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FINGER ON THE TRIGGER

Trigger-wheels Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of the VVTpro standalone cam controller.

The Ford Zetec engine is a favourite for engine conversions, classics, kitcars and track cars and the ST170 version, in particular, delivers good power, is cost-effective, reliable and has great tuning potential. Engines such as the ST170 running variable cam timing are now becoming the norm but until now controlling the cam has been a problem.

Most people simply run their cams using the most cam turned to the most extreme profile at all times or have installed a simple switch on the dashboard to change between ‘mild’ and More >

SURE OF A WARM WELCOME FROM FROST!

Always eagerly awaited in the tkc mag/totalkitcar editorial office is the new edition of the Frost Restorers Equipment catalogue and the Spring 2014 issue is out now.

Contained within its 76-pages are some of the handiest and innovative automotive products you’ll ever need, a total of 2000 products in all from leading brands including Millers Oils, Renovo, POR15 and VHT among others.

Among the new products are a couple of coating from Eastwood, with Frost stocking the complete range, and the first new one is 2K Epoxy Primer Aerosol, which allows you to paint with the durability and precision of a two-component More >

FOR WRINKLES – USE THIS

Black wrinkle paint has been around for ages, but VHT has now taken this type of coating to a new level and Burton Power has a choice of colours in stock now.

VHT Wrinkle Plus is ideal for adding a touch of personal styling to almost any metal surface. It resists colour-fading, grease, degreasers and severe weather conditions and the tough, durable finish is extremely resistant to rust, corrosion, chipping and cracking, making it ideal for engines, chassis, metal dashboards and any other automotive use.

Available in Grey, Red, Blue and Black it costs £9.95 per can inc VAT with a discounted More >

SMART SATNAV

The new nüvi 3598LMT-D sat-nav offers unique technology and animation to ensure that changing lanes and negotiating junctions is a doddle: PhotoReal Junction View provides realistic images of the landscape, road signs and interchanges; Birds Eye View gives you a useful perspective on complicated junctions from above; while Active Lane Guidance eliminates any last-minute stress when negotiating tricky junctions by giving you voice prompts in plenty of time to move into the correct lane with confidence.

With its 5in multi-touch screen, elegant styling and ultra-slim profile, the top of the range nüvi 3598LMT-D sat-nav comes with a powered magnetic mount, which More >

FANCY DRESS-UP

Edelbrock’s new Elite II Series engine dress-up accessories are a new and modern take on a classic Edelbrock design.

The original Elite Series accessories have been a staple in the Edelbrock performance catalogue since 1985 and are an all-new streamlined modern design that pays homage to the original.

They retain the classic raised fin look with gloss black accents. The Elite II Series air cleaner (#4266) has a 14in diameter and includes a high quality 3in pre-oiled and washable filter with the Edelbrock exclusive Pro-Charge™ clean strip for excellent filtration.

Elite II Series valve covers are a heavy-gauge, die-cast aluminium construction that are More >

ONE-STOP CONSUMABLES SHOP

Connect Workshop Consumables has just published their 2014 catalogue, which is fully updated and offers a truly comprehensive range suitable for businesses and tradesmen of all disciplines.

The team of industry professionals at Connect Workshop Consumables work tirelessly to provide a complete and inclusive one-stop-shop, constantly sourcing new products that will enhance the range and offer the tradesman and technician the UK’s most comprehensive solution for workshop consumables.

Over three hundred new lines have been added this year adding a complete range of exhaust clamps and particularly increasing the trim clip offering with the assorted boxes proving very popular, covering the most More >

ALWAYS STARTING SOMETHING

Designed for heavy duty use, DEI’s new ULTRA SHIELD MA offers the highest level of heat protection for starter motors. The shield is ideal where the starter is in close proximity to heat sources such as exhaust systems and turbochargers.

The Ultra Shield is constructed of two layers of material, a highly reflective outer combined with a high heat resistant inner layer. This combination is able to withstand direct heat of up to 730°C,

Ultra Shield MA is the perfect choice for EXTREME high heat applications where engine heat soak is a problem and comes 24in long x 7in wide, with a ‘hook More >

MORE MOMO GEAR

Italian styling maestros, MOMO is now offering the Gotham pedal set and gear knob with the latter available in both standard and lift-up reverse patterns and features top-grain black leather with the ‘MOMO’ legend embossed on the top. Both versions have an RRP of £62.99 inc VAT.

Meanwhile, the pedal kit is suitable for manual transmission cars only and is machined from aluminium with a black powdercoated finish with anti-slip ribs and horizontal and vertical MOMO logos. This one has a retail price of £51.99 inc. VAT per set.

More details from 01268 764 411 or via www.momo-uk.co.uk ENDS.

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WHAT A GUY! M.A.N MOTORSPORT TAKE OVER RUSH

BRAVE new dawn for the Rush. Look out for the EXCLUSIVE feature in July/August issue of tkc mag.

West Yorkshire-based M.A.N Motorsport has reached an agreement for the acquisition of the Dax Rush, from Essex based DAX Sportscars.

The sale, which is expected to be finalised during next week, transferring all manufacturing, parts and intellectual property from DAX will allow M.A.N. to produce, and further develop the Rush.

M.A.N Motorsport is a collaboration of skills combined from accomplished sportscar builders, Nigel Barker and Matt Pett of Fenton Motorsport, Leeds and Yorkshire businessman, entrepreneur and car enthusiast, Anthony Cockcroft.

Commenting on the new venture Anthony More >

PORKY’S PRIME CUT

After a couple of years keeping a low-profile, Dutch company, Faroux Sportscars, will be exhibiting their new Porsche 917K replica, which uses a mix of Porsche 996-era 911 and Boxster components.

The latter supplies its 3.4-litre engine and gearbox, for example, while the chassis is made from over 160 laser-cut round tubes and from the images supplied by Faroux’s Marcel Benes, lloks a work of art.

The frame is pretty much as per original but modified to accept newly-designed double wishbones all-round and 996-spec hubs and bearings, with the solid billet T6 aluminium uprights adding to the overall ensemble.

Marcel says that engine More >