The excellent value and highly-popular MIG 135TE welder is ideal for use involving automotive repair and many other DIY jobs. It is very easy to set up and use, with features such as turbofan cooling for prolonged full power welding, coupled with professional style, non-live torches which are distinct advantages to the more inexperienced welder.

This model has power settings from 30-130amps and can weld mild steel up to 5mm thick. It comes in a stylish case with a hinged side door for easy access to the wire reel, which can hold wire sizes of 0.6-0.8mm. The gas bottle is stored More >


Summit Racing is of the firm belief that old Beetles never really die, they just get restored, turned into Speedster replicas or beach buggies, hot rodded or even recycled.

As simple as a VW Type 1 engine is to work on, a lot of air-cooled fans would probably be happy with one of SCAT VW’s ‘0000 Mile’ Long Block engines.

These dual port long blocks have high performance baked right in and are ready for your induction system, headers, and ignition. The blocks feature a new engine case; cylinder jugs with forged pistons; cylinder heads; and these new components:

  • Eight-pin cast crankshaft
  • Chromoly I-beam More >


Sealey’s NEW Welding Helmets feature True Colour technology for improved visibility, less eye strain and realistic colour recognition. A contoured design helmet, which has an adjustable headband for added comfort and a solar panel power supply, automatically switches from light to dark on striking arc.

There are sensitivity and delay controls that are adjusted by a rotary knob on side of the helmet. Suitable for MIG, TIG and arc welding they have a useful grinding function which enables the user to grind without removing the mask.

These welding helmets have infinitely adjustable shade control between 9-13, are available in black, blue, red More >


Amongst Merlin Motorsport’s plethora of useful products for motorsport, road and kitcar enthusiasts are some oft-overlooked workshop essentials.

For example, they carry the complete range of Hylomar products, masters of engine, gearbox and transmission sealants and adhesives, such as Hylomar Universal Blue and Hylomar M, which provide some of the best sealing and jointing available on the market today.

Go to – HYLOMAR page on the Merlin Motorsport website.

Likewise, they also have a full line-up of the excellent J-B Weld adhesives and sealants.

J-B Weld Cold Weld Reinforced Epoxy – Provides strong and long-lasting repairs to metal along with many other materials. Mixed at a ratio More >


The B-G Racing Folding Paper Towel Roll Dispenser is designed to accommodate both large and small blue paper towel rolls and features a serrated blade to provide a clean, straight cut.

Its size and weight make it easily manoeuvrable, so it is perfect for use at home as well as in the workshop or garage. When not in use it simply folds flat for ease of storage and transportation.

Suitable for rolls with a minimum core diameter of 17mm (0.67in) and a maximum width of 400mm (15¾in) and is priced at £41.99 inc VAT.

For more details call 01268 764 411 or visit More >


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A warm welcome to totalkitcar online……..With potholes, a REAL, dangerous and growing problem (they are a nightmare where I live) here’s some useful information on the subject from road safety and breakdown recovery specialist GEM Motoring Assist who warn motorists of the continued danger posed by the UK’s poorly-maintained roads.

The call follows last month’s publication of the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey, in which the dire state of local roads was confirmed. 

GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “The UK road network is in an appalling state, with more than 24,000 miles of road in need More >


A Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar that has kept a slightly low profile in recent times is the Legend, devised and formerly marketed by Pete Lathrope at GKD Sportscars. It’s now under the control of DMO Sportscars run by Steven Bruyninckx.

The BMW-based kit is a truly excellent product and can use the mechanicals of either E36 or E46 generations of the Bavarian manufacturer’s 3-Series or ‘Dreier’ to our German friends.

The car utilises a good chunk of the donor over and above the engine and gearbox including major stuff like driveshafts, differential, steering assembly and brakes right down to handbrake and gearlever and More >


It goes without saying that I’m a bit of car care devotee and probably spend far too much time keeping my cars as shiny and well-presented as I can. I also like to publicise on the website the products I use that I feel make a difference.

One I’ve used just recently hails from American brand Adams Polishes in the form of their Quick Detail product, that can be used for a quick between wax shine, as a clay lube or as a ‘topper’, the final shine after you’ve cleaned, polished, waxed and sealed your car’s body surface.

There are several quick More >


There’s been a few ingenious and let’s be honest, pretty good alternative DIY/home car storage solutions of late, including Clarke’s temporary garage range and the brilliant Roll-Out Trailer.

The latest and one that really fills a gap in the market is absolutely ideal for kit or racecar owners, is the CarapaceÒ (meaning the hard-shell of a crustacean, incidentally) from Jeran Innovations.

It’s a unique GRP structure created for those who have storage and/or parking issues such as no garage or no space to build one and it also keeps a car safely tucked away but also protected from prying eyes and the More >



I’ve been really impressed with Black Pearl Tyre & Trim Armour a water- and polymer-based coating for your tyres that forms a dry film on the surface. The maker’s claim that lasts much longer than conventional oil-based dressings and it can last for up to six-months in normal road conditions (whatever they actually are these days!).

The polymers within Black Pearl are similar to those used in exterior paints and doesn’t contain any volatile organic compounds, isn’t flammable, toxic or irritating to skin and doesn’t ‘sling’ or smear.

It isn’t affected by pressure washers or the car wash at your local fuel More >