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DETAIL, RAPIDLY

I have to admit that until very recently I’d not heard of car care brand Tenzi from Poland. I’m glad I have now, though! A brand established over 20-years, the products are available in 50 countries on three continents. I like their mantra of ‘advantage through quality’, too. Poland is a big player in the world of car care, incidentally.

It was a friend of mine who suggested I explore their Detailer range. As I said. I’m glad I did.

We’ll be doing a standalone introduction to the Tenzi brand in the upcoming January/February 2020 issue of TKC Mag and also thanks More >

SPAGHETTI JUNCTION UN-RAVELLED

Autosparks is a hive of automotive electrical know-how and among their many products is a semi-assembled kitcar harness that in addition to being completely road-legal, have all the mandatory functionality to comply with IVA requirements.

It’s been created for enthusiasts who have a reasonable understanding of vehicle electrics and all harnesses are supplied with a comprehensive wiring booklet to aid installation.

Auosparks offer two types of kitcar harness in standard or deluxe forms with the latter having more functions and the potential to add more modifications such as a radio feed, ECU, heated front screen feed and the ability to work with More >

BEEP, BEEP

For many kitcar owners, reversing can be a chore, whether it be due to poor visibility, misted-up rear screen or difficult angles. Then, of course, there’s the possibility of someone walking directly behind your car.

This new bulb from Better Car Lighting is a novel upgrade. Not only does it throw out more light but it also emits an audible beep. Best of all, it only uses a fraction of the power of a standard bulb. There’ll be no doubt that yep, you are definitely reversing if you fit one of these.

There’s no issue with fitment and if you can a More >

SEE IN FRONT – AND BEHIND

Innovative dashcam manufacturer, VIOFO, has announced the latest product in its popular A129 range, the Pro Duo 4K dash-cam. The flagship model in the range, the device has high-quality ultra HD 4K for front camera recordings as well as many features that ensure drivers are covered as long as they are in their vehicle such as buffered parking mode providing ultimate peace of mind and evidence when needed.

The dashcam is also able to connect to a rear camera to achieve dual-channel recording. The A129 Pro Duo is available for £229.99 from Amazon.

The dashcam provides high resolution, true 4K Ultra HD videos for road front with 3840 x More >

YEP, IT’S A LEGEND

Mick Covill is well-known on the classic rally scene with a particular passion for classic Lancias.

He is also the man behind Rally Legend Replicas and offers Lancia Delta S4, Lancia 037 and Metro 6R4 replicas. They are only available in turnkey forms.

Mick’s 6R4 is, incredibly, the third replica of the 6R4 available in the UK, with Speed 3 and RS Motorsport producing the others.

More from www.rallylegendreplicas.com ENDS.

FIND MY BULB

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With one of the largest ranges of 12V bulbs in the European market, which combined can be applied across 500,000 applications on vehicles from the past 50 years, vehicle lighting specialist, Ring, has updated its online tool Find My Bulb to save technicians time when searching for the right reference.

Although technically complex to develop, the online tool is simple for technicians to use giving them the chance to update details of the make and model of the vehicle they are working on before searching through a relevant More >

HAND IN GLOVE

The Laser Tools 7604 is a high -performance industrial endoscope with a high-resolution five-inch colour LCD display. This is a fully-featured instrument, ergonomically designed so that the main function buttons can be controlled with one hand.

The extremely flexible, semi-rigid camera probe is 1-metre long and just 3.9mm in diameter. The inspection camera has numerous applications from inspecting engines and engine components, inspecting cables or pipes in or behind walls, to locating lost keys, etc, in drains. For example, the very narrow diameter of the camera probe makes it ideal for inspecting combustion chambers in diesel-engined vehicles using the glow plug More >

MINI DAMPERS

Winter is coming and a lot of classic-Mini-based kitcar owners will be thinking about taking their cars off the road for some restoration.

GAZ Shocks is probably best-known for its competition and performance suspension, but if you are thinking about replacing your Mini’s shock absorbers, GAZ also offers telescopic dampers for the Mini to standard specifications.

Actually, it’s more of a ‘standard plus’ specification; although the dampers are the same size as the originals and a direct bolt-on fit, they do offer the extra benefit of full bump and rebound adjustability by means of an easy-to-reach adjuster knob on the side. This More >

LIGHT UP THE DOCKING STATION

Sealey’s New Rechargeable Slim Folding Inspection Lamp features 12 SMD LEDs, which produce up to 500 lumens. It’s operated by a rolling dimmer switch. This product, from Sealey, has a variety of uses; it can be used in confined spaces with a 6mm minimum thickness, the arm can be rotated 180°, folded back for use as a hands-free inspection lamp and the 1W SMD LED, in the end, can be used as a directional torch, which is perfect for when you need to direct the light.

It can be folded away becoming small and compact, making it suitable for keeping in More >

MINI SPARES POWER UP

Finding a satisfactory distributor for a Classic Mini, or other A-Series engines can be fraught with problems.

Mini Spares tried and tested numerous imported and British-made examples. It found that suppliers were often unable to advise what curves they had in them and discovered a marked disparity between the examples tested.

On many, the base plate would stick and alter the curves sometimes jamming the distributor in full advance. It also proved difficult to get them to run correctly when using a timing light.

The rotor arm and dog at the bottom of the shaft were often found to be out of phase More >