GET THE GEAR AT SUMMIT RACING

The Super Street five-speed can handle 600 lb/ft. of torque, making it perfect for kitcars, hot rods, muscle cars, and rac cars.

Its features include NASCAR-proven aluminium housing, lightened gears for faster shifting, billet front bearing retainer, robust side lever rail shift-mechanism, a Long® shifter for performance and durability.

The Super Street five-speed transmission is available for GM V8 including LS engines plus small block Ford 351 Cleveland, Ford FE, and Ford 429-460.

SEE RICHMOND GEAR MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AT SUMMIT RACING ENDS.

 

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

WELCOME to totalkitcar online…

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online……..Along with the kitcars that should have made it big is the Razor three-wheeler. If I had a quid every time I heard combinations of: “Whatever happened to the Razor, I liked that.” I’d be sitting on a palm-tree clad beach in Mauritius…

I remember doing a feature on Dave Chapman’s first demo, a very orange bolide with a Suzuki Hayabusa providing the aural soundtrack and considerable ‘go’ and being completely blown away by it.

I needed a stiff drink after going out in the Hayabusa powered paperweight, the Razor with Dave Chapman! More >

NICE ONE, DAVE!

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dave Walker for many years and he’s done a couple of jobs for us on our project cars – GTM Spyder and our current Abster, with the latter’s K-Series engine now making around 198bhp from its 1.8-litre VVC, thanks to Jenvey throttle bodies and one of Dave’s Emerald M3D K6 mappable ECUs.

Indeed, along with Omex, Can Ems and DTA FAST, plenty of kitcar owners use those systems on their cars, with great success. The K6 has been on our engine for three-years now and has been 100 per cent reliable in all that time.

Well, More >

I LIKE THESE

BRP has introduced a new, fully-digital instrument panel on the majority of its 2018 Can-Am Spyder. The ingenious display is the first in the motorcycle industry to provide access to third-party smartphone apps, thanks to seamless connectivity via BRP ConnectTM. It also has Bluetooth® technology allowing riders to play content from their Bluetooth®-enabled devices directly to their Can-Am Spyder.

Riders can access their navigation application, play content, and listen to music directly on their Can-Am Spyder vehicle to maximise the open-road riding experience. The gauge is available on all 2018 Can-Am Spyder RT models, as well as the 2018 Can-Am Spyder More >

PISTONS & PROPS REVIEW BY RICH HOWLETT

Rich Howlett was at Pistons & Props at Sywell Airfield and brings us this report.

Glorious late September weather saw thousands pour through the gates for the annual two day all-action Sywell Pistons & Props weekend of high octane displays.

Whatever your preference, whether two-wheel or four, on the ground or in the air, the action kept coming thick and fast. On display saw my own 2017 triple award winning Lotus Seven-inspired Hardtop Coupé development with Patrick Morgan’s race-winning Penske PC23 Indy 500 racecar as driven by former F1 World Champion and Indy 500 race winner Emerson Fittipaldi.

Trophy winners – Rich Howlett’s More >

“IT’S A ‘MURIEL’, STANLEY” (YEP, SHOWING MY AGE NOW!)

Create the ultimate pit stop in your home with a made-to-measure automotive wall mural from Wallsauce.com.

Engineered to fuel your room, Wallsauce.com create high-quality, made-to-measure wall murals for interior spaces. Whether you’ve a need for speed or like to get your hands dirty with a kitcar, transform your garage, office, man cave or even games room with a car or motorbike wall mural.

Recognised for its rated ‘excellent’ customer service, Wallsauce.com has access to a huge range of images. For completely unique wall coverings, upload your own image and transform your photo or artwork into your very own wallpaper. All wall murals are available for order onto a More >

BLESSED ARE THE BIG NOSES!

This new set of long-reach pliers from Laser Tools (part number 6684) is suitable for both the professional technician, and the dedicated enthusiast who prefers high quality tools. Their slim design and 400mm (16in) length makes them ideal for reaching into the depths of the engine bay, or anywhere access is difficult. The narrow jaw profile provides a positive, non-slip grip.

Three sets of pliers are included, with a choice of jaw angle: straight, 90º and 45º, and the handles are plastic-dipped for comfort and grip. These are sturdy, robust tools, manufactured from tough, chrome vanadium steel, and will be a More >

LIGHTING UP

There are a number of companies from the Far East offering poor quality ‘Lucas style’ reproduction rear lights for the Classic Mini. Fortunately, Mini Spares can now offer the real thing – high quality Lucas-style lamps made in the UK from the original and genuine tooling. (although these lamps are made from original Lucas tooling the new Mini Spares versions cannot carry the Lucas logo as the trademark was sold to a third-party company several years ago).

The Mk1 Mini rear lamps are made exactly as the originals were with chromed pot-metal bases. These are perfect for replacing original lamps whose More >

CLEAN AIR

During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a garage with valuable cars and bikes can be a headache. Even if a garage is regularly visited, some can suffer from damp, due to their location. Chris Michael from Meaco, a leading UK supplier of dehumidifiers and air purifiers, gives advice on how to protect your possessions.

One of the biggest worries for many vehicle owners is how to keep their garage dry in the winter months to avoid damage to upholstery from the damp, cold British winter. Nothing is worse than being welcomed to a musty smell, which is More >

GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!

Webcon has just released a Group ‘A’ uprated BAE504F ignition coil to suit the Ford Sierra Cosworth YB engines.

The genuine Magneti Marelli coil is a direct replacement for the standard coil and can be ordered as Webcon part number WIC044.  Part number WIC044 is available now at £59.13 inc VAT.

Available at the other end of 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.