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SUPER WELD IS SUPER STICKY STUFF

Here’s a product we always have to hand in the TKC Mag/totalkitcar workshop – SuperWeld is specially formulated cyanoacrylate superglue that provides a strong, instant bond in just seconds. It works on multiple and hard-to-bond surfaces.

It is great for use on automotive accessories and is ideal for rear view mirror repair. The unique brush applicator has been designed to allow for even and pin-point surface application, which is ideal for those small areas that require a neat application.

SuperWeld is suitable to use on a variety of surfaces including: ceramics, plastics, rubber, glass, metal, wood, leather, vinyl and cloth. Confident that More >

BURTON POWER GEARBOX MOUNT

The Type 9 (aka ‘Type N’ gearbox in some workshop manuals) was Ford’s first rear wheel drive, five-speed gearbox. It was based on the four-speed Type E and features a cast iron main case with alloy tail housing.

This gearbox is the most commonly used for five-speed conversions on older vehicles, not just for classic Fords but for other classic makes such as MG and Triumph as well as thousands of kitcars, of course.

A four-wheel drive version of this ‘box was also available and was fitted in early XR4x4 and Granada Mk3 models. With original parts for classic Fords becoming harder More >

THE MASTER

Mini Spares is now stocking a new type of plastic-bodied clutch master cylinder that will fit almost every Mini ever made.

While the part numbers have changed over the years, the shape, size and function has been the same. These items will work on ALL Minis.

The master cylinder is the heart of any hydraulic system and the hardest to troubleshoot. A pedal that can be slowly pushed to the floor indicates that the cylinder is worn. Fluid dripping off either the brake or clutch pedal is a sure sign that the respective master cylinder is leaking and requires replacement.

This latest plastic-bodied More >

NEW MOMO

The MOMO Dark Fighter steering wheel is a dramatic mix of cutting edge design and some good old school MOMO style.

The steering wheel is produced in Italy from the finest materials: a combination of air leather and Alcantara with a black air leather centre pad surrounding a genuine MOMO Italy horn-push button.

The Dark Fighter is ergonomically designed with thumb and finger grips and a diameter of 350mm. Its unique styling makes it ideal for both modern, kit and classic cars and it retails at £239.99 inc VAT.

Mounting bosses are available separately to suit the intended application.

For more details call them on More >

EEK THERE’S A MOUSE!

The Mazda MX5 is very much a cultural automotive icon nowadays, a car that’s won over legions of fans thanks to its cheeky looks, beguiling handling and fantastic personality, with many in use as kitcar donors.

The MX5’s un-paralleled success means that there’s now a bewildering array of themed merchandise available for all four generations, though these newly launched Mk3 MX5 computer mice from IL Motorsport might just be the coolest (not to mention useful) yet.

Based around the ever-popular third generation MX5 and available in either wired or wireless forms, the computer mice are available through MX5 Parts, look great and More >

MIND THE GAP

 

A comfortable and ergonomic driving position is vital for safe driving, both on the road and on the track.

The ergonomic driver to wheel distance may be difficult to achieve with aftermarket seats and steering wheels and the fact that some racing classes now demand fixed position seats.

B-G steering wheel spacers are designed to bring the steering wheel closer to the driver for improved steering input and driver comfort and are multi-drilled for both 6x70mm and 6x74mm PCD bolt patterns to accommodate the majority of aftermarket steering wheels.

The two-bolt patterns allow the spacers to be used as a hub spacer and/or More >

BOOT PROTECTORS

Heat and sound experts, Design Engineering Inc. has just launched its new EXO range of products. The first item in this range is the EXO Series Protect-A-Boot spark plug protection kit, which protects spark plug wires against high direct or radiant heat.

The boot features dual layer construction with two tiers of high temperature silica glassfibre encased in a tough outer exoskeleton of T304 grade stainless steel mesh, which, prevents direct contact with the inner Silica lining while also providing an insulating air gap barrier.

The dual layer construction and tough exterior results in a higher level of heat dissipation and abrasion resistance More >

SORTED BUMPSTICK

The classic HT1 camshaft, as originally developed by HT Racing, has evolved.

Kent Cams is now offering the HT1E camshaft, which improves on the performance achieved by the HT1 camshaft by providing a greater spread of torque.

The Kent Cams HT1E has been designed using ‘Lotus Concept Valve Train’ cam design software and has been produced on the company’s state of the art CNC cam grinders to provide tuners with the most advanced and technically precise Pinto performance cam available on the market today.

Order as part number HT1EK for full kit (RRP £470.40 inc VAT) as shown or HT1E for camshaft alone More >

GET YOUR TWO WHEELS GOING WITH POWERLITE

I was intrigued to see Powerlite’s Power Start device at the recent Race Retro show recently and if you’ve got an old British bike such as Triton or BSA you can save your leg muscles by using one of these to get your engine started.

Best-known for their superb range of starters and alternators the 36kg Power Start is a very neat product. It features integrated starter motor and dry battery cell.

It is operated by a foot switch and has duel driven rollers and is extremely ergonomic. If I had an old Norbsa in the shed I’d definitely buy one. A More >

BLAST MUCK AND GRIME AWAY

Kärcher has unveiled their newest and most advanced High Pressure Washer range for 2016 allowing you to take full control of your home. The Kärcher Pressure Washer is perfect for taking on all of your cleaning needs, from transforming your outdoor patio to washing your car.

Brand new to the 2016 High Pressure Washer range are the Full Control machines, with an LED display built directly into the trigger gun, giving you more clarity than ever before on the perfect setting for a range of household jobs.

This exciting addition to the Kärcher Pressure Washer family transforms outdoor cleaning methods by choosing More >