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“TONIGHT MATTHEW, I’M GOING TO BE…”

UK automotive tech manufacturer Milltek Innovations looks set to revolutionise the exhaust aftermarket for diesel, petrol AND electric cars with the introduction of its ‘Active Sound’ technology, which the company is currently performing final beta testing upon.

This exciting development is aimed at vehicles that don’t necessarily produce the most harmonious of exhaust tones as standard cars – or indeed, any exhaust note at all! Using cutting-edge carbon fibre speaker technology, housed in motorsport grade stainless steel housings, Milltek’s Active Noise Module wires directly into the vehicles ECU using ‘plug and play’ technology to create a direct, algorithmically calculated relationship between More >

GET IN THERE, SON

Struggling to reach that fixing in the depths of the engine bay on your pride and joy? If you can just about see it, never mind working out what size it is, then reach for the new Alldrive Ratchet T-Handle Set (part no: 6902) from Warwickshire-based Laser Tools.

A Laser Tools’ innovation – their unique Alldrive tapered profile socket design is capable of removing and tightening metric, AF, Spline, Star and BA fasteners. Incredibly useful, especially on older kitcars that were not always designed with access in mind, and often a variety of fastener and thread types were used on one More >

TODAY’S THE DAY THE TEDDY BEARS HAVE THEIR PICNIC …

One of the most widely held and stubborn of national stereotypes is that the Germans simply don’t have a sense of humour, something we’re now able to disprove once and for all through the Ronal (one of Germany’s most beloved wheel makers) alloy range. The proof in question? Well, it’s the Ronal URS of course, a wheel better known by its somewhat inevitable nickname, the Ronal teddy bear. Ronal is now able to offer the wheel in a new, 14in size and in a choice of colours, making it well worth considering if you want a break from the lines More >

JOIN THE DOTS

Everyone’s favourite trim supplies company, Woolies, now has woodscrew double height Lift-the-Dot fastener peg in stock wearing part number 11.

These are replicas of the original long gone items and are not to be confused with the newer ‘machined’ ones, which are on the market. Priced at £2 each you can buy exactly how many you require without any wastage.

To complement these they also have double height Lift-the-Dot pegs with the 2BA thread so you can get a nut on them, which are also priced at £2 each.

It’s worth noting that Woolies Lift-the-Dot sockets are high quality and wear the legend ‘Lift-the-Dot’ on them.

More information from More >

ROVER V8 BELLHOUSING BACK AGAIN

Rimmer Bros has reintroduced the Rover SD1/TR8/MGR V8-type bellhousing, which is also suitable for umpteen kitcar applications as well as Morgan, TVR and custom cars fitted with a Rover V8 engine coupled to LT77 or R380 gearbox.

This high-quality cast alloy component is double heat-treated for strength.

It wears part number FRC133 and is priced at £354 inc VAT.

Order online at www.rimmerbros.co.uk, call 01522 568 000 ENDS.

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017

Welcome to totalkitcar online

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online ……..Wow, what a great event this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was. Odd thing to say, thinking about it, because every year at FoS seems to beat the previous ones.

Sure, the once half empty – and favoured by me – Friday was rammed once again and yes a GRRC member was heard moaning about the coach-loads of corporate visitors turning up only for the prawn sandwiches, Pimms and to collect autographs of drivers they’ve heard of cos they’ve ‘seen ‘em on the telly’…

GOODWOOD – If it’s Goodwood Festival of Speed then you More >

MERLIN’S MAGIC RETURN

It always gives me a good feeling when cars that I cut my teeth on in this industry in the mid-eighties make a comeback.

First new Merlin under build for many years.

One that comes into that category is the Merlin traditional roadster that first saw the light of day in 1980. Peter Gowing was the main man and he started by importing a Beetle-based Witton Tiger from the States, although the story is bit more interesting than that…

An American chap called Leonard Witton was living in London in the late seventies when he had the idea for such a car and More >

STREET HOPPA HOPS UP THE ROAD TO WARWICKSHIRE

Hands up who remembers the excellently-named FUBAR Street Hoppa, a new take on the beach buggy theme, about ten years ago?

Despite the modern looks it was based on traditional beach buggy fare of Volkswagen Beetle and was the work of John ‘Village’ Warner. Soon after he created it, Village was snapped up by a leading motor manufacturer for the design department and since then he’s risen further through the ranks.

Village’s dad, Barry, himself a very well-regarded automotive clay modeller, took over and actively marketed the kit for a couple of years, exhibiting at several shows and getting media coverage in More >

I LIKE TILES

Here’s another great little device to tell you about and I’d classify it in the same handy and easy-to-use category as the Blink Home Security system I told you about a few weeks ago.

Tile Mate is a discreet tracker that can be attached to anything – luggage, wallets, purses, backpacks, clothing – and shares the location of things via a smartphone or tablet.

Tile Mate is 25 per cent smaller the Tile Original, the world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker, and it’s lighter. Users can ring their things with one of Tile Mate’s four pre-set ringtones, or use it in reverse to find their More >

WOW-WEE HOW COOL ARE THESE?

Available for LS1 ‘cathedral’ port or LS3 rectangular port cylinder heads, these ICT Billet intake manifolds feature .140in (3mm) thick sheet metal plenums pressure tested to 120psi.

That makes the intakes ideal for supercharged and turbo applications. The manifolds come with big 102mm throttle bodies, a fuel rail kit with hose and fittings, gaskets, and mounting hardware. The throttle bodies use the stock Idle Air Control and throttle position sensors. The MAP sensor must be located remotely and connected to a vacuum line from a port on the underside of the plenum.

Summit Racing also carries ICT Billet power steering, alternator, and More >