NEW HOME FOR MEV REPLICAR

ANC Sportscars of Ivybridge, Devon, run by Andy Carwithin is the new home for the MEV Replicar kit package.

Andy, an electrical engineer by trade has built several kitcars including a Tiger Avon and Pilgrim Sumo, as has turned his passion into a career by purchasing the Replicar project.

Based on Mazda MX-5 mechanicals, the Replicar takes its inspiration from the incredibly exotic (£20m if you could buy one) Aston Martin DBR1 and was originally devised by Stuart Mills of MEV.

Andy has no plans to change a winning formula but rather will build on the concept and develop it further as time More >

QUALITY COFFEE ON THE GO IS EASY-PEASY!

Handpresso has plenty of gift ideas for coffee loving specialist car enthusiasts.

The Handpresso Pump set is an ideal Christmas present for espresso on-the-go! The Handpresso Pump Set is available in white, silver or black. The case includes the portable espresso machine, a matching thermos-insulated bottle, keeping the water hot for up to four hours and four unbreakable cups.

It is the perfect equipment for an espresso break outdoors with fellow travelers when at a car meet, a car show, trekking, picnicking or mountaineering, you name it. Expect to pay around £150.

More from www.handpresso.co.uk ENDS.

‘SOCKET’ TO THEM!

If you take care of your car you will also take care of your alloy wheels, and that means using proper alloy wheel nut sockets when removing or tightening the wheel nuts. However, sometimes clearance can be a bit tight and we certainly don’t want to scrape the edge of the wing with the torque wrench!

These extra-long, alloy wheel nut sockets from Laser Tools (part number 6866) solve this problem. Their 150mm length keeps the torque wrench safely out of the way of the bodywork, and their thin-walled design and protective nylon sleeve looks after both the alloy wheel and More >

LIGHT UP THE SKY

Sealey’s LED360 Range promotion is out now and lasts until February 28, 2018, so don’t stay in the dark this winter! The latest additions form part of the Lithium-ion-powered range, which are becoming increasingly popular because of their excellent performance, longevity, universal appeal and ease of rechargeability.

The newest additions will shine brightly, starting with the LED3604 series. These 360° 16-SMD LED + 1W LED Slimline Rechargeable Lithium-ion Inspection lamps are ideal for those difficult to illuminate confined spaces, providing up to 600-lumens through the adjustable rotary switch, and a 1W SMD LED directional torch.

The exclusive patented design is owned by, More >

BRIGHT LIGHTS; BIG CITY

The new Halfords ‘Up To 150% Bulb’ range is the brightest halogen-type bulb on the market, with a beam pattern 80-metres longer than a standard-type item.

Improved performance is achieved through 100 per cent xenon gas and micro-filament technology and means drivers can see further, react faster and drive more safely. In addition, the colour temperature is up to 3700K for a whiter light than a standard bulb.

The Halfords ‘Up To 150% Bulb 477’ is £39 for a single unit and for £8 they’ll fit your headlight bulb, with no appointment necessary.

More from www.halfords.com ENDS.

NO BLOWN GASKETS

With many Classic Mini owners contemplating a winter rebuild, it’s good to know that Mini Spares has introduced a complete block, gearbox gasket and seal kit suitable for all engine sizes and both A+ and Pre A+ engines.

The comprehensive kit even comes complete with a Mini Spares Evolution clutch oil seal, differential oil seals and rigid half-moon seal. Order as part number AJM100MS at just £27.60 inc VAT. (If being used for Cooper S, S diff seals will need purchasing separately as AHU1082).

For more details call 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

TUBE BENDING PERFECTION

Mittler Bros has been building metal-working tools and fabrication equipment in the USA for over 30-years. These machine tools are now available in the UK and Europe exclusively through Brown & Geeson Ltd.

The Mittler Bros Tube Bender is designed for the professional fabricator who requires a high-quality product ; this version comes with the added benefits of being easy to use and compact in size.

The Tube Bender is portable with no need to anchor down, provides 25-tonnes of hydraulic power and bends mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, 4130 tubing and pipe up to 90 degrees.

The main body is CNC-machined from More >

THIS INJECTION WON’T HURT

If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on electronic fuel injection, your wait could be over. Summit Racing’s MAX-efi 500 Fuel Injection System makes converting from a carburettor to EFI virtually a no-brainer. The MAX-efi 500 features a four-injector aluminium throttle body that bolts to most four-barrel carburettor intake manifolds, and uses the factory-style throttle linkage.

The throttle body has integral fuel rails and also houses the Temperature Manifold Absolute Pressure (TMAP), intake air temperature and throttle position sensors, and the idle air control motor. That makes the wiring harness more compact and easier to install. The only other sensors More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

Welcome to totalkitcar online

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online……..the announcement of the forty-year MOT exemption has caused lots of debate. From May 20, 2018, any vehicle (with exceptions) registered before 1977 will no longer need to undergo an annual MoT test after the Department of Transport carried out a consultation polling responses from 2000 classic car enthusiasts. Interestingly of those asked, 1130 were against the exemption! Eh?

Our Project OMG Jakabi Abster nearly finished. Now re-registered as a ‘Jakabi Abster MGF’, too.

Personally, I’d take the view that I want my cars checked for safety each year, although the DfT seem More >

FORGE GET A GENUINE TURN OUT AT CASTLE COMBE

 

Braving the best of the British summer weather, the 2017 instalment of Forge Action Day, turned out to be a truly wonderful petrolhead’s day out. Many thousands of passionate petrolheads braved the changeable weather, meaning that it didn’t take long before Castle Combe was filled to capacity, packed with modified cars of every shape and size – exactly as we’ve come to expect of Forge Action Day.

Forge Action Day has long prided itself on being able to deliver a fitting swansong for the UK’s summer show season and this year it more than delivered, so much so that it seemed More >