MY GARAGE WALL HAS A SPACE ON IT FOR THIS…

When I saw this press release come in just before Christmas I knew I had to order one especially as I spent much of the Christmas holiday painting the garage floor and generally have a bit of a revamp in there.

This print comes from The Cars Collection Club along with several others in the series all with the message: ‘Everything Will Kill You: So Choose Something Fun’. The one I ordered shows a dramatic high-speed behind-the-wheel illustrated view of Indianapolis. I find it captivating.

The limited-edition measures 36in x 24in with other sizes available. You can also buy it pre-frames or More >

NOT JUST FOR AIRCRAFT!

I really like the products made by American company Gold Eagle’s 303 brand. Their stuff comes in what looks like bathroom cleaner bottles but, don’t underestimate what’s inside.

Their Aerospace protectant is a class-leading product that as the name implies was developed for aerospace use. However, spray it on plastic trim and you’ll see a cool, satin finish to it. Plus, it is great at resisting ultra-violet rays. Indeed, it contains factor-40 suntan lotion and will protect surfaces for many months resisting dirt and dust while repelling moisture, too.

I also use it on my leather, which is a bit ‘off label’, More >

MULTIPLE USES WITH THIS COOL MULTI-TOOL

Just in time for Christmas! This super-versatile stainless steel multi-tool (part number 7872) incorporates pliers together with another eight essential tools, neatly stored in the handle. The handle detaches into two pieces, allowing the tool to be used while the battery for integrated LED light is charged, or to illuminate the work area while you use the tool.

The multi-tool features spring-loaded pliers with integrated pipe grip plus wire cutter. Incorporated into the handles: magnetic bit driver with four bits – Phillips Ph2, Flat 3/16in, Torx® T15, and hex 3/32in; saw; knife blade; rope cutter and wire stripper. The detachable handle More >

SMELL THIS AND YOU’LL BE IN THAT NUTELLA JAR!

Boutique car care brand, Monster Shine make some nice products and I’m a sucker for their Chocolate Sauce Interior Dressing, which smells like the sweetest and most loveliest choccy sauce/Nutella loveliness ever.

However, I’m pleased to say that when it hits the hard trim areas of your car it loses the smell, otherwise, you might find yourself followed by a thousand and one bees when you go out.

Seriously, it is a superb interior dressing that leaves a slick, satin finish. I love that smell though.

A 500ml spray bottle costs just £8 and is available now via www.monstershine.co.uk ENDS.

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BEETLE SOFT SPOT AND IT’S CHRISTMAS!

There’s a big soft spot for VW bays and Splitties on this website so this press release appealed to me so I decided to run it here.

Whether it is for extra ventilation on the move, or to air the van out after cooking breakfast in the morning, opening side windows are a great idea for Split Bus owners.

Heritage Parts Centre has been in touch with news of these great kits containing almost everything you need to let the fresh airflow. Hailing from the USA, their kits include the window frame, the glass, the catch and the seals, all you need More >

MORE GEAR FROM SWINDON POWERTRAIN

Following the recent release of its HPD E crate motors and associated kit to electrify the classic Mini (and ideal for a kitcar conversion). Swindon Powertrain is now extending its electrification range with its standalone E-Transmission for EVs.

In response to rising demand for proven OE specification componentry both from low volume OEMs and home enthusiasts alike, the single-speed gearbox is, contrary to many solutions on the market today, a ‘plug-and-play’ and affordable solution to purchase a transmission to work with existing electric motors.

Versatile, with two ratio options, and multiple mounting points for ease of installation, the E-Transmission is suitable for More >

CHARLES ATLAS? ASK YOUR DAD OR YOUR GRANDAD!

The Ford Atlas Axle started life in the 1960s being used in the Transit Mk1. It proved tough and durable and was soon used in the powerful V6 Capri model as a heavy-duty alternative to the English axle. Plenty of these used in kitcars, too. It was later used in most of the Capri Mk2/3 range, the 2.0/2.3 Cortinas, the later Transit models and continued on into the Sierra range in the P100 pick-up truck.

Its heavy-duty ability made it suitable for competition use, but its weight counted against it due to its cast-iron casing.

Burton Power now has a lightweight alloy More >

SU PUMP

New from our mates at Car Builder Solutions is this cool SU Replacement Fuel Pump (part number FPUMP5).

It is 12-volt, has a maximum flow rate of 125-litres per hour, copes with 0.35-bar, 1/4in male spade terminals and is available now at £96.

www.carbuilder.com or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

THE EYES HAVE IT

These little things are always worth keeping in your workshop spares bin. Merlin Motorsport stock 6, 8, 10mm ‘eyes’ for both 16mm² and 25mm² cables.

It’s good to keep a few spare just in case you need to adapt your battery cable in a rush. Merlin can crimp eyelets onto the cable to your measurements. BATTERY CABLE CRIMP EYELETS ENDS.

EAT MORE CHIPS (THAT’S WHAT THE LORRY SAYS!)

Not only is this dual-function rechargeable, foldable, waterproof, work light with COB (Chip-On-Board) LED flood light and LED torch functions a must to get you through the winter months, but it also makes for an ideal gift! (Laser Tools part number 7650)

With a 180° rotatable magnetic stand, a max output of 370 lumens, multiple light settings, and a maximum run time of 5 hours (on the low setting), it will make getting the right amount of light to exactly where you need it a breeze.

Neat and compact: folded dimensions: 50mm x 122mm x 34mm; with the mounting hook open, dimensions: More >