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BURNING THE SPANNER AT BOTH ENDS!

Torx® (star) bolts and setscrews are increasingly used in the automotive sector due to their efficient drive system which offers more consistent torque application and lower assembly times at the point of manufacture. So, it makes sense to keep a high-quality set of Torx® spanners in the toolbox and this example from Kamasa (part number 56143) fits the bill.

It’s a set of six double-ended spanners manufactured from durable chrome vanadium steel with a mirror-polished finish. The sizes are: E6 x E8, E7 x E11, E10 x E12, E14 x E18, E16 x E22 and E20 x E24.

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TIGER PRESSURE WASHER

The EURO 5 compliant Tiger 1800B high-pressure washer is great for cleaning cars, motorbikes, cycles, boats and agricultural machinery. The washers are especially useful in remote locations, without access to mains electricity. All models have a tough protective steel frame & detergent facility for extra cleaning power.

The Tiger 1800B has a fully portable compact carry frame, with a high-pressure hose & lance featuring an adjustable nozzle (fan & pencil jet). It is able to draw water from a water butt or barrel and includes the hose and filter, making them ideal for remote locations such as off-road circuits and trails More >

PUT THAT FIRE OUT

Here’s one primarily aimed at our North American readers …

Every second counts when a fire starts. If you can’t get it under control quickly, the chances of injury or total loss rise dramatically.

Element Fire Extinguishers are the better way to fight a fire. Unlike traditional fire extinguishers that can be heavy and awkward to operate, Element extinguishers are significantly smaller – up to 80 per cent smaller – and are simple to activate.

More importantly, they discharge the fire suppression agent for a longer period of time. For example, an Element E50 extinguisher has a 50-second discharge time – four times More >

WHO’S GOT MY STAPLER?

Due to the high costs associated with the replacement of plastic panels (bumpers, inner wings, headlamp bodies, engine covers, motorcycle bodywork, etc), this rechargeable, cordless plastic repair kit (part number 92549) was developed to repair small to medium-sized damage that could render a panel or part unusable.

Thin plastic parts can be welded due to the applied heat being contained in a small area. This plastic welding tool is particularly convenient and versatile as it is cordless and powered by a lithium-ion battery (2400mAh) which is rechargeable via a convenient USB port on a PC, laptop, power bank or USB adaptor.

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FUEL UP YOUR AIR-COOLED

If extra fuelling is required for your air-cooled engine but you can’t stretch to twin carburettors or are wanting to keep an original appearance under the engine lid, this product is for you.

Modelled in the style of the original Solex units, SSP has produced a big-bore version with a larger throat than standard to supply your cylinders with more fuel, returning a noticeable increase in acceleration and torque.

The 37 PICT model is aimed at engines up to 1776cc and the larger 39 PICT is ideally suited to 1776-1835cc engines.

Prices start at £159.95 for the 37PICT and £173.95 for the 39PICT More >

NICE JACKET MATE!

Keen to keep petrolheads warm and dry during the colder months, Castrol Classic has released an official Waterproof Regatta jacket.

Smartly finished in black with a contrasting red fleece liner, this timeless jacket features a screen-printed Classic Castrol logo on the chest, with ‘Castrol’ heritage lettering embroidered on the sleeve and collar back.

These functional and stylish unisex jackets include a Velcro storm flap, zippered side pockets and single internal pocket. Guaranteed to keep you feeling warm and dry while looking good at any race or classic event, they can also help telegraph your love of classic cars while out walking the More >

PLEASE START

New from Lucas Oil is Sure Start Premium Starting Fluid, which was specifically formulated to help start stubborn engines and is compatible with both diesel and gasoline engines in passenger cars, diesel engines, lawn mowers, chainsaws, outboard motors and fractional horsepower engines.

Lucas says that the 50 per cent ether blend goes well beyond rivals by also including an effective lubricant, resulting in the ideal starting fluid to keep on hand for starting sluggish motors and limiting the impact of extreme cold weather on vehicle batteries.

This latest addition to the Lucas range joins a number of best-in-class Utility products currently available to motorists, including Lucas More >

NO, I SAID ‘SPACERS’! NOTHING TO DO WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING!

New from Mishimoto Automotive are these superb-looking wheel spacers.

They are made from Forged 6061-T6 aluminium which provides the perfect blend of lightness and strength.

The hub-centric design provides a direct extension of the axle hub, ensuring precise wheel fitment, and smooth, safe driving while the high-strength grade-12.9 steel studs and lug nuts securely mount the spacer and wheel to the hub.

They fit vehicles with 5×114.3 bolt pattern, M12x1.5 studs, and 64.1mm centre bore.

Purchases include one pair of wheel spacers and all necessary hardware for installation.

They are available in multiple bolt patterns, centre bores and thicknesses while the durable anodised finish prevents More >

STAY BUCKLED UP

This one is primarily aimed at our North American readers. If you require an FIA-dated harness, you can get a big jump on your season with a G-FORCE Pro Series Camlock Harness that is FIA-homologated until 2027. That’s five years of peace of mind knowing your harness compliant.

The six-point harness features G-FORCE’s PolyTek low-stretch webbing that won’t get out of shape. The HANS Device-compatible shoulder belts have pull-down adjusters and go from 3in wide at the lap to 2in at the shoulder for extra comfort during longer races. The lightweight magnesium camlock buckle has a quarter-turn mechanism and funnel-style receivers More >

ROAD LEGAL TIPO 184

The boys and girls at Dowsetts Classic Cars in Hertfordshire have been with further developments on the excellent Mazda MX-5-based Tipo 184 kit inspired by the iconic Alfa Romeo 158.

The subject of a TV series devised and presented by Ant Anstead, there’s also a single make race series for the car organised by the BRSCC.

The company has been working on a roadgoing version and just before Christmas the demonstrator passed its IVA test.

It, therefore, now joins the wonderfully quirky list of road-legal single-seaters.

Starter kits cost £14,490 inc VAT and consist of all the major bespoke components required for your Tipo184 More >