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SPECULATE TO ACCUMULATE!

Accusump Oil Accumulators are a ‘must’ for serious trackday drivers and racers alike.

They’re designed to prevent oil starvation due to hard cornering and braking and therefore prevent catastrophic engine failure!  Below our article shows which size, activation and plumbing solution is best for your car.    

Read Merlin Motorsport’s – ACCUSUMP OIL ACCUMULATORS – HOW THEY WORK.

They stock three sizes; two-pint, four-pint and six-pint (actual sizes being 1 Quart, 2 Quart and 3 Quart in US measurements).

These accumulators are available with manual and electric activation and you can find out more here ACCUSUMP OIL ACCUMULATORS & ACCESSORIES or call 01249 782 101 ENDS.

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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 >

DRIP DRIP DRIP

It’s generally accepted that kit and classic cars are going to leak oil, but the new stainless steel drip tray from Mini Spares will prevent oil drops from spoiling your garage floor or driveway.

A low profile allows the tray to fit under the lowest of cars and it’s generous 60 x 40cm proportions will catch most of the drips from the engine and gearbox.

The Mini Spares Stainless Steel Drip Tray can be ordered as part number TOOL32 and at just £13.72 inc VAT each it’s worth having a couple in your workshop to use as drip trays, parts washing trays More >

A NICE COUPLE

Boom Mat™, now offers an innovative way to control vibration between two metal parts.

Boom Mat Decoupling Washers are made from a polyurethane elastomer that works as a barrier between two metal bodies to help dissipate vibration, resonance and knocking.

The 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 sizes are available to More >

THESE ARE COOL

New from Tiger Racing are these superb new Ford Zetec cam covers, which come with the alloy oil filler and gasket.

Priced at £369 inc VAT – Tiger Racing is offering totalkitcar readers a generous 10 per cent discount. Just mention ‘totalkitcar’ or ‘TKC Mag’ when ordering.

More information from www.tigerracing.com or 01945 466 200 ENDS.

NEAT WINDOWS

Car Builder Solutions has just launched this neat product. Originally a Triumph part, this 745mm long rubber and steel moulded window trim is moulded over a plated steel strip.

It definitely has potential use for other applications and it features three 3mm holes at 330mm centres and weighs in at just 69gm.

The trim strips cost £9.60 each.

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

 

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE

Christmas is the season of office parties and celebrating with friends and family.

Responsible motorists would never dream of driving after a few drinks, but it’s surprisingly easy to have residual alcohol in your system the following morning.

Almost one in five drink drive convictions are the morning after the night before, and a third of all breath tests after an accident are conducted between 7am and 1pm.

You can now remove potentially fatal guesswork as to whether you’re safe to drive with the AlcoSense Lite 2 personal breathalyser.

Designed in the UK, it brings new levels of reliability and precision to the under £50 sector More >

COLD BLAST!

Just in time for the Christmas season, Autoglym’s award-winning ‘Polar’ series of car care products have been released in an attractive, affordable – and handy – three x 500ml bottle gift pack.

Not only is that your Christmas list sorted, but this handy-sized pack is also much easier to fit in your boot or on your garage shelf, meaning that car-care perfection will always be within easy reach.

The Polar Blast, Polar Wash and Polar Seal formulas from Autoglym are all pressure washer specific applications that should be mixed at the required ratio and applied lovingly via a snow foam lance, making More >

HERE YOU GO, BOSS!

Brown & Geeson has been distributing steering wheel and hub-kits in the UK for over 25-years. Based on that wealth of experience the company is now launching its own range of hub kits.

The new B&G range features over 800 new vehicle applications from classic to modern – far more than it could ever cover with the brands it distributed.

A properly fitting, purpose-made hub kit is an essential component when fitting an aftermarket steering wheel. B-G Hub Kits are just that.

They are produced in Italy from the finest cast aluminium materials and are dual-drilled to be compatible with various steering wheels More >

THAT’S HANDY!

Drifting and Rallying requires extensive use of the handbrake, which can result in weaknesses in standard cable type handbrakes.

A hydraulic handbrake system prevents this. The hydraulic system connects into the brake-line that runs to the rear calipers and requires a lot less force to completely lock both rear wheels when needed.

A hydraulic handbrake is used by drivers to lock-up or break loose the rear wheels when they want to drift the car sideways or spin on the spot. Rally drivers regularly need to spin 180-degrees ‘on the spot’ when they overshoot an intersection or have to turn very hard left More >