NO MORE RATTLES

An MX-5-specific news item BUT there are plenty of kit conversions based on the Mazda two-seater and this will apply to them, too.

DEI has just closed the door on annoying rattles, squeaks and vibrations on the Mazda MX-5 with its new Door Vibration Damping Kit.

Kit No. 50296 is suitable for use on all MX-5 years and models and includes four 6in x 12in pre-cut Boom Mat® pads and two 2in x 24in tape strips for the complete sound and vibration solution.

The door kit reduces noise and vibrations from the metal body and keeps the interior quieter, thus improving interior acoustics.

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GET HOOKED UP WITH SEALEY

Found in Sealey’s Tool Promotion are these Multipurpose Storage Hook Kits, APHKIT1 (four-piece) and APHKIT2 (ten-piece).

The kits are ideal for use in a garage, shed or around the home to help to save space. There are many similarities between them and they are powdercoated to prevent oxidisation, PVC wrapped to avoid damage to tools and equipment and are very easy to install and relocate.

Their hooks can hold up to 20kg, the overall maximum load on a single hook rail is a huge 110kg. The overall width of the hook rail is 610mm

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BETTER CAR LIGHTING CUT A DASH

Most people know that we can transform the usually dim and dangerous dash lighting on our

beloved kit and classic cars by upgrading to LED bulbs, but it has been a source of irritation that standard dimmer switches will then be rendered useless. They are either ‘on’ or ‘off’.

Better Car Lighting has changed all that. For more than a decade, electronic development companies around the world have been trying to produce LED dash lighting bulbs that will dim with the original rheostat. Until now, none have succeeded, but now Better Car Lighting has produced new LED replacements for the original Lucas More >

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS AND ACROSS THE POND AT GBS

 

US-based GBS customer Sean Wally has now completed his Zero build and the car is now registered. His car was painted at Great British Sports Cars and then shipped to Sean in kit form.

Earlier this month another Zero self-build kit was packed and collected and is now on the way to its new owner in the USA with another to follow soon.

At the recent GBS Cars & Coffee event, the company’s American representative Paul Barnes was in attendance and he’ll be helping coordinate the latest shipments to the USA.

While Paul was at the Cars & Coffee event he did a More >

MASTER OF AIR!

Sold in the UK for over 36 years, the Airmaster range of air compressors are great value highly reliable machines and are available now via Machine Mart.

These air compressors are ideal for DIY and semi-professional garage, or home workshop use for any job involving spraying, nailing stapling, inflating and more.

The range of high spec belt-driven compressors feature single-stage, two-cylinder pumps and overload protection. All units also include fully automatic stop/start control, twin outlets with on/off tap, outlet pressure regulator with gauge and tank pressure gauge.

With several brand-new models being added to the range soon, the Airmaster range offers either 8- More >

QUICK. IT’S A DETAILER

Liqui Moly may be better known for their range of oils and lubricants but they also have a large lineup of car care products including their Detailer-Rackschnell Flege or rather a Quick Detailer for the UK market!

It is a highly effective gloss sealing spray with an innovative protective formula. For quick, easy paint care without polishing. Removes light dirt such as dust or water stains and gives the paint a radiant deep gloss.

It is said to seal clean painted surfaces for several weeks and offers excellent water beading as well as long-lasting protection against road salt and general crud and detritus.

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NEW ELECTRIC BROMPTON

Brompton has just released their latest bicycle called the Brompton T Line. The fashionable and much copied range of innovative folding bikes originally created by Andrew Ritchie are still incredibly popular.

The T Line is still clearly a Brompton, but it’s said to be a re-design from the ground up. A brand-new drivetrain, electric motor, new gear ratios (testing said to have taken place in major cities around the world to perfect them), titanium frame and carbon-fibre the new four-speed model weighs under 8kg.

Prices start at a hefty £3770 but for that you get a complete work of art, albeit a More >

STEERING? IT’S EZ

If your kitcar is a bit of a handful to manoeuvre due to heavy steering that requires Popeye-amounts of spinach on your part then EZ Power Steering kits could be the answer.

The electric system is speed-sensitive and thus helps out more on slower bends or when parking or turning in tight spaces. The good thing is that it is mounted out of the way and the driver can adjust the amount of assistance it gives via a potentiometer.

The products are produced in Japan and Netherlands-based EZ Power Steering has agents and outlets all over Europe and the UK. I have More >

PAINLESS WIRING

A NEWS ITEM AIMED PRIMARILY AT OUR NORTH AMERICAN READERS

A donor car wiring loom won’t do for custom projects like kitcars, street rods and extreme off-roaders.

You need things like more circuits and relays for all of the creature comforts and longer wires so you have enough to connect all of your accessories. Painless Performance Pro Series Wiring Harnesses have you covered.

Available with 23 or 25 circuits, the universal-fit harnesses have extra-long wire for each circuit, allowing you to route the wiring as you wish. You also get front and rear ground harnesses to make grounding your lighting circuits a breeze.

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IT’S REACTIVE

Bridging the gap between a traditional wheel cleaner and heavy-duty fallout remover, Reactive Wheel Cleaner is an advanced surface cleanser capable of chemically dissolving brake dust and other ferrous metal contaminants, all the while being gentle enough for regular use on all painted and powdercoated wheels.

Designed to react with the sharp, corrosive metal shrapnel (derived from hot brake dust) often found embedded in wheel finishes, Reactive safely removes these harmful ingrained contaminants by liquifying the particles into the solution, allowing them to be safely rinsed away without scratching.

Reactive also contains a blend of deep-cleaning detergents to quickly remove the harshest More >