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NOT A PEN; IT’S A LIGHT!

New to the Laser Tools’ range is this neat, multi-function rechargeable aluminium pen light (part number 8597) that combines a 2W COB work lamp together with a 2W LED torch. The pen light body is manufactured from durable anodised aluminium and features a magnetic base and a pocket clip, making it easy to get the light where it’s needed.

The LED is a bright 150 lumens while the COB work lamp has two settings: high (170 lumens) or low (80 lumens) — working time 2 to 4 hours, charging time 2.5 to 3 hours. Powered by the built-in 3.7V 750mAh Li-ion More >

WHAT NEIL YATES DID NEXT AND IT AIN’T MURTAYA-RELATED

Designed for production of up to 5000 vehicles per annum, the innovative and highly flexible 3.5-tonne cab and chassis unit, codenamed WATT eCV1, enables a wide range of electric commercial vehicle designs, facilitating mission-specific models which meet customers’ particular fleet requirements.

The first of multiple commercial vehicle offerings to come from WEVC, the eCV1 uses the company’s breakthrough, proprietary PACES architecture, a sophisticated yet cost-effective modular electric vehicle platform. Developed to support commercial vehicle manufacturers, specialist vehicle converters and fleet operators in the transition to an electric future, PACES complies with ISO regulations and exceeds stringent European Small Series Type Approval safety standards.

It’s ’cell-to-chassis’ system means batteries More >

SUMMIT BUMPSTICKS FOR GM LS

Running a small block Chevy camshaft with a GM LS engine’s 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3 firing order improves combustion chamber cooling for reduced detonation and air/fuel mixture distribution. It also reduces vibration and bearing wear, all of which mean horsepower and torque gains.

Summit Racing™ Pro SBC LS Firing Order Hydraulic Roller Retrofit Camshafts are precision ground from USA-made premium billet cores. They are available in seven profiles ranging from a smooth-idling towing cam to a big duration stomper that’s ready to tear up the track in your race car.

More information from www.summitracing.com ENDS.

A TIGER’S TALE!

One of the longest-serving kitcar manufacturers in the UK and undoubtedly one of the best-loved is Tiger Racing.

Founded and run by the Dudley family, Jim Dudley has recently published his autobiography which tells all about his career and of course, the life and times of running a leading kitcar manufacturer and the rise of Tiger Racing – it’s a great read and worth every penny of the £14.95 cover price.

It’s available now from www.tigerracing.com or 01945 466 200 ENDS.

PUT A CAP ON IT

The original plastic oil filler cap was never Ford’s greatest design achievement. The cap top tended to separate from the body and allow oil mist to blow out into the engine compartment resulting in an oily mess.

Although Burton’s Black Alloy Filler Cap follows a similar design, being breathable and incorporating a filter mesh just like the OE cap, it’s made from anodised alloy. As it is more substantial and non-flexible, the top on this cap stays where it’s supposed to, preventing leaks and looking far more stylish and professional than the plastic cap ever could.

Four versions are available: FP641BK has More >

TEXAS HOLD EM? NO, WOOLIES HIDEM!

Woolies trim has a few new colours available in ½in (13mm) wide hidem, which are bluebrownbiscuitgreen and grey.

They have good stocks, but these products are non-repeatable so if you are interested, please order quickly or ask for a sample. Get them while you can!

More from www.woolies-trim.co.uk or 01778 347 347 ENDS.

MIKE THE PIPE WAS A REAL ICON

Need to make up a new section of brake pipe? Need to accurately mirror the original pipe’s bends and curves when making up the new pipe? Reach for this nifty brake pipe bender and clamp set from Laser Tools (part number 8523).

Included are a pair of brake pipe bender tools for shaping both copper and cupro-nickel brake pipes in situ on the vehicle, or on the bench. They are designed to be used with a standard 6mm hex key or a ¼in D ratchet (not included). Two pairs of brake pipe clamps are also included, to enable the new pipe More >

ZOOM!

There is something great about a good memory, and many of us are immersed in this hobby for nostalgia more than anything else. We already drive old cars, so what else do we need? We need the parts that we used to fit, back in the day…

The Zoom Tube was a classic bolt-on addition for college students in the eighties, which is still proving popular with owners today. And for those that want a little more noise from the back of their Beetle, it is now available in stainless steel, to ensure the memory lasts for longer.

Produced by FORST this More >

PUT THAT FIRE OUT!

Merlin Motorsport has a dedicated racing fire extinguisher service centre with expert technicians on hand. They are authorised by both Lifeline and SPA Design to service their extinguisher systems.

Generally, a mechanical extinguisher will take up to one hour while an electrical system can take up to three hours to recharge depending on whether the system has been discharged. If so, it will require the firing head to be rearmed. If you’re visiting Castle Combe Circuit then this can normally be undertaken while you wait.

If you’re not local to Chippenham, then you can send them your extinguisher and they will endeavour to More >

YUS, M’LADY!

As a big fan of Scalextric and Thunderbirds I was delighted to see that for the first time, a slot car version of Lady Penelope’s FAB 1 is now available.

It comes complete with Parker driving and Lady Penelope in the back giving the orders and the amazing six-wheeled Rolls-Royce-inspired car looks fantastic in its pink colourscheme. It comes complete with a luxurious interior as well as that iconic grille up front.

I do wonder how Rolls-Royce feel about it though as they are said to have hated the full-sized replica and wanted it to be destroyed although I’m sure it’s different with More >