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BETTER THAN THE SOCKS AUNT DORIS BOUGHT YOU FOR CHRISTMAS!

Eurax has announced that it is now a distributor of ISSE products, including the winter-friendly Super Snow Socks.

Snow socks have been around for a long time, of course 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 less expensive.

ISSE has taken things a step further by making the Super Snow Sock suitable for driving on tarmac (up to 50km/h, 30mph) while providing a better grip into the bargain.

They will work on patchy snow, slush and ice as well as deep snow; you More >

SPECIAL OIL FROM MINI SPARES

Classic Mini A-Series engines and other classics from that era need a quality multigrade 20/50 engine oil. Lighter, modern oils tend to creep past the valve seals and produce visible smoke when the engine is pushed hard.

Also modern oils don’t have the same levels of protective zinc content as period oils did when the A-Series was new. These factors, along with the fact that 20/50 oils are getting harder and harder to find prompted Mini Spares to take the reins and offer their own brand of engine oil that is exactly right for Minis – and other classic car engines More >

NEW STUFF FROM PRO ALLOY

Pro Alloy is well-known for the quality of the various tanks and related products they produce and they’ve just added a couple of notable products to their range.

A new silicone hose section on their website lists all the usual shaped hoses you would expect to see if you’re having a go at building custom pipework yourself. High quality 45-degree, 90- degree, 135-degree, reducing joiners and straight lengths of hose are all available to buy.

The hoses are pro Alloy branded with all sizes available in traditional red, blue or black and the Suffolk-based company aims to hold as many hoses as possible in More >

EDELBROCK PUT ON A SHOW

Edelbrock is excited to announce their 11th Annual Car Show, which will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Edelbrock will once again be opening the doors of their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to the public for free shop tours. Participants will get the opportunity to take a guided tour of Edelbrock’s Research & Development, Manufacturing and Quality Control departments.

This is a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to see what it takes to design and manufacture high-quality performance products. Shop tours begin at 10am and will end at 2pm. Limited spots are available and are More >

COOL – WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT

New from radiator maestros, Coolex Heat Transfer are their new range of ‘Coolex’ branded cooling fans, which are universal fit (push and pull compatible) available in 7in, 9in, 10in, 12in, 14in and 16in sizes.

They are built by an OE manufacturer and produced from highest grade materials and carry ISO 9001 certification – These fans are a snip priced from just £30 inc VAT for the 10in unit.

More from www.coolexperts.co.uk or via 0115 942 3344 ENDS.

MORE NEW STUFF FROM KIT SPARES

Great British Sports Cars’ parts division, Kit Spares has more new products to tempt you with including I note a range of Robin Hood 2B components – available NOW.

Flexible brake pipe mounts – BRA0082 – £17.99 inc VAT https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=801

NEW carbon fibre Blank engine back plate – GRP0207 – £72 inc VAT https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1139

NEW Ford 1600cc Sigma Zetec SE engines – ENG0156 – £950 inc VAT https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1121&search=sigma

Seats – available in a choice of coloured piping and stitching to suit your car – INT0008 – £540 per pair inc VAT https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=43_14_16&product_id=790&car=43

ATR Fuel filler caps vented and non-vented – FUE0154 – £78 inc VAT More >

VERSATILE SOCKETS

This is an interesting socket and bit set from Laser Tools (part number 6428) – an innovative four-way reversible ratchet that features both 3/8in and ¼in socket drives and ¼in and 5/16in   bit drivers. The ratchet is beautifully finished and balanced and features a super-smooth 72-teeth ratchet at both ends.

The set includes:

  • 8 x ¼in drive sockets: 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm.
  • 6 x 3/8in drive sockets: 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 16mm, 17mm, 19mm.
  • 18 x ¼in hex shank bits: Phillips head Ph1, Ph2, Ph3, PzDrive Pz1, Pz2, Pz3, and Flat 4mm, 5mm, 6mm.
  • Hex bits: 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and Star T10, More >

ACCURACY IS THE KEY

The new Trakrite camber bar (part number 77137) is a registered design and allows either of the Gunson camber gauges to be used with the wheels on the vehicle and the vehicle sitting on the ground. No problem usually with steel wheels but the magnetic base of the gauge will not clamp onto alloy wheels!

The Trakrite camber bar solves this problem. It is assembled in seconds and full instructions are included. It is easy to adjust and use; the top bracket allows for adjustment to the profile of the tyre, then adjust the wheel spacers to the top and bottom More >

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

New in at Rally Design is this top-selling video inspection camera made in Germany, which is now available exclusively (UK) from the Swanscombe, Kent-based company and is fully CE, FCC and ROHS compliant.

It features a 9mm waterproof camera with one metre of flexi tube and is tested to IP67 (waterproof standard) and has an effective un-obstructed range of ten metres.

Comes with a 3½in TFT-LCD screen (640 x 480-pixels), has a three x 200m focusing capability and is supplied in a secure blow-moulded hard-case.

The camera has an RRP of £53.88 inc VAT with more information from www.rallydesign.co.uk or 01227 792 792 ENDS.

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VERY MOBILE TOM TOM

Although intended as a motorcycle unit, this could have real interest to kitcar drivers.

TomTom has launched the RIDER 410, a portable navigation device for motorcycles. The launch comes as TomTom marks the tenth anniversary of the very first RIDER and to celebrate, the new RIDER 410 Great Rides Edition comes with Lifetime World Maps and 100 of Europe’s most thrilling routes preinstalled – pre-tested by Tourenfahrer, one of the biggest route providers in Europe.

The TomTom RIDER 410 builds on the success of the TomTom RIDER 400, launched in February 2015, and comes with a range of new features, including Lifetime More >