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HEAT TREATMENT

The B-G Racing Infrared Thermometer Gun is both compact and lightweight and features a laser sight and celsius/fahrenheit selection with readings switchable at the touch of a button.

The fast and highly accurate pyrometer gives instant non-contact surface temperature readings from -50 to 330°C (-58 to 626°F) on the backlit display in 0.1 degree increments.

A built in low battery indicator and auto power-off help preserve the 9v battery included with the pyrometer and a rubber coating on the plastic fuselage aids grip and usability while offering a premium feel in the hand.

The pyrometer is a versatile tool that can be used More >

GUNSON DO SOME SCREENING

New from Gunson is this windscreen installation tool set (part number 77136) which will prove invaluable to owners of many classic car and caravans.

Two eyes (10.5mm and 17mm) are included — these are assembled to the tool with the nylon roller and are used to fit the filler strip insert used on so many vehicles and caravans from the 1950s and ‘60s, including Mini, MG and Jensen.

Two lipping tools are included which are used for pulling the rubber windscreen lip back over the glass or metalwork. A hex key is also included to secure the tools to the non-slip handle.

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WESTFIELD LAUNCH SPORT 250

New model from Westfield Sports Cars is the Sport 250, which is powered by a 250bhp version of the Ford EcoBoost 2.-litre and is based on revised chassis architecture of the Honda K20-powered Sport 2000 model.

With the EcoBoost – in its various guises – becoming the weapon of choice for go-ahead kitcar manufacturers in the UK, although the Black Country-based kitcar manufacturer has gone their own way obtaining supplies of the new Ford powerplant.

They use the Ford Racing (American) Focus ST ‘crate’ package, which gives them a comprehensive plug and play kit of parts including the fly-by-wire throttle and also More >

ARIES BAG SABRE PROJECT TOO

Great to see the ‘new’ Aries Motorsport at last weekend’s Autosport International show.

Late last year they acquired the former STM Motorsport Loco project sold under the Aries Motorsport banner, which had kept a low profile for several years, and re-located it lock, stock and barrel to their base in Cardiff.

The company, run by mechanical engineer, Phil Edwards and his partner, Bethun Halvey and after a period of evaluation they are almost ready to begin supplying kits and spares once more. Phil was originally an Aries customer, and last summer while at a trackday, took the front corner off his car.

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THAT’S A SLINGSHOT

Polaris Industries is well-known for a variety of recreational vehicles including snowmobiles and ATVs, while the company, founded way back in 1954 by brothers, Edgar and Allen Hetteen and David Johnson, also owns Aixam, Indian Motorcycles and Victory Motorcycles.

News this week that their bonkers three-wheeler, the Slingshot®, is now available in the UK and a close look at a couple on display at last weekend’s Autosport International show reveals a very nicely built vehicle that has plenty of shove.

Based around a steel spaceframe, Polaris describes the Slingshot® as a three-wheeled motorcycle and although it’s not a ‘leaning trike’ it does More >

NEW PRODUCTS FROM JENVEY

Jenvey Dynamics Ltd has introduced two innovative new product ranges, unveiled at last weekend’s Autosport International show.

TU45, an enhanced version of Jenvey’s most popular throttle bodies, is the first release from the new ‘Ultra-Light’ range, which benefits from a 43 per cent weight reduction compared to the original TB45. The company has also unveiled its new bespoke profiled butterfly valve intake system, which is port-matched to the customer’s specific engine and feature a profiled throttle plate that significantly improves air flow and engine performance.

“Jenvey’s new product announcements maintain our reputation for innovation and demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with More >

CLEAN INSIDE

Cleaning and proofing the interior plastic and wood surfaces of your car can do a lot to improve the overall look of the interior of it. Dirty, grubby fascias will make a vehicle look old and tired. We look at the dashboard more than any other area in the car, so it makes sense then that we should give it some special attention.

Renovo Interior Ultra Proofer is very simple to apply and the new and unique formulation not only cleans and proofs; it protects with advanced anti-bacterial guard, is effective against superbugs and contains a UV inhibitor.

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MINI SPARES KNOW THEIR TRUNNIONS!

Mini Spares is dedicated to providing parts to keep Mini-based kitcars on the road – or track – while doing so at a sensible price.

It has now introduced its own version of the front mounting trunnions for the 1976-on rear subframe. The Mini Spares part is distinguished by the ‘MS’ suffix on the 21A2558MS part number and retails at just £15.30 inc VAT as opposed to the price of the identical-looking genuine part, which can cost more than twice as much!

This larger trunnion was used from 1976 onwards on the front of the rear subframe and requires only two rubber More >

LASER GET ‘COM-PLIER-NT’

Every toolbox needs a decent set of circlip pliers and this new range from Laser Tools fits the bill nicely. Designed to permit easy, safe and positive removal and insertion or circlips on machinery and equipment, straight jaws are used where access is easy and the bent jaw versions where access is restricted.

There are four in the range, all manufactured to DIN standard 5256 and all 175mm in length with a jaw width of 19mm-60mm:

Part number 6156: straight jaws for internal circlips.

Part number 6157: bent jaws for internal circlips.

Part number 6158: straight jaws for external circlips.

Part number 6159: bent jaws More >

GOODIES FROM FOLIATEC

Of course, the secret of a perfect spray job lies in the preparation and to ensure every job is perfect Foliatec has now released its own range of accessories for use with its Carbody Spray Film.

First, cover all surfaces that are not to be sprayed using the Foliatec Special Mask Tape and the Fine Line Tape for long straight lines, curves and details. Use Easy Up Tape to loosen and fix seals.

Then use the specially developed Carbody Spray Film Pre-cleaner to remove grease, wax and oily residues. Spray it on all over the car and wipe it off with the More >

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