A STRAIGHTENER

Laser Tools has just released this exceptionally versatile tube straightener (part number 8443) which will straighten copper, stainless steel or aluminium pipe with diameters ranging from 4mm (3/16in) to 10mm (3/8in). It utilises seven U-shaped, grooved rollers, which can be adjusted gradually and held in place by using the thumb lock, to guide the pipe through the straighteners without causing damage to the profile of the pipe.

The end result is a professional finish – you’ll wonder how you ever managed before. Makes your hand-fabricated brake pipes look like factory replacements. Plus, it is important that any tube bending operation begins More >

LIGHT UP YOUR GARAGE

The Clarke SMD84T (left) features two work lights that each utilise 42 SMD LEDs to provide an extremely bright light. Each light has its own On/Off switch with an LED life expectancy of 20000 hours. The tripod has an adjustable height of up 1720mm and handy cable storage hooks.

This product is available for £101.99 inc VAT and can be viewed online here: https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-2x21w-led-work-light–tripod-230v/ ENDS.

BE A MUG!

For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology. Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Interestingly, Castrol was the first company of its kind to promote its products through sponsorship, which swiftly led to advertising and merchandising. By 1946, when the iconic Castrol Classic branding was launched, Castrol offered a wide range of More >

THERE’LL BE A LOT OF FALLOUT!

New from Zirconite is their Fallout Remover & Wheel Cleaner.

Zirconite leaves you in no doubt as to where their product is produced. Right there on the label it clearly and proudly states ‘Made in Britain’. I like that.

A 500ml spray bottle, with an excellent trigger, sees the product turn purple when it meets crud on the wheel or bodywork’s surface.

A thickish, gloopy liquid these fallout removers will never smell very nice but this one does a great job.

It gave a good result, using a cloth to remove it from the wheel, but a spray with a hosepipe saw a great More >

THE STORY OF SHORROCK SUPERCHARGERS

SHORROCK SUPERCHARGERS – WORDS BY STEVE HOLE

Another of the great sixties ‘speed’ companies was Shorrock Superchargers and their products were in great demand to owners of various car makes with Ford engines being their prime area of success. Their appeal was helped by the fact that the donor engine needed no modifications.

That sounds a bit too good to be true and it slightly was as they did have weaknesses but there were plenty of happy Shorrock customers up and down the land.

The little blighter in question. A Shorrock supercharger

The ‘Specials’ movement of the early sixties took to them for sure More >

FORMING THE FUTURE AT GBS

Great British Sportscars, composites department has moved to a new purpose-built facility at the company’s HQ near Ollerton.

The company’s composites department enables them to meet growing demand in a larger modern workshop space and to help meet the growing demands of future projects.

All of the GRP bodywork for the Zero range is created in-house by the GBS team and is available in a choice of nine gelcoat colours along with optional carbon-fibre parts.

GBS has also recently invested in a new plastic vac-forming machine that will enable them to create new parts and expand their product range further.

The GRP bodywork products More >

PINTO GETS THE BEANS FROM WEBCON

Webcon has announced that its own production manifolds for 2 x Weber IDF on the Ford Pinto engine are now available.

100 per cent cast and machined in the UK, MM2351 can be fitted with twin 40, 44 or 48IDF and is essential for anyone wishing to recreate a Group 1 Escort, or for general Pinto tuning where space is too restricted to allow fitment of twin Weber DCOE.

MM2351 is available at £390.29 inc VAT. Available directly from Webcon via 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

NO MESS OIL CHANGES

Changing engine oil can be a messy job! And different engines have different oil neck configurations. When using a traditional funnel, one hand has to be used to keep the funnel steady, and if the filler neck has a baffle, the oil has to be poured in very slowly and carefully, or else the oil will overflow and spill.

 

These two oil funnel sets from Laser Tools solve these problems: part number 8301 comprises a two-piece funnel supplied with three adaptor caps sized to fit various vehicles from the Volkswagen Audi Group and part number 8302 is the same two-piece funnel but supplied with two More >

MISSING MGB PARTS AVAILABLE AGAIN

Following the resourcing of a suitable supplier, British Motor Heritage (BMH) is pleased to report that replacement thermostat housings for models of the MGB roadster and GT from 1976 onwards (ie those equipped with factory-fitted electric fans) are now back in stock.

The housings, part number CAM1577, are priced at £43.20 inc VAT and are available for purchase from BMH Approved Specialists nationwide, a full list of which can be found at www.bmh-ltd.com.

The complete inventory of British Motor Heritage’s ever-increasing range of replacement bodyshells, individual panels and countless other parts for classic MGs and Minis, Triumphs and Morris Minors etc is contained More >

GET TOOLED-UP IN SEALEY’S SALE

Discover 100 new lines inside the latest edition of Sealey’s Tool Promotion, valid from January 1 and running until March 23, 2023.

The 148-page edition offers you over 1450 deals. With discounts of up to 80 per cent off the list price, the biggest savings can be found in their clearance section.

There are savings to be had on the recent additions to their vehicle service range, including the VS0216 Brake Disc Lip Remover Set; designed to provide a smooth and easy method of removing the lip and corrosion build-up on brake discs.

Check out their impressive new storage range including the fifteen More >