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AN EXCITING ‘NU DIMENSION’!

Exciting new launch at Stoneleigh this week is the GTB from new manufacturer, A Nu Dimension, which turns a sheddy Porsche Boxster (986 generation) into a 911 GT3 lookalike.

Old Boxsters are two a penny and although they are a more than decent car they can suffer from a few foibles that can and does toast the engine. Now, get an old one that has been sorted and/or well maintained and it makes for a very sound donor vehicle.

The man behind A Nu Dimension is ex-DNA co-director, Roland Smith so the quality of this one is almost guaranteed, such is his More >

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NOW THAT’S LIGHTWEIGHT

A new range of ultra-lightweight throttle body kits are now available from Jenvey Dynamics. TBU45, an enhanced version of the popular TB45 bodies, is the first release from the new ‘Ultra-Light’ range, which benefits from a 43 per cent weight reduction compared to the original TB45 units. The TBU45 prototype was previewed at Autosport International earlier this year and is now commercially available.

 

“The new TBU45s maintain Jenvey Dynamics’ reputation for innovation and demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with continually evolving, market-leading products for road or race use,” said Jenvey Dynamics managing director, Mike Jenvey.

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YOU MIGHT NEED A JACKET IN SUMMER

New from Power Maxed is Summer Jacket™ Nano Shield, which is an easy on: easy off nano sealant for those who want nothing but the best protection. The Summer Jacket™ Sealant can be used on the entire vehicle including glass, plastics, alloys, steel and rubbers. It provides a superior gloss for your paintwork and chrome.

What is Nano Shield?

Nano Shield is a brand new next generation nanotechnology coating, which protects and enhances the appearance of automotive bodywork in one simple step. Within seconds Nano shield bonds to the surface. Treated surfaces are much more reflective, and extremely hydrophobic. It is based on More >

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MAKE AN IMPACT

As used by the Laser Tools Racing team in the British Touring Car Championship, this high powered, professional quality, cordless impact gun (part number 6314) features hammer action and forward/reverse control.

The racing team technicians like this impact gun because of its compact size and low weight which provides more control and usability. However, most of all they like its ability to deliver 2400 blows per minute with a staggering 750 Nm of torque —  punch you’d normally expect from an air-powered impact wrench. This makes for very fast wheel changing!

Thus it is ideal for professional workshop use, particularly important for More >

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IT’S A FIGHTER

Nice wheel for a kitcar

MOMO has just announced its new Dark Fighter Wood steering wheel, which is a cutting edge design with a classic twist – or maybe a classic design with a cutting edge twist, depending on your point of view?

Either way it combines a style that is suited to a classic or kitcar, with a modern ergonomic design and utilises attractive and practical materials.

Naturally it has been produced in Italy from the finest materials – a combination of air leather and mahogany wood with a black ‘air leather’ centre pad surrounding the iconic MOMO Italy horn push button.

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YOU SAY ‘PLUG WIRES’ WE SAY ‘PLUG LEADS’!

Plug leads take a lot of abuse, especially from engine heat as they are right there next to the exhaust, it’s the poor old spark plug boots that get it the worst. Often they’ll give up before the rest of the wire set does.

Taylor has come up with a solution. The Extreme Series ignition wires feature ceramic boots that can withstand temperatures up to 2000 degrees F, well past the point where conventional boots would simply fail. That’s a huge plus for racing and vehicles with supercharged or turbocharged engines.

Summit Racing offers two types of Taylor Extreme Series leads: ThunderVolt More >

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STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

Welcome to totalkitcar online

A WARM welcome to totalkitcar online…Well, it’s that time of the year again – NATIONAL KITCAR MOTOR SHOW or just ‘STONELEIGH’ to you and me!

There’s a definite buzz about this year’s event, mainly due to a paucity of shows, which means that the industry hasn’t really all been in one place since last year’s show. The show organizer tells me that the level of bookings for manufacturers and general trade is far higher than recent years…42 ‘proper’ manufacturers is the best for many years. HERE’S TO A GREAT SHOW. See ‘SNIPPETS 1’ for the manufacturer list as More >

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NEW OLD FORD STUFF FROM BURTON POWER

Burton Power is now offering a manifold to allow a single DCOE or DHLA carburettor to be fitted to almost any engine that uses the DGV or DGAS carburettors.

The adaptor manifold is suitable for use on the Ford Essex V6, SOHC Pinto and Kent Crossflow GT engines. The manifold converts the carb orientation from down-draught to side-draught to avoid any bonnet clearance problems that might occur with these larger carbs.

The manifold can be ordered as Part No FV450 and retails at £89.95 inc VAT and can be ordered at the other end of 0208 554 2281 or from www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

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BIKE POWER

Euro Car Parts, official prime battery supplier to the RAC, has launched a new range of Lithium Ion motorcycle batteries by leading European distributor Landport (LP).

Sure to be very appealing to kitcar drivers with bike-engines powering their cars, the new range was originally developed for racing. The super-light LP Lithium Ion batteries weigh between 0.4kg and 1.5kg. This represents a massive weight saving over standard lead acid motorbike batteries, which generally weigh around 4-5kg but can be as heavy as 8.7kg.

Thanks to an innovative design, featuring four terminals instead of the usual two, just eight part numbers cover virtually every More >

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COOL EDELBROCK STUFF FROM SUMMIT

Edelbrock’s Elite II Series air cleaners and valve covers build upon the legendary Elite Series launched in the 1980s. Made from heavy-gauge diecast aluminum, they have a classic raised fin design with blacked-out fin recesses for added visual punch.

Designed to fit most common carburettor configurations, Edelbrock’s Elite II Series air cleaners come with a black anodised nut to complete the installation. The air cleaners feature Edelbrock’s exclusive Pro-Flo air filter, which is washable/re-usable for a long service life.

Each filter has a handy Pro-Charge™ strip that indicates when the filter is ready for cleaning. Replacement filters are also available separately. Elite More >