Ford’s Duratec engine has long been the tuners’ engine of choice and one of the most popular enhancements is to fit either a pair of Weber DCOE carburettors or EFI throttle bodies.

However, this can be problematic in certain applications, such as mid-engine layouts, where space limitations prevent a conventional intake manifold from being used.

The new short billet intake manifold from Webcon is just 35mm long and is perfect for space-limited installations.

Webcon’s new manifold is superbly manufactured in the UK from billet aluminium and ported at 45mm, but it can be easily increased to 48mm to suit higher-powered engines.

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Inserting lines, bundles of wires or hoses into split line sleeving can be frustrating and tedious.

These new tools from DEI make the task a breeze and enable the job to be done in a fraction of the time, with no nipped fingers either!

Simply insert the line, wires or hose into the tool, twist to lock and slip it into the end of the split sleeve. Then pull it along and the split sleeve opens as you pull the tool and closes behind it. Presto! Your line, wire or hose is inside the sleeving with the minimum of fuss and effort.

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Not a kitcar-related release per se, but there’s such a love for all things Beetle in the kitcar game I thought I’d include it this week.

If your Bug has a bigger corrosion problem than first expected, you might find yourself searching for replacement rear quarter panels. Sadly full ‘top to bottom’ panels are no longer available, but this offering from Heritage Parts Centre is the next best thing.

Pressed for a pre-64 Beetle with the smaller side window aperture, it can also be adapted for later cars by using the metalwork below the swage line. The B pillar has a threaded More >


The Philips brand has long been associated with lighting innovation and, a decade or so ago, after extensive research into what workshop professionals needed by way of lighting tools, the first Philips workshop lights were launched.

Always aware of the conditions and potential hazards of the workshop environment, much work has gone into enhancing the CBH 52’s durability. It is resistant to oil, grease and dust, is splash-proof to IP54 standards and, with its tough aluminium frame, boasts IK07 impact resistance.

Hybrid Running with long-lasting performance

The CBH 52 has the ability to run as a mains-powered light or to run cordless as a battery-powered light, which is then charged from the mains electricity. This hybrid charging gives it supreme flexibility and with a More >


New owners at Aeon Sportscars Sam (left) and Dave.

Marden-based Aeon Sportscars has changed hands. Rather than tell you about it, we’ll let the new owners do the honours”

“So, a big and exciting change at Aeon Sportscars and a welcome from new bosses/directors, Dave and Sam! Dave has worked for the business over the past four years and recently bought the business from his former boss, Keith Wood.

Dave has been overseeing and managing the workshop recently while running rally cars, welding chassis’, tinkering with V8s, building kitcars and anything else you can think of! Sam is Dave’s partner, and an A&E More >


New from Car Builder Solutions this month, and featuring in their brand new – issue 34 – catalogue, is this neat item an All In One Universal Instrument pod.

It features a brand-new user interface design concept, is more user friendly and easy to play with.

The functions include Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Trip, Gear position and Clock and it is available now via www.carbuilder.com (wearing part number DM14) and costs £300.

You can also find out more at the other end of 01580 891 309 ENDS.


Here’s a new product that is sure to be of interest to totalkitcar readers.

BDX Bulldog is a highly efficient versatile and effective lubricant/penetrating product, which incorporates the latest anti-friction/anti-wear technology, ceramic reinforced PTFE.

Providing the ultimate in lubricating performance in any industrial environment, from heavy plant to golf courses. Bulldog BDX rapidly combats moisture and corrosion, leaving a clean and lubricated surface. Use as a lubricant on chains, slides and guides, small bearings etc. and as a release agent for even heavily corroded and/or seized components.

The manufacturer’s promise that the product ‘will work where others fail’. Early indications in the TKC More >


If you’re stuck for gift ideas this Christmas, why not let them choose for themselves with a Machine Mart gift card.

Perfect for people with a craving for some tools and machinery!

You can also order them online; an E-Voucher can be sent in a personalised email style, courtesy of Machine Mart, whatever the occasion may be!

Machine Mart gift cards and E-Vouchers can hold any value from £20 to £500 and can be used in any of Machine Mart’s 64 superstores nationwide, online at https://www.machinemart.co.uk or over the phone by calling 0115 956 5555.


With sanitising cars as important as cleaning them in current times, many motor trade professionals are facing added workload thanks to a need to sanitise a car after the initial cleaning process – a move especially important for those facing the public, such as dealers, hire fleets or multiple-user vehicles such as delivery vans, taxis and car clubs.

But Royal Warranted car-care expert Autoglym has now got the answer in the form of its new Super Clean Sanitiser – a high strength deep-cleaning solution that not only effectively deals with bacteria and viruses, meeting strict EN standards, but also has the More >


Mirka’s award-winning power tools division is celebrating its 10th birthday. In the last decade, the team at Mirka has been at the cutting-edge of technology advancement and has created the DEROS sanders, which are two of the most ergonomic and easy to use products of their type on the market and are amongst Mirka’s best selling products.

The division, founded after the success of the CEROS in 2009, highlighted to Mirka that a dedicated power tools division was required to help anticipate and fast track the development process of future products.

Caj Nordström, product development manager, Mirka said: “Developing new products and More >

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