STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

WELCOME to totalkitcar online …

A warm welcome to totalkitcar online…….I was reading a book from Evro Publishing this week, one of their great series taking a decade-by-decade look at Formula One.

The title in question covers my favourite era, the eighties, a period that really captured my imagination with hugely powered turbos, grenade engines in qualifying trim, some rumoured to be packing as much as 1500bhp.

In the wild days of the F1 turbo era it was often said that in qualifying trim Nelson Piquet’s Brabham-BMW produced 1500bhp! Pic courtesy of www.f1since81.wordpress.com

It was also the time when largesse and financial excesses came More >

LEVERAGE

Rusty, tight or seized nuts? To gain some extra leverage it can be tempting to use two spanners, hooking one over the end of the other — the so-called ‘two-spanner trick’.

However, that can be a dangerous idea, as spanners are not shaped or designed to grip another spanner, and when they slip, the result can be heavily skinned knuckles, or worse!

A much better idea is to use a proper spanner extension wrench like this new example from Laser Tools (part number 6745).

It turns your spanner into a power bar. The extension wrench firmly grips the shaft of the spanner and More >

THIS STUFF CLEANS PLASTICS

Plexus® was developed for use in the aviation industry – specifically, for cleaning and protecting aircraft windscreens. As Plexus became more and more popular, people quickly discovered it could be used on a limitless variety of plastic surfaces.

There are plenty of products that claim to clean plastic, Perspex, Lexan and Macrolan and many others but most of them are rubbish. Close to being useless. Indeed, many of them cause plastics to dry out, discolour and become brittle.

Having tried Plexus though, it really does a great job and is extremely easy to use. Just spray and wipe with a clean microfiber cloth and More >

OH ‘SOLEX’ MIO …

Webcon is well-known for its Weber DCOE conversion kit for the Mercedes 190 SL. However, for those owners who prefer to retain the original Solex 44PHH carburettors, Webcon can now supply a superb quality, comprehensive overhaul kit to allow a complete renovation to be carried out on the Solex units.

The kit contains gaskets, diaphragms, washers, seals and a needle valve and may be ordered as part number 9611737000. It is extremely competitively priced at just £41.86 inc VAT.

Available now from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Even in today’s digital world, there are times when a pen and paper is the best solution and that’s why B-G Racing has just produced these useful pit record sheets.

BG Racing Chassis Set-Up Sheets The B-G Racing Chassis Set-Up Sheets are a vital component of any event. They allow the racer to maximise the amount of information recorded in an intuitive, user-friendly manner. There are boxes to record all the important aspects of the chassis set up thus providing invaluable information that can be drawn upon at future events. • Supplied as a pad of 50 sheets • 2x hole-punched More >

LESS FAT CARBS

 

Edelbrock has announced its annual ‘Big Carb Deal’ promotion, back for the ninth successive year, which runs until April 2018.

Eligible purchases include any new AVS2 Series carburettor and Pro-Flow air filters.

More from www.edelbrock.com ENDS.

BIG CAT PARTS AT MOSS EUROPE

Moss Europe has been supplying classic Jaguar parts for some time, however, the company is bringing its Jaguar services to the forefront with a new programme that spans all years and models of Jaguar. This will offer owners of modern, classic, historic cars and kitcars a comprehensive range of service and repair parts alongside an exciting selection of performance and styling parts.

Not only will this serve to keep Jaguars alive, it will also enhance their looks and performance to provide owners with the reward that comes from owning a great example of British motoring heritage.

For post-2000 ‘modern’ Jaguars Moss Europe More >

NOTHING MUDDY ABOUT THIS HIPPO

Machine Mart sells a range of electric Submersible Water Pumps for a wide range of uses including flooded cellars, trenches, flat roofs, swimming pools and gardens, in fact, whatever you have a need.

Domestic or industrial, models, such as the HIPPO 2, will pump to within 3mm of the floor with an output of up to 208-litres per minute, a max head height of up to 8.5m with the majority featuring a float switch for automatic cut off.

The famous Clarke Hippo range has sold over 350,000 units in the UK over the last 30 years and the model costs only £65.99 More >

FIFTY YEARS OF SUMMIT RACING

Summit Racing is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2018.

Summit Racing’s first ‘shop’ was in the basement of a doughnut shop in Stow, Ohio. The coffee and pastries were nice, but the location didn’t get a lot of traffic. A year later in 1969, they moved to their proper shop next door to a Midas Muffler and a pizza shop in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. It was 1500 square feet and just 20 feet wide.

Summit Racing built its first project car in 1980. The Elite Enterprises Lazer 917 kitcar had a Buick V6 drivetrain pirated from a front-wheel drive GM X-body. The More >

GREAT INSURANCE OFFER FOR MK INDY OWNERS

News from Neil and Sean at MK Sportscars, who have agreed a deal with Adrian Flux Insurance that gives the many thousands of MK Indy owners – and new customers too – a special, bespoke and generous ‘owners’ discount of 15 per cent for MK customers who insure their Indy through Flux.

If you have an MK Indy and your insurance requires renewal now, or in the future, just quote the special dealer number ‘D1090’ with more information available from www.mksportscars.com/blog/insure-your-dream-car-with-adrian-flux-insurance.html ENDS.