American manufacturer, Race Car Replicas (incorporating Superlite Cars), run by ex-pat Englishman, Fran Hall, really are an incredibly prolific operation. Hall has an enviable engineering pedigree that took in Indycar and the predecessor to MotoGP and his aim and ambition has always been to offer customers high-tech quality with the realistic expectation of building a car for a reasonable sum of money.
The business consists of three main areas – RCR, produces a fine replica range of kits including RCR40 (a version of which is currently starring in the film ‘Fast Five)’, RCR70, RCR MkIV, RCR P4 and RCR917. It’s a More >
Let’s be honest our garages and work-spaces aren’t always togged out with a basic fire extinguisher let alone the correct one, although we all know they should be. This innovative new fire extinguishing gel offers a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in one simple to use can.
With FireX there’s no need to keep different types of fire extinguishers strategically-placed around the place as this 500ml aerosol can cope with all types of fire including paper, water, electrical and oil and covers classes A,B,C, E and F.
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If you’re running a Zetec-powered transplant or kitcar and your alternator will be struggling, so here’s some good news from Burton Power.
Their range of uprated alternators for Ford engines (currently CrossFlow, Lotus Twin Cam and SOHC Pinto) has now been extended to cover the Zetec E engine.
The compact, 40 amp Nippon Denso style alternator comes complete with bracket and drive belt, plug connector and all the required bolts and fixings. The alternator weighs just 2.75kg and locates closer to the block than the original by More >
Revell’s Dromida range of 1/18-scale radio-controlled cars hits the spot for those looking for an affordable, yet capable product that includes all-you-need in the box, with most parts already pre-installed on the chassis. Just insert the ‘AA’ batteries in the 2.4GHz radio, charge and install the NiMH battery pack — and you’re ready to go.
Waterproof electronics means that the cars can run on dirt, sand, wet grass and even snow, without worry, while the high-intensity LED lights show the way. The models also include ‘big bore’ dampers, large M370 brushed motor, independent steering servo, high traction tyres, four-wheel shaft-drive, adjustable More >
For many years, Wilwood Brakes importer, Rally Design, has supplied a spacer kit to properly gap the solid disc M16 caliper allowing it to accept a vented disc, this product is still available to expand OEM calipers.
However, the company now has available a version of the M16 caliper, which is available with a wider casting to readily accept a vented disc without the need for additional spacers.
Part no RD3724 costs £111.60 inc VAT per pair.
Available now from www.rallydesign.co.uk or 01227 792 792 ENDS.
However, with Sealey’s NEW CP3005 18V ½in drive model, you are able to grab-and-go thanks to the spare Lithium-ion battery supplied as standard.
The spare battery means you can keep one charging while the other is in use. Not only is this a help, but the pure power and torque of the CP3005, which comes in at 650Nm (480lb/ft), means even the most stubborn of wheel nuts can be More >
One ratchet is ¼in drive, the other a hex bit driver — a Ph2 bit is included. Both feature a super-smooth 60-tooth reversible ratchet drive with a narrow profile head for comfort and ease of access. The tools are chrome plated and polished, well balanced and a pleasure to use.
The set is available now from your local Laser Tools supplier, typically priced at £25.66 inc VAT, but remember to check for the best More >
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Welcome to totalkitcar online………Got invited over to Brands Hatch on Monday to bag a drive of the new Zenos E10 development car. I was supposed to drive it on-track but, as it was road registered I decided to nick it for an hour and head off around some of Kent’s finest roads, a mix of A-road and lanes, places I know very well…Zenos More >
I’m a big fan of the Thruxton GT and I was particularly impressed to see a lightweight GT-R version making its debut at totalkitcar LIVE. Although it looks similar the new one weighs in at just 600kg, a whopping 140kg saving over standard.
Jim Walker, boss of manufacturer’s, JW Engineering, told me that weight has been shaved from every area of the car from chassis to bodyshell, although the easy-to-remove body simply bolts-on for easy removal.
Power comes from a K-Series Turbo that delivers 220bhp, a big increase over the unit’s standard 156bhp, achieved by turning the turbo’s wick up to 9psi More >
Starting my motoring journalist career on a great magazine called ‘Kitcars & SPECIALS’ had a major influence on me and a big respect, admiration and fascination for the homebrew that is a ‘special’. It has to be said that you sometimes wonder why some people have ventured outside the fixed kit and build manual norm by tackling a scratch build.
It has to be said that some specials look like they’ve been inadvertently created by an explosion at a baked bean factory. However, there have been some cracking cars built over the years. Of course, the ‘special’ goes back a lot More >