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SPECIAL OFFER FOR TOTALKITCAR READERS

Here’s a product now available in the UK that will be of real interest to totalkitcar readers.

Let’s be honest, our garages and work-spaces aren’t always togged out with a basic fire extinguisher let alone the correct one, although we all know they should be. This innovative new fire extinguishing gel offers a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in one simple to use can.

With FireX there’s no need to keep different types of fire extinguishers strategically-placed around the place as this 500ml aerosol can cope with all types of fire including paper, water, electrical and oil and covers classes A,B,C, E and F.

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SO GOOD IT NEEDS TO GO IN A DISPLAY CASE

Europa Specialist Spares is the home of nice apparel and a multitude of parts for all car enthusiast, especially those with a penchant for the AC Cobra.

They’ve just announced a gorgeous special edition Carroll Shelby steering wheel, made in England by Moto-Lita and is a derivative of the popular Mk3 wheel and comes with a CS Racing logo and a Carroll Shelby signature embossed into the polished aluminium spokes.

This steering wheel retails at £258.60 inc VAT and a sister version, a 14in Shelby Mustang version (£328.80 inc VAT) are officially licensed to Europa Specialist Spares.

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SPRING IS HERE!

As engine RPM increases, so does the risk of valvetrain failure. To ensure consistent, reliable valve operation, Manley makes NexTek Dual Valve Springs, which are made from high-tensile chrome silicone steel. The springs have an incredible resistance to fatigue. An extended tip thickness eliminates overload breakage and a flat open end reduces valve stem side loading.

Using a proprietary, multi-step heating process, Manley is able to create springs that minimise valve bounce and valve gear separation. Most importantly, NexTek valve springs have a smaller diameter and lighter weight than similar springs, allowing the engine to rev faster and higher.

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SMALL PACKAGE; BIG KICK

The Mini Jump Start Power Pack from Laser Tools (part number 5918) is an efficient and extremely compact emergency engine starting power pack. Packed full of features, it also features bright LEDs to illuminate the work area, probes to check the vehicle’s battery state of charge and alternator output after starting, 12V DC output socket, two 5V USB outputs (for charging mobile phones, etc) and a digital voltage display.

The Mini Jump Start is charged with a 240V-12V charger unit for the home or workshop and a 12V DC charging adaptor is also supplied to charge from the vehicle’s onboard 12V More >

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HOT UP YOUR HAYABUSA WITH AT POWER

AT Power has a wide range of Gen-1 and Gen-2 Suzuki Hayabusa performance throttle bodies, with bore sizes from 42mm to 48mm available. This wide range of performance options allows the desired engine performance characteristics to be achieved. 42mm throttles are ideal for an increase in mid-range torque, and big bore options suitable for peak horsepower targets.

The throttle housings are designed to use the standard OEM injectors, and also the stock OEM TPS can also be specified with appropriate shaft and adaptor provided at no additional cost.

A choice of parallel or tapered inlet options are available to further enhance performance More >

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WORK WELL; WORK TIDY

In 2014, Brown & Geeson released their Folding Utility Station, which was intended for commercial garages, workshops and racing pits.

The product proved so successful that the company has now come up with a smaller version for use in the home garage and workshop and it offers the perfect way to keep your work area tidy and free from rubbish.

It also keeps the things you are using close at hand, either on the top tray or in the 400mm x 300mm Euro Bin. A rail keeps a roll of paper towel handy to mop up any spills before they become a More >

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WEAR THIS ONE WITH PRIDE

What a BRILLIANT idea

The tax disc, a departing British institution, has left an unfamiliar hole in the bottom left corner of millions of windscreens that can now be filled with another piece of iconic heritage thanks to the Vulcan to The Sky Trust. The charity, which operates the last flying Avro Vulcan, has launched a new tax disc replacement sticker that allows enthusiasts to show their support for XH558 and raise awareness of the charity.

The 85mm diameter sticker is available from www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk and is currently reduced to just £4 for a pack of three. “The death of the paper tax disc More >

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HANDY OR WHAT?

Selco Welding Equipment has announced an exciting new addition to their product range of own brand and Inteco welding machines. The company has been appointed UK distributor of the Forster range of very high quality T-slot welding tables, that double as flexible jigs for all welded structures, including spaceframes and motorcycle frames.

With an extensive range of flexible tooling available, including a vacuum clamping system for delicate materials like aluminium, used for tank fabrication. More information from www.forsterweldingtables.co.uk ENDS.

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ANOTHER COOL PRODUCT FROM WEBCON

Webcon can now supply a manifold to fit the Weber DGAV/DGV carburettor to the popular  Ford Pinto engine as fitted to Cortina, Capri, Transit and also used in many kitcars (make that thousands!).

The manifold is made in the UK and comes with threaded water take-off ports and an integral linkage mounting point along with carburettor mounting studs, nuts, spring washers and gasket as shown.

The manifold can be ordered as part number MM4232A and retails at £207.90.  Available directly from Webcon and from their official dealers around the world.

More details from 01932 787 100 or from www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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MAGIC NOISE REDUCER FROM MERLIN

With noise restrictions so harsh at racing circuits these days, kitcars (and many other types too) can easily fall foul of decibel limits on trackdays up and down the land.

If you’ve ever done a trackday at Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire you’ll know that it can be a challenge to pass the noise test. However, you’ll also be aware that thanks to Merlin Motorsport being located on site, help is often at hand.

The motorsport parts maestros offer their own design ‘Merlin Muffler’, which is an additional silencer used on trackdays where the existing system fails the noise test. This muffler, More >