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Lowestoft-based RPS Ltd has found real success with their ace rubber-bumper MGB conversion package, known as the RP251, offering refuge for owners of the relatively un-loved ‘rubber-bumper’ MGB GT and Convertible.

The package offers mix and match GRP components for revitalising the looks of the car including revised front clip, new rear end, hardtop and dashboard panel among other items. The company has now offered a new option.

If a customer likes the idea but doesn’t want to take on the task of taking on a full conversion, then RPS’ Garry and Julie Hutton have come up with a More >

Sneak peek - Shown here in un-completed form the finished Avalanche GT will make its debut at Donington on August 30/31.

GERMANIC JAPANESE CONVERSION

Sneak peek - Shown here in un-completed form the finished Avalanche GT will make its debut at Donington on August 30/31.

New manufacturer, Turismo UK, better-known for their modifying exploits on the Max-Power scene, will be launching their first body conversion kit at the forthcoming Donington kit car show.

It’s called the Avalanche GT and is inspired by Carrera GT-based Gemballa model. With monster horsepower and a donor costing £600,000, it was always going to be a limited edition model by the well-known Porsche tuners.

Turismo UK who hail from Nottingham, has used the W30, Mk3 version of the Toyota MR2 (1999-2007) for More >

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VERY CUTTING

Craig Louth of Plazcutz can offer an innovative and varied batch of services, many of which are car related, others not.

The Heysham, Lancashire-based operation is gaining a good reputation for their range of Haynes Roadster and Champion Locost components, which are ideal if you like to take real care with your build and like details to be ‘just so’.

Craig can sell you beautifully CNC-machined items such as wishbone plates (Mazda MX-5 and Ford). Carb spacer plates, engine mounts, chassis plates (pack at £105 or available individually) and a pedal set at £34.99. All parts really are superbly made and finished. More >

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CARB-DIET FOR JAG XK

Webcon has announced a complete triple 45 DCOE carburettor conversion kit for the Jaguar XK straight six engine (3.8 and 4.2-litre versions).

The conversion features a British made cast alloy inlet manifold with water-jacket, three ready assembled, genuine Spanish Weber 45 DCOE carburettors expertly jetted to suit the Jaguar engine, plus throttle linkage, O-rings, bolts and fixings and a length of petrol hose.

This conversion is ideal for owners wishing to increase power by using the tried and tested route of changing to 45 DCOE carburettors and it can be ordered as part number PJA301C retailing at £1710 inc VAT.

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EASE THE PRESSURE

Fuel pressure is vital on a high performance EFi engine and Titan Motorsports, from Orlando Florida, has now produced a liquid-filled fuel pressure gauge.

It is designed to be installed on regulators or fuel rails with ports. It’s not intended for use in the driver or passenger compartment. The liquid within the gauge will absorb vibration and pressure spikes. It also lubricates the moving parts and prevents moisture penetration or icing up.

The gauge features a 1½in diameter face, marked from 0 to 100psi and a 1/8-NPT direct mount. The TMS Liquid Filled Fuel Pressure Gauge retails at $24.95 plus shipping.

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B&G HELPS YOU ROLL MORE EASILY

Flexibility is the name of the game and this versatile Folding Pit Trolley from B-G Racing has it by the cart-load (sorry! – Ed).

The trolley folds down to take up minimal storage space but is spacious enough to transport wheels, tyres and tools around the pit garage and workshop.

It features two fixed and two swivelling wheels and can be pulled by hand or attached via a uni-ball towing hitch to the boss in the handle, allowing the trolley to be towed by a paddock vehicle or quad bike.

The pit trolley is manufactured from high-grade mild steel with a silver-grey powdercoated More >

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STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014

Welcome to totalkitcar online...

Welcome to totalkitcar online………We’re still coming to terms with little old tkc mag being nominated for the prestigious Headline Auto Awards, in the ‘Special Interest Car Magazine’ category…Recognition like that makes all the hard work worthwhile. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed until September 17 when the winners are announced.

NEXT SHOW – It’s been what feels like an age since we last had a proper kitcar show on the calendar. Indeed, we all packed our toys away at Stoneleigh on May 2, so by the time we all start setting up at the National Kit & More >

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FIND YOUR ‘FORTE’

Autosport GP Engineering, based on the Kent coast and run by Darren George, offer their take on the iconic GT40 called GT Forte, which is designed to be an affordable build.

Access to 3D CAD and other advanced processes means that the chassis tubes are all laser cut and literally slot together just requiring welding. This, of course, guarantees accuracy. A build manual is supplied with the kit package, as you’d expect but, each customer is provided with a log-in to a shared online folder where technical bulletins, drawings, pictures and other useful information is posted and shared instantly among the More >

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RACY BRAKES

Brake calipers are quite an emotive subject. Most kitcar owners like to upgrade their brakes to either nice billet items or at the very least paint them using high temperature paint. This can work well, although some of the paint used leaves a bit to be desired and soon get dirty or look unsightly with chips all over them.

Several companies can offer help in this area such as Brake Caliper Specialists of Long Eaton. They can refurbish your calipers for you, by dismantling, shot-blasting, painting and re-assembling them and as they realise that a car without brakes is pretty rubbish More >

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WHO REMEMBERS ‘TOAD THE WET SPROCKET’?

Burton Power can now offer an adjustable cam sprocket set to enable fine-tuning on inline Ford Crossflow (Kent) and Pre-Crossflow engines.

The conversion comes as a complete kit with an adjustable duplex cam sprocket, crank sprocket and a double chain and it retails at £115.90 inc VAT and can be ordered as part number FP317K.

For further details go to www.burtonpower.com or call 0208 554 2281 ENDS.