NOT BIG, NOT CLEVER, BUT VERY AMUSING!

New from the maestros of great parts at Car Builder Solutions is this 12v Klaxon Horn complete with an ‘Arooogah’ sound. I think we all need one …

Its overall length is 225mm with a maximum (body) diameter of 107mm and a single mounting bolt is included.

The red unit comes with two ¼in male ‘spade’ terminals and Matt at Car Builder recommends that you operate the horn via a relay.

It sure packs a fun punch at 11dB and weighs in at just 613gm.

Available now at £22.80 at the other end of 01580 891 309 or via www.carbuilder.com ENDS.

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NOW, THIS IS WELL HANDY HARRY!

You’re fitting new brake pads, but you’re keeping the discs because they’re still well within the manufacturer’s specification for thickness. However, the edge of the discs will be corroded, with a pronounced lip – and this lip can damage the new pads or even stop them fitting correctly. Laser Tools has the answer in the form of their new brake disc lip removal tool (part number 7839).

Hand-operated, it will quickly remove the corrosion from the edge and smoothly cut back the lip on the face of the disc. Bolt-on the handle and position the cutting edge of the tool against More >

DISCOUNTS APPLY!

Sealey’s Garage & Workshop promotion is now active and contains over 600 products. It features the biggest ever £500K free item giveaway and there are over 140 offers which come with an exciting free gift, including soundbars, head torches, earbuds and bottle openers.

There are discounts up to 55 per cent off list prices and plenty of new products to check out within the 32-pages.

New items on offer include a range of low entry Viking Jacks, which are available in 2, 3 & 4-tonne options. They feature ‘rocket’ lift, a dead man’s lowering mechanism, polyurethane wheels, foot pedal, a protective jack More >

NICE LITTLE POLISHER

When repairing or detailing vehicle paintwork, there are many difficult to access areas that still need to be machine-polished, and there’s no way that you will get a full-sized polishing mop into all these nooks and crannies.

This new air-powered detail polisher from Power-TEC (part number 92559) is ultra-compact and lightweight, which makes it easy to use in confined areas. Ideal for all spot repair and touch-up work. Polish and finish areas that have previously been inaccessible: under door handles, the back of the door mirror, and areas adjacent to body fittings such as grilles, badges, etc. The polisher is super-slim More >

A GOOD STEER FROM SUMMIT RACING

Building a steering system for cars with little under-bonnet space can be an exercise in frustration. You’ve got to work it around things like firewalls, headers, and frame rails that often forces you to resort to weird steering angles with multiple U-joints and support bearings.

The Flaming River VDOG™ steering box eliminates a lot of those hassles. The gear-driven box has 3/4-36 splined output shafts that sit 90 degrees to each other, providing maximum clearance in spaces where more traditional U-joint angles won’t work.

The output shaft to your steering box or rack and pinion rides in an articulating ball – you More >

WAS SOMEONE AT WHEELWRIGHT A SHADOWS FAN?!

Ooooh, I like this. A LOT

As one of the UK’s leading supplier of wheels and chassis-related products, Wheelwright is constantly updating its immense catalogue of aftermarket alloy wheels to ensure the freshest trends and designs are readily available.

The latest release introduces the Tomahawk brand, which offers a range of extreme wheels and accessories.

With its chiselled, five-spoke centre and riveted-style outer rim, the new Tomahawk Apache will toughen-up your off-roader with a bold new footprint. The wheel is available in either Dead Matt Black or Satin Black finishes, as well as two key sizes and four different PCD fitments, which together More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

Welcome to totalkitcar online…

warm welcome to totalkitcar online … Hope you are coping OK with the so-called ‘lockdown’. At least the shops seem to have calmed down a bit and there is a bit more stuff on the shelves, thank goodness.

I’ve had a nice chance to catch up with some jobs I didn’t, ahem, get around to doing before this happened although if I see another paintbrush it might be too soon! There’s even been a nice bit of camaraderie with people in my street and locally in general, which are all positives.

With so many events postponed to later in the year, there’s More >

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINMENT NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO CATCH UP ON SOME READING. WE’VE GOT A SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFER (UK ONLY) OF £23.50 INSTEAD OF THE USUAL £29 YEARLY RATE.

YOU CAN GET THAT BY CLICKING HERE.

THESE SPOTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU

This new air-powered spot weld drill from Laser Tools (part number 7682) is specifically designed for spot weld cutting, speeding up the task and providing repeatability and consistency of the depth of cut. This is a compact but powerful spot weld drill that is powered from the workshop compressed air supply and suitable for automotive workshop applications.

It features a three-position adjustable speed/torque control. The tool is additionally fitted with a reduction gearbox to further reduce the speed of the spot weld cutter, which is particularly useful when dealing with high-strength boron steel and aluminium alloys used on modern vehicle bodyshell More >

MX-5 ON THE FLY …

Fidanza, Americaʼs leading performance flywheel specialists, has a direct replacement lightweight aluminium flywheel to help improve the performance of the Mazda MX-5, which, therefore means that it’s ideal for many kitcar applications that use the iconic Japanese roadster as the donor vehicle.

The Fidanza aluminium flywheel replaces the heavy standard item and improves the power-to-weight ratio thus making the engine more responsive and improving performance and acceleration.

The flywheel is made from high-quality machined 6061 T6 aluminium with a 1050 steel friction surface, CNC-machined fastener holes and chamfers. The friction surface of the flywheel is a replaceable steel plate, so when the More >