A NICE REFRESH

The royal-warranted car care experts at Autoglym are delighted to release QuikRefresh, a time-saving new product that is specifically designed to rapidly restore that perfect ‘just washed’ finish with minimal effort.

It can be frustrating to see how quickly the pristine surface finish you worked hard to achieve is tarnished by environmental and road traffic fallout. Autoglym also recognises that busy modern life means it is not always possible to adjust a schedule to conduct a full interim clean. The solution to these issues is Autoglym QuikRefresh, the perfect product to keep your vehicle looking pristine by bridging the gap between full More >

PULL THE PIN

Pulling multi-pin electrical connectors apart can (literally) be a pain sometimes, especially if you’re struggling to access a harness connection between the engine and bulkhead or behind the gearbox. The new connector removal tool from Laser Tools (part number 8254) will help. It’s for use on vehicle electrical connectors that use a single locking catch mechanism – the simple design allows the lock button to be pushed down and pulled back, releasing the connector with ease.

The compact design (overall length just 95mm) is ideal where space is limited. The soft-dipped handle makes it easy to grip and comfortable to use. More >

UPLIFTING

Sealey’s latest promotion sees the launch of over 55 new products from a variety of their catalogue sections, including Jacking & Lifting, Vehicle Service, Janitorial, Lighting & Power and Safety Products.

The new SCR9HV Hi-Vis Green Mechanic’s Utility Seat, from their Jacking & Lifting section, has a steel framework with a powdercoated finish for strength and durability and is fitted with a storage tray underneath to ensure tools and components are always at hand. The extra-thick, cushioned padding provides added comfort, while the easy-rolling Ø63mm rubber castors, with ball-bearing swivel, ensure ease of manoeuvrability.

New to their Vehicle Service range are the More >

BRAKES FOR YOUR BEETLE OR BEETLE-BASED KIT

Looking to up the safety on your pre-67 Beetle or Karmann Ghia without sacrificing period style? Check out this great disc brake kit from EMPI which is engineered to avoid any wheel offset change.

Designed to work in conjunction with stock spindles and 15in wheels, the kit is supplied with discs, calipers, and brake hoses not to mention caliper conversion brackets and wheel bearings too.

A dual-circuit LHD master cylinder is included, but owners of RHD vehicles will need to source this and a suitable reservoir separately (see details below).

Stocked by Heritage Parts Centre, there are two wide five kits on offer, More >

NO OIL ON THIS SWEATSHIRT

For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology. Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Interestingly, Castrol was the first company of its kind to promote its products through sponsorship, which swiftly led to advertising and merchandising. By 1946, when the iconic Castrol Classic branding was launched, Castrol offered a wide range of More >

FITTINGS FOR WELDING STUFF

Merlin Motorsport is well-known for all manner of race and road accessories and parts. They also stock a large range of weld-on aluminium fittings for fabricating your own components such as header tanks, fuel tanks, oil tanks, swirl pots etc.

They are made from high-grade aluminium alloy 6082 – T6. All are precision manufactured for Merlin in the UK and they hold a large range of fittings for fabrication requirements.

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HIGH ROLLERS

Just when you thought camshaft lifter design had pretty much run its course, COMP Cams comes up with a new twist. The Evolution Hydraulic Roller Lifters use COMP’s patented Hydraulic Cartridge Technology – HCT for short – to deliver unparalleled precision and longer life than previous designs.

Each self-contained hydraulic lifter features a thick-wall body to increase strength and reduce oil volume. Because the lifter has less oil, aeration is significantly reduced and the bleed rates between lifters become much more consistent. The reduced oil volume increases the lifters’ responsiveness and reduces start-up noise too, and precision-engineered bleed down rates ensure More >

WHAT A RUSH!

XCS Designs has linked up with celebrated American Honda tuners 4Piston Cylinder Heads and will be fitting one of their 1000bhp Honda K24 street engines into their forthcoming XCS Rush spaceframe chassis (complete with Camber Compensation and Anti-Dive front and rear suspension setups.

That should go well, then!

More from www.xcsdesigns.co.uk or call them on 01799 513 478 ENDS.

PROTECH STEPS UP

Those top blokes and makers of competition and fast road dampers, Protech, have supplied a bespoke engineered shock absorber for an episode of BBC’s ‘The Speedshop’.

Approached by the presenter of the show, Titch Cormack, Protech was challenged to create a specialist shock for a sidecar that would be comfortable and safe for Titch’s close friend Toby Gutteridge, former member of the UK Special Forces (S.B.S), left paralysed from the neck down following a term in Afghanistan.

Toby had a burning desire to experience his pre-injury passion for riding motorbikes, so Titch and Toby developed a plan to create a specially adapted More >

SILTECH’S CHASSIS DEVELOPMENTS

I’ve long been a fan of the work of Suffolk-based Siltech Racing and the company will be at Stoneleigh 2022 with a couple more new developments.

They’ve just unveiled a completely new Rose-jointed suspension set-up for Caterham Sevens with their own billet uprights, billet hubs and big brake kit.

It also has a micro-adjustable top arm arrangement and an easy to adjust anti-roll bar.

They have also been working on their own very stiff spaceframe chassis for Lotus Seven-style cars.

More from www.siltechracing.com or call them on 01362 820 456 ENDS.