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EXCLUSIVE – VERY COOL NEW ARRIVAL

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Exciting new arrival from our mates Phil Edwards (Aries Motorsport) and Andy Bates (AB Performance), which is full of innovation and undoubtedly massive potential.

It’s based on the AB/Aries Arion, a full-bodied kit, obviously, and one we featured in TKC Mag a year or so back. We loved it, by the way. Owned by Gary ‘The Rocking Rev’ Gotham at the time, it was the first road-going Arion. Gary can regularly be seen around his Wiltshire home – and well beyond – enjoying his Arion

Meanwhile, the new arrival uses the Arion’s spaceframe chassis, which cunningly means that the More >

SPIRE AT THE POINTY END AGAIN

Spire’s RB7 drivers, John Cutmore (left) and Dave Watson

Brand new from Spire Sports Cars is the new RB7, built to compete in the CSSC ‘Mag 7’ Series, driven by Dave Watson and John Cutmore.

The chassis is based on Spire’s front-engined RGB car and both are fitted with RLM-prepared 1440cc Suzuki Hayabusa engines, Elite MX200 diffs, Tim Gray Motorsport air paddle-shift systems, new billet front uprights with vented discs all round and Image rims with Avon tyres.

A delighted Dave Watson after his race win in the CSSC’s Mag7 Series at Anglesey recently.

Spire boss, Paul Nightingale told me: “We ran the first More >

TYRE TREATMENT

Meguiar’s has introduced a new addition to its premium Ultimate line of products, Meguiar’s® Ultimate Tyre Shine™. This brand-new formula is Meguiar’s highest gloss tyre shine to date for customers who want a soaking wet-look shine for their tyres.

With advanced synthetic polymer chemistry, the aerosol spray formula delivers extreme, attention-grabbing depth with amazing gloss and shine. The product contains enhanced resin technology producing an amazing bond for a long-lasting finish.

Included Anti-ozonates also protect tyres against cracking and fading over time while the self-spreading formula is easy to work with reducing streaks and runs.

Meguiar’s Ultimate Tyre Shine comes in a 15 oz/425g More >

CONTROL SOUND

Boom Mat™, specialist’s in sound control, now offers an innovative way to control vibration between two metal parts.

The washers are made from a polyurethane elastomer that works as a barrier between two metal bodies to help dissipate vibration, resonance and knocking.

Boom Mat Decoupling Washers are ideal for any vehicle, especially classics and kitcars. The washers can be used to decouple fuel tanks, wings or any metal body components to reduce engine and road vibration noise. The decoupling washers are also designed to work over a wide range of frequencies and temperatures ranging from -20°F (approx. -29°C) to 200°F (approx. 93°C).

Various More >

GOODIES GALORE!

Sealey’s latest edition of their Vehicle Service Promotion features over 500 deals and 38 new lines on their quality tools for professionals or DIY mechanics.

They are all specifically for automotive servicing and available NOW. This 40-page promotion has discounts up to 50 per cent off list price and is valid until November 30th.

New products include the VS0215 Pneumatic Brake Bleeder. The pressure range of the tool makes it suitable for use with ABS systems and the 3-litre capacity reservoir enables you to flush the whole system without the risk of running dry.

For further details or to view Sealey’s complete range, visit More >

PROTECT THOSE FASTENERS

I think we all know how easy it is to damage nicely-plated fasteners with heavy-handed socket use.

However, Laser Tools has the answer with six-socket inserts that fit metric fasteners from 8mm-17mm. They come in a snap-together metal ring making keeping them tidy very simple.

Choose the insert you require and slot it into the relevant socket. For example, for a 13mm fastener, the insert fits into a 17mm socket.

Part number 7463 retails at £7.63 with more information fromwww.lasertools.co.uk ENDS.

YOU WON’T BE CLUTCHING AT STRAWS

Engines rated at 800-,900-, or even 1000-plus lb/ft. of torque are not uncommon. That’s a lot of torque for a clutch assembly to handle. Years ago, racers found a solution in the twin-disc clutch. The extra disc increases the clutch assembly’s total surface area, which essentially doubles the clamping force compared to a similar single-disc clutch. A twin-disc clutch also does away with the need for a really stiff pressure plate to apply high clamp loads.

A great example of a road-spectwin-disc clutch is Tilton’s new ST-246. Designed for Tremec T-56 six-speed and TKO five-speed transmissions, Tilton borrowed technology from its racing clutches More >

TURN ON THE RADIO …

Bluetooth streaming and hands-free ability with a hefty DAB+ radio reception thrown in?

That’s exactly what the Pioneer SDA-11DAB promises and that’s what it delivers.

Stream Smartphone and Spotify content to your head unit thanks to the Bluetooth interface while crystal clear DAB+ radio signals are also beamed into your cabin via the palm-sized display unit.

If your car needs some new-age tech, but your head unit won’t allow you to indulge, Pioneer’s SDA-11 DAB is here to help overcome any shortcomings. It wears a retail price of £109 and is available from www.pioneer-car.eu ENDS.

 

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

Welcome to totalkitcar online

A warm welcome to totalkitcar online…This one made me chuckle. About two years ago, as part of their modernisation with online form filling and registration transfer via their website, the DVLA introduced an ‘Ask DVLA’ type thing where motorists using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa could find out stuff such as when their tax was due and the like. All you do is give them your registration number and pass a few other security questions.

EXCLUSIVE – YOU READ IT HERE FIRST – A brand new Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar that looks VERY exciting from our friends Phil and Andy More >

REBEL PERFORMANCE MACHINES TAKES OVER THE TR1KE

Rebel Performance Machines has announced the purchase of worldwide design and manufacturing rights for the exo-skeletal Yamaha R1-powered tR1ke and the Suzuki Hayabusa-powered Triabusa three-wheelers.

With the company’s design, engineering and manufacturing background, Rebel Performance Machines feel this is a great opportunity to bring new energy into both models to develop them further as a super-light, superfast, fun and exciting cars for the kitcar builder.

The company’s ethos is to provide high-quality kits with great options to customise the build coupled with detailed build manuals to ensure the process is enjoyable and easy to complete. Rebel boss, Daviod Cunningham told me: “We More >