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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 >

NOTHING TO DO WITH A SOUTH COAST SEASIDE TOWN!

Up to 60 per cent of an engine’s internal friction is caused by piston ring movement in the cylinders. The solution to that problem is to use thinner rings. That’s great, but if you’re running a high-output four-cylinder engine – especially one running gobs of boost – you also need piston rings that can survive the extreme temperatures and stresses that engine has to endure.

Hastings SNH Series Piston Rings are what you need. Designed for use with aftermarket performance pistons that use a 1mm x 1.2mm x 2.8mm ring configuration, the SNH rings free up horsepower by reducing friction but More >

NEW CHASSIS OPTION FROM AEROMASTER

News from Joey Lee’s Aeromaster Sportscars based in Sofia, Bulgaria this week.

The company has just unveiled their new LMP PRO Chassis for their Bentley Speed 8 replica.

Joey takes up the story: “It took us about two years of development. The main aim was to keep the classic and original look of the Le Mans winner Bentley Speed 8 while offering a much stronger, safer and reliable chassis.

“There are dozens of key features on the new chassis that we added or improved by design and quality over the previous chassis design we offered.

“All the pipes are now CNC-laser cut, assembled and welded on precision More >

CROSSFLOW UPGRADES KEEP COMING

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In keeping with its policy of remaking parts for Ford engines that are no longer available, from the original manufacturer, Burton Power has had oversized versions of all the various pistons for the Ford Crossflow 711M engine remade to exacting specifications. These pistons are cast and ideal for reliable road use at an affordable price.

Available in sizes:.020”/.030”/.040”/.060”/.090” for 1.3 (18647) and 1.6 (18649) engines.

Oversized pistons enable the reconditioning of a worn engine as well as an increase in engine capacity. Higher compression ratios may also be available to boost power output while retaining reliability.

The pistons retail at £49.75 More >

NEW LEATHER MIST FROM TURTLE WAX.

The latest product in Turtle Wax’s brilliant Hybrid Solutions line up is Leather Mist, which cleans, conditions and protects quality leather be it in vehicles, boats, around the home, you name it, really.

It’s a pleasant, fresh-smelling PH-balanced formula that unlike some rival products isn’t horribly greasy, while it doesn’t leave irritating residue behind. What it does excellently is keep your leather hydrated, protected and fed while getting rid of dirt, soiling and unsightly stains.

According to the blurb I read on the product it contains a special blend of Aloe Vera and cocoa butter that gets deep into the leather while More >

SORT TRACKRODS OUT FAST

Laser Tools’ new track rod adjusting wrench (part number 8038) is designed along with the traditional pipe-wrench style, but with added features to make a comfortable and efficient method of removing and adjusting track rods and track rod ends.

The 18in (457mm) rubber-gripped handle gives great leverage and the quick-fit, spring-loaded jaws help prevent slippage and damage. The jaws adjust between 10-35mm which will fit the track rods of most cars and light commercial vehicles.

It fits over the track rod or track rod end quickly and grips instantly. Of course, it can be used for traditional pipework!

Available now from your Laser More >