Suspension arm and hub work maintenance: when removing ball joints, control arms and suspension struts it’s always a struggle to hold the lower suspension arm out of the way – this new suspension arm lever-hook from Laser Tools (part number 8530) solves that problem.

This is a very strong metal hook that is designed to be used in conjunction with a simple lever or pry bar and then easily and quickly attached to lower suspension arms, etc, allowing the operator to lever the component in the required direction.

It provides a simple connection to provide a lever point for lever or pry More >


Mini Spares has just released a brand-new alloy rocker cover which has been manufactured to fit all classic Mini heads. It is a brilliant new design by Richard at Mini Spares (York) based on extensive experience with the Mini ‘A’ Series engine.

It includes a recess for the extra bolts that are required if it is being fitted to an eleven-stud head (the cover works perfectly with both the 9-stud and 11-stud gasket).

It has also been designed to clear all Mini Spares 1.5 rockers and it features ribs at the ends and on the top for quietness and to ensure that the More >


Winter’s here and by now most classics will be tucked up in their garages undergoing a seasonal refurb.

So it’s the ideal time to remind everyone about GAZ adjustable GT dampers for the VW Beetle 1300 and 1500.

GAZ fully adjustable GT dampers enable the damping bump and rebound rate to be adjusted to suit the conditions, load and driving style. The damping rates can be altered by means of an easily accessible knob on the side of the units.

GAZ can set these dampers up for general road use or for serious classic racing if that’s your preference.

GAZ dampers feature a zinc-plated body and protective plastic More >


Fidanza enables even more performance from the already potent 1988-89 Supercharged Toyota MR2 by way of a lightweight aluminium flywheel.

A Fidanza lightweight flywheel is simple to install when the clutch is replaced and will bring the following benefits:

  • Faster throttle response and quicker acceleration • Additional horsepower to the wheels (reduced parasitic losses) • Smoother, faster shifting • Easier braking, better slowing (due to reduced rotational mass) • Reduced clutch wear and improved efficiency (from better heat dissipation) • Cost savings and longevity (thanks to Fidanza’s replaceable green friction plate – no need to replace the entire flywheel when worn) • More >


Design Engineering Inc. now offers three different types of exhaust and pipe wraps; each has been designed to contain the heat inside the exhaust headers thereby increasing the gas velocity through the exhaust system.

Wrapping headers helps reduce under-bonnet temperatures thus protecting components at the same time as increasing performance. These pliable and durable wraps are easily installed and provide an extra layer of defence against high operating temperatures, resulting in a cooler air charge for improved performance.

The wraps come in rolls to enable them to be wrapped tightly around the pipes. They are available in a variety of sizes and More >



This time we take a look at the gifted designer David Ogle who was tragically killed in a road accident in 1962 aged just 41. His legacy lives on, however. 

Born in 1921, David Ogle was an amazing chap who died far too young in a road accident in 1962 aged just 41.

Ogle Riley 1.5 was a design exercise – two were produced

A hugely talented designer both of industrial items and cars he’d founded his eponymous company David Ogle Associates in Stevenage in 1954 and this was rapidly becoming the ‘go-to’ More >


Machine Mart has added two new air compressors to their already extensive product range!

Compatible with a wide range of air tools, the two new Clarke Ranger Air Compressors are ideal for spraying, nailing, stapling, polishing and sanding; and are suitable for workshop, DIY, garage and site use.

With a red 24-litre capacity tank, the Clarke Ranger 7/260 is a powerful yet portable air compressor, thanks to the wheels and handle provided which allow this compressor to be easily transported across various locations.

The Ranger 7/260 includes twin outlets and gauges and is fitted with fully automatic on/off control, safety valve and pressure More >


Mini Spares now has an upgraded aluminium radiator for classic Mini MPi models (including kitcars using the mechanicals of same) which had the radiator mounted at the front as standard. The new radiator offers superior cooling with the additional benefit of aluminium construction.

Order as part number C-ARA4447 at £378 inc VAT.

For more details call 01707 607 700 or visit ENDS.


People often think, especially in the UK, that Gliptone only produces leather care products. Hmm, they’ve actually been producing a full range of car care products in upstate New York since the late fifties. Indeed, they are the makers of the iconic American interior spray, Shineola.

Their Ceramic Wheel & Rim Cleaner is part of their new Si02-based range.

The smell isn’t terrible (like some rivals) which isn’t a bad start for a wheel cleaner as they normally pong like oven cleaners or hair bleach.

A nice purple colour, it gave a very good result. It costs £21 for a 473ml spray bottle More >


Keeping a turbocharger cool is the secret of maximising performance while encouraging faster spool-up and minimising turbo-lag; and one of the best and cost-effective ways of keeping a turbo cool is fitting a turbo heatshield. These will also reduce engine bay temperatures and protect sensitive components.

DEI now offers a variety of turbo shields in three distinct ranges:

GEN-3 TITANIUM™ Turbo Shields is DEI’s most technologically advanced shield line.

It features a silicone-coated TITANIUM LR outer layer, a silica blend insulation layer with a glass-silica-stainless weave inner layer and a protective stainless mesh liner. This is the strongest, most heat-resistant textile available. Prices More >