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WHAT A BRILLIANT SOLUTION

Cable ties are one of the most used tools in the kitcar enthusiast’s garage along with a big hammer and jubilee clips but how messy do they end up, pinging all over the place in an unsightly mess.

This new product from Amazon called the Cable Ti-Dy and it keeps cable ties neat and tidy in metal tubes that fix to your toolbox or metal surface thanks to the included neodymium magnets.

It’s a neat thing, TIG-welded and powder-coated, you even get some cable ties in the package.

It costs £31 and is available now from the exclusive distributors, www.serenco.co.uk or if you prefer More >

THEY CALL HIM FONTUS. FONTUS IS HIS NAME! ALL HAIL FONTUS!

New from Bosch is this mobile pressure washer, which they call Fontus.

You don’t need a power hook-up or even an outside water supply.

All you have to do is charge up 2.5Ah battery (£62.18 if bought separately) and fill up the 15-litre water reservoir.

It is ideal if you live in a flat or apartment although if you don’t have an external garage or shed you need to bear in mind that the unit itself weighs about 10kg although bear in mind that 15-litres of water weighs an additional 15kg.

It is quick to set-up and is easy to manoeuvre on the level More >

VERY SLICK

I really like the new Slick & Slide from Adam’s Polishes. It’s the latest addition to their growing range of products and is a quick detailer or for those more serious car care fiends amongst the totalkitcar.com readership, it is really best described as a ‘topper’ and in-between washes product.

Adam’s say that it contains unique polymers that give it the hydrophobicity or bead-making ability.

I used it on my two-tone Smart ForFour, which looks great when it’s clean but definitely not when it’s covered in road crud.  Trouble is, not only are there two colours involved here but also a combination More >

THE TORTOISE, ER, TURTLE AND THE HARE!

I was talking to a like-minded car care enthusiast mate the other day and remarked that five years ago he wouldn’t have looked twice at Turtle Wax but nowadays they are among his ‘go-to’ products. He’s not alone, I think.

Firstly, people started to recognise that some of the products in their core range (they have a separate Turtle Wax ICE sub-range in the USA, but not in the UK) were beginning to get some rave reviews. Having tried some of them – and written about them here _ I’d agree wholeheartedly with that.

Then a couple of years ago, the company More >

SUPER CHARGER

If you are looking for more charging power coupled with great looks this 60A high output ACR style alternator is just what you need.

It is intended for Ford Essex V4/V6, Ford SOHC (Pinto) and Ford Taunus/Cologne V4/V6 engines, but it can be adapted to suit most classic engines that use a left-hand mounted alternator (a right-hand mounting unit is also available).

The alternator is sold as an outright purchase so there is no need to exchange your old unit and it can be ordered as part number ACR60LH-C at £130.90 inc VAT.

Available at the other end of 0208 554 2281 or More >

BG GET RAMPED UP

The B-G Racing Low Rise Split Ramps are a great solution to an access problem commonly faced by many kitcar enthusiasts, race teams and mechanics. They are ideal for use on lowered vehicles and racecars; the gentle gradient elevates the car an additional 70mm off the ground giving easier and safer access for trolley jacks to the underside. The ramps have the additional benefit of splitting in the middle, which allows for easier access to side/door sill jacking points. The Low Rise Split Ramps are produced from a durable black Polypropylene (PP) and have a combined weight loading capacity of More >

CLASSIC CASTROL

For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology. Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Castrol has created countless product lines from its state-of-the-art UK research facility. It has also been commissioned to develop many specific oils for individual vehicle manufacturers. But among owners of neo-classic cars in particular, the go-to lubrication grade More >

STAY ALIGNED

This handy, easy to operate and very accurate laser alignment tool from Laser Tools (part number 7910) is combined with two traditional spirit levels. Achieve a straight line in a much more accurate and efficient way: two forms of laser light are projected, point and line. The precise bright red laser is clearly visible — ideal for home DIY and also for automotive use.

Provides the DIY enthusiast with an easy levelling method for multiple jobs: line up switches and sockets, keep cupboards level and at the same height, or hang pictures parallel to the rise of a staircase.

For automotive use, it can More >

GONE BLANK

New from Merlin Motorsport are these aluminium blanking plugs from Samco, which are ideal for blanking off flexible fluid hoses.

These can be used to permanently blank a hose off or used in an emergency to cap off a water hose. These are also handy for use when removing the engine from your vehicle to prevent coolant spilling on to the floor.

Find out more – SAMCO ALUMINIUM BLANKING PLUGS – or call 01249 782 101 ENDS.

WHAT’S THE ‘DIFFERENTIAL’ BETWEEN ‘ENGLISH’ AND ‘ATLAS’?

New from Rally Design is the new Blackline 18-tooth English axle differential.

Rally Design’s boss Dave Elderfield noticed that some customers were requesting a gear-style diff to mate with the stronger 18-tooth half-shafts when running a vehicle with high power but wanted to retain their English axle.

Part number HFL011/18 is available now at £388.80 inc VAT.

More information from www.rallydesign.co.uk or 01227 792 792 ENDS.