NEVER MIND THE QUALITY; FEEL THE WIDTH!

This new combined brake disc and tyre tread depth gauge from Laser Tools (part number 7635) is worth a look. It’s a lightweight Vernier-style measuring tool that offers quick and accurate readings and its compact size allows for access in tight spaces.

The tool is designed to measure the ridge that forms on the outer edge of the disc. Position the tool onto the disc then close it up to both outer faces. Tighten the locking screw, and you have completed the measurement. Now simply press the jaw release mechanism to remove the tool away from the ridge on the disc More >

KEEPING TIME

New from watch-maker Christopher Ward, is the vintage-themed C65 Black Gold dive watch references a nickname given to the striking black and gold livery of the John Player Special Formula One cars of the 1970s.  It offers an attractive variation on the two-tone, bi-metal theme currently having an unexpected resurgence in the fine watch world.

The C65 Black Gold builds upon the foundation of the C65 Trident Collection and its best-selling C65 Trident Diver. The dial is replicated from the Diver, with large Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock, along with rectangular indexes and hands, which have been filled with Old Radium Super-LumiNova. Printed white More >

CAR BUILDER ‘STYLING’ SOLUTIONS

Car Builder Solutions is well-known for the vast array of components for kit, classic and modified car owners they supply. I do wonder sometimes if there’s a kitcar with at least one of their components on it anywhere in the UK!

Their latest new launch is a range of quality corporate wear bearing the Car Builder logo – you can choose from t-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts and hoodies. Various sizes from small to not quite so small (!) and all points in-between are available.

This stylish hoodie grabbed my attention and it’s available in three colours – Heather Grey, Deep Navy or More >

GETTING WARMER

MeacoHeat Motion Heaters use safe PTC ceramic technology to offer fast start-up time. A thermal cut out and tilt safety switch ensures that, if they are accidentally knocked over, they switch off.

A fan option means they can be used all year round. The smaller model, 1.8kW has two outputs levels to save energy, a 1-7 hour ‘off’ timer and a fan only mode for summer use. The larger 2.0Kw adds oscillation to the specification to distribute the heat evenly through a 70° arc. A three-level thermostat replaces the off timer to provide another level of control.

There are two models, available More >

ROCK AND ROLL!

PRW Industries makes lots of performance parts, but we think the company’s rocker arms are worth a closer look. From stamped steel roller tip rockers to full-bore shaft rockers.

Pro Series Stainless Steel Rocker Arms

These rocker arms are manufactured from strong, lightweight stainless steel for excellent fatigue resistance and won’t deflect so valve timing stays rock-solid. Other features include full-cage needle bearings for reduced friction; extra-large trunnions to spread out load and reduce wear; heat-treated steel roller tips and shafts and minimise valve stem scrubbing; CNC-machined pushrod cups; and RockerLoc locking nuts.

Available for small and big block Chevy; Chevy 348-409; GM More >

PETROL OR ELECTRIC – CHOOSE YOUR CHESIL

Great to see the Chesil marque exhibiting at last weekend’s Classic Motor Show at the NEC. Now owned by Westfield Sports Cars, two examples of the superb Porsche 356 Speedster replica were on the stand.

For those that want Beetle-power and running gear for their Speedster, the Classic model comes with a 1600cc air-cooled engine although 1800 or 2-litre upgrades are available along with many other options.

Comprehensive kits start at £29,995 inc VAT with turnkeys from £32,995 inc VAT. Don’t forget that Westfield complete kits come with everything you require to build a car.

Also available is the Chesil E, which denotes More >

OOOOH, I SAY! NEW BILLET UPRIGHT FROM GARDNER DOUGLAS

Superb new product from Gardner Douglas Sports Cars that looks great, works beautifully and future-proofs your classic.

It’s a precision-made, CNC-machined billet alloy modular upright, developed in association with All British Precision Ltd.

Featuring a ‘dovetail’ engagement, it has a universal centre for both front and rear applications. The upright also has a quick-change wheel hub bearing.

Alternative geometry pick-up points are available making the system adaptable for endless applications.

The package features complete front and rear corner assemblies, comprising top and bottom lugs, centre housings, wheel hubs and bearings and all fasteners for assembly. The units cost £2750 inc VAT.

How good will these More >

MORE HERITAGE FROM JENVEY

It’s probably fair to say that since it was launched in 2016, the Jenvey range of Heritage DCOE Throttle Bodies has revolutionised the classic kitcar market – as well as the classic car scene, too, of course.

The Shropshire-based company has been busy meeting demand for their range in the intervening three years but have just announced three new addition to their Heritage range.

First up, is a complete new Jenvey manifold and water-pipe designed to suit the Jaguar XK straight-six engine. The company’s marketing manager, Emma Jenvey told me: “There is a gap in the market for this manifold, which we have now filled! More >

IQ TEST

Eco-Trailer has become one of the specialist car industry’s favourite trailer manufacturer’s and they’ve just introduced a new addition to their range in the shape of the Velocity iQ, which features a brand-new chassis (said to be 30 per cent stronger and 6 per cent lighter), with improved aerodynamic efficiency.

The iQ also features a wider and lower rear access ramp which is also now 10kg lighter.

The company now uses ‘Hexagrip’ oil-resistant flooring, which is also easier to clean along with an all-new Alko 400kg-rated jockey-wheel that auto-retracts. The winch is rated at 1600kg with standard features including tilt-bed, Wi-Fi reversing More >

DETAIL, RAPIDLY

I have to admit that until very recently I’d not heard of car care brand Tenzi from Poland. I’m glad I have now, though! A brand established over 20-years, the products are available in 50 countries on three continents. I like their mantra of ‘advantage through quality’, too. Poland is a big player in the world of car care, incidentally.

It was a friend of mine who suggested I explore their Detailer range. As I said. I’m glad I did.

We’ll be doing a standalone introduction to the Tenzi brand in the upcoming January/February 2020 issue of TKC Mag and also thanks More >