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210-piece Cable Tie & Accessory Kit Review

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210-piece Cable Tie & Accessory Kit Review

Suitable for all automotive applications but especially useful for classic car owners and kit car builders, this new cable tie and accessory kit from Gunson Tools (part number 77140), offers a versatile selection of cable ties and mounting tabs that will ensure neat and professional looking cable and harness installation.

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How to Build your own Engine Coffee Table – Book Review

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How to Build your own Engine Coffee Table – Book Review

They make great talking points, and are surely one of the most useful ways to recycle an old engine. This book gives you the best advice for building your own table, with photos, clear instructions, and concise descriptions of the work required.

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The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe By Julian Parrish – Book Review

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The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe By Julian Parrish – Book Review

Released just in time to inform all those looking to enjoy their classic or everyday car across the Channel or via the North Sea. This book covers all of Europe and not just the Union; so to the west Iceland and the east Russia, North the Scandinavian countries whilst southern destinations include the Mediterranean islands of Cyprus and Malta.

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Book Review The Prince & I

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Book Review The Prince & I

If you share my passion for Pre War motor racing, when manufactures the likes of ERA, Delage and Bugatti were common place on Europe’s circuits, piloted by legends such as Nuvolari, Seaman and Ascari, then this book is the perfect read.

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4-way Ratchet, Socket and Bit Set Product Review

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4-way Ratchet, Socket and Bit Set Product Review

This is an interesting socket and bit set from Laser Tools (part number 6428) — an innovative 4-way reversible ratchet that features both 3/8″ and 1/4″ socket drives and 1/4″ and 5/16″ bit drivers. The ratchet is beautifully finished and balanced and features a super-smooth 72 teeth ratchet at both ends.

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Tested: Laser Tools Ratchet Crimping Tool (Part Number 6484)

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Tested: Laser Tools Ratchet Crimping Tool (Part Number 6484)

The timing could not have been better, with two major restorations underway and both vehicles blessed with 40 year old wiring; we took our chance to test Laser’s new Ratchet Crimper. What does it promise? Attach all your electrical connectors correctly, never over tightened or causing damage to the wiring or connection.

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Knowledge- Classic Buyers Best Friend

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Knowledge- Classic Buyers Best Friend

Although I am not a great fan of the phrase modern classic there are two machines from around millennium year that certainly offer future classic potential. Jaguar’s XK8 turns heads for sure whilst the R170 SLK Mercedes ticks so many boxes (both available in Veloce guides) and the market place offers plenty of choice at sensible money.

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Bugatti at its Brilliant Best

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Bugatti at its Brilliant Best

Veloce have again teamed up with author Barrie Price to produce a really fantastic, in depth look at the Type 57 in all its guises; a machine that Malcolm Campbell himself classified as the best all round super sports car he had enjoyed.

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Tested: Laser Tools – New Digital Torque Ratchet

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Tested: Laser Tools – New Digital Torque Ratchet

The name Laser Tools has been around for several decades now and most tool boxes will contain a selection of offerings from the Warwickshire based company. Let’s be honest, they were always considered the budget choice but usually represented value for money, producing tools that did the job although not always enjoying the longevity of names that cost three times as much; they were perfect for me.

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The Big Bugatti’s Book Review

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The Big Bugatti’s Book Review

The press release advised this Veloce Classic has been reprinted after several years’ absence; a concise illustrated history? Yes, but this book is so much more. If you share a passion for the offerings the famous French marque brought to the motoring world you may well already have this amazing work from Barrie Price on your bookshelf.

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