Merlin Motorsport has a dedicated racing fire extinguisher service centre with expert technicians on hand. They are authorised by both Lifeline and SPA Design to service their extinguisher systems.

Generally, a mechanical extinguisher will take up to one hour while an electrical system can take up to three hours to recharge depending on whether the system has been discharged. If so, it will require the firing head to be rearmed. If you’re visiting Castle Combe Circuit then this can normally be undertaken while you wait.

If you’re not local to Chippenham, then you can send them your extinguisher and they will endeavour to More >


As a big fan of Scalextric and Thunderbirds I was delighted to see that for the first time, a slot car version of Lady Penelope’s FAB 1 is now available.

It comes complete with Parker driving and Lady Penelope in the back giving the orders and the amazing six-wheeled Rolls-Royce-inspired car looks fantastic in its pink colourscheme. It comes complete with a luxurious interior as well as that iconic grille up front.

I do wonder how Rolls-Royce feel about it though as they are said to have hated the full-sized replica and wanted it to be destroyed although I’m sure it’s different with More >


When fitting an aftermarket EFI system controlling the idle air is critical. However, there are very few, top-quality remote idle air assemblies available.

Webcon has announced the launch of its own manufactured, universal external idle air motor and housing.

The housing is beautifully CNC manufactured in the UK from billet aluminium and is finished with a black anodised coating containing Webcon’s own OEM quality, four-pin idle stepper motor.

Universal mounting is made easy with the provision of 2 x M7 mounting holes

WID060 is available from stock priced at £92.34 inc VAT.

For further details contact 01932 787 100 or visit ENDS.

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Summit Racing™ Air Cleaner Spacers fit between the carburettor neck flange and the air filter assembly, providing additional clearance for carburettor linkage, return springs, fuel lines, and electric chokes.

The billet aluminium spacers have an O-ring seal that seals to the air cleaner base to prevent dust from getting inside. You may need a longer air cleaner stud depending on the height of the spacer you use and the design of the air cleaner. The Summit Racing Air Cleaner Spacers fit most carburettors with a 5 1/8in neck. Billet Aluminium Spacer Heights: ½in, ¾in, 1in, 1¼in, 1½in, 1¾in and 2in Plastic Spacer Heights: ½in, More >


Mini Spares has announced the release of its new radius arms, which it claims are stronger than the original Rover items

The arms are sold on an outright basis (no deposit or exchange is required) making them ideal for overseas customers and those wishing to have the new part to hand before disassembling the suspension!

Part numbers are as follows: NAM7162 – New Radius Arm – Dry Suspension R/H £189.00 inc VAT NAM7163 – New Radius Arm – Dry Suspension L/H £189.00 inc VAT The dry suspension radius arms come with bushes already fitted but without pin and washers etc so kit More >


DEI put to good use all of its experience when developing the best turbo shields on the market. It is no surprise, then, that it also used that same expertise when developing the new DEI Wastegate Heat Shields.

The Wastegate Heat Shield features advanced textiles. A Titanium LR outer layer is combined with multiple stainless steel and silica inner layers, makes what is, without a doubt, the strongest, most heat-resistant and precisely fitting shield available.

Wrapping the wastegate/blow-off valve helps to reduce engine bay temperature and minimise the chance of burns when working around the engine. There is the additional benefit of More >


When building a racing engine upgrading the timing belt might not be uppermost in the mind, however, that belt is vital to the survival of an engine under competition conditions.

This is why Burton Power is now offering a Gates Timing Belt for the five-cylinder Ford Focus RS and ST225 2.5-litre engine that has been specifically designed for full-on racing (although it is also suitable for road cars used for occasional trackdays).

At just £56.90 inc. VAT it’s cheap insurance for any engine. Order as part number T331RB.

For further details contact Burton Power on 0208 554 2281 or visit ENDS.

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These new rapid-adjustment water pump pliers from Laser Tools are designed to hold pipes, components and fixings with a tenacious grip that won’t let go! Three sizes are available: 180mm (part number 8478), 250mm (part number 8479) and a mighty 300mm (part number 8480). They all feature a super-convenient, rapid-adjust, push-button mechanism that locks the pliers in the desired position. A quick press and adjust them again for the next job.

The 180mm version features 20 set positions that adjust from 0-42mm; the 260mm pliers have 16 positions and adjust from 0-50mm. The larger 300mm pliers feature 29 set positions and More >


Radical Motorsport, has confirmed it has upgraded its popular SR10 to SR10 XXR format. The introduction of the SR10 XXR comes just one month after the latest model, the SR3 XXR, was released, aligning its two most popular race cars under the XXR banner.

Radical Motorsport has placed over 100 SR10s with customers since the model’s introduction in 2020, with United States-based customers making up 70 per cent of all orders. Bolstering the recognition in racing and popularity, Radical Motorsport has upgraded the SR10 to new SR10 XXR guise.

Months after the SR3 XXR’s introduction, the SR10 XXR has the XXR line’s More >


Loved our RPX

News this week that TKC Mag/’s good friends, Julie and Garry Hutton have announced their retirement.

They have many, many years of involvement with the kitcar industry of course, first with GCS Cars and a very good traditional roadster kit called the Hawke, which people still remember with fondness. Indeed, I saw one on the A21 in Kent just the other day.

Latterly they’ve been running RPS Ltd and have been producing some excellent GRP panels for the MGB and have also been producing the RPX (MG TF) and RPS-S (MGF) body conversion kits. We built an RPX several years More >