KEEP WARM IN THE GARAGE

Do you sometimes get a bit cold in the garage during colder months? This new mug from Ember might be the answer. A premium product fitted with a heating element it keeps hot drinks hot at any temperature between 50-deg-62.5-deg C for up to 1.5-hours or indefinitely if you keep it on its charging dock.

An LED warning light tells you when the drink is up to the required temperature and you can even control the mug via an app on your mobile phone. A range of colours are available and it is priced at £99.95 – visit www.ember.com ENDS.

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BE SEEN IN A BREAKDOWN

Here’s a cool product that might well be of interest to kitcar owners. Classic cars and kitcars are often placed in perilous positions if they break down on dual carriageways and motorways (particularly so-called smart motorways) so the Be Seen Screen is placed at the rear of the vehicle and in case of a breakdown enables the stranded vehicle to be more visible.

It also saves the need to traipse along the carriageway placing a warning triangle. Sized at 750mm x 800mm and supplied with a sucker in each corner

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NEW FROM PHILIPS

The latest automotive product from Philips lighting follows the launch of Lumileds – who are the global manufacturers for Philips automotive products – is the Philips Xperion 6000 series of workshop lights.

Instantly distinguishable from previous models with the new Philips high visibility green colourscheme, the Xperion 6000 range initially launches with five workshop light products: The 6000 UV Pillar, the 6000 Pillar, the 6000 Pocket, the 6000 Slim, and the 6000 Line as well as a Multi Dock station and a handy ‘Find My Device’ accessory.

All of the lights have features in common – the customary durability and resistance to workshop hazards, More >

NEW ADVAN FROM YOKO

Yokohama has announced its new ultra-high-performance ADVAN Sport V107 as its new global flagship tyre from Spring 2022. Sales will be launched successively in major markets around the world. The company plans to introduce thirty replacement tyre sizes, ranging from 305/35R23 111Y XL to 225/40ZR18 92Y XL, in Spring 2022, increasing the ADVAN Sport V107 size line-up, including original equipment (OE) sizes for new cars, to 43 sizes.

ADVAN is the Yokohama tyre global flagship brand and the Sport V107 will succeed the Sport V105 as Yokohama’s global flagship ultra-high-performance tyre. The ADVAN Sport V107 applies the cutting-edge matrix body-ply structure used in its More >

COOL FUEL CARRIERS

These VP Racing fuel containers are extremely popular at Merlin Motorsport and would make an excellent Christmas gift.

They have a comfortable moulded handle and a large opening for fast pouring. They measure 250mm by 250mm by 545mm high. They hold 20-litres and come in a variety of colours.

The fuel containers come with a limited three-year warranty against cracking or splitting. A pouring nozzle is available separately.

Go to – VP RACING FUEL CONTAINERS, PLUS VP RACING OCTANE BOOSTERS, COOLANT & ACCESSORIES to find out more ENDS.

SHELBY COBRA MANIFOLD FROM WEBCON

Webcon has announced the reintroduction of the water outlet style inlet manifold to suit four/quad Weber 48IDA carburettors on a Ford 289/302ci small-block V8 engine.

Having been out of production for some years, the new manifold is now known as the ‘Cobra’ manifold and features the legendary Shelby name.

The Webcon Cobra manifold is made to the very highest standards and can be ordered as part number 9900890700 at £1048.70 inc VAT.

Alternatively, the manifold can be ordered complete with carburettors and linkage as part number K9103 for £4062 inc VAT.

Available now from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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ADDED BEANS FOR YOUR PINTO

This new high-pressure oil pump for Ford Pinto will be of interest to kitcar enthusiasts.

Higher oil pressure and greater capacity are always a good idea when tuning an engine, but are essential when preparing an engine for track-day or competition use.

Fortunately, the cost of higher oil pressure and higher capacity isn’t expensive. The Burton Power FT1055A Uprated Oil Pump for the Ford SOHC Pinto engine costs just £68.95 inc VAT.

A new FT1057 driveshaft will also be required at £9.95 inc VAT.

Fitting this pump and shaft will give a hefty 23 per cent increase in flow volume.

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EARS AND NOSE

Single-ear and twin-ear hose clamps are commonly used on both air and fluid lines, as they are ideal for demanding applications involving both soft or hard rubbers and plastics. The design also ensures a uniform clamping compression around the circumference of the hose clamp. The correct way of securing this sort of clamp is with a dedicated pair of hose clamp pliers, like this example from Laser Tools, part number 8261.

These are heavy-duty pliers, designed for fitting medium-sized single and twin-ear clamps, closed and open-ear type O-clamps and Oetiker-style clamps. The design allows minimum clamping effort for the operator while More >

YOU’RE A DIAMOND YOU ARE!

Diamondbrite has just unveiled its latest money-saving combo pack just in time for the festive season; the rather appropriately named Christmas Pack – offered at the special price of £39.49 until December 20, including free UK mainland delivery (normal price – £52.65).

From the firm behind Europe’s most successful dealer-applied paint and interior protection systems, the new Christmas Pack contains five products.

First up is Lift Off, a citrus-powered, multi-purpose deep cleaning and degreasing pre-wash for targeting tough traffic film, grease, brake dust, road grime, bug splats, bird droppings and tar and oil spots; an essential in any car care collection whatever More >

POTENT POWER IN A LIGHTWEIGHT PACKAGE

Our friends at Merlin Motorsport are well-versed in servicing the racing fraternity with various performance and go-faster components, although they have also long been a favourite for kitcar enthusiasts.

Among their product line-up are Odyssey Extreme Batteries ideal for motorsport but also for lightweight kitcars and they are an excellent choice, both lightweight and powerful and built to withstand the extremes of racing and hardcore trackday or road use.

Their increased vibration resistance allows them to endure the constant pounding, extreme heat and vibration which performance engines can generate.

When charging your Odyssey battery there are a few considerations to take into account. More >