RPS LTD PROJECTS FOR SALE DUE TO IMPENDING RETIREMENT

Loved our RPX

News this week that TKC Mag/totalkitcar.com’s good friends, Julie and Garry Hutton have announced their retirement.

They have many, many years of involvement with the kitcar industry of course, first with GCS Cars and a very good traditional roadster kit called the Hawke, which people still remember with fondness. Indeed, I saw one on the A21 in Kent just the other day.

Latterly they’ve been running RPS Ltd and have been producing some excellent GRP panels for the MGB and have also been producing the RPX (MG TF) and RPS-S (MGF) body conversion kits. We built an RPX several years More >

ANNUAL MAGIC FROM MERLIN

A new arrival each January that I do out of my way to get hold of is the Merlin Motorsport catalogue. The 2023 edition is available now and you can order a hard copy via post or alternatively, you view it in PDF form online by clicking the link here.

MERLIN MOTORSPORT 2023 CATALOGUE

You can also order a copy by calling 01249 782 101 ENDS.

MORE HYBRID SOLUTIONS

Turtle Wax has added a bunch of new products to its various line-ups for 2023. Four of them are for the Hybrid Solutions range with one for their standard products.

Pure Shine Misting Detailer (infused with Graphene), enhances colour and boosts shine, while it also has great levels of hydrophobic protection (beading in other words) and it also repels dust and crud.

You can use it as a quick detailer or as a topper (in multiple layers) following waxing.

The graphene infusion is patented and creates what Turtle Wax describe as a TIGHTER WEB OF PROTECTION™. The 591ml spray bottle costs £15.

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STAY SHARP

New to the Laser Tools range is this multi-purpose blade sharpener (part number 8408), suitable for use on a wide range of blades found in the office, workshop, home, or garden.

Four sharpening tools are included to cover a range of different blade types — suitable for use on knives, scissors, shears, cutters, pruners, loppers and secateurs.

The sharpener features a TRP synthetic rubber non-slip handle with an integral hand guard to protect fingers. The end of the handle unscrews to reveal a container of anti-corrosion oil and a handy application sponge to apply oil to maintain the sharpener blades and protect More >

IT’S VERY SMART FABRIC

Gtechniq, the company behind products such as Crystal Serum and Exo Ultra Durable Hydrophobic Coating, has released the third iteration of the ever-popular Smart Fabric for sale online and through all good independent stockists.

The all-new Smart Fabric still delivers the same superb hydrophobic properties of its predecessor but now has the added enhancement of anti-mould and anti-mildew technology.

Preventing mould and mildew growth is crucial as once these microbes take hold of a fabric surface, they can be difficult to remove and can even start to degrade the fabric. Laboratory tests confirm that version 3 of the Smart Fabric repels water More >

GENERATING POWER

Two popular Clarke frame-mounted petrol generators are now back in stock, bolstering Machine Mart’s already extensive generator range.

The Clarke PG3800A EURO5 3kVA 230V Petrol Generator is a versatile unit, with two x 230V sockets that make it ideal for domestic and leisure use. This can include catering, stalls and school events, with the four-stroke, 5.6hp engine providing a reliable source of power where needed. This unit also comes with Automatic Voltage Regulation that enables the use of sensitive electrical equipment such as TVs and laptops.

The PG3800A has a large 15-litre tank that provides 8.2 hours running at ¾ load and More >

PERFORMANCE BRAKE SOLUTIONS – EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOX

Lots of companies sell performance brake components for kitcar use. One of the best I find is Chorley-based PBS (Performance Brake Solutions).

They supply upgraded brake pads for a variety of cars including myriad Ford fitments and Mazda MX-5. Three ranges are available: Pro Race, Pro Track and Pro Comp.

PBS also has performance pads to fit other aftermarket brake suppliers’ products such as those of Alcon, AP, CompBrake, HiSpec and Wilwood.

More information from www.pbs-brakes.com ENDS.

SMALL BUT IMPORTANT!

Summit Racing™ Ultra Light Fuel Pump Pushrod for Chevy Made from billet aluminium and weighing just 60gm, the Summit Racing™ Ultra Light Fuel Pump Pushrod is 88gm lighter than a factory mechanical fuel pump pushrod. This helps eliminate fuel cavitation and starvation at high RPM.

The pushrod has bronze tips on each end to reduce wear and works with flat tappets and roller camshafts. It fits Gen I small block and big block Chevy and is recommended for racing use only.

More from www.summitracing.com ENDS.

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023

Welcome to totalkitcar.com

BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MATE DUNCAN COWPER WHO HAS JUST BEEN AWARDED AN ENTRY TO THE WORLD CLASS PIKES PEAKS EVENT IN THE USA FOR 2023

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online … I don’t like blowing my own trumpet. No one likes a show-off, after all. Crikey, I know a few of them and find them cringeworthy

Anyway, on this occasion, PLEASE allow me one little faux pas, dear reader?

I am really proud to say that TKC MAG is TWENTY YEARS old in 2023 (this very website is 22 this year, by the way). I have personally received some very nice words More >

THE ‘OTHER’ JIM CLARK

We’ve all heard of Jim Clark, the late and fabled Grand Prix driver tragically killed at Hockenheim in 1968. However, there was another ‘Jim Clark’ at Lotus at the same time who later earned himself a great reputation in the kit and specialist car industry. STEVE HOLE is convinced that this Jim Clark doesn’t get the credit he deserves.

Very modest chap, Jim Clark. The ‘other’ Jim Clark as he was known at Lotus in the sixties. He’s had a hand in some of the most iconic racing cars ever built plus a good few kit and specialist cars, but even More >