SAXON STUFF

Go-ahead car care company Saxon who have lots of brands within their portfolio regularly used by totalkitcar reads no doubt including Hycote, Stoplock, Varta and Bell, among others, have recently expanded their Sakura range of handy products from car cleaning to security including a fiendishly clever range of extending brushes with a selection of ends to reach any job and more importantly use the correct fitment to suit the application from wheel cleaning to window washing. All fit the end of standard hosepipes and/or jet washing machines…

Best bit of all are the value for money pricing…

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MAKE A REAL IMPACT!

Facom introduces two new additions to its impact wrench range: the 3/8in drive NJ.3000F, and the NS.2000F, a compact version of its NS.3000F ½in impact wrench, dubbed the most powerful impact wrench on the market.

The NJ.3000F packs a mighty punch for its size, producing 525lb/ft (712Nm) of torque, dwarfing its nearest competitors by a considerable margin. Vibration levels are also well below those of its rivals. The NJ.3000F was developed by the brand’s global product team to include the market-leading features of the larger NS.3000F ½in impact wrench. It boasts the same feather touch throttle and over-moulded grip for maximum operator control, as well as one-hand power adjustment and reverse system. More >

WELL BALANCED…

Faversham-based, Equinox Products are artisans of glassfibre making all manner of things out of the material, from garden ornaments to shop fronts in addition to bodies for Sports 2000 racing cars.

A recent addition to their line-up recently has been a 10-piece bodywork set to suit the Haynes Roadster, in one of nine standard RAL colours although a custom colour (as long as its one of the thousands of RAL hues) is available at a slight premium.

The complement the main body package Equinox has also produced a sculptured dash-panel, a boot box and an aero screen and all facets of the More >

WOWZER!

Dave Ainsworth of Dampertech is well-known for supplying a large range of dampers to the kit and specialist car market over the years and is currently purveying GAZ products to our market.

However, he is about to launch his own range of dampers to the market tentatively known as FGD, which are lightweight, UK-made high quality items, for those wanting an upgrade without the possible five grand bill. Although FGD prices have yet to be finalised, you should expect a figure around the £250 per corner mark.

The kitcar market is lucky to be catered for by a wide array of top-notch More >

IN GEAR

After a long, happy and successful career with leading driveline manufacturer, Tran-x, the now former CEO and driving force of the brand, Dan Jones, has decided to launch his own operation, 3JDriveline.

The industry was surprised when parent company ASE (Auto Sport Engineering) announced the closure of Tran-x and the subsequent sale of the business to Quaife Engineering.

We asked former CEO Dan Jones for comment:

“Being at Tran-x has been the happiest years of my working life so far and after almost 13-years I’m proud to say that we had developed the Tran-x brand and products into something that Quaife felt was More >

STRANGE BREW

Synionic, the lubricant brand behind many of the UK’s most successful tuners and race teams, has launched a new range of ultra-high performance lubricants aimed specifically at the competition and trackday markets.

The new range, easily identifiable by its ‘Race Specification’ branding, has been developed from Synionic’s existing range.

Most of the field-testing for the new product range has been undertaken in the gruelling arena of Time Attack, where 900bhp, small displacement engines are the norm and components are placed under the kind of stresses that would never normally be seen under even the most ardent competition usage. The result? Two of More >

TEMPERATURE PLEASE

Laser Tools’ new high resolution laser thermometer (part no: 5418) is suitable for a wide range of garage and workshop applications, including vehicle heating and air-conditioning systems, radiator and thermostat function, exhaust manifolds and brakes.

These thermometers use infrared technology to quickly measure the surface temperature of objects, providing fast temperature readings without physically touching the object. The Laser 5418 Infrared Thermometer can safely measure hot, hazardous, or hard-to-reach surfaces without contaminating or damaging the object. It can also provide several readings per second, as compared to contact methods where each measurement can take several minutes.

Twin-spot laser targeting enables accurate readings by More >

YES PLEASE, SANTA!

Santa Pod, the home of European Drag racing is getting ready for Europe’s most exhilarating and prestigious drag racing event; the FIA/UEM European Finals. This televised final round of the European Drag Racing Championships is the most popular event in the European motorsport calendar, and boasts the largest race entry of any other. Over 300 teams and 16 race classes go head-to-head to be the very best, making this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing. Don’t miss it – get it in your diary now! Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 September 2012.

Showcasing 300mph Top Fuel dragsters, More >

AMC CUB IS BACK!

Having passed IVA with flying colours in June this year, production of the AMC CUB, the Mini based open-topped fun car, has re-started.

The Cub was designed by Charles Andersen and built in Liverpool by his company between 1985 and 1997. It was, and is, an updated replacement for the Mini Moke, which was produced in England, Australia, finally Portugal until about 1989. Production of the Cub is now up and running again in Liverpool using all of the original jigs, fixtures and templates.

Available as either a two or four-seat model the Cub is based on original Rover Mini suspension, brakes More >

SEVEN SPEED QUAIFE

Quaife Engineering, the renowned automotive high performance transmission specialist, is delighted to announce the production launch of an in-line gearbox featuring seven forward gears – a first for the firm. Called the QBE89G, the seven-speed unit debuted in prototype form at the Autosport show in January 2012 and is now in full production, having passed its extensive bench and field-testing programme.

The innovative seven-speed layout fulfils market demands from specialist sportscar manufacturers and motorsport customers requiring an in-line sequential transmission with ultra close ratios. This format ideally suits the demands of front-engined, rear wheel drive cars running small capacity engines with More >