STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

WELCOME to totalkitcar online…

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online ……..Geoff Martin’s event at Aylesford Priory last Sunday was another successful day and had better support this year. I still think it could – and should – be busier though as it gets a good attendance.

For the first time though there was manufacturer support in the shape of Hambly Sports Cars and their Primo GT (a resurrection of the Cox GTM), which is now nearing completion. We also debuted our latest project car, the RPS RPX and its Citroën Karma Purple (with a handful of additional help in the lacquer!) seemed More >

ANOTHER NEW MEV; MORE INNOVATION

Suitable for VW T5 or T6 SWB series

Never one to let the grass grow, Stuart Mills of MEV is regularly bringing us new kitcar models, many of which break new ground in their design. However, his latest project might surprise you.

A range of VW Camper-based based conversions that turn the T-Series ( T5 or T6) into a vehicle that gives it the usability, space and added comfort of a full-fat, full-size, not to mention, more expensive motorhome, with a whopping floorspace increase of 40 per cent.

MEV has created the unique ‘Pop-Out’ cabin produced from GRP and available in a range More >

SIDE BY SIDE BY BIKE

A Side-Bike Zeus!

There we were on the French Autoroute near Nancy last Saturday morning cruising at about 130kph when my attention was grabbed by a rapidly approaching object in my rear-view mirror.

Now, my ‘antenna’ for specialist vehicles is pretty fine-tuned as you can imagine but I really couldn’t make out what it was, even though I knew it was very different. A car? A bike? No, a bit of research at the service station down the road, revealed it to be a German product called a Zeus Side Bike…

In essence a motorcycle powered by a 1.6-litre engine from a Peugeot More >

CLEAN AIR BADGES FOR MAJOR CITIES IN GERMANY (AND FRANCE)IN APP FORM

If you’re planning on driving in Continental Europe this summer then this app could have come just in time for your holiday. The new Green-Zones app for all European environmental zones is available as an App or as a download in the Play-Store, now.

Badges can easily be ordered within the app in five languages (German, English, French, Polish and Spanish).

Thanks to the app you can plan your holiday easily without risking detours and fines. In the future, temporary and constant circulation restrictions for diesel cars will be updated in the Green-Zones database every day.

The status of every environmental zone can More >

HIT THE ROAD JACK!

Time was that a hydraulic jack and some axle-stands were the only way to lift a vehicle at the track, in the middle of nowhere, or in a home garage that didn’t have room for a full-size lift.

However, now there is a better – and safer – way to lift a car.

Quickjack Vehicle Lifts feature two hydraulic lift units that fold up to just 3in tall so they’ll fit under most any vehicle. Once the lifts and included rubber lift blocks are positioned, plug in the power unit to a 110V, 220V, or 12V DC power source and press the More >

WATER IS SO LAST YEAR DAH’LING!

According to the Met Office, Britain has experienced the driest winter and spring in more than twenty years and the third most parched on record.

Water companies are now warning that parts of the UK could see severe drought this summer. Lack of rain over the autumn, winter and spring has meant that river and reservoir levels have fallen much lower than normal for this time of year. The real possibility of a hosepipe ban is now being talked about and the public has been advised that household restrictions could be on the way in some of the worst hit areas.

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LINK YOUR MGC WITH WEBCON

Webcon now offers a complete manifold and linkage kit to facilitate the fitment of triple Weber 40DCOE carburettors to the iconic MGC.

The three individual runners are superbly crafted from aluminium and the linkage features a stainless steel cross bar and linkage rods with billet CNC operating levers. Bolts, fixings gaskets and fuel banjos are also included in this comprehensive kit.

The MGC manifold/linkage set is available on its own, or as a complete performance kit comprising three x authentic Spanish Weber 40DCOE carburettors and the manifold/ linkage kit.

The kit costs £1820 inc VAT and is available now via Webcon direct or More >

LAYING DOWN ON THE JOB

Treat yourself to a bit of style as well as comfort and practicality with this workshop creeper and folding mechanic’s mat from Laser Tools, both products as used and recommended by the BTCC Laser Tools Racing team.

The Laser Tools Racing Creeper (part number 6681), is a sturdy, professional, workshop creeper that is ergonomically designed and includes a padded head rest. It is manufactured from a reinforced honeycomb structure that makes it very light but tough enough for the most demanding workshop use. Tool storage pockets are mounted at the side and easy to access. The creeper boasts six three-inch wheels, More >

FULL CARB DIET

Webcon now offers a complete manifold and linkage kit to facilitate the fitment of triple Weber 40DCOE carburettors to the iconic MGC.

The three individual runners are superbly crafted from aluminium and the linkage features a stainless steel cross bar and linkage rods with billet CNC operating levers. Bolts, fixings gaskets and fuel banjos are also included in this comprehensive kit.

The MGC manifold/linkage set is available on its own, or as a complete performance kit comprising three x authentic Spanish Weber 40DCOE carburettors and the manifold/ linkage kit.

The kit costs £1820 inc VAT and is available now via Webcon direct or More >

ON THE FLY

Great news for kitcar enthusiasts with Toyota engines in their cars! Fidanza now offer a range of performance equipment for various models.

Lightweight Steel Flywheels  A brand new lightweight steel flywheel will channel more power to the wheels by reducing parasitic losses, as well as enabling smoother, faster gear-shifting and improving braking by reducing the rotational mass

The 1045 forged billet steel combines strength and durability and CNC-machined for accuracy, which ensures a perfect fitment with every item. Fidanza Lightweight Steel Flywheels are available for: Toyota Celica GT-S 00-05 1.8L 2ZZ-GE six-Speed Part Number:330131 Toyota Corolla 04-06 1.8L 2ZZ-GE six-Speed Part Number:330131

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