plug thread chaser (part number 7831).

Spark plugs can be difficult to remove but they can be difficult to fit correctly, resulting sometimes in crossed threads or damaged threads. Even if the first couple of threads are damaged, any further tightening of the spark plug will just lead to further damage.

So, if you feel the spark plug is reluctant to screw in cleanly, reach for the thread chaser. It’s designed for 14mm x 1.25 plug threads, More >

STAY WARM IN THE GARAGE THIS WINTER

These rugged electric fan heaters from Machine Mart are the ideal heating solution for small to medium-sized premises such as workshops, garages and more. Stainless steel heating elements are housed inside a tough steel cabinet with a durable enamelled finish and feature insulated handles for safe handling. They also feature an adjustable heat output with thermostatic control to achieve the desired room temperature without fail.

Models in this range are available with outputs of 230V or 400V, the high-end models in the line-up can deliver a heat output of up to 20kW with the best-selling DEVIL 6003 delivering a maximum heat More >

ONE FOR YOUR TIN-TOP

 

The royal-warranted car cleaning experts at Autoglym have released Air-Con Sanitiser, a deadly new weapon against micro-organisms lurking in the inaccessible areas of your vehicle’s air conditioning system.

Many people wrongly view the air conditioning system in their vehicle as a summer-only feature, not realising that it should be used all year round as a safety feature to keep the windows and windscreen clear.

However, a side effect of this dehumidifying quality is that moisture can collect within the depths of the system and if it is not used for a while that moisture provides a welcoming environment for micro-organisms. Although unseen, this build-up More >

ELECTRIFY YOUR EQUILIBRIUM!

A neat piece of news from Equilibrium Kit Cars. One of their customers from Poland, Stephan Sakowicz, wanted to build an electric Sonic7.

Angus Weijers’ company couldn’t make one as quickly as he wanted, so he identified a secondhand example that he could convert instead.

Equilibrium purchased the car for him and replaced the engine for a known, clean running, standard 2-litre Ford Zetec to ensure it passed the required tests to get it roadworthy and legal on the roads in Poland.

The car was collected from the company’s Cheltenham base in January 2018 and the customer has now completed the conversion process More >

LATEST APPRENTICE JOINS GBS

Great British Sports Cars believe in getting young blood into their workshop and their latest recruit is sixteen-year-old Will Wightman and is their new Apprentice.

New apprentice at Great British Sportscars, is sixteen-year-old Will Wightman

Will who was a student at The Dukeries Academy in Ollerton, Newark, is going to be studying Engineering at West Notts College in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire one day a week, which is due to hopefully begin in November.

Will is going to be based mainly in the GBS workshop but has already enjoyed days spent in each area of the GBS operation so as to get an understanding of More >

MEET THE ‘BEETLES’ (SIC)!

The new ‘Scarab’ quick-connector disconnect tool from Laser Tools (part number 7826) is a unique EU-registered design for the fast removal of two-button type quick connectors, as used on many common automotive fuels, oil and cooling systems.

The small and compact design allows for easy access in tight spaces – the tool sits easily in the palm of the hand with finger-operated leavers, perfect for one-handed operation. The soft-grip handles make it a pleasure to use.

With a length of just 120mm, the jaw width is 35mm. Compatible with the Connect Workshop Consumables range of fuel line quick-connectors.

This is the only fuel More >

HARD CHOICE BUT FRUIT SALADS EDGE IT FOR ME I THINK!

I used to love a Blackjack chew as a kid. HB Sauce obviously did too as their Blackjack Tyre Slap will have you reminiscing for days gone by.

The product is a high gloss wet-look tyre dressing that unlike some won’t sling itself all over your car when you drive away. I hate that.

You’ll need to wear nitrile gloves when you apply it via a foam applicator as it will stain your hands otherwise, while you need to be careful not to get it on your wheel face either, for the same reason.

Apply correctly and you can stand back and admire More >