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MGTF BASED MINI? IT WORKS

It was great to bag the EXCLUSIVE first feature on the new Speed 3 Automotive SP3WT, last week, a mighty fine, spaceframe Mini that uses the MG TF as donor vehicle. A version based around MGF will also be available, incidentally.

The company is based in Crook, County Durham, very close to the Teesdale and Wearsdale beauty spots and run by Steve Milburn, ably assisted by wife, Tammy and son, Luke, with the name ‘Speed 3’ coming from the fact there are three of them and they all like er, speed! Fair enough.

The SP3WT is available in 20 modules, which adds up More >

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ACTION FROM FORGE MOTORSPORT

Now In its fifth year, the Forge Action Day at Castle Combe looks set to deliver in 2015 once again with its unique blend of an ‘all inclusive’ entrance policy, chilled vibe and packed track-time itinerary. The date for your diaries this year is Saturday, September 12th.

The previous four Action Days, at the superb, Wiltshire venue proved to be a huge success with both showgoers and traders alike. Despite being a relatively young show, the chance to see such an eclectic blend of race, road, custom and modified cars in one place has evidently resonated with showgoers, with over 6500 More >

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SORT OUT MX-5 SUSPENSION BUSHES

Powerflex has just released a new rear anti-roll bar bush for the Mazda MX5 Mk1 and Mk2. PFR36-115-12 Rear Anti Roll Bar Bush 12mm is a new size of an existing part, which has been introduced to cater for vehicles with sports suspension with a cost of just £27.60 inc VAT.

For vehicles used in Motorsport or predominantly on track – these new bushes are also available in the stiffer Powerflex Black Series range. For more details visit www.powerflex.co.uk or call 01895 460 033 ENDS.

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RING FOR DASHCAMS

Busy country roads, congested city streets and motorways are continuously putting the skills of even the best drivers to the test. Getting involved in a car accident is one of the worst experiences imaginable. If no one is seriously injured, then the blame game can begin, and it is your word against the other party involved. In today’s world, where criminals are opportunists, dash cams can help protect against insurance fraud.

In-car cameras, also known as ‘dash-cams’ have gained recognition as a tool to record road accidents and unexpected events to help provide irrefutable evidence in an insurance claim. They ensure More >

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OPEN UP AND SAY AHHHH

Laser Tools’ new high resolution laser thermometer (part no: 6066) is suitable for a wide range of garage and workshop applications, including vehicle heating and air-conditioning systems, radiator and thermostat function, exhaust manifolds and brakes.

Infrared thermometers use infrared technology to quickly measure the surface temperature of objects, providing fast temperature readings without physically touching the object. The Laser 6066 Infrared Thermometer can safely measure hot, hazardous, or hard-to-reach surfaces without contaminating or damaging the object. It can also provide several readings per second, as compared to contact methods where each measurement can take several minutes.

Especially suited for work where space More >

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NEW FILM

FOLIATEC® has been making car wrapping films for years and has made quite a success of it – most of those beige taxis you see all over Germany are wrapped in FOLIATEC film. However, when it comes to DIY use most of us shy away from film. The idea of wrapping a film around complex curves just seems too complicated (actually it’s not, but that’s another story).

So, a while back, FOLIATEC came up with a spray-on version of their film that anyone who can use a spray can, will find user-friendly. Now, they have taken things a step further and More >

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SAFE BRAKE STUFF FROM SUMMIT

Why go to the fuss and bother of making your own AN-braided hose assemblies when Summit Racing will do all of the hard work for you? They now offer custom AN hose assemblies featuring Summit Racing hose and US-made hose ends.

You can choose from several types of Summit Racing hose:

Stainless Steel Braided Hose

This hose features a synthetic-nitrile inner tube with a partial stainless steel reinforcement inner braid and they also have a heavy-duty full stainless steel braid on the outside, making it exceptionally lightweight, flexible, and durable. The hose is designed to handle petrol, oil, or coolant. It is available More >

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EMERGENCY CONTINGENCY PLAN

AP Racing, the leading manufacturer of performance braking and clutch systems for race and road use, has introduced a new Pneumatic Emergency Clutch Release system.

The CP9810 family of actuators fulfils the FIA’s requirements for external clutch disengagement, providing race marshals with a simple and efficient process when moving stricken cars. The system enables clutches to be released externally, without the necessity to press the clutch pedal/pull the clutch paddle from inside the car.

The new system is fully compatible with AP Racing’s CP4623 type master cylinders without the need for modifications, however master cylinder bore sizes need to be calculated from More >

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STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015

Welcome to totalkitcar online…

Welcome to totalkitcar online…….Good to be able to announce not one but TWO build projects over winter 2015/spring 2016 with both coincidentally being based on MGF/TF. The first one is the superb RPS RPX body conversion, which promises to be a very popular kit in 2016 we think and crossing over to wider, new audience. RPS, run by Garry and Julie Hutton, formerly part of the GCS Hawke operation, recently exhibited at the MG Live show at Gaydon, where the partisan Morris Garages crowd, were very positive about the RPX. After all, if you look at the More >

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WASH AND BRUSH UP

Nine new Detailing Brushes from Valet PRO hit the shelves this month and the range kicks off with the Upholstery Brush, at £11.99, designed specifically for carpets and seats. With extended, rigid bristles it’s the perfect tool for reaching down the side of seats and under your pedals and is ideal for agitating dirt and dust from all upholstery.

Next up comes the Long Reach Wheel Brush at £10.20, this looped wire brush with tough, chemical resistant bristles has been designed to reach between the spokes and through to the back of alloy wheels regardless of the diameter. For those on More >