Minispares once again has stocks of standard single and triple-groove valve collets following a long period of unavailability.

Pre A-Plus narrow grove collet.

This is a genuine Mini Spares product that was specially designed by the company as they felt that everything else on the market was poor-fitting and unstable.

It wears part number 88G459 – sold as two halves per item: £2.69 inc VAT each.

Eight collets required per head.

Triple Groove Valve Collet (one half only)

Order as CAM6975 at a cost of £1.50 inc VAT per half.

Sixteen collets required per head.

For more details 01707 607 700 or visit ENDS.

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Eurax has announced that it is now the exclusive UK distributor of ISSE products, including their Snow Sock range.

Snow socks have been around for years now and have established themselves as a superior solution to snow chains for driving in snow; they are easier to carry, fit and remove as well as being cheaper.

Now ISSE has taken things a step further by making their Super Snow Sock suitable for driving on snow-free and ice-free tarmac (up to 30mph) while providing better grip into the bargain.

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B-G Racing has just announced a new addition to its range of precision instruments for the workshop and pits.

This highly accurate B-G Racing Digital Dual Axis Angle Gauge can be used to measure absolute and relative angles through a full 360° in single axis mode, and +/- 40° in dual axis mode.

A five-face magnetic construction with V-shaped grooves allows for easy, secure mounting to the required surface, while a rechargeable, extended life, lithium-ion battery and auto-off function allow for up to 40-hours operating time before recharging is required.

The large backlit LCD screen displays measurements to an accuracy of 0.1° with More >


Wheel studs should be cleaned of dirt, corrosion and grease before refitting the wheels and wheel nuts. The usual rag or wire brush only does half the job and ends up being as dirty as the studs.

There is a better way! This new wheel stud cleaning tool-set from Laser Tools (part number 6602) offers a quick and easy solution to a very common workshop task.

Can be used by hand, or even better, with a cordless drill using the quick-chuck adaptor provided. Each brush is fitted with hundreds of tiny steel wires that scrub away dirt and corrosion in seconds. A More >


We don’t cover that many bikes here BUT as a fan of anything two-wheeled and beautiful (oh and FAST, too!) I’m only too pleased to promote such items within these pages when they have a special ‘wow’ factor.

Best-known for their iconic Atom and Nomad, Ariel Motor also tip their hat to their heritage with the ACE motorbike and they’ve recently has announced a new version of their glorious Ace called the ‘R’, a tuned version of the standard, already potent bike.

The Ace R will feature a hot V4 1200cc Honda engine offering a substantial increase in power over the standard Ace. More >


Certain aftermarket products have become so well-known within the specialist car market that they’re held in high-regard by pretty much everyone, and a great example of this is the Mountney Classic Woodrim steering wheel.

A wheel that’s graced almost every type of car that you care to mention over the years, the Classic has never dipped in popularity and has never been out of production and can still be ordered directly from Mountney even today.

One of the reasons for the Mountney Classic’s incredibly long life is that fact that its simple, timeless design means that it looks right at home in More >


These specialist brake bleeder wrenches from Laser Tools (part number 6783) are designed to simplify brake-bleeding and the additional ease of access will in many cases let the operator bleed the brakes without removing the road wheels.

Six sizes of wrench are supplied in the set, to cover most popular applications: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm and 12 mm, all colour-coded for easy identification.

Ideal for both brake and clutch hydraulic systems, the wrench set is supplied in a sturdy blow-mould case with internal foam to keep the wrenches and tube secure and tidy.

Available now from your Laser Tools stockist at a More >


Bolstering its already comprehensive range of tyres for vehicles of all types and sizes, Toyo has announced the Celsius, a new all-season, all weather tyre.

While the capabilities and traits offered by specialised tyres are certainly deeply impressive, it’s worth taking the time to stop and consider just how amazing more general, all-season tyres actually are, particularly when you bear in mind the myriad different conditions they’re expected to deal with. Joining its already impressive range of all-season rubber, Toyo’s Celsius benefits from the firm’s years of expertise, and all at a price point that makes it accessible to the vast More >


Boom Mat now offers a premium peel and stick 2mm thick automotive Damping Material that offers a more effective way to reduce unwanted noise.

The company’s original material has been used for years to improve sound proofing. The new and improved 2mm damping material is designed to more effectively reduce low frequency noise (typical of structure borne vibrations) with less material coverage – thus reducing weight, material cost and installation time. Road, engine and vibration noise is reduced dramatically when damping material is applied to floors, firewalls, door skins and overhead interior roof panels.

The product consists of a viscoelastic polymer layer More >


We all know that there was a time when Rover quality wasn’t ahem, all it might have been

Frequent warranty work led Rover to develop this ridged engine to gearbox seal to reduce warranty hour costs on powertrain repairs by its main dealers.

This is a special rigid half-moon seal and can be pushed in without stripping the engine from the gearbox making a time consuming job far quicker and less tedious.

Mini Spares can now offer this time-saving item as part number CAM6548 at £4.80 inc VAT.

For more information call them on 01707 607 700 or visit ENDS.

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