WONDER OIL

I’m a big fan of the French product, Owatrol Oil, which is a superb paint conditioner and rust inhibitor.

Its versatility is its strength and it can be used as a standalone product or added to gloss paint which gives it a Downing Street-style mirror-like shine, helping the paint to flow beautifully.

As a rust inhibitor, it’s one of the very best, penetrating the rusted surface, driving out moisture and air and is ideal for use on chassis as well as machinery, engine parts, trailers and tanks.

Oh, and if you condition paint with it, Owatrol Oil prevents peeling.

Various sizes are available with More >

‘BURR’ NECESSITIES

This Universal Deburring Set from Laser Tools (part number 7291) is ideal for engineers, mechanics, plumbers or any tradesman that requires various deburring tools. It includes four different blades packaged into one handy tool.

Two curved blades are included, ideal for curved and straight edge work. The black passivated blade is manufactured from SUJ2 high-carbon chromium alloy steel, for extreme wear resistance – it is especially suitable for steel, aluminium and plastic. The brown passivated blade is HSS (high-speed steel), its hardness making it suitable for brass, cast iron and stainless steel work. These two blades are mounted onto the tool More >

MAKE IT EASIER

 

We’ve all worked in or pit or under a ramp and need to be organised or need extra light, removing a starter motor is a classic example.

This new creeper from Rally Design keeps components, nuts, bolts and tools in one place instead of scattered across the workshop floor. The four castors are much more stable than three castor models sold elsewhere.

It also features two large and four small storage compartments, while the powerful pod light with magnetic base, can be used independently of the tray.

It has a useful size of 400 x 430 x 120mm and would make an ideal More >

LIQUID TECHNOLOGY AT FIFTY!

Castrol GTX, one of the world’s most well-known engine oils, celebrates fifty years of production this year.

The brand has been at the forefront of engine oil innovation since its introduction in 1968. Castrol GTX was initially created with liquid tungsten technology to meet the sophisticated needs of new engine developments. In those fifty years, over 50-billion litres (that’s a lot of oil!) have been sold worldwide.

The ‘liquid engineering’ TV adverts, amazingly dating back to 1983, are firm favourites of mine.

According to Castrol, today GTX protects over 100-million cars across the globe, at any one time and looking into the immediate More >

JUMP FOR JOY

Sealey has introduced a new series of Roadstart® Emergency Jump Starters to their range. They are constructed from a sturdy composite case with integral battery clamp storage and carry handle for convenience. The series is suitable for starting vehicles with four-cylinder petrol or diesel engines up to 2-litres, to 12V vehicles with eight-cylinder petrol engines up to 5-litres and six-cylinder diesel engines up to 3.5-litres.

The front panel displays the internal or external battery charge levels and includes an integral LED work light. They feature reverse polarity and short circuit protection with an audible warning.  The mains charger, with automatic power cut-off, More >

PROPER INNOVATION

Innovators West made its name making some of the best harmonic dampers on the market. Innovators West is more than just balancers though as the company makes camshaft belt drives, supercharger pulleys, drive pulley conversion kits for GM LS engines, and other components, all made in the USA and available at Summit Racing.

Their SFI 18.1-certified harmonic dampers feature a billet aluminium case with an internal free-floating, wet friction clutch pack assembly and spring-loaded inertia rings to dampen crankshaft harmonics over a wide RPM range. The design uses a small amount of fluid inside that acts as a lubricant and dissipates More >

IT’S BEHIND YOU…

Burton Power can now offer a direct replacement for the original Cortina Mk1 and Mk2 interior mirror. Unlike the plastic original, the Burton version is manufactured from stainless steel.

This mirror is also suitable as a universal fitting mirror for various applications including kitcars.

It can be fitted as intended, hanging down from the ‘screen frame, but can also be fitted to the top of the dashboard standing upright.

The mirror includes a two-screw fitting with 42mm hole centres with the mirror dimensions 155mm x 63mm with an overall height of 90mm.

Available as part number MIRRORC12RV with a retail price of £19.40 inc More >

THAT’S ANOTHER FINE ‘MESH’!

Webcon has announced that its DCOE mesh filters are now back in production.

Designed to be used oil-free, the Webcon filters feature two layers of stainless mesh around a high-performance filter layer to offer superior levels of filtration while offering almost no restriction to airflow.

Fitting takes only a matter of seconds and the only maintenance required is periodic cleaning. They add no more than 20mm to the end of the air horn, so you can be assured of the very finest filtration in the tightest of spaces.

Webcon mesh filters are supplied in pairs as follows: 40 DCOE AFM4056 £34.95 plus VAT More >

…AND ON THE DRUMS – GUNSON!

Specialist car maintenance is easier when you have the right tools for the job. Working on drum brakes means often relying on a brake adjusting tool before they can be pulled free for maintenance.

This Brake Adjusting Wrench from Gunson (part number 77152) features a slim design that will fit most drum brakes, allowing you to adjust the clearance between the brake drum and the brake shoe.

The wrench fill fit both ¼in  and 5/16in square brake adjusters, making it suitable for many older kitcars including Mini-based ones.

The tool is manufactured from hardened and tempered chrome-vanadium steel from strength and durability and More >

DAMP MX-5 (THINK ABOUT IT!)

GAZ has announced that it can now offer a special lightweight GAZ Gold Track/Road, all-aluminium bodied coil-over kit for the Mazda MX-5 Mk1/2.

The kit includes adjustable coil-overs on which the ride height can be adjusted through 60mm. The height adjusters have a coarse acme-form thread for ease of adjustment and to ensure that they remain in good order even after considerable service.

Damping rates are also variable by means of an adjuster knob on the damper bodies. The GAZ Gold range is designed primarily for out-and-out racing so each comes with a gas cell in the reservoir filled with a high More >