BORG-WARNER T5 REBUILD KIT FROM BURTON POWER

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Burton Power has announced the release of a fully comprehensive rebuild kit for the Borg-Warner T5 World Class gearbox.

The kit includes all parts typically required for a rebuild (however gearboxes that have suffered major component failures may require additional parts).

All components in the kit are genuine parts from Tremec, the original manufacturer of this gearbox and all bearings included are genuine Timken.

Order as part number GBT5200 at £550 inc VAT.

(note that the rear oil seal supplied in this kit is for US applications such as the Mustang and is larger than the type fitted to the Cosworth. The More >

HOT AIR

These new air compressors from Machine Mart are ideal for DIY and the semi-professional garage or home workshop and can be used for any job involving spraying, nailing, stapling, inflating and more.

These compressors feature an impressive air displacement of up to 14.5cfm, a maximum working pressure of 8-Bar and a choice of tanks from 50- to 100-litres.

All models in the range feature fully automatic stop/start controls, twin air outlets for increased versatility and are fitted with a safety valve and pressure regulator with gauge for controlled air pressure.

Airmaster Tiger 16/550 – £239.98 inc VAT.

Airmaster Tiger 16/1050 – £299.98 inc VAT.

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NATURAL MAGNETISM!

This is a socket set with a difference, new from Laser Tools: it’s a magnetic deep socket set (part number 7783). These are deep sockets (63mm in length), 3/8in drive, seven sockets included (7mm to 14mm), all with a six-point single hex.

They are magnetised, but here is the difference: the magnet is spring-loaded, and travels down the length of the socket. So, when access is difficult and you have to run a nut along a long thread, reach for these magnetic sockets and you won’t lose the nut (how many times has that happened to me?! – Ed).

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BAZOOKA JOE IN A BOTTLE!

I’m loving the packaging that Lancashire-based car care company Akira Brand uses on their products while their smells and bright colours appeal to me too.

Take their bubblegum-infused Lush Quick Detailer, which I had the chance to try this week after a reader who is also well into his detailing recommended it.

I always try and follow up when a reader tells me about a good product as tip-offs like that are definitely of interest to others. That’s what we’re here for – to spread the word about good companies and products

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IT’S MINT IS THAT!

Mint Classic is a young car care brand but one that really has found a niche within the classic car market with quality products at a great price.

I tried their Wheel Cleaner recently, which had been recommended to me and although a crowded market there are some really rubbish products out there. Wheel cleaners tend to fall into two camps when it comes to smell. They either have a pong like peroxide hair bleach or that of an oven cleaner and Mint Classic’s falls into the latter category.

It features a non-acidic formula and I had a filthy set of 22in More >

BLIZZARDS FORECAST

I’m a really big fan of the pump sprayers produced by Marolex. I’ve been the happy owner of their Ergo sprayer and an Axel 3000 foamer and they play a large part in my detailing regime.

The Ergo is ideal for use when I want to really clean my wheels as you can spray the wheel cleaner or Iron Fallout Remover right into all the nooks and crannies behind the spokes and the inside of the wheel, where crud can gather. Amongst the many possible uses, it can also be used to apply clay bar lubricant. It is supplied with different More >

MERLIN WELL-STOCKED WITH SAMCO PRODUCTS

With over £125,000 worth of Samco Hoses on their shelves at any one time, Merlin Motorsport is one of the largest stockists of Samco Sport Performance Silicone Hoses in the country. Lots of companies say they stock Samco stuff, but you will often find the bend or straight you are after is out of stock!

They supply all Samco Raceparts including elbows, straights, T-pieces etc, Classic and Xtreme products. They also keep a large range of Samco car kits, too.

Go to – SAMCO SILICONE HOSE & HOSE KITS.

More from www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk or 01249 782 101 ENDS.

 

GREAT POTTERY THROW-DOWN? NO, IT’S NOT THAT SORT OF CLAY!

Meguiar’s has announced the launch of their new Hybrid Ceramic Synthetic Clay Kit.

If you’re really into car cleaning, you’re most likely already familiar with clay bars (and the like) and have probably been using it for years. However, this kit takes removing contaminants and getting a smooth as glass surface to another level, Meguiar’s reckon.

Contaminants bonded on top of the paint are removed with a specialised Synthetic Clay Pad. Since the lubricant is the all-new Meguiar’s® Hybrid Ceramic Detailer, you get paint that’s smooth and shiny with the added benefit of water-beading protection, all in one quick and easy step!

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NO, I’VE TOLD YOU BEFORE, I AM NOT DOING HORN JOKES!

Webcon has announced the introduction of a cast aluminium air horn for the Weber DCNF series of carburettors.

The air horn is suitable for most types of 40, 42 and 44 DCNF carburettor (except for the 40DCNF 12 and 13) and it comes complete with a cork gasket and mounting screws.

Order as part number 5284800100 at £65.17 inc VAT.

For further details phone 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

BEADING GREAT MIKE!

I’m a big fan of Michael Cipriani’s Infinity Wax brand and the Glasgow-based operation has a large range of quality products and a very loyal band of followers. He places a signature on the label, which is nice, while he also values vivid colours and nice smells in his products.

Their Synergy QD is a ceramic resin-infused quick detailer, which solvent-based and gives a massive amount of beads and refreshingly is coating safe. This means that it will give your existing ceramic coating boost rather than remove it.

Success comes by applying it to one panel at a time. Spray it on, More >