RUSTY BOLTS? A THING OF THE PAST

We’ve been using the Mini-Ductor® II induction heating tool in our workshop, with great results. Seized nuts and bolts can be a real pain. Penetrating sprays and the like can help, but might not and in the worst case scenario you could end-up with a sheared bolt.

Apparently, a new version, Mini-Ductor® II + is about to be launched in the UK and will carry on the good work started by its predecessor and is designed to make the job of removal of rusted and corroded parts even easier.

The Mini-Ductor® II + uses high frequency magnetic fields creating high performance induction heat More >

EVENINGS ARE GETTING LIGHTER

Light is essential for car enthusiasts and mechanics to carry out inspections and repairs. Small compact lamps are a big hit and after the success of its award winning RIL50 pocket lamp, which sells in excess of half a million units a year, Ring has introduced two new pocket lamps.

For professional mechanics, Ring has introduced the RIL2300, a heavier duty Professional Pocket Lamp, which contains a lithium-ion battery making it rechargeable, for regular everyday use. It takes only four hours to charge to provide five hours operating time.

The eight high-powered LEDs produce 120 lumens output of natural white light that More >

FORGET MILK TRAY THIS ONE’S USEFUL

Sometimes the very best ideas are the ones that make it out of the paddock – and onto the shelves. The latest design from the good folk at Forge Motorsport is one such product and offers the firm’s typically over-engineered approach to something that can be used every day; a mechanic’s tool tray.

Measuring in at a useful 300 x 480 x 250 mm, the Forge tool tray started life only as a cherished item for Forge’s sponsored race and drift teams. Hand-fabricated from aerospace grade aluminium and featuring neat drilled details for smaller tools, as well as a comfortable large-radius More >

BADGE OF HONOUR

Accessories gurus, Europa Specialist Spares, celebrating a marvellous 30-years in 2014, has recently been granted a Trademark Licence Agreement from Ford Motor Company to officially manufacture, and distribute, classic Ford badges.

Over the next 12-months Europa will be introducing many Ford badges to their product range items that haven’t been available for many years and are therefore looking for clubs, restorers, trade and any other interested parties who may have requests for specific badges in order to prioritise tooling availability.

Models covered include – Anglia, Cobra, Consul, Corsair, Cortina, Escort, Escort XR3, Fiesta, Ford GT, Ford V8, Granada, GT40, Model A, Model More >

PIPE AND SLIPPERS

When the ultimate in heat protection is required, DEI can supply the solution. Their new Titanium Pipe Shield, developed with evolutionary Lava Rock Technology, mined by Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble (well, maybe I made that bit up!), provides maximum protection and out-performs traditional Mylar-backed glassfibre shields.

Extreme direct or radiant heat can damage transmissions, brake lines, wiring and hoses. The new DEI shield clamps directly to any size exhaust pipe – be it car, boat or motorcycle, to provide spot protection of sensitive electrical components, lines, cables, wires, transmissions and bulkheads.

DEI says the product combines a unique riveted ‘stand-off’ design More >

RELEASE IT QUICKER THAN YOU CAN SAY IT

The Mini Spares quick-release rod change gear-coupling is a direct replacement for the standard Classic Mini item, doing away with the troublesome roll pins.

It comes complete with high quality quick release clips and retails at £36 inc VAT, with a part number of MSG13.

More details at the other end of 01707 607 700 or via www.minispares.com ENDS.

WEBCON’S TRIGGER POINT

More and more classic car owners are turning to electronic fuel injection for a variety of reasons including improved starting, economy, reliability and performance.

In response to customer requests Webcon has just added a complete crank sensor/trigger kit for the ever-popular Ford Crossflow engine to their line-up. The package comes complete with trigger wheel, sensor and all the fitting hardware plus comprehensive instructions to make the installation a straight-forward DIY operation.

The kit is suitable for all Ford Crossflow engines including the Lotus Twin Cam and has recommended retail price of £123.29 inc VAT.

More information from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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THE HOWLING

Wheel company, Wolfrace has hit the ground running in 2014 with news of several new wheel launches and the return of some firm favourites.

The JDM is back! Following a short sabbatical, one of Wolfrace’s most popular designs is back in a new range of sizes and colours. As its name suggests, the simple six-spoke design has always been popular with Japanese car enthusiasts and is now available to suit a wide range of vehicles.

The new JDM is available in 7.5x17in and 8.0x18in in four- and five-stud fitments and each version has the much sought-after concave profile and is available in More >

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

B-G Racing is the UK and European distributor for the premium US motorsport equipment brand, HUBStands.

The advanced equipment enables complete suspension and alignment set-up – ride heights, camber and toe angles – at the hub, without the wheels and tyres attached.

With HUBStands, set-up can be far quicker and more precise than using tyres, with accuracy being measured to within 0.01 degree. The equipment also eliminates the need to constantly roll the car on and off scales, greatly reducing the set-up time.

The stands are height-adjustable with a 15cm x 30cm base fitted with low resistance, high-load roller bearing wheels. Each set of More >

NICE HALF CENTURY

MOMO’s prestigious ‘50’ series has been created to celebrate 50-years of Momo in 2014 and reveals the new styling direction for Momo tuning accessories.

The brand new GT-50 steering wheel has been designed using top quality materials and detailing, the sort of stuff that people have come to expect from MOMO, but now combined with a new innovative design including a matt chrome shell surrounding a genuine leather pad in the centre.

The ergonomic grips are highlighted by a combination of black leather and Alcantara with yellow leather piping in contrast. The GT-50 has an RRP of £269.99 inc VAT.

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