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IT’S ONLY A LITTLE VICE!

The super-versatile mini vice from Kamasa Tools (part number 56130) features a suction base that anchors it securely to smooth surfaces in seconds.

Just place it onto the surface, turn the base lever through 180° and it is firmly anchored and ready for work. The vice body is manufactured from sturdy polypropylene and the metal jaws are supplied with soft foam protection strips to protect the workpiece. Maximum jaw opening: 30mm.

The mini vice has a multitude of uses across many fields of work. It can hold circuit boards when soldering, setting up and adjusting of micro-switches, crafting and scale-modelling projects – More >

THIS IS A NICE BIT OF KIT FOR THE GARAGE

Available now from Frost is the Eastwood PCS-250 Dual-Voltage HotCoat™ Powder Coating Gun, which gives complete coverage from tight areas to large surfaces.

This new and improved gun features colour-coded cabling, a larger ground clamp, increased trigger room and a clear bottle so you can see the powder colour and fluidising action.

Powder Coating Kit Contents:

Eastwood PCS-250 Dual Voltage Powder Coating Gun

500gm Black Gloss Powder

1/4in BSP male inlet

Reusable Hi-Temp Silicone Plugs

Hi-Temp Masking Tape (1/2in x 36-yard roll)

500gm. Stainless Steel Hanging Wire

In-Line Air Filter

Three Empty Powder Bottles with Screw-On Tops

Also comes supplied with a Transformer (VW23) that enables it to be powered from More >

A COOL BREEZE

New from Clarke (sold via Machine Mart) is this AC7050 7000BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit with Remote Control.

It’s a multi-functional and portable 3-in-1 remote-controllable mobile air conditioner/dehumidifier/two-speed fan.

The AC7050 provides quick, effective and efficient cooling and drying inside house or office environments. It can be used as an air conditioner, dehumidifier or multi-speed fan replacing the need for separate devices.

The unit benefits from a self-evaporation system, which recycles condensed water to cool the condenser to improve efficiency, reduce noise and save energy. This air conditioning unit will automatically cut out once the water tank has reached its full 0.95L capacity.

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EASY ACCESS TO SPARK PLUGS

Within the tightly-packaged modern engine bay, access to spark plugs and glow plugs can be difficult, to say the least. This new Swivel Spark and Glow Plug Socket Set from Laser Tools (part number 8066) feature slim, compact, swivel-headed sockets designed for difficult to access areas and the 95mm length allows even deep-seated plugs to be removed with ease.

Six of the swivel-headed sockets are included — 1/4in drive sizes: 8, 9mm x single hex (6pt) and 3/8in drive sizes: 10, 12, 16mm x single hex (6pt); 14mm x bi-hex (12pt).

When fitting new Pressure Sensor Glow plugs (PSG), or refitting existing ones (perhaps after More >

LIFESHINE FROM AUTOGLYM

Autoglym, the UK’s leading supplier of aftermarket car care products, has launched a new LifeShine Demonstration Tool to help dealers sell in the benefits of its paint, interior and glass protection system.

The new resource includes an interactive walk-around demo and is designed to help dealers explain the features of LifeShine to customers and prospects and demonstrate its long-term benefits. As a web-based platform, dealers can present LifeShine remotely during a video call with a customer as well as face to face in the showroom (guidelines and company policy permitting).

The company has also launched an augmented reality (AR) app that shows More >

SHORT BUT SWEET

Kit Spares, the parts, accessories and goodies division of Great British Sportscars, has a brand-new updated website which you’ll find at www.kitspares.co.uk ENDS.

DIRECT ACCESS

When undertaking repetitive removing or refitting of fasteners, perhaps when stripping down an engine, the use of a cordless drill certainly speeds thing up. But what if you can’t actually get easy access to the fastener?

There’s something in the way, or the fastener is tucked up in a corner and difficult to get to? Laser Tools to the rescue with these two off-line socket drivers, a 1/4in drive version (part number 6374) and a 3/8in drive version (part number 6375), both designed to be used with a cordless drill.

When locked in the straight position it works as a solid, fixed More >

ANOTHER MAZDA MX-5 KIT BREAKS COVER

The Tipo184 is to make its global debut at The London Classic Car Show.

Chassis 0001 will be unveiled in front of crowds at the 2021 London Classic Car Show, which takes place on Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27 at Syon Park, Middlesex. With this year’s show celebrating ‘The Evolution of Design’, it marks the perfect occasion to unveil the first-ever Tipo184, honouring the revered motoring icon from which it draws inspiration.

Paying homage to the Alfa Romeo 158, raced by the legendary driver Juan Manuel Fangio, Tipo184 evokes memories of one of the most successful race cars of all More >

HOT BEETLE

 

There are a few classic components on an air-cooled Volkswagen that are regular failure points, and even the most devout of dub fanatics would struggle to argue a case for keeping them in place.

Ignition Points, while very basic technology and simple to service when you know-how tend to adjust themselves and this leads to misfires and other running problems.

By removing this low-tech moving part and replacing it with an electronic microswitch discretely mounted inside your distributor, your engine will perform and respond at a far more constant level. Couple this upgrade with a decent set of 7mm silicone leads and More >

NEAT SOLDERING TORCH

This butane gas torch from Laser Tools (part number 7940) features a twin-flame head design that offers an even spread of heat, making it suitable for many heating tasks: removing bearing and gears from shafts; shrinking metal panel work or plumbing – its compact size allowing easy soldering of difficult to access water pipes.

It is powered by butane gas fuel – normal lighter gas or a propane mix. The flame can be adjusted hard or soft to suit various tasks: soldering, brazing, shrinking, general heating of seized components, etc. Run time is up to 20 minutes.

The torch features a safety More >