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NEW COAT?

Performance 1 Coatings offers a range of ceramic coatings designed for the automotive and motorsport sectors.

The ceramic coating is able to withstand extremely high exhaust gas temperatures and protect the underlying metal while continuing to look good. Professional application means that users will benefit from improved heat insulation, and will improve resistance to abrasion, wear and chemical effects.

The ceramic coatings, ideal for high performance or modified cars, are now available for manufacturers, race-teams and tuners as well as car enthusiasts.

A range of standard, premium and bespoke colours are available, all designed to improve the condition of the individual part and More >

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OPEN UP AND SAY, AHHH – NEW PLIERS!

Sometimes it’s the apparently simple jobs that cause the most frustration and trying to extract a relay from a bank of closely fitted relays from under the dash or in the far recesses of the boot can test anyone’s patience. Using a screwdriver or similar lever can damage the relay and may also cause an electrical short circuit.

Luckily, Laser Tools has the solution, as their new Relay Removal Pliers, (part no 5991), is a tool designed to make the job quick and easy.

The jaws are specifically designed to grasp the relay securely and safely and the composite handle is spring More >

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YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO; BUT YOU CAN’T TUNA FISH!

Gloucestershire-based tuner Litchfield, has released details and pictures of its recently-built Maha dyno cell at its HQ.

The dyno cell has been purpose-built as part of Litchfield’s recent expansion to more than double its workshop space, to increase facilities such as engine and gearbox ‘clean’ rooms and add all-new customer waiting areas, secure car and parts storage – as well as a retail and boutique area that will follow later in 2015.

The new dyno cell has been engineered from the outset to cope with Litchfield’s supercar clientele, but more pertinently, the company’s own 1200bhp Nissan GT-R builds. With an extensive range More >

Convoy meets

A SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT FROM 2014

Convoy meets, so we sent our snapper Jimbo 'Wicked' Wallace down the A20 to join them

One of my personal highlights of 2014, was the return of totalkitcar LIVE to Brands Hatch, and among the standouts of the day was a superb convoy arrival by a group of UK Cobra Replica Club owners…All the more admirable considering it was a cold, damp, mid-November morning (thanks so much, guys).

Great to see a good number of Cobra replicas out in the cold and damp conditions

Cajoled by Paul Bull, a group of Cobras gathered menacingly on the A20 in the layby just down the More >

Offering an alternative to the sublime Hawk Ace is a new, Triumph-based product from Martlet & Crown

TRIUMPH-BASED ACE

Martlet & Crown is a new name to the kitcar industry, and the company, run by Stuart Rex and Oliver Wright and based in Berkshire, the Martlet Ace is an affordable and entry-level AC Ace body conversion based on Triumph Spitfire chassis and mechanicals. As a result the Martlet is IVA exempt.

Offering an alternative to the sublime Hawk Ace is a new, Triumph-based product from Martlet & Crown

With a background within the classic car movement, Stuart and Oliver felt that the time was right to begin their own venture and the pair also offer for a sale selected secondhand classics More >

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LIMITED EDITION MOMO

The Prototipo is probably the most successful Momo steering wheel ever and now, for a limited time, it comes in a new livery to celebrate 50-years of the iconic Momo brand. The anniversary wheel’s features include a glossy black horn button with the unique ‘MOMO 50 Years’ script, grey stitching and a limit of just 2000 pieces.

The wheel retails at £199.99 inc VAT and more details are available from UK Momo distributors, Brown & Geeson Ltd via 01268 764 411 or www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

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A MAZDA-BASED TRIUMPH

A lovely replica that has always sadly kept a low-profile is the Replicator RT3, produced in the West Midlands by Tony Griffith. First appearing in early 2010, debuting at that year’s Stafford show, the Ford-based Triumph TR3 pastiche really is a delight. Although the car has always been available, pressures of Tony’s main business has meant it’s always had to take a back-seat, until now.

A new factory has meant much more space and dedicated production areas. The Ford-based version has continued to sell in steady numbers, with Pinto and Zetec-powered examples currently being built.

Exciting news on the Replicator front for More >

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EUROPA WINDSCREENS

If you’re a Cobra Replica owner and in need of a windscreen for your car then parts and goodies emporium, Europa Spares can help. These British-made windscreens replicate the original design with a brass-frame that’s triple chrome-plated, while the laminated glass complies with IVA, DOT and EEC-regulations…

Each ‘screen assembly is pre-drilled ready for the fitrment of hood-bow catches and windy wings. They cost £672 each with a green-tinted version at £684 and available from www.europaspares.com or 01283 815 609 ENDS.

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EURO CAR PARTS ADD-ONS

To keep your petrol or diesel engine at its optimum performance level Normfest, the world-renowned experts in chemical products for all types of vehicle applications, can offer you the CT 60 Diesel additive or the OT100 petrol additive.

Both formulas are designed to clean and lubricate your engine providing improved combustion, reduced emissions optimum engine efficiency and fuel economy. Each 330ml application will treat up to 70-litres of fuel.

Normfest products are available exclusively in the UK from Euro Car Parts. Contact your local branch or www.eurocarparts.com ENDS.

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BOOM, BANG, RATTA-TA-TA

Boom Mat has now launched an ‘XL’ version of the material. It stops interior noise by trapping it between a 4mm thick, aluminium stiffening top skin and a 2mm thick, odourless, butyl rubber inner layer.

New Boom Mat XL has twice the thickness of butyl rubber for even better sound insulation with no asphalt fillers. It boasts worry-free and sag-free adhesion to any interior surface,

either vertical or inverted, and performs in extreme temperatures. The nature of the construction means that only 25-50 per cent is required to damp a panel thus saving weight, material cost and installation time.

More information from Boom More >