One of my all-time favourite Lotus Seven-inspired sportscars is the MK Indy. Created as part of the Ron Champion Locost movement way back in 1998 by the top bloke that is Martin Keenan, the Indy first appeared in very basic component form spread out on a blanket on the floor in the cowshed at Stoneleigh that year.
From the outset, Martin gave the people what they wanted; top quality components at a pocket money price and as a result sold loads of components. As soon as he introduced chassis and body panels, therefore More >
With sales and enquiries for their exquisite 2Fifty and West Coast V8 models extremely high, DNA Automotive boss, Brian Hale is struggling to keep up with demand and so, has offered no fewer than four of their older exotic Italian-inspired projects for sale – DN8, 5cudo, 3Sixty and 4Thirty, either as a ‘job lot’ or individually.
Known for their fine work, any potential buyer can rest assured that they’ll be buying a sound investment as all are tried and tested packages. The 3Sixty and 4Thirty are based around Toyota MR2 mechanicals, More >
New from Optimum Balance products, better known as ‘obp’ are these new fuel pumps, which the Cambridgeshire manufacturer claim are high pressure, high performance, reliable motorsport fuel pumps at an affordable price.
The pumps are designed and manufactured to the highest specifications and offer direct ‘Multi Fit Compact’ systems that cover a massive range of vehicles, plus the very popular ‘BOSCH Specification’ Pump, Petrol and E85 fuels with a Litre Per Hour (LPH) from 265 LPH to 340 LPH.
OBP’s pumps are priced at just £79.19 inc VAT. Incidentally, the company is celebrating a marvellous tenth anniversary in 2017…
Among the many hundreds of products in the Woolies catalogue are several that would make great Christmas presents for someone in your life, such as these cool driving goggles in black with all-leather surrounds with chrome-plated frames.
Ideally-suited to classic or period type vehicles they feature laminated, angled lenses produced in high impact-resisting material with an adjustable nose-bridge, detachable strap and comfortable padded surround.
They are not suitable for use with spectacles.
The ingenious Survivor Socket from Laser Tools (part number 6693) is the one socket that fits fasteners of almost any shape, square, hex, metric, imperial, spline, star, hooks and even wingnuts!
The 43 steel spring pins within the Survivor Socket instantly conform and lock onto any shape nut bolt or fastener, within the sizes specified: metric 9-21mm and Imperial 11/32in – 13/16in.
As the fastener is turned, the torque is transmitted through the steel pins to the walls of the socket, which is manufactured from chrome vanadium; this makes the Survivor Socket an ideal choice for heavy-duty personal or professional use.
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The new cylinder types of CP6467, CP7198 and CP9093 feature a centre valve configuration that helps improve overall cylinder performance as well as seal durability with ABS. The centre valve replaces conventional ‘cut off’ ports that can cause ‘seal heel nibble’ when used with some ABS systems.
In normal braking operations, seals travel past the cut-off port before high pressure has built up in the system. Seal heel nibble can occur during braking when, in More >
Welcome to a winter warming BUMPER edition of totalkitcar online…….Time, I think, for an update on our two MG-flavoured magazine build projects.
RPS RPX – MG TF-based beauty has been starring in TKC MAG this summer and the car is back with us but about to depart again for some serious engine work (both remedial and upgrade!), some other mechanical rectifications and extensive upgrades to braking system (EBC) and dampers (Hot Mods/Nitron).
Other than the above this has been a More >
Slick tyres are the ultimate, the last word in performance driving and grip, able to transform the handling capabilities of any car that they’re fitted to. Clearly unsuitable for use on the public road or in anything other than bone dry conditions, there’s nevertheless a large and growing market for specialist slick tyres, primarily amongst those that regularly attend track days or partake in club-level motorsport. This explains why Toyo, one of the most respected performance tyre makers around, has developed the Proxes RS1, a full slick competition tyre available in a variety of popular sizes.
Slicks owe their extreme levels More >
With UK households owning an average of 7.4 internet devices, and the average person carrying 2.9 on them at all times, we’ve never been more connected than we are today. But with all these gadgets comes the challenge of keeping things charged and making sure they are ready when we need them most.
Imagine the annual family road trip. Dad’s in the driver’s seat trying to follow the satnav, mum’s in the passenger seat talking on her phone, the kids are in the back alternating between texting friends and playing the latest games on their tablets. What a great picture, everyone More >
Castle Combe circuit has announced the dates for next year’s Action Days, including a new for 2017 event, the ‘Summer Action Festival’. Firm fan favourites, ‘Spring’ and ‘Forge’ Action Days also return, as does the season-ending Mini Action Day, one of the most popular events in the jam-packed Mini show calendar.
The ‘Spring Action Day’ has long been the de facto ‘opening game’ of the season as far as the UK car community is concerned, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the popular show returns for Saturday April 8, bigger and better than ever. Expect on and More >