TYRE SPINNING

Static wheel balancing. The old fashioned way. Perhaps not recommended for super-wide modern wheels and tyres, but still, a valid method for the narrower wheels and tyres fitted to many kit and classic cars.

Gunson has just introduced this simple to use static wheel balancer (part number 77162) letting you quickly and easily balance your wheels in the home workshop or garage. Static balancing ensures the tyre is balanced around its circumference, even as it deforms with speed, temperature and pressure. This reduces vibrations at high speed and enhances tyre tread life. Particularly suited to crossply and bias-belted tyres.

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ROCKETS ALL THE WAY FOR EXO

A few changes to tell you about at Exo Sports Cars. Firstly, the company has moved from their Nottingham city centre base with their new location being just two minutes’ drive from the Tuxford exit on the A1 near Newark. Just north, in fact.

The new facility has much more parking available and will be much easier to find.

NEW HOME FOR EXO SPORTS CARS

They’ve also streamlined their model range of late now just concentrating on SVE Rocket Classic and SVE Rocket 2, while they also now only fit car engines, doing away with bike stuff.

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GIVE YOUR RETRO-LOOKING ENGINE A HERITAGE LIFT

Among the exciting new products being finalised by Jenvey Dynamics to join their Heritage range is this IDF Heritage Throttle Body TDFS, which includes pre-built throttle body, position sensor, fuel rail injectors and looms.

This part is designed and completely manufactured in the company’s workshop in Shropshire. It boasts all of the many plus-points associated with individual throttle bodies, yet manages to marry these with the subtle, understated looks of a period IDF carburettor ensuring that if you are aiming for a certain look with your classic car or classic replica you can achieve it.

The Heritage Throttle Body is an entirely homogenous More >

CUT IT OUT

Modern brake pipe cutters can be quite small and compact but there are many instances when working on the car there is still not enough clearance to turn the cutter around the whole circumference of the brake pipe.

This new mini brake pipe cutter from Laser Tools (part number 7624) solves this problem with its ratchet mechanism. Simply slide the cutter over the pipe — the handle gives excellent leverage and even if space is really restricted, a few turns of the handle will quickly and cleanly cut straight through. It is self-adjusting, so no need to keep tightening the blade More >

KEEP WARM

These rugged electric fan heaters 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 enameled 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 top of the range model can deliver a heat output of up to 20kW with the best-selling Devil 6003 delivering a maximum heat output of 3.5kW. More >

IT’S MAGIC THIS LANTERN!

Ring Automotive, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, has announced the introduction of a new addition to its innovative range of MAGflex inspection lamps.

The Ring MAGflex range, which uses the latest LED technology combined with additional functions to provide the best lamps for mechanics and technicians, now features the MAGflex Utility.

Specifically designed for hands-free working, each product within the range has been developed with the varied needs of professional technicians, garage mechanics and car enthusiasts in mind.

Ready for anything, the MAGflex Utility Lamp, with high and low settings to provide 1000 or 400 lumens of More >

IT’S NOT FOR CLASSIC MINI; IT’S A ‘MINI DRIVER’!

A useful and versatile new screwdriver has just been released by Kamasa Tools (part number 56137); it is a smooth ratchet screwdriver, but grip the ratchet gearbox, twist the handle and it turns at four times the speed! Great for repetitive work and the ergonomically-designed handle makes for easy and positive tightening.

The 22-piece set includes a generous selection of bits. Three Phillips bits: Ph1, Ph2 and Ph3; two flat bits: 6, 7mm; four PzDrive bits: Pz1, 2 x Pz2 and a Pz3; five hex bits: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6mm; four Star bits: T10, T15, T20 and T25; plus More >

NEW ARIEL ACE IS ACE!

Built as a celebration of the ‘Black Ariels’, the motorcycles produced in the period from 1926 to 1930 when Ariel modernised and re-invented their bikes as ‘The Modern Motorcycle’, the latest model Ariel Ace has been named the ‘Iron Horse’.

Originally coined by Vic Mole, Ariel sales manager, back in the day, the Iron Horse legend was given to Ariel motorcycles from the mid-twenties onwards. Responsible for feats such as riding 10,000 miles without stopping, climbing Mount Snowdon and crossing the English Channel, all on an Ariel motorcycle, Vic Mole was influential in the design and modernisation of the Ariel brand.

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SMART TYRES

Another cracking product from the Polish ‘advantage through quality’ car care brand, Tenzi is their Tyre & Rubber kit, which I’ve enjoyed using recently. When the rain has relented. At least, after a period of rain when your car is looking a bit shabby, you can see real results by spending a couple of hours detailing it.

The Tyre & Rubber pack contains a 300ml bottle of product, a quality microfibre cloth and an applicator for accurate application to the tyre.

It gives a deep, wet-look effect on the sidewall that protects from water and dirt, while it deepens colour returning the More >

WHAT A GIFT

If you’re stuck for gift ideas this Christmas… why not let them choose for themselves with a Machine Mart gift card… Perfect for people with a craving for some tools and machinery. You can also order them online; an E-Voucher can be sent in a personalised email style, courtesy of Machine Mart, whatever the occasion may be.

Machine Mart gift cards and E-Vouchers can hold any value from £20-to-£500 and can be used in any of Machine Mart’s 64 superstores nationwide, online at https://www.machinemart.co.uk or over the phone by calling 0115 956 5555.

To find out more about Machine Mart’s gift cards, their More >