Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced three options for use with its series 211 Wheel Alignment Systems, which features ``Win-Align'' software designed for Microsoft's Windows operating environment. DSP208 and DSP208-RF cordless sensors incorporate a digital signal processor to acquire measurements and actually process data at the sensor, speeding display of alignment information. They feature rear toe arms for total around-the-car calibration checking and automatically perform continuous angle checking. A ``level reminder'' feature alerts the user if a sensor is out of level.
An electronic ride height option measures and instantly displays ride height vs. the manufacturer's specifications; and electronic toe-out-on-turns option measures turning angle.
CD VIDEO allows the technician to call up a live audiovideo demonstration at any time during an alignment procedure for on-the-spot training. The adjustment instruction covers more than 90 percent of cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. during the past 10 years. Up to seven instructional segments-from 13 seconds to 1.25 minutes in length-are provided for each vehicle.
The Mitchell Windows On-Demand information system, contained on compact disk, includes more than 10 years of vehicle repair information covering 2,000 models. With it, a technician can check repair procedures, parts information and labor times without exiting the alignment program.
Contact: Hunter Engineering Co., Dept. TB, 11250 Hunter Drive, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044; (314) 731-3020.
Schley Products Inc. has designed a rear toe adjustment wrench, No. 94750, specifically for 1986 and later Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable and Tempo/Topaz sedans.
Both open ends are at a 30-degree angle to the main body, eliminating any clearance problems. Adjustments can be made while the vehicle sits on an alignment machine.
Contact: Schley Products Inc., Dept. TB, 5350 E. Hunter Ave., Anaheim Hills, Calif. 92807-2053; (714) 693-7666.
Dick Cepek Inc. has debuted a line of gas-charged shocks for light truck and sport utility vehicles, suited to both off- and on-road travel.
The Race Series Shocks feature a gloss white paint coating and painted bushings. Shock boots and urethane bushings are available.
Contact: Dick Cepek Inc., Dept. TB, 17000 Kingsview Ave., Carson, Calif. 90746; (310) 217-1314.
Gabriel Ride Control Products Inc. has added a line of gas shock absorbers for minivans, light trucks and sport utility vehicles.
Sport Ryder shocks integrate precision engineering, stronger components and improved hydraulics to provide these vehicles with a passenger-car-like ride, Gabriel said.
Contact: Gabriel Ride Control Products Inc., Dept. TB, 100 Westwood Place, Brentwood, Tenn. 37027; (615) 221-7433.
Moog Automotive has released its 1994 Performance Coil Springs Supplement Catalog.
The 24-page publication includes an alphabetical listing of Control Coil springs for front struts, Cargo Coil springs for rear suspension, Tuff Coil springs for light trucks and vans, and the new K-6435 composite leaf helper.
Contact your local Moog supplier or sales rep, or write: Moog Automotive, P.O. Box 7224, St. Louis, Mo. 63177.
Bowen Technologies Inc. is marketing ``The Silencer'' Brake Finishing Treatment, a spray-on product designed to eliminate brake noise.
Developed in Switzerland, the spray contains microfine aluminum particles that bond to rotor/drum friction surfaces to end vibration and brake squeal, the company said. One application lasts for a year of average driving.
Contact: Bowen Technologies Inc., Dept. TB, 275 Bowen Road, East Aurora, N.Y. 14052; (800) 301-8212. Fax: (716) 655-6223.
K-D Tools and NAPA Service Tools, both units of Danaher Tool Group, are offering a Brake Resetting Gauge (No. 3377) that fits sizes 6.5 through 14.25 inches.
The gauge is used to determine the proper clearance between brake lining and drum prior to assembly. The inside calipers measure drum diameter, and the measurement is locked in and transferred to the brake shoes via the outside calipers.
Contact a local K-D distributor or visit a nearby NAPA Auto Parts store, or call (800) 866-5753 for K-D, or (800) 538-6272 for NAPA.
Raybestos/Brake Parts Inc. has introduced Brake Bath (BB6), a low-pressure/wet-cleaning type of brake cleaning device, designed to offer shops an affordable means of meeting recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates regarding brake-cleaning equipment.
Made of high-strength plastic, the Brake Bath has a 15-gallon capacity that will service 400 brake jobs without changing solution, the company said. It also includes an OSHA-approved blow gun for drying components.
Contact: Raybestos/Brake Parts Inc., Dept. TB, 4400 Prime Parkway, McHenry, Ill. 60050; (815) 363-9000.
Schroeder-Nielsen Recovery Inc. is providing a total service package for testing and recovering brake fluid.
The company's hand-held brake fluid tester is microprocessor-controlled and features a stainless steel probe that is inserted directly into the master cylinder, providing accurate measurements of the fluid's boiling point within 45 seconds on both conventional and anti-lock systems.
The company also has designed special receptacles for bleeding and storing waste brake fluid, and provides a collection service, removing the used fluid for reprocessing. Keeping the fluid separate from other waste oils and solvents allows it to be recycled.
Contact: Schroeder-Nielsen Recovery Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 2366, Cinnaminson, N.J. 08077-5366; (609) 829-9144.
Wagner Brake Products has expanded or upgraded several product offerings, added a new silicone brake lubricant and issued a new buyers guide.
Thirteen new installer assortments contain the fastest-moving parts. Many assortments cover more than 90 percent of vehicle applications, including the newest and most popular.
The assortments include: hold down parts, guide pins, domestic and import disc brake parts, disc and drum parts, SAE and metric bleeder screws, copper gaskets, wheel cylinder cups and adjuster cables.
Product improvements to Wagner's loaded caliper program include: more than 1,100 loaded calipers for all types of cars and light trucks, including increased late-model coverage; phosphate rust-preventative coating; loaded calipers shipped with complete hardware, including disc pad clips; and guide pins and bushings pre-lubricated with silicone.
Wagner Silicone Disc Brake Lubricant (part no. F132005) helps stop brake squeal and can withstand heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It also prevents corrosion, resists ``wash-away,'' and, unlike petroleum-based lubricants, is compatible with all rubber compounds.
The 1994 Wagner Brake Products Buyers Guide consolidates Wagner's previously separate categorical and numerical buyers guides, with section pages tinted for easy identification. The 520-page guide contains more than 1,100 new part numbers and 2,300 additional vehicle applications.
Contact a local Wagner sales rep, or write: Wagner Brake Products, Dept. TB, 930 Roosevelt Parkway, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017.
Lincoln, a unit of Pentair Inc., is offering a line of Winner-brand heavy-duty hand jacks that can be operated by hand pumping or compressed air.
Both the model H68032, with a 12-ton capacity, and the H68037, 20-ton capacity, feature an automatic bypass system to prevent damage from over-pressure and have a heavy-duty base with a screw for extra lifting range. Both also can operate horizontally.
New 30-, 50- and 100-ton capacity lifts also are available that operate only on compressed air.
All the Winner units work with an 80- to 160-psi air compressor.
Contact: Lincoln, A Pentair Company, Dept. 441741, Sect. TB, One Lincoln Way, St. Louis, Mo. 63120-1578; (314) 679-4300.
Wahpeton Canvas Co. SD has patented a personal lifting system, with a 750-pound capacity, for pickups and sport utility vehicles
The Pic-Up Hoist mounts on the side rails of the vehicle's box and folds out of the way when not in use, allowing the entire bed to be used for carrying materials.
Available in sizes to fit all vehicle makes and models, the hoist also can be used as a winch system. Electric or manual lifting winches are available.
Contact: Wahpeton Canvas Co. SD, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 713, Yankton, S.D. 57078; (800) 437-4172.