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IT’S ANOTHER TRIUMPH!

Fidanza Performance has re-introduced their range of lightweight aluminium flywheels for classic Triumphs, which could be of real interest to kitcar enthusiasts given the amount of Triumphs pressed into donor service.

The range includes – Spitfire 1967-1972 (1300cc) and Spitfire 1975-1980 (1500cc).

Fidanza lightweight flywheels offer faster throttle response and quicker acceleration, smoother, faster gearchanging, easier braking, better slowing (due to reduced rotational mass), reduced clutch wear and improved efficiency (from better heat dissipation) and potential for increased fuel economy.

The re-launched flywheels come with Fidanza’s new green friction plate coating to protect the friction surface from moisture, oil and grease contamination during More >

YET ANOTHER HANDY TOOL FROM LASER

New handy ratchet and bit set from Laser Tools (part number 6027) contains the most commonly used bits, all stored in a dispenser unit that clips onto your belt.

The high quality, fully-polished ratchet is manufactured from chrome vanadium for strength and is very smooth and well-balanced. A quick-chuck extension bit holder is also included for use with a cordless drill.

The bits included are manufactured from strong S2 steel and there are ten of them: flat 4.0mm and 4.5mm, Pz1 and Pz2, hex bits 3, 4, 5 and 6mm, and two Star bits: T30 and T40.

This new set is available now More >

MORE CARBS – THEY’RE GOOD FOR YOU

For years, the Webcon LP1000 series of linkages have been regarded as the finest available. However, with the recent surge of interest in classic car renovations and upgrades, Webcon has now developed a similar quality classic style linkage.

100 per cent UK-manufactured to Webcon’s exacting standards, LP2500 gives the classic enthusiast a superb quality, billet-machined, classic linkage system that is more complete than any similar product available on the market. Priced at £105 inc VAT.

The kit list and fitting instructions are available to download from www.webcon.co.uk with more information also available via 01932 787 100 ENDS.

NO, IT’S NOT A ’21’ – IT’S THREE SEVENS!

Caterham Cars has simplified thir model range for 2015 to FIVE core models of the Seven, with three new variants joining the 160 and 620R in the line-up

Major news at Caterham Cars as the manufacturer has introduced three brand new additions to its existing range of Sevens with the 270, 360 and 480 all available in the UK immediately. The introduction of these three new variants simplifies Caterham’s range to comprise five core models. In addition, all Sevens can now be specified with ‘S’ or ‘R’ equipment packages. The three new models sit between the entry-level Seven 160 and the More >

WELDING – IT’S A GAS

Visitors to Cheltenham Welding Services can take advantage of a very special ‘Mini-Braze’ kit priced at just £235 inc VAT, which includes flashback arrestors EN730-1, oxygen regulator with outlet pressure gauge, pressure-adjustable propane MAP regulator, hoses, torch, nozzles (sizes #2, #3#, #5, #10 and flexible #3) and can be used with all industrial gas cylinders.

The package also includes a stainless steel cylinder stand, flip-up shade five safety spectacles and tip cleaners.

You can also order the package via mail order although postage restrictions means that disposable oxygen and propane canisters can’t be sent in the post or by courier, so you’ll More >

GREAT BRITISH VISIT DOWNING STREET

Earlier this month, Great British Sports Cars was delighted to have been invited to a manufacturing reception event, hosted by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, MP at 11 Downing Street.

GBS director, Keith Bird, with Chancellor, George Osborne, MP. I'm sure Keith isn't showing him his holiday snaps!

GBS director, Keith Bird, joined the company’s MP, Mark Spencer, along with other dignitaries and business representatives where they were able to speak with George Osborne and discuss the manufacturing industry in the UK as well as the EU.

The event was held as a ‘thank you’ to British Businesses for their input in More >

GLASSFIBRE ARTISAN

Visited the artisan GRP workshop cum studio of Andy Westgate, boss of Westgate Composites, this week and was very impressed with the range of universal products and services he produces and can offer totalkitcar/TKC Mag readers.

Actually there’s a lot more than just glassfibre parts about the business as Andy, based near M4 J13 in Chieveley, Berkshire, can offer a bespoke design, creation and manufacturing service with his skills not just restricted to cars as he regularly also works on aircraft (powered and of the gliding variety) and boats too. In fact, if it involves GRP, he works on it.

Andy’s level More >

TWENTY YEARS OF ELISE COMMEMORATED WITH SPECIAL VERSION

The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates the unveiling of their lightweight two-seater at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995.

20 years ago, the Lotus Elise revolutionised the sportscar world, for many, setting the benchmark for handling, purity of the driving experience, lightweight and efficiency. Its pioneering and advanced bonded aluminium chassis and over the years has improved and evolved and remains core to the Elise’s performance today.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, welcomed the Elise 20th Anniversary model: “It is sometimes hard to believe that the Elise has been around for 20-years. It was ground-breaking when it More >

NEW EDELBROCK CATALOGUE

Edelbrock has published the 2015 Edition of its Automotive Performance Catalogue, recently.

“This year’s catalogue features over 190 new products and we’ve expanded our popular Total Power Package Top End Kits to include sixteen new applications, which include some of the same combinations we’ve used on our crate engines for years.” said Edelbrock’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Steve Whipple.

Free Edelbrock catalogues can be ordered in print or on CD. Additionally, Edelbrock will continue to offer their catalogue in a media rich format that can be viewed online or with a smart phone/tablet, including all iPhone® and Android® based devices.

Get your More >

GAME, SET AND MATCH

This self-contained Clarke 242-piece toolset and chest (CHT497) from Machine Mart offers really amazing value and will be a delight for any kitcar enthusiast or home mechanic keen on servicing and repair.

The kits features include: 25 assorted ¼in drive sockets including standard and deep reach sizes (metric 4-11mm, AF 5/32in – ½in), 36 assorted 3/8in drive sockets including standard and deep reach sizes (metric 9-19mm, AF 3/8in – 13/16in), eight standard ½in drive sockets (AF 7/16in – 7/8in) plus 21mm spark plug socket. Also included are three ratchet handles, three pliers, two extension bars and a ¼in x 3/8in adaptor, More >

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