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HAND IN GLOVE

Connect Workshop Consumables has just introduced two new pairs of reusable professional mechanics gloves.

The first is a pair of cut resistant gloves that have been manufactured from 15-gauge nylon plus spandex liner with a SKINTEK coating and conform to EN 388:2016 for abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistance, and are silicone-free. The lightweight and flexible nature of these gloves, combined with the coating, offers dexterity and grip even in wet and oily conditions. They come as a set of three pairs, so you should never find yourself without a clean and dry pair to use.

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SEND A CARD

If you’re stuck for gift ideas this Valentine’s Day … why not choose for yourself with a Machine Mart gift card! Perfect for those of you with a craving for some tools and machinery!

Machine Mart gift cards and E-Vouchers can hold any value from £20 to £500 and can be used in any of Machine Mart’s 64 superstores nationwide, over the phone by calling 0115 956 5555 or choose from over 21,000 products online.

You can also order them online; an E-Voucher can be sent in a personalised email style, courtesy of Machine Mart, whatever the occasion may be!

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GET YOURSELF A HOBBY

New from Yokohama for 2021 is their new Hobby range of tyres, which in essence hark back to radials of days gone by while using modern-day tyre manufacturing processes and materials.

These are absolutely ideal for kitcars and classic cars and offer great levels of quietness, grip levels and hard wear characteristics we expect of our tyres these days.

There are presently three versions available – The GT Special Y350 (prices start at around £78) which are designed to replicate Yokohama’s original tread patterns from 1967. The AOO8P is aimed at the high-performance Porsche air-cooled Turbo and Turbo S owner (from around More >

MAKING A DASH FOR IT

Innovative dash cam manufacturer, VIOFO, has announced that it is introducing its first triple channel dashcam, the A139. The newest model in the range, the device includes three cameras to record the front, interior and rear as well as many features to ensure drivers are covered as long as they are in their vehicle such as parking mode providing ultimate peace of mind and evidence when needed.

The dashcam is ideal for rideshare (Uber/Lyft) drivers, taxi drivers or for keeping an eye on pets and children in the rear. It is available from Amazon.com for £219.68 (Amazon UK stock expected in March).

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DARKSIDE. THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT!

We’ve been really taken by Robert Moon’s Darkside three-wheeler concept. Brave, refreshing and full of innovation.

We brought you Rob’s thoughts about his project in the September/October 2020 issue of TKC MAG and it brought plenty of good feedback from readers.

Rob had nailed the chassis, suspension and other technical aspects of the modern-looking trike but had launched a competition to design a body for the car. His co-judge in the competition, which drew (see what I did there! – Ed) entries from around the globe, was the lauded designer, Frank Stephenson.

After much deliberation, Frank and Rob chose the design you see More >

SPECIAL FORCES SUPER TYRE SEALANT

IDEAL FOR KITCAR OWNERS!

Max Adventure has launched what they claim is the world’s best puncture protection fluid, aimed specifically at the Vintage and Classic market.

“A puncture is no laughing matter at the best of times,” said Max Adventure’s Mac Mackenney, “but in a kit, vintage or classic car it can be more than just an inconvenience. In many cases, recovery is needed, and the stranded car and driver are vulnerable while they wait for collection, especially on ‘Smart’ motorways.”

The sealant is non-corrosive and permanent for the life of the tyre. It is easily applied through the valve, and a single More >

COME AND HAVE A GO IF YOU THINK YOU ARE HARD ENOUGH!

Another of the new wave of Graphene-based products comes from Infinity Wax and is a detailing spray within their QDX range.

Graphene is the hardest product known to man and so it follows that if you could use it as a car care product in liquid form it will be pretty successful and rugged.

A bit like an LED rechargeable torch, it doesn’t fade rather it gives great performance until it doesn’t and it goes phut!

Like that torch though you can recharge the protection on your paintwork by reapplying it. Simple as that.

QDX Graphene is very easy to apply and gave frankly More >

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Ford English axle has been around since the days of the Ford Anglia 105E/123E and Ford Prefect 107E. It was also used in performance models such as the Lotus Cortina, the Mexico, the Escort Twin Cam, the RS1600, RS1800, RS2000, the Lotus Elan and thousands of kitcars.

Despite these impressive credentials, there are areas where improvements can be made, and that’s exactly what Burton Power has done with its Lightweight Aluminium Alloy (heat-treated L169) Differential Housing – part number LSDDH1.

The Burton housing is a direct replacement for original cast iron item. It boasts a thicker flange for reduced distortion and More >

DON’T KICK THIS TIN CAN DOWN THE ROAD!

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, they offered a wide range of workshop regalia More >

HIDE AND SEEK

Another product from Tenzi’s Pro Detailing range that is a conditioner that is a thick gel that you work into your leather seats and when it dries definitely felt more supple and soft to the touch.

I’m fed up with using leather conditioners, balms and potions that don’t seem to do much.

At £ 17.76 for a 700ml bottle, this one is an excellent product offering exceptional value for money.

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