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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 >

PROTECT YOUR STARTER MOTOR FROM HEAT

We’re all aware of the problems that high engine bay temperatures can cause, particularly on turbocharged cars, but did you know that your starter is especially at risk?

The ONYX™ Starter Shield from DEI has been designed to withstand severe use and offers starters the highest level of protection from potential failure caused by engine bay heat-soak.

The shield consists of two layers of material: a highly reflective outer layer combined with a high-heat resistant inner. The item is able to endure direct heat up to 730 degrees celsius.

The DEI ONYX™ Starter Shield is a good choice for high heat applications where More >

PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE

New from Mishimoto is this Race Universal Piping. The durable metal-tubing is available in stainless steel and polished aluminium.

It’s perfect for use in a variety of applications including intercooler piping, intake tubing, or exhaust components. It is available in several different diameters for optimising the airflow for your project.

Four different shapes and a variety of lengths available for optimal routing capabilities

The range features an array of shapes, sizes and, diameters to suit the needs of your project. The options cover from 1½in to 4in depending on the amount of airflow your vehicle requires with the available options of straight, 90°, More >

A GREAT PLACE TO HIDE A SET OF SCALES!

The B-G Racing Scales Flight Case is a neat storage and transport solution for your B-G Racing Clubman or Wireless Race Scales.

The flight case has been designed to store a full set of Clubman Race Scales and Control Pad or a full set of Wireless Race Scales and Control Pad and is custom made from aluminium and birch ply for a smart and robust finish. The B-G Racing Scales Flight Case is fitted with two fixed and two fully rotating locking and braking castor wheels for ease of transport, and two recessed handles for lifting and is priced at More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020

Welcome to totalkitcar online

 

warm welcome to totalkitcar online … In all my years on this earth, I never thought I’d ever see days like these. A truly unprecedented situation and not just for us in the UK. So, greetings and warm regards to our friends around the world.

I truly hope that all totalkitcar readers are staying safe and in good spirits and all the many wonderful folks I’ve had the pleasure to meet doing this job in 36-years are keeping well.

It’s a truncated edition this week, but as I’ve never missed an update in 20-years of totalkitcar I wasn’t going to put More >

AEROQUIP AND HOSE KNOW-HOW FROM MERLIN MOTORSPORT

Merlin Motorsport specialises in the products of several aftermarket suppliers such as Goodridge brake lines, Samco Hoses and Mocal oil coolers, to name but three.

BEFORE! The customer owns a Raw Striker and told Merlin what he wanted …

AFTER MERLIN’S TECHNICIANS HAD WORKED THEIR MAGIC!

They also do a very nice line in Aeroquip products and can cut, make and fit your chosen ends on a custom basis.

The Aeroquip ‘hose and Push-Fit union’ combination is a proven favourite for many enthusiasts for several reasons. It’s cost-effective, strong, robust and can be assembled at home in your shed with no need for specialist tools More >

DURABLE PAINT PROTECTION FROM AUTOGLYM

Royal warranted car-care expert Autoglym has released its finest, most durable paint protection yet. Ultra High Definition Ceramic Coating locks in perfect paintwork, providing the foundations for a year-round silky smooth, mirror-like finish. Ultra High Definition Ceramic Coating is said to be the most durable paint protection product Autoglym has ever released. Throughout its development, Autoglym’s white-coated boffins have continuously advanced the formulation. Ultra High Definition Shampoo and Ultra High Definition Wax enhance the performance even further, increasing durability to its full potential. When it comes to taking car care to the next level, Autoglym’s products make the perfect harmonious More >

THIS WILL MAKE A TRICKY JOB A CINCH

When manual or pressure bleeding brake or clutch hydraulic systems, it is essential to prevent fluid and air being pulled back into the system via the bleed nipple when the pedal or lever is released. The Laser Tools One Man Bleed Valve (part number 7700) allows a single person to perform the task without closing the nipple between pumps.

Use when one-man brake bleeding is required: fit the valve, open the bleed nipple, pump the pedal and let the fluid flow. Use when pushing the caliper pistons back before fitting new pads — stops old fluid being pushed back into the More >