ESSENTIAL BEDTIME READING

The new Machine Mart catalogue is packed full of all the tools and equipment you need whether it is for a hobbyist, DIY enthusiast or professional.

Featuring over 660 price cuts and new products, the new 544-page Autumn/Winter catalogue is a ‘must-have’ for anyone seeking a huge choice of tools and equipment at unbeatable value.

With over 21,000 items of tools and machinery in stores across the country and online, you’ll be sure to find the tools you need! To order your catalogue simply visit www.machinemart.co.uk, visit your local store or call 0844 880 1265 ENDS.

 

MASTERS MOVES BASE. JUST DOWN THE ROAD

Those masters of exquisite steering wheels and flying jackets, Moto-Lita, has moved recently. Don’t worry they’ve only moved three miles down the road from their Thruxton home.

They can now be found at: Unit 2, Fairview Road, Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire SP11 0ST

Tel: 01264 772 811 or www.moto-lita.co.uk ENDS.

METAL PRIMER

Here’s a great weld-thru primer. It’s called 70-49 Metaflux Copper Spray and it is a high-density metal-coating that gives superb conductivity.

It also protects the inside of box-section or a seam that you are going to weld and makes striking the arc a cinch while it is said to almost eliminate splatter.

It resists temperatures up to 800-degrees C and bonds with any clean metal, steel, wood, ceramic, resin yada yada yada, pretty much any material you can think of leaving a high gloss finish.

A 400ml spray can costs £8.95 and is available from www.metateconline.com ENDS.

A CUT ABOVE!

A plasma cutter is a properly handy piece of luxury kit for the garage or workshop.

You’ll never be worrying about how to neatly cut a piece of metal again and you’ll wonder what you did without it.

This new Telwin Technology Plasma 41 XT 230v is a very powerful but extremely compact inverter, compressed air plasma cutter that gives you fast, distortion-free cutting of any conductive material such as steel, stainless steel, galvanised steel, aluminium, brass and copper.

The machine has its own compressor, so you don’t need to attach it to an independent airline and its single-phase 230-volt plug makes it More >

KEEP YOUR CARS SAFE WITH THE GUARDSMAN GARAGE BARRIER

Here’s a simply great product for kitcar enthusiasts. It’s called the Guardsman Garage Barrier.

It is a superb deterrent that will help keep our cars in our garages should a weasel thief try to steal them. The product was designed in the UK and manufactured here too, by Image 4 Security.

The product is fitted in your garage between the frame and pier not impinging on your valuable floorspace and fits across the door aperture. The telescopic arm forms the physical barrier across the garage opening.

The piston on front of the barrier holds it upright when it is unlocked and helps downward More >

MOKE BACK IN UK

It’s a real shame I think that the newly announced Moke won’t be available in kit-form but it is very specialist and it deserves a place within these pages. Fact is whenever you see a Moke parked somewhere you’ll usually see a crowd around it.

The new version will be available in the UK until the 56 examples are sold. In case you were wondering, the Moke is 56-years old this year. The company behind it is run by ex-Jaguar Land Rover and BMW executive, Isobel Dando and have been supplying them to companies and individuals in the Caribbean, where they More >

TREMEC SHIFT ENHANCER

If the gearshifter on your Tremec manual transmission doesn’t feel like it should make it better with a Lokar AxiShift Shifter Adapter. It lets you position the shift lever exactly where you want for smooth, positive gearchanges.

That makes it perfect for transmission swaps in kitcars and older vehicles where the shifter position is often less than ideal.

The AxiShift bolts to the transmission shifter stub. The shift lever bolts to a stub on the AxiShift attached to a pivot ball assembly that provides 360 degrees of rotation and 15 degrees of tilt in any direction. The AxiShift also gives you the More >

KEEP THE SPARK

Laser Tools has just introduced a new spark plug service tool designed to get you out of trouble and speed things up – the spark plug thread chaser (part number 7831).

Spark plugs can be difficult to remove but they can be difficult to fit correctly, resulting sometimes in crossed threads or damaged threads. Even if the first couple of threads are damaged, any further tightening of the spark plug will just lead to further damage.

So, if you feel the spark plug is reluctant to screw in cleanly, reach for the thread chaser. It’s designed for 14mm x 1.25 plug threads, More >

STAY WARM IN THE GARAGE THIS WINTER

These rugged electric fan heaters from Machine Mart are the ideal heating solution for small to medium-sized premises such as workshops, garages and more. Stainless steel heating elements are housed inside a tough steel cabinet with a durable enamelled finish and feature insulated handles for safe handling. They also feature an adjustable heat output with thermostatic control to achieve the desired room temperature without fail.

Models in this range are available with outputs of 230V or 400V, the high-end models in the line-up can deliver a heat output of up to 20kW with the best-selling DEVIL 6003 delivering a maximum heat More >

ONE FOR YOUR TIN-TOP

 

The royal-warranted car cleaning experts at Autoglym have released Air-Con Sanitiser, a deadly new weapon against micro-organisms lurking in the inaccessible areas of your vehicle’s air conditioning system.

Many people wrongly view the air conditioning system in their vehicle as a summer-only feature, not realising that it should be used all year round as a safety feature to keep the windows and windscreen clear.

However, a side effect of this dehumidifying quality is that moisture can collect within the depths of the system and if it is not used for a while that moisture provides a welcoming environment for micro-organisms. Although unseen, this build-up More >