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THE BIG THREE. IT WAS ALWAYS THE BIG THREE!

I’m a BIG fan of artist and photographer Keith Davies’ work – he specialises in short oval motorsport stuff and his latest ‘BIG THREE’ print took me straight back to my childhood and going with my late dad to venues like Aldershot, Wimbledon and Walthamstow to watch bangers and hot rods.

The print is so emotive for me I nearly burst into tears when I saw it. I confess to a definite lump in my throat. Showing George Polley (car 306; world champion 1976 & 1987), Mick ‘Duffy’ Collard (car 19; world champion 1980) and Barry Lee (car 351; world champion More >

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COMPREHENSIVE FROM LASER TOOLS

This comprehensive 171-piece socket and bit set from Laser Tools (part number 6590) is ideal for the apprentice technician starting his professional toolkit, or for the dedicated enthusiast who demands the very best in high quality tools.

The three ratchets (1/2in, 3/8in and 1/4in drives) all feature super-smooth 72 tooth ratchet mechanisms and the range of sockets included is impressive: 17 x 1/2″drive standard sockets (10-32mm); 5 x 1/2indrive deep sockets (17-22mm); 10 x 3/8in drive standard sockets (10-19mm); 6 3/8in drive deep sockets (10-15mm); 10  x 1/4in drive standard sockets (4-14mm); 7 x 1/4in drive deep sockets (4-10mm); and 13 More >

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A GOOD FUEL SUPPLY IS VITAL

This new inexpensive fuel pump from Rally Design is intended to offer good fuel supply on fuel injection, turbo and non-turbo vehicles up to 250bhp, 12mm inlet port and 8mm outlet and includes wiring terminals and rubber protection boots.

Part no WCP070 costs £16.68 inc VAT and is available from 01227 792 792 or www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

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NO WATER RESTRICTIONS

Merlin Motorsport has a full range of excellent Davies Craig water pumps in stock including the EWP80, which is designed to replace or supplement the existing belt-driven mechanical water pump of your engine.

It has a high-flow capacity and the advantage of running at speed independent of the engine’s revs. It can be set to run constantly or with the use of a controller, it can be switched on at a set temperature and continue after shut-down. It is rated at 12-volts with a flow rate of between 20- to 80-litres per minute.

More from https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk or 01249 782 101 ENDS.

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IF THE REGULATORS SAY IT’S OKAY…

Carburettors don’t require the high fuel pressures of electronic fuel injection, but they still need a steady, regulated stream of fuel to operate properly. Summit Racing carries FUELAB Fuel Pressure Regulators designed just for carbs running on gasoline, E85, or methanol.

515 Series regulators are a bypass design with a -6 AN return port on the bottom. A choice of -6 AN or -10 AN inlet and outlet ports are available.

525 Series regulators have the same features as the 515 Series, but with the -6 AN return line port inline with the inlet/outlet fittings. That makes them ideal for use in More >

From left is Bailey Wood, 16, Reece Arcos, 18, Chris Radford, 16, Serena Harman, 17, trainer Billy Maley, Tyler Reynolds, 16, and Conor Sharratt, 16.

IT’S ALL IN THE PREPARATION

From left is Bailey Wood, 16, Reece Arcos, 18, Chris Radford, 16, Serena Harman, 17, trainer Billy Maley, Tyler Reynolds, 16, and Conor Sharratt, 16.

Some of the most promising automotive apprentices are being backed by the world’s number one tyre and rubber company, as they make their way into the fast-fit industry.

Bridgestone is lending its support to National Tyres for a fourth consecutive year, courtesy of a number of ‘tyre toolbags’ to help them with their career adventures.

Nationals’ apprentice scheme is already being heralded as one of the most impressive in the automotive industry, with the Institute of Motor Industry More >

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STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

Welcome to totalkitcar online…

A WARM welcome to totalkitcar online…….Had a great day out at Curborough Sprint Circuit, near Lichfield last Saturday for the MEV Owners trackday. 34 MEVS of various flavours were in attendance, as were MEV themselves and Equilibrium Kit Cars, new makers of the Sonic, while I also had a nice chat with the new manufacturer of the Mevster.

Great turnout of 34 various MEVs last Saturday at Curborough. Pic by Stiggy

I’ve always liked the MEVSTER – good news is it will soon be back in kit production

It was an excellent day and very nice to see some great More >

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MERLIN PREFER TUBE-BENDING TO MIND-BENDING!

If you have any requirements for pipe-bending and you live in striking distance of Merlin Motorsport’s base in the paddock at Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire then they may wel be able to help you.

They are equipped with a state-of-the-art Ercolina tube-bending machine and ‘formers’ for 1-, 1 1/8-, 1¼-,1½ and 1¾in outside diameter (O/D) tube and they can cope with both aluminium and steel tube and roll-cage hoops from CDS tubing.

The radius of the bend is fixed by the ‘former’ and these are set out in the latest MERLIN CATALOGUE (page 79) or via this link TUBE BENDING SERVICE.

They also More >

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NEW HOME FOR GOODRIDGE

Goodridge Ltd last week underlined its commitment to Europe by opening a brand new headquarters, the Dart Building. Located at Exeter Business Park and officially opened to much fanfare on Friday July 8, the new facility will enable the world leader in fluid transfer systems to continue its expansion drive in the run up to its 50th anniversary in 2019.

The grand opening also served as an opportunity for Goodridge to showcase its myriad commitments in a dizzying variety of areas of the automotive industry, including the OEM, motorsport and aftermarket sectors. Individuals from all three were in evidence on the More >

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IT’S ALL TORQUE!

New from Laser Tools is this high quality and accurate detachable-head, mechanical torque wrench (part number 6167) supplied with a ¼in drive ratchet head plus a selection of open-ended spanner-heads, which enables accurate tensioning of difficult to access fasteners.

Particularly suitable when changing the cambelt and for critical items like idler pulleys, tensioner pulleys, balance shafts, etc, where access at the front or side of the engine is often tight. Torque-setting can be locked for continuous accurate work. Sealed neck keeps dust and grit away from the torque mechanism for longer tool life.

The torque wrench features a display range of 10 More >