Waekon Industries Inc. is marketing what it calls the industry's ``most accurate air pressure gauge,'' precise to within .5 psi. The microprocessor-controlled T2000 measures a full range of 0-99.9 psi, with resolutions in tenths of pounds, adjusting for altitude and temperature, Waekon said.
The unit is ergonomically designed, comes with a valve remover, tire depth gauge and holster for attachment to a belt.
Contact: Waekon Industries Inc., Dept. TB, 1674 Kirkwood Pike, P.O. Box 90, Kirkwood, Pa. 17536; (717) 529-6000.
Liquid Levers (1993) Ltd., a Scottish designer and maker of innovative garage equipment products, has developed two tools for testing brake part wear.
It is also seeking U.S. distributors for them.
The Brake Fluid Tester checks for deterioration in brake fluid caused, in part, by absorption of moisture or sustained braking that can produce enough friction to bring the fluid to a boil.
The laser-etched stainless steel Disc Drum and Pad Checker allows for calibrated examination of brake component wear.
Contact: Pat Masters, Westgate International Marketing Ltd., 35A London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7JT; phone: (44) 1625 583953. Fax: (44) 1625 583955.
Grellco Inc. is marketing a security device that disables a tire, thus thwarting car thieves.
The ``Claw''-small enough to fit in a glove compartment-features spring-tension blades that fit between a tire's treads.
The company said the device has a black phosphate finish making it nearly invisible when placed on a tire inside a wheel well.
As a reminder that the Claw is in place, Grellco provides a plastic ``memory tube'' that can be placed over the ignition key.
If anyone attempts to steal the car, the Claw engages, puncturing and deflating the tire in seconds.
Contact: Grellco Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 503, Cross River, N.Y. 10518; (914) 533-2059.
Moog Automotive Inc. has a number of new products to solve ride control problems.
The company said its CV5443SB Urethane Superboot Kit, for four-wheel-drive Chevrolet S10 Blazers, comes with clamps, grease, two retaining rings, circlip and cotter pin.
Moog said the boot is easier to crimp, is more pliable and tends to stay on better than OE hard plastic boots. Moog also has new kits for other models.
The company said its variable rate ``Tuff Coil'' springs-for 1994 Dodge half-ton trucks-are designed to absorb more energy in jounce conditions, give better sag resistance and improve handling and ride stability over OE parts.
Moog's K6447 Idler Arm addresses a free-play problem in the steering linkage of General Motors Corp.'s C and K series light trucks, as well as excess tire movement.
The K6447, which has a larger bearing enabling grease channels to retain their shape, is designed with a free-spinning nut and cotter pin to ease installation.
Contact: Moog Automotive Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 7224, St. Louis, Mo. 63177.
Wheel Collision Center's Circle 9518 digital wheel diagnostic unit measures radial and lateral
runout for bent wheels.
The firm markets the machinery, but also allows dealers to ship wheels to its repair centers.
Tire dealers and wheel shops can boost profits, the company said, by charging for each wheel diagnosis, repair or replacement in addition to normal mounting and balancing of wheels and tires, thus helping reduce comebacks.
Wheel Collision Center claims its process repairs bent, cracked, gouged or broken aluminum wheels, returning them to ``as new'' condition through a patent-pending process that welds, polishes and paints damaged wheels.
The company said its process, tested extensively by Lehigh University, demonstrated that the strength and shape of a repaired wheel equaled the original's.
Contact: Wheel Collision Center, Dept. TB, 7286 Penn Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014; (610) 837-8792.