NOT GONE ANYWHERE; BUT THEY ARE BACK!

A great kitcar that is often overlooked is the Aeon GT, which was designed by John Hewat. Although John has moved on, Aeon Sportscars still actively market the kit, but in recent years have concentrated on their agricultural work and incredibly busy fabrication side of their business, which sees them making anything from wishbones to chassis; from tanks to commercial stuff.

However, Aeon boss, Keith Wood, is keen to press on with reminding us that the GT still exists and indeed has recently been revamped into a v2 model, which now sees power coming from a Ford EcoBoost 1.6-litre engine. The More >

ALL THE FORD V8 POWER YOU NEED IN A CRATE MARKED ‘ROUSH’

Not many companies know how to get more horsepower out of a Ford V8 engine than Roush Performance. It’s been the case ever since founder Jack Roush was building hot Fords for the famous Gapp and Roush Pro Stock team back in the 1970s.

Roush uses its drag race, road course, and NASCAR engine experience to build its small block, FE, and 429/460 big block crate engines. All Roush crate engines are dyno-tested and guaranteed to make within 2 per cent of the advertised horsepower ratings.

Summit Racing carries 108 versions of Roush Performance crate engines in several series. All are fully More >

A GOOD DETAILER

If I need to give my car a quick flashover with a detailing spray one that I often turn to is Brilliant Shine Detailer (aka BSD), by German car care brand, Sonax.

I like it because it gives my car back just-waxed look, has a good level of water resistance (you can watch the beads form and sheet off when the car is wet) and brings a deep lustre to the surface. I’d say it was almost a spray wax rather than just a quick detailer as the liquid is thicker than normal.

It’s one I’d recommend without question.

You can get BSD More >

A TYRE-FITTER HAS A VICE-LIKE GRIP. DON’T ARM-WRESTLE ONE!

Sealey has a new addition to their All Steel Vice Range. Featured in the new Engineering Promotion, the number of models has been increased to six. Jaw widths are available in 100, 125, 150, 200, 250, and now 300mm.

The bench mounting, heavy-duty steel vices, with anvils, are suitable for workshop, garage and machine shop use. These fixed-base models directly mount onto the workbench. Swivel adaptor plates are available as an optional extra on some models. All units have a five-year guarantee against breakage.

For further details or to view Sealey’s range visit www.sealey.co.ukor alternatively call their customer service department on 01284 More >

A FAN OF THE DRUMS?

These great value robust drum fans from Machine Mart are ideal for commercial and industrial applications, providing a solution for fast cooling in large workshops, garages factories and more!

This range produces an excellent amount of airflow, up to 310mᶟ per minute, allowing large areas to be cooled quickly and efficiently, with three large fan sizes to choose from 24in, 30in or a massive 36in!

All models include two handles and are mounted on large rubber wheels for easy transportation to wherever it is required and models in this range start from £142.80 inc VAT.

Machine Mart offers a wide range of Air More >

BOOSTED PERFORMANCE

Aeroflow 1mm Turbo Restrictor Inserts are ideal for use with bearing turbos. These great little 1mm restrictor inserts restrict the oil flow/pressure to the core of the turbo to ensure long life of the seals.

The turbo restrictor inserts are available in two sizes to suit -3AN and -4AN fittings and are sold in packs of ten and priced at £11.99 inc VAT.

For more information contact 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

LITTLE WHEEL; BIG DIFFERENCE

Burton Power has just introduced a range of classic black adjustable alloy camshaft pulleys, manufactured by Kent Cams, for various Ford engines and applications.

Adjustable camshaft pulleys enable camshaft timing to be carried out with greater precision.

The example shown here is for Ford Pinto SOHC engines used in the following applications:

Ford Capri Mk1/Mk2/Mk3 1.6/2.0 1972-1987 Ford Cortina Mk3/Mk4/Mk5 1.6/2.0 1970-1982 Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 2.0 1973-1974 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 2.0 & Mexico 1.6 1975-1980 Ford Granada Mk2 1.6/2.0 1977-1985 Ford Granada/Scorpio Mk3 1.8/2.0 1985-1989 Ford Sierra 1.6/1.8/2.0 1982-1989 Ford Transit Mk2/Mk3 1.6/2.0 1978-1994 TVR Tamsin 200 2.0

Plus, of course, thousands More >

FERROUS FERRIC? WASN’T THAT A FILM? OH, SORRY, THAT WAS FERRIS BUELLER!

I’m a big fan of quality iron fall-out removers that double up as ace wheel cleaners. Ferrous Ferric from High Definition Detail is a particularly good one.

Shake the bottle well and spray it liberally over the surface (I tried it on a couple of wheels) and the first thing I noticed was how it quickly changed colour indicating that it was doing its job.

I left it to dwell for a minute or two and it clung on well. It removed contaminants like pesky brake dust very quickly and the pH neutral product is safe to use on paint, wheels, glass More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018

Welcome to totalkitcar online…

A warm welcome to totalkitcar online………I was talking to a chap the other day about the subject of supercars. Inevitably, talk turned to high-end kitcars and stuff like Cobra replicas, GD T70s and Ultimas.

He was having a little dig at what he saw as ‘expensive kitcars’, which felt I needed putting straight. An Ultima GTR Evolution, or a GD T70, would compete head-on with 99 per cent of perceived hypercars, many of which would cost up to ten times more than a factory-built version of the two cars I’ve used as examples.

The old stigma of kitcars being funny, little More >

FW SPECIAL EDITION WESTFIELD IS A CRACKER

The Sport model from Westfield Sports Cars may be the company’s entry-level model but with a Ford Zetec engine, it is no slouch, while it’s officially classed as the FW Special Edition, which denotes, the FW-style front and rear body sections specific to this model.

It’s certainly kitted out with an array of extras including wide-track wishbones, lowered floors and hand-stitched high-back Cobra seats, which Westfield reckon are typical of what the average customer always orders.

FW back end looks great

Sales and marketing manager, Simon Westfield can specify a Westie demo car in his sleep almost and he has the knack of More >