Silicone couplers are popular for attaching air intake tubing to a throttle body. However, if you’re looking to turn up the boost on a turbocharged engine, a coupler will have a tendency to pop off. In this case, an HD clamp is the way to go. It provides a more secure connection with less chance of leaking precious boost pressure. Vibrant Performance’s Throttle Body Transition Flange and Bosch DBW Throttle Body Adapters make it easy to use a clamp to keep things secure.

4in HD to 4.25in OD Throttle Body Transition Flange

This transition flange allows you to use a 4in HD More >


The Airmaster 14/50P is a high-performance electric belt-driven air compressor ideal for powering all commonly used air tools and spray equipment.

Featuring a large 50-litre receiver and single-stage, two-cylinder pump, this 3bhp unit is the perfect compressor for a wide range of applications in any workshop, garage or industrial environment, offering a maximum operating pressure of 10bar (145spi).

The 14/50P compressor features a pressure regulator and gauge for accurate output control and is supplied with an air filter, two rubber feet and two wheels both with their respective fittings for portability.

The Airmaster 14/50P is available to buy for £406.80 inc VAT.

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Exciting new arrival from Lithuania, no less and what’s more the makers claim that it is the Baltic State’s first original kitcar design.

Thanks to totalkitcar’s friend in Lithuania Arunas for the tip off

Called the RR01 from Rhino Racing the very styling sportscar with a lightweight GRP body and gullwing doors and is underpinned by an aluminium alloy monocoque fabricated from 6061 T6 and features a built-in rollover-bar (from 25 CrMo4.

Power comes from a reconditioned Audi R8-spec 5.2-litre V10 engine complete with Audi R8 (which means at least 550bhp is on the cards!) intake manifold. The kit contents are of very More >


If you have a period-style kitcar and/or replica that uses leather bonnet straps that may well need replacing or you are building such a car, these superb examples from Car Builder Solutions will appeal greatly.

They are 33mm wide x 3.7mm in thick, high-quality leather and feature plated buckle components; stainless-steel end caps and three holes allow adjustment of the overall length from 170mm to 210mm.

They are available in brown, black and tan and weigh just 188gm and are priced at £25.20

More from or 01580 891 309 ENDS.


It’s time to organise your tools or trinkets with this stylish wooden Clarke chest from Machine Mart!

This traditional-looking chest is an attractive addition to the home or workshop, providing storage and protection for fine and delicate tools and equipment, or other small collectibles such as jewellery, coins, medals and shells etc.

The CMW-8B has a stylish stained pine construction with antique brass finish steel hinges and reinforced corners. It also features a convenient carry handle for easy portability.

The tool chest features a felt-lined top compartment with a machinist safety mirror, with a front door folding down to provide a worktable, ideal More >


With winter officially here, it’s more important than ever for drivers to assess and potentially replace the wiper blades of their vehicles, as they’re one of its most safety-critical components. This is particularly important because the ultraviolet rays from the sun during the long days of summer can cause damage to the rubber wiping element of the blade, so these will need to be checked to ensure they are in good condition.

Gently clean the rubber blade edge with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any dirt or residue. Check along its length for any imperfections in the rubber, particularly at More >


This handy little flaring mandrel from Merlin Motorsport is for use on 600-03 brake and clutch hose. They use these tools themselves in their workshop – and offer an inexpensive way to ease the assembly of Goodridge -3 brake hose and fittings.

The mandrel fits inside the hose, flaring out the stainless-steel braiding away from the PTFE lining, which means you can fit the brass olive onto the PTFE lining easily, securely and without cutting your fingers! A must if you are building up lots of hoses.



Tired of dealing with dead batteries in your vehicles and equipment? Look no further! Laser Tools’ new cutting-edge mains-powered 4A intelligent battery charger (part number 8699) is here to simplify your life and ensure your batteries are always in top-notch condition.

This battery charger is a true all-rounder. It works seamlessly with both 6V and 12V automotive batteries, including lead-acid, LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate), AGM and GEL batteries. No matter what you drive or ride, this charger has you covered. Say goodbye to guesswork. This charger employs a ten-stage charging cycle with microprocessor control that monitors your battery’s state and adjusts More >


Following the success of the rollout of electric vehicle servicing across its UK garages, Halfords continue to help those transitioning to electric motoring by announcing a partnership with Cord, the electric vehicle home charging installation provider.

Customers can now book Cord’s simplified, jargon-free solution to home charging installation directly through the Halfords website.

Halfords chose to partner with Cord as the company’s innovative approach hugely simplifies the often complex and frustrating process of buying and installing the right home EV-charging solution.

Cord offers a free home survey and installation within two weeks. More than nine in ten installations are ‘standard’ and any additional work required is More >


Steve Hole tells the story of the glorious DANNENHAUER & STAUSS SPORT-KABRIOLET their take on the Porsche 356 theme

by Buch-t – Own work, GFDL,

This Stuttgart-based company was run by Gottfried Dannenhauser, a VW Beetle specialist and his son-in-law Kurt Stauss, a skilled panel-beater. They had worked with well-known Stuttgart-based coachworks Stuttgarter Karosseriewerk Reutter pre-war on the KdF Wagen.

by Buch-t – Own work, GFDL,

Reutter is also a very interesting company founded in 1906 by Wilhelm Reutter and soon joined by his brother Albert. For many years they built bodies for Porsche, culminating with the 356 from 1949.

By 1954 they More >