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BREAKER, BREAKER (YEP, I’VE USED THAT ONE BEFORE BUT IT’S TOO TEMPTING NOT TO USE IT!)

Every workshop needs a good, strong, long power bar (breaker bar) that you can depend on to effortlessly loosen stubborn or corroded fixings. Here’s just the thing from Laser Tools – a new 1/2in drive power bar set, featuring a 600mm non-ratcheting power bar with a flexible head (part number 8827).

The set also includes three single-hex sockets (17mm, 19mm, and 21mm) and a 125mm long socket-extension bar, all precision-made from strong, shock-resistant chrome-vanadium steel with a polished chrome-plated finish. The replaceable power bar head boasts an anti-corrosion black phosphate finish.

This is a strong power bar – it exceeds DIN 3122, More >

BARREL OF LAUGHS

Webcon is delighted to introduce a four-barrel-to-twin Weber DCOE adaptor; this allows a pair of Weber 45DCOE carburettors to be fitted to a small block American V8 engine in place of the standard four-barrel carburettor.

The adaptor kit includes linkage and mounting gaskets.

Order as part number 9900801100 at £614.78 inc VAT. Available now from Webcon and from appointed Webcon dealers around the world.

For further details contact 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

IT’S A KIT BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT!

I really like this one. Slot car maestros, Pendle Slot Racing is now supplying a kit of the Ford Supervan 1 in 1/32 scale. An iconic addition to your Scalextric – other brands are available!) layout.

You can select from two kit options – the Body package (this features the un-painted resin bodyshell, interior detailing, a little un-painted driver figure, windows, headlights and all-essential decals.

Alternatively, you can choose the Body & Chassis kit, which adds all the other parts required to build a complete slot car. The kits are priced at £65 or £105, respectively.

More information from www.pendleslotracing.co.uk ENDS.

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OPEN AND CLOSED CASE

As a major Quaife dealer, Burton Power can now offer the Quaife ATB Differential for the Ford English 22 spline axle (also known as the Timken or Banjo axle).

The Quaife ATB Differential is suitable for earlier English Fords including the Anglia 105E/123E, Consul Classic and Consul Capri, Corsair, Cortina Mk1/2, Lotus Cortina, Escort Mk1/2 (inc RS & Mexico), Prefect 107E and the Lotus Elan.

The Quaife ATB is a direct replacement for the standard ‘open’ differential.

Unlike a conventional plate-style limited slip unit, these units employ gears, rather than clutch plates for a much smoother operation. The Quaife ATB automatically biases the More >

FITTING A MK3 MX-5 OR RX-8 GEARBOX?

If you are building a kitcar or conversion that is using the Mazda MX-5 (NC) Mk3 or Mazda RX-8 five- or six-speed gearbox in the project, then this universal gearbox cross-member from Butcher Race Engineering will be of real interest.

It is height-adjustable and intended to span the width of the transmission tunnel. You can mount it by drilling holes through the end bolting or you can weld some brackets to your tunnel and use them to pick up on the cross-member’s bolt holes.

Available now at £130 from www.butcherraceengineering.co.uk or by calling 07960 026 726 ENDS.

A LITTLE BUMP AND GRIND

It’s great to see essential old-school grinding paste is still available. Essential if you are grinding in cylinder head valves this new kit from Holt Professional will help make the job easier.

The pack, which costs £6.99 includes the grinding stick and two grades of grinding paste, to enable you to obtain the best seal possible.

More from www.holtsauto.com or via 0161 866 4800 ENDS.

LOVING THESE SUNGLASSES

If you like cool sunglasses, maybe these Kennedy City glasses from Shwood, Iron and Resin may be of interest.

Originally designed for motorcycle use they’ve evolved over time for car use. Why wouldn’t they? They can also be used with prescription lenses and are nicely close-fitting (originally for under-crash helmet use, of course).

Even if you don’t need prescription eyewear, the price includes a pair of clip-on sunglasses featuring beautifully made frames made from bronzed steel.

Prices start at £210 with more information from https://ironandresin.com ENDS.

COOL PRINTS

Loving these VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia prints by young Dutch graphic designer, Max Morel. The range features no fewer than twenty prints of various cool classic cars.

They cost £13.50 each and are available via www.maximagion.com ENDS.

IT’S A STICK UP

Summit Racing™ 2-Part Adhesives are perfect for auto body repair and other projects. They are easy to use and fast curing at room temperature. Two dispenser nozzles are included so you can lay down perfect beads in your desired width.

A Summit Racing™ 2-Part Adhesive Dispenser is required to mix the adhesives in the proper ratios to ensure secure bonding. Available in 50ml or 200ml sizes, the dispensers work with both 1:1 and 2:1 cartridges. Extra dispenser nozzle packs can be purchased separately.

The product adheres a wide variety of metals and plastics together. Excellent adhesion and impact strength.

2-Part Non-Sag Seam Sealer seals More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024

HAPPY 75TH ‘BIRTHDAY’ TO THE UK’S KITCAR INDUSTRY – 1949-2024

Derek Buckler in his Mk5. The car that started an industry in 1949

A warm WELCOME TO totalkitcar online … The MAY/JUNE 2024 issue of TKC MAG is available in all formats NOW.

Welcome to totalkitcar online …

As usual plenty of good stuff to entertain you with.

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BROADSPEED ENGINEERING – A look at the activities of Ralph Broad’s Birmingham-based operation of the sixties. Known to specialist car enthusiasts for the Broadspeed GT, there was much to them than that such as tuning packages and parts, Ford/BMC dealerships, the Bullitt Capri More >

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