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NEW CONCEPT IN GRP

Interesting new arrival to the ranks of quality glassfibre companies that we know and recommend is Thornaby, Cleveland-based Concept-7, a design and manufacturing operation producing quality, innovative products with a specialisation in the Mazda RX7 (FD).

Run by Martin Robinson, the company produce items from the best materials thus ensuring highest-quality results. They already produce the bodies and associated parts for Automotive Creations, Royale Sabre and I’m sure others will follow.

More information from www.concept-7.com or 07710 955 734 ENDS.

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HIGH VIZ

Gas discharge bulbs, also known as High Intensity Discharge Bulbs (HID) produce a crisp, bright-white light. While this technology has been around for a while, it has tended to be reserved for use on high specification car models.

This has driven a trend by general enthusiasts that wish to replace their car’s yellow-looking bulbs with items that replicate the HID-look without upgrading their vehicle lighting system.

To meet this demand Ring has produced the XenonStar+ range of headlamp bulbs, which produce a 4400 Kelvin colour temperature that results in a whiter headlight colour. The bulbs also produce up to 30 per cent More >

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TOOL TIME

An interesting exhibitor at totalkitcar LIVE recently was JTC Auto Tools UK, run by Anthony Brant. The parent operation has been manufacturing tools for 32 years, with their biggest markets in Asia and USA.

Anthony’s involvement dates back to when he first saw them at a trade show in South Africa where he thought that the quality and price was good so began importing them here two-years ago.

Anthony told me: “What impressed me about the tools was the use of the correct steels like Chrome Molybdenum, S2 Tool steel and Nickel Chrome Molybdenum. Most of the tools indicate what material they More >

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KEEP THOSE ELECTRICS CLEAN

Euro Car Parts now stock TermClean the electrical contact cleaner formulated by Normfest, the respected producer of chemical solutions for the automotive industry and others.

The 400ml aerosol container is ideal for workshop use and cleans all types of electrical contacts including, switches, relays and contacts.

The process is a simple spray and wipe regime and will restore the connections to as good as new performance in minimal time and at marginal cost.

For more information head off to your nearest Euro Car Parts branch or visit www.eurocarparts.com ENDS.

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CREATIVE COBRA

An interesting exhibitor at totalkitcar LIVE recently was JTC Auto Tools UK, run by Anthony Brant. The parent operation has been manufacturing tools for 32 years, with their biggest markets in Asia and USA.

Anthony’s involvement dates back to when he first saw them at a trade show in South Africa where he thought that the quality and price was good so began importing them here two-years ago.

Anthony told me: “What impressed me about the tools was the use of the correct steels like Chrome Molybdenum, S2 Tool steel and Nickel Chrome Molybdenum. Most of the tools indicate what material they More >

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BLAZING A NEW TRAIL

It’s well-known in motorsport and kitcar circles that John Hewat is a dab-hand with the spanners and he devised the excellent three-seat; central driving position Aeon GT3, of course. More lately he’s been marketing the MGF-based Blaze body conversion and Blaze R model.

The latter is now under the control of Mark Grimwood of Halling, Kent, who acquired the project about two-days before totalkitcar LIVE and hot-footed to Brands Hatch on Saturday for his public debut as a kitcar manufacturer in our special display area.

He was very encouraged by the response to his new demonstrator and has announced a body/chassis kit More >

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NOW, THAT’S A COOL CHRISTMAS PRESENT

New seven-drawer tool cabinet from Rally Design will be attractive for many. It features all-steel construction in a durable black powdercoated finish weighing at 57kg, fitted with 5in castors.

There’s a tough top tray with handles and seven drawers with ball-bearing sides and this quality item is available now from £287.40 inc VAT.

More information at the other end of 01227 792 792 or www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

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AMPHIBIOUS LANDING

Ever since Tim Dutton first launched his first amphibious vehicle, other companies have regularly asked if he would sell them his ‘jet’ unit for fitment into other makes of craft. Until now he’s always refused arguing that it would diminish the trademark Dutton. However, he’s now given it further thought with more info http://www.dtech.uk.com/jet.html.

Similarly, Tim has finally given into the frequent requests for producing amphibs for promotional work, but having recently supplied craft for broadcaster, Stephen Fry and Virgin Media, Tim told me: “I have give up saying no to that and full information is available via http://www.dtech.uk.com/corporate.html.

The new website More >

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ON A SHOESTRING

B&G Racing has introduced a revised design for their String Lines, which now feature more adjustability to fit an even wider range of vehicles.

These items represent the easiest and most accurate way to achieve four-wheel alignment on almost any car. They attach to the vehicle using the rubber-coated hooking arms with the string bars split into three sections giving the possibility to make the bar wider or narrower depending on your requirements.

They have a number of pre-machined grooves to help locate the strings, making them adaptable to cars of different widths. The kit contains front and rear adjustable frames, hooking More >

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IT’S NUTS

Worn, damaged or rounded-off wheel nuts can be difficult to remove and resorting to a hammer and chisel or an angle grinder can harm the operator as well as damaging the wheel stud. The special profile of these deep wheel nut sockets (part no 5965) from Laser Tools is designed to securely grip and bite into the damaged nut resulting in speedy removal.

The set of three 17mm, 19mm and 21mm sockets are manufactured from high strength SCM440 grade alloy steel with a manganese phosphate surface finish and supplied in a handy case for neat storage in the tool box.

The set More >