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NEVILLE CONTINUES TO BUILD THE LEGEND!

IMAGINE THIS HOWLING AWAY AT 8000RPM!

Neville Swales’ Building The Legend operation goes from strength to strength. The classic Jaguar specialist first came to prominence with his glorious pastiche of the Jaguar XJ13, while this year saw him launch an equally superb E-type Reimagined. Be prepared to drool is all I’ll say …

Anyway, another product from Swales is the tera®, Building The Legend’s own, unique bespoke quadcam V12 engine.

It is based on the howling V12 unit that former Jaguar chief engineer, Claude Baily designed specifically for the XJ13 and as Neville Swales says: “… a ‘what might have been’ exercise, an engine More >

TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE SAYS WEBCON

Webcon has offered a Weber manifold for the Rover V8 engine for some time, but with two carburettors positioned on each cylinder head, this has sometimes proved a little too high for some applications.

Now the company has revised the design and positioned four Weber IDF carburettors in a line along the manifold between the heads, much like the early Aston Martin V8, creating an overall lower profile.

The height of the assembly from the top of the intake port to the top flange of the carburettors is 150mm. The stock air horns are 56mm. This gives an overall height of 206mm More >

CATERHAM CARS ‘LEDS’ THE WAY!

Existing Caterham Seven owners can now take advantage of a new LED lighting update that is available direct from the Caterham Cars showroom or one of their five stockists around the UK.

Priced at £395 the kit is fully road-legal in the UK and EU states.

They integrate reverse and fog light function rather than having two separate remote lights.

More from www.caterhamcars.com ENDS.

QUANTUM OWNERS DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, ER, SALOON

Quantum Owners Club is looking for an early example of the Saloon model (not this one pictured, but one like it!). CAN YOU HELP?

Our good friends at the Quantum Owners Club are a great and friendly bunch dedicated to the cars originating from the Wooldridge brothers in Stourbridge back in the mid-eighties.

Since then there have been several quantum (sorry! – ed) leaps as far as the marque is concerned, of course.

The QOC like to keep an eye on the whereabouts of notable versions of the company’s various models and as such they know where prototypes of the 2+2, Xtreme and More >

‘ALTERNATOR’ THINKING FROM BURTON POWER

Burton Power now has a 40A alternator kit for RWD applications in Escorts, Capris, Cortinas, and it is also suitable for Kent Crossflow and pre-Crossflow powered kit-cars (that’s code for saying ‘lots of cars’, then.

The kits use a compact Nippon Denso alternator weighing in at just 2.75kg. The compact alternator locates closer to the block by means of a custom-made laser-cut one-piece bracket that incorporates the tensioning arm. The kit also includes a drive belt, required fixings and a plug connector.

Order as part number ALTKITXF at £297.50 inc. VAT but please note – this kit does not fit the 109E More >

TOYO PROXES R888R 17IN AVAILABLE IN THE UK AGAIN

Good news for many kit and specialist car enthusiasts is that Toyo’s Proxes R888R in 275 40 R17 fitment is back in stock (Available to ship early August) and owners of replicas such as Lancia Stratos will be pleased as that’s the ideal rear tyre size for their cars.

They’d ideally use a Proxes R888R 225 45 R16 on the front of their cars, incidentally.

Find out more from 01933 414 537 or via www.toyo.co.uk

JUST LIKE AN EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS!

Have you got a ‘really useful’ drawer in your toolbox? Well, clear a space for this magnetic wire-soldering clamp (part number 7019) from Laser Tools. Mounted on a flexible shaft, the clamps are designed to hold two wires precisely and securely in position while you solder them or apply heatshrink.

Move the 200mm long flexible shaft into position, then adjust the two little clamps to exactly where you need them. The magnetic base is very strong and will hold up to 2.3kg (5lbs).

It can be set up on a metal bench, or in an engine bay or other areas on the More >

NEW FROM DRAPER

At 102 years old, family-owned and run tool firm Draper Tools continues to invest in bringing you the latest tools and technology for the workshop. The company is proud to announce that after much development, its welding range is now bigger and better than ever.

The newly launched range will see the introduction of sixteen new welders, two plasma cutters and a whole host of essential welding accessories.

Whether you’re a professional vehicle technician, a kit or classic car enthusiast or a keen motorist, adding a welder to tool your toolkit can be a very worthwhile investment. The new high-performance machines from Draper Tools come More >

A DIFFERENT WAY OF CAMPING

According to recent research carried out by TentBox – the UK’s number one roof tent company – spontaneous road trips are incredibly popular among UK holidaymakers and on the rise:

Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of people went on spontaneous getaways in 2019 but approximately one third (29 per cent) think they will do so more often in the future.

The most popular reason (38 per cent of respondents) why people are looking to go on more spontaneous getaways is because they want to enjoy their freedom once the Covid restrictions are removed.

Increased spontaneity within UK holidaymakers could have a dramatic More >

GLENDALE – COOL AS A COOL THING

The Barbour brand is world-renowned for their waxed jackets although this new release from their International division could well interest totalkitcar readers.

It’s called The Glendale and is a bomber jacket meets waxed Barbour in style although is more casual and thus ideal for when driving the kitcar as not only is it achingly cool as a cool thing it will also keep the rain off if the heaven’s do open while you are driving with the roof down.

It’s pretty practical too with a map pocket and zips top and bottom. At £189 it is pricey but I think the quality More >