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GREASE IS THE WORD (HUMOUR ME!)

New from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS is this new Copper Grease Aerosol product. Arguably, there’s only thing better than copper grease at its job and that’s Aluminium Grease. However, there’s nothing wrong with Copper Grease, especially when fitting new brake components and even wheel nuts. It definitely makes it easier to remove components next time.

The version that comes in a tin can be messy to use, makes your hands dirty and renders a hitherto fine pair of nitrile gloves useless. A little bit of this stuff goes a very long way.

Therefore, I think this new aerosol version from Car Builder Solutions More >

SAFER INDICATORS FROM BETTER CAR LIGHTING

Every year, there are accidents and avoidable near misses when drivers fail to realise that their indicators have ‘cancelled’ and they emerge from side roads to join faster traffic on a main road with nobody knowing which way they are headed.

This is often because the indicator audible warning is too quiet, or even silent. Only having a visual display means having to look away from what is happening ahead, and a lot can change in a very short time.

Gil Keane at Better Car Lighting has a pretty cool solution and his simple and highly effective upgrade costs just £35 inc More >

REMOVE STUFF EASILY

Introducing the latest innovative solution from Laser Tools: these cable tie removal pliers (part number 8783), are designed for the safe and precise removal of nylon cable ties without causing damage to surrounding components or bundled wires.

These pliers are equipped with precision-cut flat-bladed cutting jaws designed to fit neatly under the tie-head, ensuring a flush cut without compromising the integrity of bundled wires, pipes, etc. If you cut cable ties with snips, it’s very easy to damage the wiring or pipes. Ideal for mechanics, electricians, auto-electricians, and practical DIY enthusiasts.

The jaws slip under the cable tie, the lower portion protecting More >

CHANGING PLACES AT THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM

The British Motor Museum is delighted to have been awarded funding for a new Changing Places toilet, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK in association with Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

Changing Places toilets are designed for people who are unable to use standard accessible toilets and include equipment such as hoists, privacy screens, adult-sized changing benches and space for carers. The installation of this facility will further enhance the Museum’s accessibility, helping to open up the extensive vehicle collections to those who may not previously have been able to visit.

Emma Rawlinson, Family & Lifelong Learning Officer More >

PLUG-AND-PLAY THEY SAY

Competitively priced and high-quality bulb brand, NEOLUX, has launched a new LED range for off-road use only.

Consisting of two references, H4 and H7/H18, NEOLUX’s LED range is now available, providing an affordable solution for drivers who want LED lighting in their off-road vehicles.

Due to their compact socket design and easy plug-and-play installation, these new LED lights from NEOLUX allow for high compatibility, as well as an easy installation, as there are no caps or adapters needed to fit these bulbs. With a colour temperature of 6500K, they provide a stylish upgrade with Cool White LED light and superior brightness.

The NEOLUX LED range provides better visibility for the driver, More >

IT’S A SNIP

Laser Tools has just introduced a pair of cable cutters (part number 8782), designed for clean and effortless cutting through various cables, including starter motor and battery main cables up to 10mm in diameter. These cutters feature two distinct sets of cutting jaws – one suitable for coaxial cables and the other for steel and aluminium-clad cables. Ideal for use by mechanics, electricians, auto electricians, and DIY enthusiasts.

This cable cutter features spring-loaded, cushion-grip handles which enable one-handed operation. The design of the curved main jaws allows cutting without flattening or damaging the cable. The lower straight blade has a plastic More >

DON’T BE A CRAWLER

This one is aimed at our North American readers – Project vehicles can be a pain to move, especially on your back and legs. Avoid the agony and slide a set of Auto Dolly Car Dollies under them instead. The dollies fit under each tire and have smooth-rolling, non-marring caster wheels that make it easy to manoeuvre a car in the garage or on any smooth surface.

Auto Dolly Car Dollies are available in three versions:

  Standard Car Dollies are made from 1/4in thick steel plate. Your choice of dollies rated at 6000 pounds or 10,000 pounds per set of four to handle More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024

HAPPY 75TH ‘BIRTHDAY’ TO THE UK’S KITCAR INDUSTRY – 1949-202

Derek Buckler is the ‘father’ of the UK’s kitcar industry – here he is (far left) proving the strength of one of his Space Karts!

welcome to totalkitcar online

A warm WELCOME TO totalkitcar online … Wow, I mentioned that two kitcar-flavoured events were taking place last weekend – KITFEST at Santa Pod and the 81st Goodwood Members Meeting at Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Let’s start with KITFEST. I didn’t attend as I was at Goodwood, but I heard extremely good reports. Once again it was organised by The Fast Show, North West Kit Car More >

ZEROS HEADING STATESIDE

Another Zero on the road and registered in the USA. Delighted to see another GBS Zero is now fully registered and being enjoyed on the road in the USA.

The customer has now completed his Duratec-powered Zero build and already covered several hundred miles and been to a car show where it attracted a lot of attention. Another Zero is currently at paint and will shortly be on the way to its lucky new owner in the USA very soon.

https://www.greatbritishsportscars.com/blog/another-zero-on-the-road-and-registered-in-the-usa

Great British Sports Cars offer an IVA-preparation service and this customer’s 2.5 Duratec-powered Zero is being prepared for the test via the More >

THE CHAMPIONS OF SHOREHAM-BY-SEA

Keen to champion parts made in their own backyard, Heritage Parts Centre is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Auto Craft Engineering, increasing their stock holding both in the UK and at their European Distribution Centre in Bremen, Germany to better serve their customers and help keep more classics on the road.

Specialising in air-cooled VW repair panels for Beetle, Bay, Split Bus and Ghia, Auto Craft Engineering help you to keep more original metal in place, while still replacing any corrosion with like-for-like quality European steel; with all products pressed and prepared to perfection at the Auto Craft Engineering More >

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