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CLEAN FUEL EVERY TIME

Keeping fuel clean without unduly restricting flow and pressure is a tough trick, but one that FUELAB seems to have mastered.

Take its line of inline fuel filters as an example. All are machined from billet aluminium with machined internal radii for minimal pressure drop. The filters are available with a choice of filter elements.

The six-micron glassfibre element is compatible with all petrol, diesel and race fuels except nitro-methane and is recommended for carb and fuel injected engines running E85 or methanol. It’s recommended for filters located after the fuel pump.

The 10-micron paper element is perfect for carb and fuel injected engines running pump fuel, More >

THESE GUYS DO GOOD WORK

A company keeping a low profile but doing a great job is Basingstoke-based Classic Coachworks. Ian Castle’s operation (ably assisted by his son Ben and partner Belle Wednesday) act as agents for Tribute Automotive but put their own slant on things.

Among their kit packages, all body conversions based on BMW Z3 is the GT Hardtop, which to these eyes looks absolutely stunning. The quality of build is exemplary. Kits start at £5994 although they’ll build you one from £9500 INCLUDING a donor car.

The other models in their range are the GT Soft Top, Kobra, Cabrio Isabella and Le Mans Coupe. More >

DISH OUT A STRAIGHTENER

This is a handy little device to keep in your toolbox – the new brake pipe bender and straightening tool from Laser Tools (part number 8253). Small, but very capable and precise – it’s a specialist automotive pipe bender that features a triple-roller design and T-bar handle for controlled pipe forming without the risk of crushing.

The compact design and easy-to-use T-bar makes it ideal for on-vehicle use. Quickly produce smooth and accurate curves in small diameter pipes up to 6.35mm across a range of materials including copper and cupro-nickel. Can also be mounted in a vice.

Keep it in the top More >

CATALOGUE SHOPPING

The big new Machine Mart catalogue is out now and it is packed full of all the tools and equipment you need! Whether you’re a hobbyist, DIY enthusiast or professional, you’re bound to find something for you!

Featuring over 400 price cuts and new products, the new 492-page spring/summer catalogue is a ‘must have’ for anyone seeking a huge choice of tools and equipment at unbeatable value.

With over 6000 items of tools and machinery in the new catalogue and a further 15,000 extra products online, you’ll be sure to find all the tools and machinery you need!

The NEW Machine Mart Spring-Summer More >

TURTLE WAX GETS HYPER

The latest product to join the Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions range is Hyper Foam Wheel Cleaner and Tyre Prep, which is another highly effective and unique wheel cleaner and tyre preparation.

The product turns into a pink foam on contact with the surface that cuts through brake dust, iron deposits, mud and crud in just a few seconds.

Polymer protection keeps wheels and tyres cleaner for far longer and it’s safe for all types of wheels including chrome, steel, steel and alloy.

Perhaps a little pricey at £14 for a 680ml spray bottle because it does two jobs in one it saves buying More >

LOCKED ON

Sealey’s AK2741B, AK2742B, AK2744B & AK2745B are Lock-On™ Socket Sets from their comprehensive range of Premier Black Hand Tools, which are suitable for daily professional use. They are currently on special offer in Sealey’s Tool Promotion.

All are manufactured from hardened and tempered high-grade Chrome Vanadium steel and have been fully polished in a black chrome finish for resistance to corrosion. They all feature specially machined flutes in the walls of the socket which enable use on up to 85 per cent rounded fasteners, this not only provides added strength but also prevents damage to worn or rusted fixings.

They each include a More >

BARREL OF FUN

For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology. Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties.

Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Interestingly, Castrol was the first company of its kind to promote its products through sponsorship, which swiftly led to advertising and merchandising. By 1946, when the iconic Castrol Classic branding was launched, Castrol offered a wide range of workshop More >

BIG BORES ARE GREAT!

A performance (big bore) air-cooled VW engine is a special thing, but to make sure all your horses make it from the flywheel through to the tyres, you’ll need a decent clutch to handle the transfer.

There are two forces required for your clutch to run smoothly. Friction is handled by the clutch plate that rotates on the gearbox input shaft. The second is pressure, which is handled by the pressure plate (operated by the release bearing on the clutch fork) which is bolted to the flywheel.

By fitting a performance pressure plate additional power and torque can be transferred more efficiently More >

SUPER DUPER SEALANT

This advanced, liquid paintwork sealant is infused with graphene a – form of carbon that’s 100 times stronger than steel – to give 6-8 months of ultra-hydrophobic, paint protection.

Categorised as a high-performance, super sealant, Graphene Filler Wax has been specifically developed to form a molecular bond with topcoat or clearcoat layers to create an impermeable barrier that not only repels particulate grime and road films but is significantly harder than the paintwork underneath.

This product has also been engineered to leave behind a slick, high-gloss finish on every application.

Graphene Filler Liquid Wax is priced at £25 for 500ml and is available More >

NOPE – NO NUTS JOKES

Who doesn’t like high-quality wheel nuts? Nobody we know, which is why Summit Racing now has complete wheel nut kits.

Their wheel nut installation kits take the guesswork out of choosing the proper wheel nuts for your wheels. The nuts are made from high-quality steel, are tested for hardness, thread accuracy and overall quality and given a final visual inspection before they go out the door.

You get enough nuts to mount four wheels and most kits include four rubber valve stems.

Summit Racing™ Mag Wheel Lug Nut Installation Kits include twenty chrome-plated shank-style wheel nuts with washers and four-valve stems. Your choice of More >