BLOCK THIEVES

Increasingly often thieves are unlocking and stealing vehicles while the unsuspecting owner is indoors with their car key.

Thieves are using signal amplifiers to take the weak signal from the key-fob in your house and amplify it to make it seen by your vehicle as if it was right in their hands.

Putting your Keyless Entry Car Key Fob in the B-G Faraday bag blocks the signal therefore stopping thieves from amplifying it and unlocking your car.

With a rise in vehicle keyless entry systems there has been a steady increase in the number of thefts as the technology to manipulate these systems More >

A SET OF SCALES NOT TO BE SCARED OF!

Available from Merlin Motorsport now are these superb entry-level Longacre Accuset II corner weight scales, which are simple to use and come with an un-cluttered display for fast and easy set-up.

There are just two buttons, which give all the information you require – push one for four wheel weights and cross weight, then press the second one for all partial percentage weights. A snip at £1255 inc VAT.

Also available are the ‘wireless’ version, which uses 802.15.4 DSSS wireless protocol at 2.3Ghz for ultra-reliable results. These cost £1975 inc VAT.

More information from www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk ENDS.

MORE THAN A FEW KITCARS USE THESE

The original Lucas base tooling for the Mini Clubman front indicator lights was scrapped years ago but Mini Spares has come to the rescue of Clubman owners with a faithful reproduction of the parts.

The Mini Spares front sidelight and indicator lamp units will also fit Lotus and Maxi applications. The lamp units come as complete assemblies and include lamp seals and lens to lamp seal rubbers. Parts are also available separately if required.

Order as part number ADU3017 for left hand unit at £66.60 inc VAT. Order as part number ADU3018 for right hand unit at £66.60 inc VAT.

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DIGITAL WIZARDRY

The DiamondFIRE 6CDI Digital Ignition has digital micro-processor-controlled circuitry to precisely deliver multiple sparks up to 3000 RPM for faster acceleration and improved throttle response.

The 6CDI delivers 525-volts and up to 130mJ of spark energy, more than enough to light up a high-performance, short oval, or bracket drag race engine.

The DiamondFIRE 6CDI Digital Ignition is compatible with even-fire 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder engines and 12-volt negative ground electrical systems. A wiring harness and mounting hardware are included.

Summit Racing also sells the DiamondFIRE External 2-Step Rev Control compatible with the 6CDI. Two easy to read rotary dials allow you to set More >

ITALIAN FLAVOUR FOR NEW WOLFRACE WHEEL

It’s all too easy to forget that Wolfrace’s range is as large as it is, and while many of the firm’s most prominent offerings can be found in the Eurosport range, there are plenty of other, equally attractive designs. The Milano is the latest release within the Wolfrace GB line.

The Milano is an exclusive wheel and can only be ordered in one, suitably high-end finish, Titanium, a colour which serves to underline its sporting nature. The Milano can be ordered in an impressive selection of different sizes though, with the smallest, a svelte 5.5x14in. Even the largest version of the More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

Welcome to totalkitcar online …

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online…….Wow, it’s nearly Christmas again! Where has this year gone? From a UK kitcar industry point of view at least, it’s been pretty buoyant with plenty of enquiries and orders. It goes without saying though that the hope is for 2018 to be a lot better, all-round.

From a kitcar perspective there’s lots to look forward to.

Let’s hope that Stoneleigh 2018 is as good as this year’s event, which was a vintage one. The date for your diary is May 6 & 7, 2018. You know the place …

Just a quick More >

IT’S A REVOLUTION

‘It’s not a Replica; it’s a Revolution’, so says Wade Morrison of Phoenix, Arizona-based  Stärke Automotive who recently announced a very new take on the age-old and cherished Porsche 356 Speedster theme.

Called the Stärke 357 Revolution, the cars are based on Porsche Boxster 986, 987 or 987 ‘facelift’ generations, which means a donor aged between 1998 – 2012 with power from 225bhp to 400bhp.

For a start the Stärke models are much larger than a classic 356 Speedster, as the Boxster is huge by comparison, but for many it’s certainly going to offer a welcome change from Volkswagen Beetle floorpan, suspension More >

NEW OWNER FOR XPART

XPart’s general manager, Stephen George, looking forward to an exciting future for the Hinckley-based MG parts specialists

The last remaining element of the former MG Rover Car Company, the parts division, operating as XPart, became part of the Leacy Motor Group recently.

XPart was sold by MG Rover to the then Caterpillar Logistics organisation in August 2004, which in turn became part of Neovia Logistics in 2012. Now, XPart has become a key part of the Leacy Motor Group, specialist parts suppliers.

The MG parts maestros will continue to operate from its existing base in Hinckley, Leicestershire by the side of the A5 trunk More >

GET OUT OF STICKY SITUATIONS WITH LASER TOOLS

Glue-pulling is an ideal repair process when there is restricted access behind the dent to be repaired. New from Laser Tools is this Puller Tool set (part number 7004), which is ideal for reducing small dents and dings.

It is supplied with 24-assorted glue-pads, including circular and split elliptical pads suitable for a variety of different dent shapes and sizes. Eight different profile glue pads are supplied, three of each.

This is a method of PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) and when used with care, the paintwork will not be damaged. The glue-pads are designed to grip the glue and pull in different More >

WHO NEEDS WATER?

Freezetone was founded in Miami in 1978 and manufacture additives and coolants with one of their prime motivations being to advise their customers not to use tap water in their engines.

Anglo American Oil Products has just begun selling Freezetone’s High Performance Waterless Coolant in the UK and is said to be very effective at preventing corrosion and oxidation and boils at a much higher temperature (190-degrees C) and also eliminates hot spots within your engine.

Freezetone High Performance Waterless Coolant is available now at £50.40 inc VAT per 5-litre bottle.

More information from www.aaoil.co.uk or 01929 551 557 ENDS.

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