EUROPEAN TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Ring Automotive has launched a useful kit of the essential items required by UK motorists travelling by road into Europe, with thousands expected to travel over the school half-term holiday.

When driving across Europe there are essential pieces of equipment that drivers must take with them on board their vehicles, with different countries having different requirements on what must be taken.

The RK002 Essential European Travel Kit contains all the vital equipment legally required on the continent for UK motorists making trips abroad. With many holidaymakers making the trip across the Channel or through the Eurotunnel to popular half-term holiday destinations such More >

COOLANT FLUSH

Winter is on its way. Time to check or change your antifreeze! Before you do, though, make sure your cooling system is in tip-top condition by flushing out all the rust debris and mineral deposits left behind from the radiator core and hose lines with DEI’s Radiator Relief™ Cooling System Flush.

This is a concentrated cleansing agent that effectively removes rust and mineral deposits left behind in the radiator core and hose lines. This advanced treatment also dissolves oily residue build-up left behind in old anti-freeze and coolant mixtures due to external contaminants.

The product helps maintain optimum efficiency and prevent cylinder More >

IT’S A HEATER BUT NOT A RADIATOR

The Clarke IT1500 is an easy-to-use portable induction heater kit suitable for use in garages and workshop environments.

This tool kit offers an energy-efficient design providing a safer and more economical alternative to brazing torches or similar heating methods. This product is supplied with a convenient carry case and an assortment of coils.

20mm, 26mm and 32mm Tubular Heating Coils: For heating nuts, fasteners, bolts, 02 sensors etc.

55mm Flat Heating Coil: For removing stickers, graphics, emblems, body mouldings etc.

295mm U-Shaped Coil: For performing the work of other coils but can be customised to remove and repair dents.

1000mm Flexible Coil: For clearing race More >

UNSUNG HEROES – JACK KNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS

A company that often gets forgotten these days, back in the fifties, sixties and seventies, Jack Knight Developments was one of the key companies supplying a variety of parts for Formula One teams downwards. STEVE HOLE looks at the company’s history who was Jack Knight for a start?

Jack Knight was a toolmaker by trade with a keen interest in speedway and motorcycle racing. He and his friend, motorcycle racer, Charlie Smith produced a variety of parts for other races and built up a good reputation for rebuilding big-end assemblies.

This led to them building their own Formula 500cc car, which it More >

ONE MAKE MK CUP 200 SERIES FOR 2023

The latest kitcar manufacturer to be given its own race series is MK SPORTSCARS.

With the first few examples already racing in Sports 1000 this season, MK Cup 200 cars feature a sealed Suzuki Hayabusa race engine (via bike engine specialists RLM Racing) to ensure equal performance and managed costs, built alongside MK’s cost-effective Lotus Seven-inspired chassis.

Along with 750MC’s evergreen Locost Championship and the popular Ma7da Championship, these sequential gearbox-equipped machines complete a trio of formulae in the club inspired by the original Lotus that made such an impact in 750MC’s formative years; and now offer a ladder of Seven-inspired performance within the same paddock.

Interested? Why not More >

BOBBING ALONG

Facelifted Dutton Surf model unveiled at Southampton Boat Show 2022, recently

Minor PR successfully launched facelifted Surf at Southampton Boat Show 2022 recently with the image showing external changes – side vents, colour co-ordinated bonnet vent and black headlamps plus other items including sound deadening and additional heatproofing of the engine bay.

The second image was taken by a Dutton enthusiast on holiday recently when he spotted these two chaps enjoying a Dutton Mariner S2 on the River Danube, no less.

As Tim Dutton told me this week: “It really does show that if a Dutton is looked after they do last!”

Spotted on the More >

SOFTLY, SOFTLY

Nylon C-Washers are essential fitments to your dampers. They’ll stop your chassis from hitting the deck! As the name and shape suggest, these washers are made from 3mm thick nylon and are cut into a ‘C’ shape.

They’re designed to slot onto the push-rod of the damper above the rubber bump stop to prevent the chassis from grounding out. Read more about – HOW THE NYLON C-WASHERS WORK.

These handy little washers come in standardised sizes.

Go to – C-WASHERS, PACK OF 10, 5 SIZES AVAILABLE or call 01249 782 101 ENDS.

NEAT NUMBERPLATE LIGHT

That guru of vehicle lighting, Gil Keane of Better Car Lighting has been in touch with news of yet another great product.

How often have you been annoyed that one small detail is letting down the kit or classic car that you have lovingly built, cared for and polished? Sometimes fixing that annoying detail can be difficult, because the part needed may not be available, or may require you to replace a complete assembly, just to get the one small part that you need.

Now, Better Car Lighting has two additions to their range which will help some people with this problem. More >

SHRINK TO FIT

Heatshrink tubing is a professional way to insulate wires and connectors but usually needs a mains-powered heat gun, which can be inconvenient sometimes, especially if working under the dash of a customer’s car out in the car park. This handy little butane-powered, hot-air blower from Laser Tools (part number 6848) is just the job – it’s small, fits in a pocket and gives instant heat just when you need it.

Easy to use, a thumb press on/off switch provides comfortable handheld use. Adjusted by a slide regulator, you can adjust the temperature to deliver the right level of heat for the More >

MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

Create your ideal workshop from the wide range of storage systems available from Sealey Tools.

The modular design means their systems are truly customisable; while the choice of units available provides you with the perfect storage solution, no matter what size or style you are after. Each range allows you to purchase a simple base unit or create a complete storage system.

Using the handy new design tool, developed by Sealey, you can bring your workspace to life by creating the perfect combination of drawers, cabinets and back panels. The Superline Pro® and Premier™ ranges can be customised further by adding your More >