WALKMAN NOW 40

Great to see a retro classic that is still available. The new A100 Walkman® A Series better-known as the Sony Walkman is a 16gb music player that at first glance looks just like the original tape cassette player but in reality, is all-new and able to cope with modern forms of music delivery.

Priced at either £320 or £400 for the 40th-anniversary edition, it is available now. More from www.sony.co.uk ENDS.

ON YOUR BIKE

I do like innovative modes of transport and the very clever Brompton range of folding bicycles is a brilliant piece of kit.

The latest addition to the Brompton range is the Explore Special Edition that is aimed at those who want to go on the odd adventurer on the diminutive bicycle. For a start, it features a 28-litre travel bag, saddle pouch, a Brooks Cambium C17 all-weather saddle and six-gears aimed at climbing.

Prices start at £1525 and more information is available from www.brompton.com ENDS.

STYLISH DAB

Here’s a nice one for the garage or office. It’s called the Monty DAB and DAB+ digital radio and Bluetooth speaker with unique acoustic innovations such as analogue sound processing in a choice of stylish wooden cases with an exposed grain finish. Priced at £99.99.

More from www.myvq.co.uk ENDS.

 

NICE AND WARM

If you like a bit of touring in your car and like a car blanket these new throws/blankets from Tom Lane might be attractive to you. Made from pure new wool and measuring 150cm x 180cm a variety of designs are available all priced at £60.

More information from www.tomlane.co ENDS.

NEW PINTO PART

Burton Power is now offering fully reconditioned Bosch electronic type distributor kits for the Ford SOHC Pinto engine, an engine used by the shed load in kitcars, of course.

The distributors are fitted with an integral electronic ignition module bolted to the distributor body. Each distributor has a modified advance curve to suit fast road/rally specification and is non-vacuum.

Each kit is supplied complete with constant energy coil and wiring harness (when using on vehicles fitted with a ballast resistor, the ballast must be by-passed to provide 12v at the coil).

The kits are supplied with a straight cap. The approximate static ignition More >

KEEP STUFF TIDY. HOW LONG WILL THAT RESOLUTION LAST?

If you’re well organised and like to keep your tools neat, tidy and clean, then these two magnetic tool organisers are sure to appeal. Part number 7530 takes 34 different tools including bits, bit drivers, socket adaptors, universal joints, etc. Part number 7531 is a magnetic bit organiser that holds 43 different bits and adaptors, specifically designed for 10mm shank automotive bits. It keeps all these fiddly bits and adaptors in one easily accessible place. (note: the tools and bits are not included!)

Both organisers feature powerful magnets that hold the tools and bits securely but are also strong enough to More >

NEW SENSOR

For over 40 years, the Weber Marelli crank sensor type SEN8D from Webcon has been the benchmark in terms of outstanding performance and an unbeatable price. However, as of November 2019, production in Italy ceased so they are now no longer available.

Webcon is thus delighted to announce that, following extensive testing, it has sourced a superb quality replacement for the ‘SEN8D’ and these are now available for immediate delivery.

The sensor is branded ‘Webcon’ to avoid confusion with non-Webcon-approved, unbranded versions and is available under a new part number: WSS075W.

Just like its predecessor it is extremely competitively priced at just £37.20 More >

BRIGHT LIGHTS

Sealey’s new floodlight range could be of real interest for totalkitcar readers.

Let Sealey illuminate your work or project area with their LED190T. It features 112 SMD LEDs producing up to 1600 lumens.

There are three brightness levels including an economy setting, which operates a single panel to save battery power. Sealey’s LED190T is powered by a 7.4V 8.8Ah rechargeable Li-ion battery that can last up to 10 hours and a mains charger is supplied. This rechargeable floodlight folds shut to protect its lights when being transported or stored.

The LED191T features 144 SMD LEDs producing up to 2300 lumens and also has More >

MINISPARES ARE ROCKERS!

Roller tips are probably the most important factor in reducing valve and guide wear when using modern performance camshafts.

Mini Spares has now produced its own Roller Tip Rocker Assembly for 1275cc big bore engines. The assembly features cradle type alloy rocker posts with an increased shaft size to improve rigidity and stronger EN24 adjuster screws with hexagonal head adjustment nuts.

The roller tips have a centreless ground finish and the competition thick-wall shaft sits in bronze bushes.

This is the ultimate lightweight alloy valve gear, providing maximum efficiency while cutting down side-loading on the valve stems and reducing friction and wear while More >

IT’S NOT THAT SORT OF BLANKET

Help reduce the heat in your engine bay with the Mishimoto Turbo Blanket.

One of the main drawbacks to a turbocharger is the massive amount of heat that it produces, which can lead to cooling issues depending on the placement.

With the combination of a volcanic lava rock outer layer and 96 per cent silica inner layer, the Mishimoto turbo blankets have no trouble keeping the heat from permeating throughout the engine bay.

Mishimoto’s turbo blanket’s interior is rated to 1260°C and can withstand up to 982°C of direct exterior heat. The blankets are available in a selection of sizes and also include More >