COVER UP!

Webcon is delighted to announce that top cover assemblies for the Weber 40 and 45DCOE carburettors are now available separately. Supplied complete with Spansil float, needle valve, gasket and single fuel union, the top covers are available as follows:

40 DCOE wears part number 3173419700 with the 45 DCOE listed as 3173419800 with both priced at £80.89 inc VAT.

Available directly from Webcon and from their appointed dealers around the world. More from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

IT’S A HOUSING ISSUE

Burton Power is pleased to announce that they have stocks of quality aluminium bellhousings for the Escort Mk1 RS2000 and Escort Mk2 (RS/Mexico).

These bellhousings will also fit most other Ford four-cylinder engines such as the SOHC Pinto, Crossflow (Kent), Pre-Crossflow, BDA/BDG, Lotus Twin Cam 1558cc 8v, CVH and Zetec E and can therefore be used to adapt to a Rocket/Type 9 gearbox. The bellhousing has provision for the starter to be fitted to either side so is suitable for LHD and RHD vehicles. The Burton Escort Mk1 RS2000 and Escort Mk2 (RS/Mexico) bellhousing retails at £175 inc VAT and the More >

ENHANCED STOPPING ABILITY

Wilwood four-pot calipers are a popular upgrade on many kitcars, indeed, they are standard fit on quite a few.

Cambridge Motorsport Parts now has stocks of the latest Hawk Brake Pads, specially designed for use with Wilwood Dynalite, Superlite, Powerlite and Midilite caliper ranges. Hawk pads are said to offer a significant improvement from low-dust, low noise, fast road pads to high friction trackday and full race compounds. Prices start at £56.64 inc VAT. For more details call 01462 684 300 or www.cambridgemotorsport.com ENDS.

KEEP YOUR COOL!

High performance engines require upgraded and improved cooling systems for maximum reliability. Here’s a handy new part from Cosworth for Honda units such as the K20a.

One important component of the upgraded cooling system is a thermostat that opens to allow coolant passage through the engine and cooling system at reduced temperature compared to the original equipment thermostat. Reducing the temperature by approximately 10-15C compared with that of a standard thermostat, the Cosworth LowTemp Motorsport Thermostat for the Honda K20-K24 DC5, EP3 improves coolant circulation through the engine by starting the process earlier than the original equipment. These thermostats are engineered More >

STEVE SAYS – JUNE 8, 2012

WELCOME TO TOTALKITCAR ONLINE ………I hope you’ve been having a great week and that despite the often inclement weather you had a superb weekend. The sight of 1000 boats parading down the Thames brought a lump to my throat, particularly the Dunkirk ‘Little Ships’. Fab.

SNIPPETS 1…….. SHOW UPDATE – NEWARK – Hopefully building on the buzz from Stoneleigh, this year’s Newark show seems set to be a corker with both Razor and Penguin Buckland B3 Mk2 due to appear at the event, which takes place on June 16/17 at NEWARK & NOTTS SHOWGROUND…organiser Kevin Musson tells me that latest additions to the exhibitor’s More >

MAT FINISH

Ring Automotive has designed a new range of car mats that reflect the demands of consumers, following extensive primary research. The new range offers a number of unique and innovative designs that consists of high quality PVC mats, carpet mats and combined PVC and Carpet mats.

There are eight new designs in the range and one design back by popular demand. The new mats are, Dura Shield, Carpet Shield and Ultra Shield.

Ultra Shield is a combination of PVC and carpet. The PVC surface provides increased durability, protecting the interior of the car, while the hardwearing carpet inserts add a touch of More >

LONG OR SHORT SLEEVES?

Internationally-renowned tool manufacturer Facom has redesigned its range of hex and torx key sleeves. The new range is now conveniently colour-coded red for hex keys and black for torx keys. The new more compact sleeve has a hinged top and conveniently placed hole for hanging.

The new sleeve design means that mechanics and engineers can quickly and easily identify the various keys and choose the right size immediately. Each key is held into the sleeve with a secure fastening which allows easy removal of a single key without any of the other keys moving or sliding out of place. It also More >

BOING…

GAZ Shocks can offer coil-overs for a huge range of applications, but once in a while they get requests for something that isn’t in their current line-up.

GAZ can also offer a bespoke build service to produce custom suspension components to

match customers’ needs.

The system pictured here is a typical example of what can be produced. It is a shortened GAZ Gold coil-over with remote fluid canister mated to an integral hub, which has been

reconditioned from the original vehicle’s suspension.

If you have a special project in mind or simply can’t find performance suspension for your vehicle just give the Technical Department at More >

SEE AND BE SEEN SAYS RING AUTOMOTIVE

Traditionally car lighting has two main purposes; to see and been seen. However, motorists are now demanding more than just functionality.

A popular solution is to fit daytime running lamps (DRLs), which increase the visibility of the vehicle on the road as well as giving it a stylish modern look.

Since February 2011, DRLs have been mandatory on European cars. This regulation was brought in as a road safety measure. It is believed that DRLs help reduce the level of accidents on roads during daytime hours.

Car manufacturers, while adhering to the regulation, have used DRLs to enhance and give distinctive styles to More >

STEAM-POWERED

We always like to bring you tales of different vehicles covering all aspects of the wonderfully varied specialist car industry. Well, here’s a particularly unusual one for you. Remember where you heard about if first…

The Lykamobile is a STEAM-powered kitcar, the first I have ever heard of in all my years involved with the industry. It hails from a Daventry-based company called Steam Traction World, run by Dean Alford and is a beautiful full-size road-legal replica of an 1898 Stanley Locomobile two-seat Runabout Type 2…

The company specialises in all aspects of steam vehicles and offer a variety of products from More >