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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 >

LAUGHING GEAR

Most nitrous oxide kits come from America and their fittings usually aren’t compatible with our Gen II Nos bottles or BOC Nos bottles.

Now, thanks to Aeroflow, the problem has been solved. It has just released a pair of Nitrous Bottle Adaptors to fit the -04 AN and -06 AN-threads commonly found on US nitrous kits so that they will accept UK/European gas bottles.

The adaptors are produced from aluminium and are CNC-machined for a precision fit.

They retail from £23.99 each inc VAT. For more details contact 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

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 >