ULTIMATE ULTIMA

Any new model from Ultima Sports is big news and the Hinckley company’s latest, called the RS, is a bit special. Huge in fact.

This one is claimed to be their fastest road-legal model yet available in ‘strengths’ up to an eye-crossing 1200bhp. The RS is based on the Evolution model although features a modified chassis and revisions to the body.

The new rear wing is a monster at nearly 180cm-wide works alongside carbon-fibre front and rear splitters to add to the Evolution models, not insignificant downforce. As a result of the restyled front end styling the car’s interior has also been More >

PARK THOSE WIPERS

New from Europa Spares for vehicles with self-parking windscreen wipers.

We all love our kitcars and classics and many people use them all year round. This is great but it also means they have to face the worst of the weather – even in the summer months!

Many vehicles have a wiper motor that is simply on or off so that driving in drizzle or moderate rainfall means constantly reaching for that toggle switch to keep the windscreen clear!

Even those cars with the luxury of a two-speed motor have the same problem!

Designed & hand built in the UK, the Retronics RWTM is More >

NO, NOT CRAMP – I SAID CLAMP!

Hose clamps can be difficult to get to, especially if they’re located right down at the bottom of the engine bay where access is difficult. Reach for these new double-jointed hose clamp pliers from Laser Tools (part number 7397).

In a really tight location, you just haven’t got the room to spread the handles wide – the double-jointed design and spring-assisted handle mean easy one-handed operation and the useful 430mm length lets you get right down between the engine and radiator.

The lattice-shaped tooth design lets them grip the tangs of the clamp securely at any angle – even from the side. More >

PART OF THE UNION

Some of the most critical and most overlooked fuel connections on a Weber DCOE setup are the intake unions. If these are anything less than 100 per cent it could result in a serious fuel leak and possibly even an engine fire.

Webcon has always sold the individual parts, but the process of overhauling these parts has now been simplified by the introduction of three new fuel union kits.

Each kit contains top quality fuel unions, banjo bolts, fibre washers and hose clamps. These ensure a perfect, professional fuel union overhaul on any single, twin or triple Weber DCOE or DCO/SP installation.

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BREATHE EASILY

Keeping your oil clean is especially important when your engine and gearbox share the same oil.

Mini Spares can help with the Gold Magnetic Sump Plug, which traps any tiny and potentially damaging metal particles that may be floating in you’re A-Series engine’s oil to keep them safely out of the way until the next oil change.

This extra strong magnetic sump plug is constructed from 303-stainless steel and houses the latest super strong Neodymium magnet. This is currently the strongest type of magnet available for its size and is easily capable of lifting a whole packet of steel washers!

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LOOKS BUFF MATE

This new range from Clarke is ideal for buffing and polishing metal and composite surfaces to a bright lustre finish. They are available now from Machine Mart.

These units feature a robust cast iron base with rubber feet that reduce vibration. They can also be bolted to a workbench to make them even easier to use.

The range consists of two models, CBB150 (150mm diameter) and CBB200 (200mm diameter).

With a built-in motor delivering 250W of power and 2850rpm combined with bearing balanced machine shafts, these buffers offer excellent performance.

They even come with some accessories to help get you started – a stitched More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

Welcome to totalkitcar online

A warm welcome to totalkitcar online……I love a mad vehicle. Edd China’s stuff is brilliant – motorised bathroom anyone? – as is Kevin Nicks, who built the Audi RS6-powered – 100mph – potting shed, while Brian Waite’s Outspan Orange Minis are a particular favourite. I also still drift off in wonderment remembering the road-legal Bumper Car that appeared at Stoneleigh years ago. I think the car still exists, but I haven’t (sadly) seen it since.

This is NUTS! Yours for £35,000 from Total Headturners

What about the raving fruit loop who drove a road-legal gearbox kart to the show this More >

AEROMASTER MAKES REAL PROGRESS

Great to see that Bulgarian manufacturer, Aero Master is doing very nicely with their outrageous Bentley LMP Le Mans pastiche.

What’s more, they’ve already sold one in the UK and having seen the quality of the kit I’m sure it won’t be the last.

The body package includes all the GRP parts and costs €7500 with their standard package, which adds the chassis at €11,520. To this, you would need a few items including the bespoke windscreen and huge LMP rear wing.

Imagine rocking up to the supermarket in one of these!

Add paint and of course, the GM LS V8 engine and you More >

GET A GRIP

The ‘rounded-off’ nut or bolt is the scourge of the mechanical workshop. Particularly on exhaust components, a corroded and seized nut or bolt defies all attempts to remove it, and if using a spanner or ill-fitting socket, the flats of the fastener soon get rounded-off, making things worse. What to do?

Well, you could get out the angle grinder or better still, reach for this ingenious new Damaged Nut/Bolt Extractor Set from Laser Tools (part number 7524).

This set is made up of a set of cleverly designed hexagon bolt and nut extractor adaptor caps. These specially hardened caps fit over the More >

BISH BASH BOSCH FROM MERLIN

Another cool product from Merlin Motorsport is this Bosch Electric Water Pump.

It’s actually branded as a Davies, Craig item but is actually made by Bosch, this little water pump is ideal for fitting into the heater hoses of your cooling system.

If you are still using a conventional mechanical water pump, this pump can be used to boost the water flow around the engine and can then be left on after the engine is shut down to help prevent heat soak as the coolant temp can be known to creep up after the engine is shut down due to it not More >