ESSENTIAL CATALOGUE FOR KITCAR ENTHUSIASTS

The new Machine Mart catalogue is packed full of all the tools and equipment you need whether it is for a hobbyist, DIY enthusiast or professional. Featuring over 500 price cuts and new products, the new 508-page Spring/Summer catalogue is a ‘must-have’ for anyone seeking a huge choice of tools and equipment at unbeatable value.

With over 6,000 items of tools and machinery in the new catalogue and over 15,000 extra products online, you’ll be sure to find the tools you need!

To order your catalogue simply go online to www.machinemart.co.uk visit your local store or call 0844 880 1265 ENDS.

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‘BIG BOI BLOWR’

Here’s a superb new car drying blower called BIGBOI BLOWR PRO, which is arguably one of the finest machines of its type. Not the cheapest by any means at £329, it is worth the outlay in our view.

If you like taking care of your cars, you’ll know that carelessness when washing and drying a car with a chamois or even a drying towel can leave the odd scratch or blemish on your car’s bodywork.

The BlowR is powered by not one but two 1600-watt motors, each with two power settings. If you like details of such things this means that you More >

‘TERA’ BLY GOOD JAGUAR V12 DEVELOPMENT

Due for launch at Reis Race Retro 2020 taking place on February 21-23, is a brand new V12 engine called the tera®. Inspired by the legendary Jaguar V12 unit it hails from Neville Swales’ Building The Legend XJ13 project and is described as an evolution of the special version of the Jaguar V12 designed by Claude Baily and intended for the ill-fated XJ13.

The original was an engine designed to race – itself developed from Harry Mundy and Walter Hassan’s XJ12 unit – but never raced.

The tera® is normally-aspirated and distributor-less with a choice of mechanical or electronic fuel injection and More >

EMERGENCY REPAIR KIT FOR HOSES

Cracks or damage to your engine radiator and heater hoses can cause coolant leakages, engine overheating and engine damage, so it’s important that any faults are fixed quickly if you need to continue your journey. On modern vehicles, damaged moulded rubber hoses are a real problem and if an exact replacement part is not immediately available, then the vehicle is going nowhere.

New from Connect Workshop Consumables is this professional hose repair kit (part number 33200), that features a comprehensive selection of straight hoses, right-angled hoses, pipe connectors and hose clips. A heavy-duty pipe cutter is also included so that the hoses More >

NO KNOB JOKES

The latest release from MOMO is the Ultra Gear Knob; which features a fully machined aluminium body with a microfibre grip composed of material similar to that used on MOMO competition steering wheels.

The MOMO Ultra Gear Knob is ideal for either racing or as a stylish upgrade on roadcars. It is available in a choice of either black, blue or red with a ‘sticker-bomb’ effect of the MOMO logo around the collar and the iconic MOMO arrow logo on the top as proof of pedigree.

Stock due March 2020, pre-order now priced at £119.99 inc VAT each.

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WHEEL CLEANER PAR EXCELLENCE

Latest Tenzi UK product to impress me is their Bleeding Rims, which is an iron fallout-type product.

The products are produced in Poland, where the company (motto ‘advantage through quality’) is one of the market-leaders.

Bleeding Rims is designed for cleaning wheels of stubborn metallic dirt, rust and dust from brake discs. Its name derives from the red colour that appears on contact with the wheel surface.

The amount it ‘bleeds’ shows how much dirt and crud has accumulated on the wheel rim. The product has a gel consistency and the product may also be used for cleaning aluminium, chrome and enamelled wheel More >

NO SLIP

Quaife was chosen by the Ford Motor Company to supply limited-slip differentials for all three generations of the Focus RS. Ford also approved Quaife’s Fiesta and Focus ST products as aftermarket parts. This is the perfect endorsement of the pedigree and quality of Quaife’s products. The current Fiesta ST will also be offered with a Quaife ATB as a factory option.

Due to its Ford speciality, purchasing capacity and longstanding relationship with Quaife, Burton Power has been selected as an exclusive partner to market these Ford units. The associated cost savings are being passed on to Burtons’ customers so that they More >

BOOK OF WORDS

DEI, the leading aftermarket manufacturer of thermal and acoustic control products, has just released its 25th Anniversary Edition Catalogue. The 56-page catalogue is packed with new products for multiple markets: automotive, Powersports, marine, aviation, motor-home/van and more. It offers a comprehensive range of heat and sound control products for race, road, off-road/Jeep®, restoration and show, UTV/ATV and motorcycle. With over thirty new products and over 100 new part numbers covering all the company’s brands (DEI, Boom Mat®, CryO2 and Radiator Relief), this catalogue is designed as a one-stop-shop for heat and sound control products that can be used for any More >

SOAPY SUDS

I had a Caterham Seven to clean recently. It needed doing urgently. Filthy it was …

I needed an effective car shampoo but didn’t have time to use a pre-wash (snow-foam-type product) one that had the ability to dwell on the car’s bodywork, helping to remove road crud on impact.

I hate car shampoos that dry dirty, looking as if you haven’t even cleaned the car. You need one that removes dirt and is easy to rinse off. If it leaves a nice gloss, then that’s a bonus.

Therefore, I reached for the product of a tiny micro-car care company – Detailers Passion More >

CAN THE CAN

With years of oil catch can research and development, Mishimoto has created what they claim is the most effective oil catch can on the market.

The patent-pending Mishimoto XL Baffled Oil Catch Can was designed to separate oil particles from the PCV/CCV air that would normally have just been routed back to your intake. The internal air diverter increases air turbulence and ensures all the oil sinks to the bottom of the can, leaving nothing but clean air to pass through the 50-micron bronze filter to the intake.

An internal baffle keeps the collected oil from splashing around under race conditions. This More >