NEW MODEL FROM DARRIAN – FIFTY YEARS OF EVOLUTION

Fifty years of evolution – 2017 Darrian GTR+ Driver: Ashley Field in action.

Darrian Cars, in conjunction with the New Davrian Register, will be celebrating fifty years of production with a display of representative cars from 1967 to the present day at Castle Combe Rally Day this Saturday.

The marque, best-known for their giant-killing Modsports Cars of the 1970’s, will be represented by a display covering all models from the 1967 Mk1 through to the 1980’s Mk8

Darrian Cars, who can count British GT and Motoring News Championships among a wide range of Motorsports achievements, will have on display examples from the 1980’s T9 More >

THIS IS COOL

Looking for a Christmas present idea for a kitcar owner?

Here’s a really neat idea – James and Sarah Horsley have created a unique range of Personalised Periodic Table-inspired artwork.

They can design a special print to capture your loves – and hates – favourite films, books, holidays or anything else you can think of.

They have also designed a Kit Car Periodic table capturing kitcars through the ages across ten categories. With Christmas coming up these could be a great gift for the car lover.

They are available as prints, canvas or framed and they have them in stock now ready for shipping. More >

BRAKE PAD TESTING MADE EASY

A simple idea, but one that makes measuring the thickness of your brake pads a breeze! No need to remove the wheels and even if you cannot see the pad material, this Brake Pad Thickness Gauge from Laser Tools (part number 6678) lets you check the amount of pad material remaining in a matter of seconds.

Simply locate the end of this lightweight aluminium gauge against the surface of the brake disc and then slide back the measuring peg until it stops against the back plate of the brake pad. Then read off the thickness of the pad material in millimetres More >

MASTER BLASTER

UK-based detailing and car care specialists ValetPRO has just launched a new and exciting product for the home detailer, the Foam Blaster Mini.

As the name suggests, it’s a smaller, portable version of their Foam Blaster designed for the car care fanatic that wants to get their foam on out and about at shows or events. It’s also great for people who don’t want or need the extra capacity of the full-size version, making it practical for those who only need to foam a single car at home or at a show for example.

The Foam Blaster Mini holds one and a More >

LS WATER PUMPS FROM EDELBROCK

Edelbrock has expanded its high-performance GM LS water pump line to now include new applications for GM LS2, LS3, LS7, L76 and LSA engines.

Edelbrock water pumps provide maximum cooling, whether it’s on the street or at the race track. They are designed using state-of-the-art engineering technology with computer-designed internal passages and precision machining to produce the maximum flow rate possible.

These new LS water pumps feature a lightweight powder metal forged impeller and are cast from A356 aluminum in Edelbrock’s southern California foundry. They both include a heavy-duty 3/4in ball/roller bearing assembly with a 3/4in pilot shaft, and a high strength More >

GOING FOR GOLD

The colder the air is in an engine’s intake charge the better. Cold air is denser than hot air and contains more oxygen molecules, which makes for a better and more efficient burn that in turn helps create more horsepower.

To assist with keeping your engine’s intake charge as cold as possible DEI has introduced the Cool Cover Gold™ – Air Tube Cover Kit.

Cool Cover Gold™ is manufactured from high temperature metalised polyamide lamination, bonded to a robust heat-treated glassfibre base material that will protect and keep components cool in the heat soaked engine compartment environment.

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WEBCON ADDS NEW FUEL PUMPS

Webcon has added a 24v fuel pump to its range of ultra-reliable, low-pressure fuel pumps and part number WFP511 is designed for large-capacity carburetted petrol engines and has the following specification:

Flow: 35 gallons per hour free flow Voltage: 24v Pressure: 5-9 psi Fittings: 3/8 hose

WFP511 is supplied with mounting bracket, fuel line clips and hose tails to facilitate mounting into metal fuel lines and is priced at £65.95 inc VAT.

Webcon can also supply a range of 6v, 12v and 24v carburettor pressure fuel pumps.

Available now at the other end of 01932 787 100 or via www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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CLASSIC WHEEL FROM MOMO

The MOMO Prototipo Carbon 6C is a classic-looking wheel with a modern twist. A rim bound in the finest Italian leather is a classic feature of many MOMO steering wheels while the cut-out spokes hark back to the days of classic open sportscars; however, the modern twist is the carbon-fibre covering to the spokes which refreshes the interior and lifts it above the more common black painted spokes of other ‘classic’ steering wheels.

As you would expect the MOMO Prototipo Carbon 6C comes complete with the iconic MOMO Arrow horn button and MOMO-UK can supply a suitable hub to enable the More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

n the UKWELCOME to totalkitcar online 

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online ……..I’m often asked about my favourite kits and there are many but I prefer to keep a log of ‘ones that got away’, really great kitcars that for whatever reason being a lack of finance and/or business nous and/or right place; wrong time…

Here’s FIVE – in no particular order – suggestions that I reckon should have sold in really good numbers:

K1 ATTACK

  • K1 Attack

Hailing from Slovakia, the K1 Attack was massively ahead of its time. Honda Accord-based might not have been for everyone but the Ford-based one with Duratec power probably was. More >

SUPER SUPERSPRINT

 

Photo by Jed Leicester

At last weekend’s Goodwood Revival, Caterham Cars unveiled the new, limited edition Seven SuperSprint as part of its 60th-anniversary celebrations.

Reflecting the anniversary, sixty SuperSprints destined for the UK and European markets are on sale (although by the time you read this will probably all be sold!), completing the pair of special models that have topped and tailed the anniversary year. The similarly retro Seven Sprint was launched at the same event in 2017, with all sixty cars sold within a week, quickly becoming the fastest selling Caterham Seven to date.

Offering the ultimate in gentleman racer style, alongside More >