XCS NOW HR ENG!

The XCS Cobra has been acquired by fabrication and Volkswagen specialists, HR Engineering run by Harvey Rice, near Saffron Walden. 

Devised by long-term DJ Sportscars men, Peter Walker and Gary Sanders, the XCS features some beautiful touches and was critically well-received when first unveiled in 2015.

It’s early days yet, of course, but Harvey plans to give the XCS a higher profile and will be announcing prices shortly, although he has announced that both Gary and Peter will remain involved with the business.

More from 01799 599 188 or www.xcsdesigns.co.uk ENDS.

NEW PULLEYS FROM KENT VIA BURTON POWER

Adjustable cam pulleys are essential for precise cam timing and Burton Power can now offer black Kent Cams pulleys for the SOHC Pinto engine. 

Order as: FT311E(BLACK) at £102.32 inc VAT.

Adjustable black cam pulleys are also available for the Cosworth YB engine and adjustable black timing chain sprockets are also available for CVH, BD and Zetec engines.

For more information call 0208 554 2281 or visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.burtonpower.com” www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

BACK IN THE GAME

Back in the fifties and sixties, Duckhams 20w-50 was the engine oil of choice. It was the world’s first multigrade oil that could be used all year round so that there was no need to change from summer to winter grade oils.

Now the legendary green oil is back, with a few improvements on the original 1956 version. It now conforms to API, SE, SF, SG, SH and SJ specifications and is ideal for any classic that requires a 20w-50 oil rather than the modern lighter grades.

It can be used confidently in any engine that was originally recommended to use Duckhams More >

“NO, NO, NO, I’VE TOLD YOU BEFORE, I’M NOT DOING ‘HORN’ JOKES ON HERE!

When you’ve just got to finish your kitcar to the very highest standard there’s only really one choice of classic horn for the job, that’s right… a Mountney Classic Horn – resplendent in a tasteful chrome finish with brass screws that won’t tarnish the moment it hits the open road.

All modern MOTs require the car to have a horn in order to pass the annual road-worthiness test, so why not make it the best looking, most bling-tastic chrome offering you can possibly afford? 

The Mountney Classic Horn is a 12v, aesthetically pleasing hooter that won’t upset the feelings of any immaculately More >

DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT

Automotive Brands, parent company of Power Maxed, vehicle care brand, and Steel Seal, pour-in head gasket fix, has released another product under the Power Maxed brand designed to help drivers get back on the road quickly and efficiently. 

Aptly named Tyre Fix, the latest Power Maxed product is designed to be kept in the boot or glovebox ready for that inevitable day when a burst tyre springs itself into your life and there is either too little time or too little resources to fit a spare, or there may be no spare at all.  

In the event of a puncture, Tyre More >

LITTLE BIG LEAD LIGHT!

Get light into the tightest of spaces in the engine bay, with the new Ring RIL3900HP MAGflex Pivot LED inspection lamp. At just 6mm thick, it is Ring’s slimmest-ever inspection lamp – designed to help get light into as many hard-to-see spots as possible.  It also features the signature MAGflex pivot and ratchet movement, which allows the light to be positioned exactly where it is needed.

The MAGflex Pivot combines small size with exceptional light output. Foldable and pocket-sized, it has been developed to be easy to carry around the workshop and once folded, the lens is protected against scratches and More >

GASKETS FOR AMERICAN V8 ENGINES FROM SUMMIT

Make your short block V8 assembly go a little smoother with an SCE Short Block Base Kit (SBBK) gasket kit. 

The kits come with top-quality SCE timing cover, water pump, and fuel pump gaskets, plus a silicone or Viton rear main seal depending on the application. Having one less thing to sort out is always welcome.

Applications

• Small Chevy, 1- and 2-piece rear main seal

• Big Chevy Mark IV and V

• GM LS

• Small Block Ford 260-351W

• Ford 351C and 351M

• Ford 352-428 FE

• Ford 429-460

• Small Chrysler 273-360

• Big Chrysler B and RB

• Chrysler 426 Hemi

• AMC 290-401

• Buick 400-455

• Olds More >

IT’S THE KING OF FILTERS!

Webcon has announced the introduction of the legendary Filter King fuel filter and regulator assembly, to its range of products.

The Filter King fuel filter features a glass bowl to easily assess the condition of the replaceable filter, a pair of push-on 5/16in – 8mm fuel unions, a universal mounting bracket, and a captive thread to allow fitment of a fuel pressure gauge (the use of Webcon WFR150 0-15psi fuel pressure gauge is recommended).

The Filter King is a genuine Malpassi product, and works in the 1.5 – 7psi range so is suitable for all Weber carburettor installations. Order as part number More >

STAINLESS ENDS. NEAT.

Aeroflow Performance now offers the option of Stainless Steel Hose End Fittings, produced from 304-grade stainless steel, which provides superior strength and durability.

The fittings are available in a range of different sizes and angles and are perfect for use in brake and clutch assemblies. Aeroflow recommends that they are used with 200 and 250 Series PTFE-lined hose.

Prices start from £13.19 inc VAT with more information available from 01268 764 411 or  HYPERLINK “http://www.b-gdirect.com” www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018

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Welcome to totalkitcar online……..2018. The gift that keeps giving. More bad motorsport news this week. It was announced recently that the marvellous Donington Grand Prix Collection, created by the late, Tom Wheatcroft, is to close on November 5.

This news follows on the from the announcement that Rockingham Motor Speedway had changed hands thus putting its future in doubt and the definite closure of leading banger venue, Arena Essex.

Donington Park circuit is now under the control of Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision, although their lease doesn’t include the museum, which is owned by Wheatcroft’s son, Kevin.

The collection was started More >