THIS IS A BELTER

Here’s a great product. It comes from Zirconite and is called Bead Magik and is described as a multi-surface water beading sealant or for those more into this sort of stuff as an advanced super-hydrophobic nano-coating that has been developed to maintain and enhance water repellency on a car’s bodywork regardless of whether it has a steel or GRP body.

The truth is it has been sitting on my shelf for months and I’d almost forgotten about it. I picked it up a couple of weeks ago and I am glad that I did. An amazing product.

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A GREAT BIG BOX OF FUSES

New from Car Builder Solutions is this 120-piece 30mm glass fuses pack that contains 20 each of 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-amp fuses, which are 30mm long and 6mm in diameter.

A bargain at £7.20 – order yours from www.carbuilder.com or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

LANCIA MONTE CARLO BASED KITCAR? SEE THIS

Whenever GAZ produce a one-off suspension component for a customer, they then add that part to their catalogue and make it available for other owners of that vehicle model.

This can sometimes lead to some quite obscure parts becoming available. One such example is the GAZ solid suspension mounts for the Lancia Monte Carlo and therefore several kitcars based on the same such as Lancia Stratos replicas, for example.

These billet aluminium mounts replace the rubber mounts used on production cars and provide a stiffer, more positive suspension location for cars that are used exclusively in competition or on trackdays. This ensures More >

MORE SPANNERS

New to Laser Tools’ very comprehensive hand-tool range, is this 30-piece Metric/Stubby/Star ring-spanner set (part number 8481). The set features both regular and stubby length spanners but also includes a set of double-ended Star profile spanners from E6 to E24, designed specifically to fit Torx® bolts.

Manufactured from high-quality chrome vanadium steel with a mirror-polished finish, these spanners provide durability and precision. The set is neatly organised in an EVA foam tray, designed to fit roll cab drawers, ensuring cleanliness, organisation, and easy accessibility. With its 30-piece collection, this set covers the most common applications in the workshop, making it a More >

GET THE JUMP ON YOUR MATES!

At Machine Mart, they know all about the trouble caused by getting caught out with a flat battery when you are on your travels. They sell a whole range of jump starters including several rugged, heavier units, perfect for more professional use

Elsewhere in the range, they also have a selection of handheld, but powerful units, ideal for keeping in your glovebox in case of emergencies.

The best-selling Clarke JSM350 is a multi-function jump start and device charger which can be used on petrol engines up to 6-litres and diesel engines up to 4-litres. It also features USB 5V device charging for More >

DON’T OVERLOAD YOUR PINIONS

Setting pinion bearing pre-load, setting rivets and disconnecting various hard lines on later-model vehicles can be frustrating without the right tools. Fortunately, Summit Racing carries the very tools you need to do these jobs.

Setting the correct pinion bearing pre-load is critical for long ring and pinion gear life. Summit Racing’s Pinion Yoke Wrench will keep the yoke safely in place while you torque on the pinion nut.

It’s made from ductile iron for strength and durability and comes with a yoke vise, flange adapter and a 1m long, heavy-wall steel tube handle.

The yoke vise will expand from 2¼in to 5in for More >

THAT’LL COVER IT

In the nineteen years since the founding of Town & Country Covers, the company has grown to dominate the automotive, agricultural and consumer markets, becoming the must-have in terms of seat covers.

By using their enviable relationships and contacts with the top vehicle manufacturers, Town & Country Covers are able to ensure its seat covers are the perfect fit. Either through its tailored range or superbly adaptable universal range, the vast majority of vehicle models and machines can have a Town & Country Covers seat cover fitted within minutes.

While the company began due to a love of sports and not wanting More >

THE BRANDS HATCH BEACH BUGGY RACE – CHRISTMAS 1971

CHRISTMAS CHEER – BEACH BUGGIES AT BRANDS HATCH -DECEMBER 27, 1971

When I was searching through the archives the other day (Carol says I spend too much time in those filing cabinets!), I came across a dusty file with a faded label on it. I thought it was just another collection of tat but a closer look revealed the words ‘Brands Hatch beach buggy race 1971’.

Hurrah. I have been looking for that file for years – clearly, I must still learn to replace stuff from whence it came in the filing system. I moan at everyone else for that misdemeanour! That More >

TENTH BIRTHDAY FOR WAXSTOCK

Waxstock, Europe’s largest festival of all things car care, perhaps even the world, recently turned ten. It celebrated in grand style, opening its doors to approximately 4000 detailing devotees and some of the biggest names in the automotive cleaning game.

 

Despite being held in the expansive Coventry Arena, it was very much standing room only as guests piled in throughout the weekend to take in the rather aromatic atmosphere, chat to the experts behind their favourite brands and ogle at the clinically prepared show cars. As you might imagine, in a room full of their peers, the standards of preparation for More >

LINING THE ‘DUCTS’ UP

These new cold air ram ducts (96mm) from Car Builder Solutions will do a good job of ducting air as well as looking stylish. They are ideal for use with air filters or sending air to brakes.

They are made from lightweight aluminium and can also be bonded into the bodywork to duct cold air direct to your inlet manifold.

The ducts have a 96mm OD and a 140mm maximum diameter. They can be blasted back to natural aluminium or even painted.

Two colours are available (they don’t come with ducting, by the way) – Blue (RAM96B) or Red (RAM96R) and both are More >