XCS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

XCS Designs has announced that the company is under new ownership following its successful sale to Harvey Rice and Peter Holm (owner of Batt Cables PLC).

Past customers of XCS (and indeed, DAX) will be pleased to learn that the company will be remaining in Essex and is now located at Sewards End, Saffron Waldon.

Previous owners, Gary Sanders and Peter Walker, are continuing to provide all the help needed during the transition period as the company takes benefit from its massive new investment and gears up to meet unfulfilled customer demand.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to see XCS given the level More >

AUTOGLYM ISN’T JUST FOR CHRISTMAS

 

Everybody has at least one car enthusiast in their lives, and they’re often the hardest to buy for, right? Don’t worry though, buying for petrolheads doesn’t have to be a dilemma! Simply go for some top-end car care products and watch them beam with delight as they open your gift.

Top of the tree (and therefore the best under it) this Christmas is Autoglym’s new Ultra High Definition Shampoo for your car. Clearly taking a leaf out of the beauty company’s books, this wonderfully fragrant, velvety shampoo gives an incredibly rich and luxurious lather during the car-washing process, making the whole experience smell and More >

A CLUTCH OF CLASSIC FORD CLUTCHES!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Looking for a quality clutch kit for your classic Ford-powered kitcar? Well, Burton Power has been too… for the past four years!

Now, the searching is over because, for its new range, Burton Power has managed to source great, quality, reliable clutch covers, plates and bearings for all the most popular classic Ford engines – and the prices are sensible too!

They currently have the following complete clutch kits in its range – OHV Kent – part number: 619001406 £96.95 inc. VAT, 2-litre SOHC Pinto part number: 622017506 £79.90 inc VAT, Essex V6 and 2.8-litre Cologne V6  – part number: More >

SIZE ISN’T EVERYTHING!

You know how it is. You’ve got a small fastener that’s got a high-torque requirement, so you need a stronger driver than the standard ¼in. A 3/8in drive ratchet will fit the bill but you’ve only got a ¼in drive socket in the correct size. Now you’re sure you’ve got an adaptor somewhere? But where is it?

This new socket and bit adaptor set from Laser Tools (part number 7167) supplies a comprehensive selection of the most-used adaptors presented in a machine-cut foam tray that fits neatly in the tool tray. You’ll never have to search for the correct adaptor again.

The More >

CAPPED OFF NICELY

Aeroflow continues to add to its extensive range of AN-fittings with some new Hex Flared Plugs and Caps for capping off fluid line connections when not required.

The components are produced from aluminium with a choice of blue, black or silver anodised finishes.

Available in sizes -03 up to -20 with retail prices from £3.59 inc VAT each.

For more details call 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

CURRENT BUN

New from Rally Design’s Blackline tools range is an LCD digital circuit/voltage tester.

It has 3→ 48-volt range (± 0.3v accuracy), displays live (red light) or ground (green light), a needle probe for easy wire-piercing and has surge-protected circuitry and comes with a 12ft curly lead with crocodile attachment.

A bargain at £15.38 inc VAT.

More from www.rallydesign.co.uk or 01227 792 792 ENDS.

PRECISION DAMPING FOR MX-5-BASED KITCAR OWNERS

Moss Europe has announced that it can now offer MeisterR coil-over dampers for the Mazda MX-5 (Miata).

MeisterR coilovers are one of the biggest names in aftermarket coil-overs for the MX-5. They combine build quality, good looks, and excellent performance, all at a sensible price.

There are two versions of MeisterR coil-overs: ZetaCRD and ClubRace. The former are designed for fast road use and use a softer spring and lower damping rates than the ClubRace, but perform very well on the road and are still capable of the occasional trackday.

The ClubRace, meanwhile, are designed to maximise performance with high grip trackday tyres More >

GOLD CLASS

A standard Mini coil-pack can only do so much. When the compression is raised (as in most high-performance engines) or non-standard fuel mixtures are used the coil’s performance is challenged so something better is needed.

The Mini Spares Gold Performance Coil is totally different to the usual Lucas type and is generally acclaimed as being the best on the market.

It represents a massive improvement over the standard coil and yet is a direct replacement upgrade. It must be noted though that it can only be used on non-ballast type Minis manufactured up to 1982.

The internal components of this coil are completely More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018

WELCOME to totalkitcar online

A festive welcome to totalkitcar online……An interesting press release drew my attention – Car MOT failure rates have fallen (rather than risen) since new, more stringent MOT rules came into force in May.

Sssshhhh – Sneak Peek!

This unexpected finding was revealed on analysis of DVLA data obtained by car buying comparison website www.motorway.co.uk, through an FOI request.

The request, submitted to the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in October 2018, asked for the total number of MOT tests, fail and pass rates, every month since January 2017. The data was obtained to see if tougher rules had increased failure rates, but actually revealed the opposite.

It More >

EASY INSPECTION

Sealey has extended their range of slimline inspection lamps. This version houses sixteen super-bright SMD LEDs and four LED UV lights.

The unique and innovative 360° swivel and tilt function enables the light source to be positioned in any direction and the exclusive patented design is owned by and registered to Sealey.

Each lamp provides up to 600-lumens through the adjustable rotary switch and a 1W LED directional torch. The slimline design with a minimum thickness of 9mm enables use in limited and restricted spaces.

It also features a single hanging hook, magnetic base – which allows hands-free operation – and a useful More >