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J-B Weld, America’s most famous range of bonds and adhesives for the automotive industry, has been back in the UK for over three years, now. The products have been tried and tested in the USA for more than 40-years. J-B Weld is available in the UK through Automotive Brands, perhaps best-known for its innovative quick-fix head gasket repair system, Steel Seal and Power Maxed cleaning, additives and car care product range.

“It’s an exceptional brand and we’re very pleased to increase our product range, J-B Weld is a well-known and trusted product that you will find in most car mechanics’ tool More >


If you are old enough to remember 1985 – the last year that the original Gulf Oil Corporation existed as an independent company – the name ‘Gulf’ will conjure up images of incredible Le Mans cars such as Porsches, Ford GT-40s and Aston Martins in their stunning pale blue and orange liveries.

Now Gulf is back! You’ve probably noticed petrol stations being re-branded with the Gulf corporate identity and there’s a lot more to come according to the company.

Take for instance these brand new Gulf wheel trims. For years plastic wheel trims were seen as a cheap alternative to more expensive More >



EXCLUSIVE – Regular readers know that we’ll be building an RPS RPX as a magazine project car this year and we have also tested the company’s demonstrator at a rainy Cadwell Park circuit.

Having exclusive use of the iconic Lincolnshire track was a luxury and the MG TF-based body conversion behaved impeccably. Mechanically the car is pretty much standard TF 160-spec although RPS has added an ITG Maxogen air filter system, which frees up a bit more power.

I also enjoyed putting the car through its paces on the flowing roads around the circuit. It always nice to get a FIRST DRIVE, especially More >


Healey Designs is doing very nicely with their Enigma range and the Mazda MX-5-based kit is now produced in a factory in Latvia.

The four-cylinder version is now based around Mazda MX-5 Mk3 mechanicals while the new V8 example uses a Lexus V8 and raises to power to a conservative 280bhp.

The customer has several other choices to make such as how they want their fully built Enigma. Let me explain. You can choose from all-new components (gets a current ‘16’ registration) from £33,000, remanufactured parts from £28,900 or refurbished parts from £24,500.

A fully built V8 using all-new parts costs from £35,800, More >


To celebrate the incredible projects Dremel users across the country create on a daily basis, the precision tool maker has now launched its very own Dremel It Yourself Club.

Keen hobbyists, from anyone who enjoys crafting, making, restoring and DIY-ing to name a few, are invited to join the Dremel It Yourself Club (DIY Club). Joining offers members the chance to get involved in a series of challenges set throughout the year, complete with the opportunity to win incredible Dremel prizes.

The first challenge has now been set and what better way to kick off the Club than sharing ways you have More >


Great British Sports Cars’ Kitspares division is always adding new parts to their catalogue and the company is now stocking a full range of Motul and Qualube Classic oils with FREE delivery currently available.

ATR Fuel filler caps are proving very popular, they are IVA compatible and available in vented or non-vented forms.

They also have a range of parts to suit the old Robin Hood models, 2B, S7 and SuperSpec, which includes GRP bodywork in a choice of nine colours. You can choose the body panels in aluminium or stainless steel.

Similarly they can also supply suspension, double wishbone pack, sliding pillar More >


Here’s a product we always have to hand in the TKC Mag/totalkitcar workshop – SuperWeld is specially formulated cyanoacrylate superglue that provides a strong, instant bond in just seconds. It works on multiple and hard-to-bond surfaces.

It is great for use on automotive accessories and is ideal for rear view mirror repair. The unique brush applicator has been designed to allow for even and pin-point surface application, which is ideal for those small areas that require a neat application.

SuperWeld is suitable to use on a variety of surfaces including: ceramics, plastics, rubber, glass, metal, wood, leather, vinyl and cloth. Confident that More >


The Type 9 (aka ‘Type N’ gearbox in some workshop manuals) was Ford’s first rear wheel drive, five-speed gearbox. It was based on the four-speed Type E and features a cast iron main case with alloy tail housing.

This gearbox is the most commonly used for five-speed conversions on older vehicles, not just for classic Fords but for other classic makes such as MG and Triumph as well as thousands of kitcars, of course.

A four-wheel drive version of this ‘box was also available and was fitted in early XR4x4 and Granada Mk3 models. With original parts for classic Fords becoming harder More >


Mini Spares is now stocking a new type of plastic-bodied clutch master cylinder that will fit almost every Mini ever made.

While the part numbers have changed over the years, the shape, size and function has been the same. These items will work on ALL Minis.

The master cylinder is the heart of any hydraulic system and the hardest to troubleshoot. A pedal that can be slowly pushed to the floor indicates that the cylinder is worn. Fluid dripping off either the brake or clutch pedal is a sure sign that the respective master cylinder is leaking and requires replacement.

This latest plastic-bodied More >


The MOMO Dark Fighter steering wheel is a dramatic mix of cutting edge design and some good old school MOMO style.

The steering wheel is produced in Italy from the finest materials: a combination of air leather and Alcantara with a black air leather centre pad surrounding a genuine MOMO Italy horn-push button.

The Dark Fighter is ergonomically designed with thumb and finger grips and a diameter of 350mm. Its unique styling makes it ideal for both modern, kit and classic cars and it retails at £239.99 inc VAT.

Mounting bosses are available separately to suit the intended application.

For more details call them on More >

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