Meet ‘Rufus’ the latest AK427 demonstrator!

AK Sports Cars has just signed a deal with Hiroyuki Katsumi, who runs the UK Classic Factory, in Tokyo, Japan, a business with ninety-years experience behind them dealing in British classics.

Hiroyuki has just received his first consignment of AK427s to sell in his homeland, which is exciting news indeed for Jon and Wendi Freeman and will hopefully see a steady flow of AK 427s heading to the Far East.

More information from o1733 267 633 or www.aksportscars.com ENDS.


Ideal for reaching those difficult to access fasteners, Laser Tools has just introduced this Swivel Palm Ratchet (part number 6665), which features a swivel joint on the driver and a swivelling handle ensuring that the socket or screw bit will get a firm grip even when straight access is difficult.

This versatile tool features a super-smooth 72 tooth ratchet which is switchable for forward and reverse, and three swivel adaptors which offer 1/4in drive, 3/8in drive and a 1/4in shank bit driver. Can be used with any standard 1/4in drive accessories.

Manufactured from chrome vanadium steel and chrome plated for excellent strength, toughness More >


New from Rally Design is this comprehensive fifteen-piece brake maintenance and assembly tool-set especially for the maintenance of drum and disc brake systems. Ideal for a lot of kitcars, then.

The set includes –

Brake spring pliers with movable claw for removing and installing of brake shoe springs

Brake spring pliers for installing and removing the brake shoe recuperating spring on riveted brake linings

Brake caliper brush for removal of brake dust and dirt from the brake caliper

Brass brake caliper brush for cleaning aluminium brake calipers, soft brass bristles facilitate damage-free cleaning

Special tool for brakes for installing and removing spring plates and the holding More >


MG Rover parts masters, XPART has unveiled the complete range of MG Rover Technical Information Discs, which cover Rover 75/MG ZT, Rover 45/MG ZS, Rover 25/MG ZR, TF and City Rover. They useful stuff like a tutorial on each model, a workshop manual, overhaul manual, electrical diagrams, body repair manual, owner’s handbook and in-car entertainment manual.

Discs are available now and cost #9.59 inc VAT each.

They also have a ‘Legacy’ disc for older models such as MGF, which cost £11.99 inc VAT each.

More information from www.xpartautoservicecentre.com ENDS.


Edelbrock has announced a simpler solution for adapting a low-pressure carb system for use with EFI.

Their Universal EFI Sump Fuel Systems eliminate plumbing, wiring, and fabrication work that can add hours of garage time and headaches to your EFI upgrade. The self-contained fuel sump tank, pump, and pre-installed regulator provide constant high fuel pressure with no fuel return line, external regulator, or fuel tank modification or replacement needed. Compact and easy to install, the systems work with existing factory fuel tanks and mechanical or electric low-pressure fuel pumps. Choose from systems that support up to 600 or 750bhp.

  • Fuel pressure adjustable More >



Leading performance exhaust manufacturer, Milltek has announced a stunning new range of genuine carbon fibre exhaust trims to fit many of its existing and forthcoming systems. As the wonder-material that never seems to fall from fashion, these beautiful new parts are bound to find favour with many discerning enthusiasts.

The parts have been designed here in the UK and then finished to Milltek’s exacting motorsport standards using the finest quality ‘pre-preg’ carbon-fibre. Three designs will be available at launch, in sizes that equate to the firm’s existing GT 80, 90 and 100mm trims. In each case, the finish is a flawless More >


Welcome to totalkitcar online

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online ……..I’m hearing from a growing number of manufacturers that the interest levels generated by this year’s Stoneleigh show has carried on into the summer.

I was aware of several manufacturers being very busy but whisper this it seems to be a widespread thing across the board. Even some real misery guts doom-mongers are showing signs of a smile.

It does appear though, boys and girls, as if our hobby is back in fashion again and I’m really delighted to hear that. Personally, this week, I’ve spoken directly to two ‘fast Ford’ converts, one buying an LSIS More >


MNR Sportscars Ltd has announced the launch of their new LMP-F17 racecar, which is based on the international success of the multi-race-winning RGB class-F Vortx chassis, but with an all new aero-body design and some improvements under its sleek new cover.


The LMP-F17 is the first car to come from MNR’s collaboration with official technical partners, Garagisti Limited, well-known motorsport designer, Enrique Scalabroni and GRP specialists Stuart Pease (Fibreglass) Ltd.

The new MNR’s body provides a huge leap forward, both in manufacturing process and aero efficiency, featuring organic shapes and extreme curvatures, designed to move air More >


Good news for owners of MGFs and builders of cars based on its underpinnings.

The world’s leading source for MG Rover parts, XPART has just launched an MGF Suspension Replacement Kit that will fill the hearts of those with saggy hydragas units with joy.

The original displacers haven’t been available for several years, but XPART has joined forces with the original manufacturer and they are now available once more complete with some built-in improvements.

The kit (XPT006310) is designed to be fitted as a complete s replacing the original dampers and sealed canister displacers and is TUV-approved.et

The MGF Suspension Replacement Kit is available now at More >


Webcon has announced the re-introduction of the 38DGAS upgrade kit for the Ford 2-litre Pinto engine.

The sequential 38 DGAS 3-litre V6 carburettor is a direct swap for the Pinto’s progressive Weber 32/36 DGAV and has been jetted especially for the 2-litre engine. It is a perfect accompaniment for a ported-head and fast-road camshaft.

Part number 1893000100 features the special air bush modification required to suit the 2-litre Pinto and is available in kit form as shown at £335.50 inc VAT.

It is available now direct from Webcon or one of their officially-appointed dealers around the world. For more information visit call 01932 787 100 More >