The racing type car batteries as adopted by thousands of kitcar owners are great but they are not as tolerant to abuse as a conventional lead-acid-type battery.

However, if you follow some basic good housekeeping rules you should be fine. Merlin Motorsport has some guidelines available on their website and also sell the complete range of Odyssey Extreme Batteries, which are very powerful, yet light in weight.

Designed primarily for racing cars they naturally are ideal for lightweight kitcars and you can be sure that if they are built to withstand the rigours of motorsport they’ll be fine for your Sunday morning More >


XCP Professional’s non-sticky Lubricate and Protect formula reduces friction, wear and corrosion without the mess.

Working on a car can be a hugely satisfying experience. The reward of knowing that it runs smoothly after putting the time in is immensely rewarding. Of course, having the right equipment to hand plays a big part in achieving a good result and that includes oils, cleaning sprays and lubricants as well as hand tools.

However, both DIY and professional mechanics alike are faced with a bewildering choice of spray lubricants on the market today and knowing which is the right one to use and when More >


This range of generators from Machine Mart is ideal for providing a ready source of electrical power for camping, caravanning, motor homes, market stalls, boats, etc.

These models use ‘Pure Sine Wave Technology’ ensuring the delivery of clean and stable power,  vital when running sensitive electrical/electronic equipment such as TVs, computers and laptops.

Maximum power options available are 800w, 1200w and 2000w and all feature easy to start, efficient four-stroke engines that include an eco-throttle system and low oil/overload shutdown for greater fuel efficiency and reduced running costs.

They are compact, super light (from only 9.3kg) and housed in a stylish case with More >


Edelbrock has announced a price reduction for their popular Pro-Flo 3 EFI systems starting at $1695.95 (approximately £1283.83).

“Edelbrock has been the leader in aftermarket EFI since 1979 when it launched the first complete bolt-on EFI system. Today, our Edelbrock Pro-Flo 3 EFI systems continue this legacy by offering the ultimate in performance and efficiency that only a fully sequential port style EFI system can deliver. Now with this price reduction, we’re making it more affordable for consumers to get the best EFI system on the market,” stated Edelbrock’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Steve Whipple.

The Pro-Flo 3 EFI package features More >


Webcon has announced that it can once again supply a manual choke conversion kit to suit most popular downdraft Weber carburettors.

The kit includes a choke cable, anchor bracket, water hose bypass tubes and a manual choke unit. It may be ordered as part number 4505200000 and is known to fit the following carburettors:

32/36 DGAV / DGEV 32/36 DFAV / DFEV 38 DGAS / DGES

The kit is manufactured from only the finest components and is the most comprehensive kit on the market and it retails at £47.95 inc VAT.

Available now from 01932 787 100 or visit ENDS.

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Trick Flow made its name helping Ford enthusiasts get more power out of their small block, 351 Cleveland, Modular, 429/460, and even flathead V8 engines. Now you can get Trick Flow horsepower for your 390-428 FE engine with a set of PowerPort 175 cylinder heads.

These heads are direct bolt-ons for all 1961-76 FE engines. The 175cc intake runners have been optimised to increase port velocity, while Trick Flow’s special CNC Ported treatment guarantees proper dimensional accuracy and balance between the cylinders.

The PowerPort 175 cylinder heads come fully assembled with stainless steel valves; Trick Flow by PAC Racing valve springs; 7° or More >


Any new seat from Tillett Racing is big news and their new Screamer B6 is no different.

Obviously, the Sittingbourne manufacturer is best-known for their karting and motorsport exploits and plenty of future champions have been sitting comfortably in Tillett seats.

Due to their very nature, therefore, they are also ideal for the often tighter confines of kitcar cockpits although the Screamer B6 is FIA-homologated to the 8855-1000 standard and replace the popular B6F.

It is made using Tillett’s new process, which gives increased strength with a 20 per cent reduction in weight.  More information from or 01795 420 312 ENDS.

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Crikey Barry Perman is a bit of a hero when it comes to body styling kits. He founded and still runs, Zeemax in Norfolk and is well-known for his work designing kits for Classic Mini and BMW E30 M3s although he offers designs for other cars such as Porsche 911, too.

The latest creation from Zeemax is an air extraction vent that can also be used solely for cosmetic purposes and to these eyes looks very good and I can see them gracing a few kitcars.

They are supplied in black gelcoat and come with mesh and a template for fitting. They More >


One of my favourite car care companies is Staffordshire-based Autobrite Direct, run by Mark Moss.

Just lately I was after a ‘snow foam cannon’ attachment for my pressure washer – not big nor clever, but there is something remarkably satisfying about completely covering your car in thick foam – as the cleaning benefits of using one really do help with the washing process.

There are lots available on the market and prices vary enormously. As I did my research though, Autobrite’s Heavy Duty Foam Lance was repeatedly mentioned being one of the best.

Therefore, I ordered one and initial tests show it to More >


Amongst the plethora of annual catalogues, there are a couple I really look forward to and one in particular, from Merlin Motorsport, is always a welcome arrival.

The 2018 edition is no different and packed within its 48-pages are some of the finest aftermarket parts known to kitcar enthusiasts including SamcoSport silicone hoses, SPAL fans, Mocal oil coolers and Goodridge hoses and brake lines.

To grab your copy, either call into the Merlin store at Castle Combe circuit or phone them on 01249 782 101 or even download one from their website at ENDS.