BRAKE SERVICING MADE EASY

New from Laser Tools, a comprehensive set of brake servicing tools in one handy and convenient kit (part number 7919). The set includes impact quality bit sockets, EU Registered Design punches (to remove dirty and corroded brake pins), a pound-through screwdriver and a selection of cleaning tools to ensure the brake pads can be replaced quickly, correctly and safely.

The tools have been specifically chosen for brake caliper and pad servicing and replacement. Included are a ¼in  drive impact bit hex socket 9mm x 20mm, 3/8in drive impact bit hex sockets: 7mm and 8mm x 24mm; 9mm x 50mm; 7mm x More >

COOL HARNESSES

In 1964, Takata Racing introduced its first full-harness seat belt system. Since then, Takata Racing harnesses have become standard equipment for all sorts of motorsports from drifting to Formula 1 and are big in the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) tuner scene.

Summit Racing carries Takata Racing harnesses for full competition, trackday, and street use, including these:

RACE 3×2 Harnesses These FIA-approved six-point harnesses have 3in V-type shoulder straps, 2in lap belts, dual 2in anti-submarine belts, and an aluminium multi-point release camlock buckle. The shoulder belts have pull-down adjusters for quick fitment and are designed to wrap around a harness bar or rollbar. The lap More >

I ACTUALLY LIKE ICING

If your VW Beetle’s Flat 4 engine is suffering from spluttering and flat spots it could be because of carburettor icing. This is particularly common on engines with a standard single Solex, as due to its positioning, it doesn’t benefit from the heat generated by the cylinder heads.

Heat is important to the combustion process as it assists with the atomising of the fuel and also prevents any water vapour in the air freezing.

VW engineered a number of ways to fix this issue including heat riser pipes, which draw warm air from the exhaust up alongside the manifold, and warm air More >

DON’T USE PLIERS ON HOSES. USE THESE INSTEAD!

If you have ever been tempted to use a pair of grips or a screwdriver to remove a hose from a fixing, hopefully, you were able to do it before causing damage – to the hose, the surrounding components, or (more importantly) you. These new Hose Removal Pliers from Laser Tools (part number 7887) will ensure that you never run that risk.

These pliers have been designed to allow for the easy removal of vacuum and fuel hoses with diameters between 4 – 10mm. Their spring-loaded heavy-duty construction eases the removal of stubborn hoses, and the colour coded arms ensure you More >

TRUMPETS!

Alexander Moulton’s rubber cone and trumpet suspension system was quite revolutionary when it appeared on the original Minis (although Moulton had designed a rubber cone and hydraulic system during his time at Alvis). The problem with revolutionary inventions is that once they cease production, they rapidly become hard to replace.

Thankfully, Mini Spares, true to its tradition of producing hard-to-find Mini parts, has produced its own version of the Rear Suspension Trumpet to fit the wider 3.7in cone spring base (earlier versions were 3.2in) and it is available in two lengths.

The 12.28in long version is available as part number 21A1684 and More >

PRETTY COLOURS. LOOK I’VE TOLD YOU BEFORE. NO KNOB JOKES!

Mishimoto has added all-new colour options to their Weighted Shift Knob collection as well as new BMX gear-knobs.

They are designed for smooth and seamless gear change and constructed from steel for added weight and easier shift.

Weighing in at just 360gms the ergonomic shape allows for smooth shifting and comfortable hand position and they are available in multiple colour options – even glow-in-the-dark – to suit all tastes.

Purchase includes three insert sizes to fit various applications as follows – M8 x 1.25, M10 x 1.5, M12 x 1.25.

More from www.mishimoto.co.uk ENDS.

TITANIUM POWER

New from Scottish car care maestros, Angelwax is Legacy Titanium Ceramic Coating, which unlike a lot of similar sealants is actually very easy to use. Some of these products can leave you needing a chisel to remove.

Legacy doesn’t require time to ‘cure’ using an infra-red lamp like some and once applied it will protect the surface of your vehicle from fallout and crud and makes maintenance much easier while leaving a super glossy finish.

A 30ml bottle (a little goes a very long way) costs £44.99 and is available via www.angelwax.co.uk ENDS.

EASY STEER

Most factory power steering systems were not designed for high-performance use. Aggressive driving combined with upgrades like performance tires and modified steering geometry put a lot of stress on the system, especially from high fluid temperatures.

That’s where Turn One Steering comes in. It makes power steering pumps, steering boxes, and other components that improve steering feel and response for street-driven and race vehicles. Look under the hoods of most NASCAR rides, Formula Drift, and Trans Am Series cars and chances are you’ll find a Turn One pump or box.

Turn One Street Series pumps are brand-new, USA-made GM Type II pumps More >

STERILE ENVIRONMENT

WAI’s STERI-7 vehicle sanitiser car kits are continuing to prove popular and are now being rolled out across the WhoCanFixMyCar.com network.

After gaining positive feedback from its network of garages, the repair and maintenance comparison site has become an official distributor of WAI Steri-7 250ml retail bottles and sanitisation kits in the automotive industry and is able to secure orders on a garage’s behalf.

This gives garages throughout the UK the opportunity to purchase the kits to protect themselves and their customers when carrying out work, but also to sell the retail bottles to the end-user to keep their vehicle sanitised.

Featuring seven-day reactive barrier More >

SWITCH DIRECTION

Here’s yet another handy new product from Car Builder Solutions – it’s a little three-position rotary on/off/on switch (part number #ROSWSR2) that features three ¼in spade terminals, mounts to a 12mm hole and a maximum panel thickness of 8mm.

Excuse me for this one but the knob diameter is 23mm and looks like a bargain at £13.20 inc VAT. More information from www.carbuilder.com ENDS.