IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT

Over the years DEI has made quite a name for themselves in the heat protection world. Their latest offering is a pipe-shield that provides heat protection up to 732°C.

The DEI ‘Titanium’ Pipe Shield doesn’t actually contain any titanium but it does give titanium-like protection, the maker’s. The shield is actually made from lava rock fibres and is a two-ply material.

The outer layer is made from pulverised and stranded lava rock with a tightly woven weave for durability and strength. The inner material is made of a special high temperature resistant fabric (89 per cent silica) designed to withstand 176°C more More >

VIPER, FEELING THE PRESSURE

Viper Performance, European distributors of Aeromotive Products has announced a new Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Gauge that is available in two versions. A 0-15psi version for carburettor systems and a 0-100 psi gauge for fuel injection set-ups.

This is a ‘dry’ fuel pressure gauge (i.e. not liquid filled) with a diameter of 1½in and comes with a 1/8in NPT male connection to connect straight onto the regulator in the engine bay.

Order SKU 15632 for the 0-15 PSI version and SKU 15633 for the 0-100 PSI with both priced at £25 inc VAT. For more details, telephone 0845 095 3423 or visit www.viper-performance.co.uk ENDS.

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THREAD TAPPERS AND SHUNTERS CLUB…

This new thread repair kit from Laser Tools (part no: 5555) includes seven re-thread taps and seven re-thread dies in the following popular metric sizes:

6mm x 1.00 (pitch); 8mm x 1.25; 10mm x 1.25; 10mm x 1.5; 12mm x 1.25; 12mm x 1.5; 12mm x 1.75.

Used for chasing worn and damaged threads and cleaning stubborn dirt and corrosion.

The kit also includes a very useful double-ended thread file in the following pitches: 0.75, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, which is ideal for quickly cleaning and repairing hard to reach external threads.

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SHINY. WE LIKE SHINY

A welcome exhibitor at the Stoneleigh show recently was GDM Motorsport a company based in Staffordshire and well-versed in making all manner of charge coolers, swirl pots, radiators, general aluminium welding and fabrication, while they also market the Intercal range of oil coolers.

If you can’t find what you want off-the-shelf then GDM can help you as they can design and build you a fit and forget solution and from I can see their stuff is top quality.

The company is a division of GDM Heat Transfer Ltd, which has been operating in the heat transfer field for over 20-years. All design More >

POPEYE-SPEC MINI CLUTCH

AP Racing discontinued making four-finger type race clutch plates for the Mini several years ago, so Mini Spares is now offering their own version – C-AHT599 as well as a five-finger version, C-AHT597.

AP Racing’s sintered clutch plates were intended for heavy duty racing but were very expensive. The Mini Spares versions are more affordable but nonetheless reliable.

Order as C-AHT599 for four-finger or C-AHT597 for five-finger. Both retail at £187.92 inc VAT.

Brackets are also available (PCU103230) at just £24 inc VAT.

More details from 01707 607 700 or via www.minispares.com ENDS.

EH? CATERHAM FORTY SEVEN?

Caterham Cars will celebrate 40 years of manufacturing and developing their iconic Seven with a free limited edition pack.

The stylish pack is available to the purchasers of the first 40 Seven orders taken from May 9 and can be applied to any car in the Seven range.

Caterham Cars has been building the Seven since 1973, when original owner, Graham Nearn, acquired the rights to the model from Colin Chapman. It has continually developed the sportscar but never deviated from Chapman’s original philosophy of “adding lightness” and placing the driving experience at the heart of the engineering process.

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THAT’S MINT IS THAT

As a devotee – some would call it an addiction – of car detailing and products for conducting same, I am always on the look-out for quality waxes, polishes and cleaners.

I’m a big fan of the products produced by companies such as Zaino, Poor Boys, Chemical Guys, SmartWax and Britemax. A new addition to my collection of great products hail from Yorkshire-based company, Wax Tailor, and so far I’ve been knocked out by the quality of those I’ve tried. In typical, dour, Yorkshire fashion they do exactly what they say on the bottles. By ‘eck!

Minted Instant Detailer is fast and More >

NOSTALGIC OFFER

To celebrate a marvellous fifteen continuous years of making fine Jaguar XK replicas (XK120 & XK140), Nostalgia Cars (UK) Ltd, is offering a generous 15 per cent discount on factory built cars…

The Taunton-based company also has a new blog at https://nostalgia-cars.blogspot.co.uk/,  which is directly linked to their homepage at www.nostalgiacars.co.uk where full details of their products and services can also be found.

You can also call them on 01823 444 991 ENDS.

NEW BOOK FROM MEV-MAN

‘Design and Build A Kit Car’ is a fine new book from MEV’s Stuart Mills and is published by our friends at Complete Kit Car magazine.

Indeed, Stuart’s book has pipped my own Crowood Publishing title ‘Build Your Own Kit Car’ (ISBN: 978-1-84797-546-1) to the market although Mills’ fine effort also deals with the design intricacies, considerations and thought processes involved in creating a sportscar.

The 130-page book is well laid out and contains 13-chapters featuring subjects such as sourcing parts, chassis design, pattern and mould-making, finance, marketing and protecting your design.

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THAT CARBON FIBRE IS REALLY MAGIC

I was fascinated by the services offered by one particular exhibitor at Stoneleigh recently as was the constant queue of people around their tent.

Carbon Fibre Magic is the name of the operation, based in Coventry and run by brothers, Owen and Dean Brooks and they offer a hydro-graphic (Google it!) print process on a variety of materials including metal, plastic, wood, GRP, glass and ceramics and although 800 different films are available, the company concentrate on those they feel are ideally suited to automotive use such as carbon-fibre-look mirror surrounds and trim parts. The only limit is your imagination.

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