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MORE MESH FROM WEBCON

To complement its recently reintroduced 56mm and 63mm mesh air filters, Webcon has announced that a 70mm version is now available as well.

The 70mm filter is superbly manufactured in the UK and features the same three-layer mesh technology as proven on the previously introduced mesh filters.

The 70mm filter is suitable for Weber 48DCO/SP and 48IDA carburettors, as well as other 70mm O.D. airhorns. It can be ordered as part number AFM4870.

AFM4870 is simple to fit, offers excellent filtration with the minimum of restriction, and is especially useful on 48IDA downdraft carburettors to prevent the ingress of debris when the car More >

LOOK AFTER YOUR TIG

If you depend on your TIG welder for your work – or hobby – you’ll already know not to use tap water on its own as a coolant. If you do the insides of your heater rad would end up in a sorry state!

However, even a recommended coolant can be improved upon. DEI TIG Chill Additive is designed to be compatible with all types of coolant and coolant/water mixtures and can even be used with plain water

DEI TIG Chill will:

• increase the thermal transfer of the coolant. • extend the coolant system life by reducing deposits. • reduce cavitation.

With winter coming More >

ACCURATE CAMBER ANGLE

The B-G Racing Aluminium Camber Frame 3-Pin Adaptor is designed to convert the B-G Racing Aluminium Camber Frame (BGR307) into a 3-Pin hands-free measuring device.

The adaptor is produced from aluminium with a durable, black powdercoated finish and retails at £53.99 inc VAT.

For more call 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

WE ALL LIKE A BIT OF BLING, MISTER!

Very impressed by Carnauba Spray Wax from the marvellously-named, Mr Bling car care.

It’s an effective product good on any painted surface, plastic, metal, chrome, glass or vinyl surface.

An easy-on; easy-off wax that also has the ability to protect surfaces that it’s applied too, while also giving a strong hydrophobic barrier against rain. It beads well. I know because we’ve had lots of rain!

The deep gloss shine was mirror-like and Carnauba Spray Wax is a water-based environmentally-friendly product with no harsh chemical, abrasives or silicones, meaning it’s bodyshop safe.

The formula contains T1 carnauba wax and natural oils that aid that ‘just More >

COOL OIL SYSTEMS

Oil coolers are designed to cool the oil in high performance and racing car engines. The cooler consists of a variable number of aluminium pressed plates. The oil-ways are interspersed with aluminium strip louvered and formed into corrugations to provide air-ways, see photos below. Read more about Oil Cooler design and how they work in Merlin Motorsport’s article RACE CAR OIL SYSTEMS – AN OVERVIEW

The Castle Combe-based emporium supply Mocal, Setrab and PWR oil coolers which are oil-to-air coolers. The design of these oil coolers is beautifully simple and efficient.

Find out more here MOCAL, SETRAB AND PWR OIL COOLERS or call 01249 782 101 More >

FEEL THE POWER

New from Car Builder Solutions is this clever Ceramic Headlamp Plug (#HLPLGCER), which is the solution for uprated, high-power headlamp bulbs.

This standard-format headlamp plug is made from heatproof ceramic with a PVC outer sheath and is pre-wired with female spade terminals on 150mm long fly-leads.

WHITE – Low Beam

BLUE – High Beam

BLACK – Earth -12V

A bargain at just £3.60.

More information from www.carbuilder.com or 01580 891 309 ENDS.

 

LOOK AFTER YOUR EYES!

The traditional upholstery or sail eyelet is used on many applications, from a host of different kitcar models on their hoods and tonneau covers to utility vehicle tarpaulin covers, and especially on boat and yacht sails.

The two-piece eyelets are readily available but how do you fit them? Reach for this new specialist riveting tool (part number 77157) from Gunson.

This is a precision-machined punch and die tool, manufactured in Sheffield. It is a traditional riveting hand-tool, used with a hammer to complete the riveting action. Each piece of the eyelet is placed either side of the pre-cut hole in the material; More >

‘KLASSIC’ KOUGAR KITS

A couple of emails into the office of late on the Kougar Sports, primarily asking whether the iconic kit is still available. Well, the answer is yes, but more on the present in a moment. Let’s deal with the past first.

Created by ex-Crosthwaite and Gardner engineer, Rick Stevens, of Uckfield and based on Jaguar S-type mechanicals. Stevens came up with the aluminium-bodied prototype in 1976 and was inspired to produce his own car after his old S-type was looking a little tired.

He reasoned that despite the Jag’s body fit for the scrapyard, if he used the sound mechanicals of the More >

‘PORTACHIAVI’ SOUNDS SO MUCH NICER THAN ‘KEY FOB’!

We always like to bring you innovative products where we can – the sort of items that are perfect for the kit and specialist car enthusiast who likes nice things. The piece this week on the work of Flat Out Studio is one such while this one on the beautiful hand-crafted key fob work of Davide Mariscotti could really be of interest to totalkitcar and TKC Mag readers.

You’ll want one 2! Pic courtesy of Rosario Liberti @royale77

Our cars are special, one of Davide’s key-fobs could be very tempting for you, dear reader. Davide is an accountant by trade although lives More >

EVOCATIVE, SOULFUL PRINTS

You’ll want one …

Some website stores are dangerous to one’s wallet! One that I sometimes cannot leave without spending a few quid is that of Flat Out Studio, purveyors of simply fantastic circuit outline prints – produced in a really high-quality and cool way.

Think of a circuit and there’s a very, very good chance that they will have a print of it available on their website.

The prints are crafted by proper designers, with unusually, all corners labelled, which brings them alive due to that extra bit of detail, giving the prints real soul. Each one also includes full track name, More >