CAMBER ADJUSTMENT DEVICE

New from Autosport GP Engineering is this super accurate, versatile and cost effective camber gauge that makes use of a Smartphone and suitable app.

The gauge frame is CNC-manufactured from aluminium and will also accept digital smart levels, and is adjustable to accommodate any rim size and depth.

A spokesman for the Kent-based company told us: “This is the first product of this type we’ve launched but we are intending to release a range of set-up equipment to make things easier, and more cost effective, for every specialist car builder and racer.

More information from www.gtforte.co.uk ENDS.

AS EASY AS 1-2-3 FOR HEALY DESIGNS

Among several superb stands at last weekend’s Donington show was that of Healy Designs along with their build and sale agent, Automotive Creation Ltd.

The company launched the MX-5 Mk3-based variant of the Enigma that joins versions based around Mk1 and Mk2. Utilising the current generation Mazda two-seater isn’t as straightforward as it sounds as it is a completely re-engineered car compared with earlier incarnations.

For a start the rear end is multi-link, requiring a great deal of revision and the resulting Enigma is slightly larger as a result with re-worked rear bodywork, although retains the distinctive Nissan Micra rear light clusters, More >

WOO-HOO – WICKED MR2 REBODY

Avalanche GT based on Toyota MR2 Mk3

The Turismo Avalanche made its debut as Donington Kit Car show last weekend and was greeted with a very positive response. It’s a body conversion, based on Toyota MR2 Mk3, which can be picked up for very little money.

The GRP bodykit bonds to the MR2, once panels such as front wings and front bonnet have been removed, with the top half of the doors re-skinned and the engine cover remaining the only original panel retained.

Kit prices have been announced at £7000, which includes the very ornate and expensive-looking rear light lenses. The company estimates More >

R-TEC REVAMP LA BALA

Great to see R-TEC Motorsports exhibiting their La Bala kit at Donington last weekend.

Initially, Chris Ridgers, was importing the kit from the USA but since the manufacturer decided to sell the product, it is now made right here in the UK, which means that Chris has been better able to make some revisions to the package to better suit the UK market, while has also chopped a large chunk from the kit price.

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La Bala was originally just a set of plans in the USA before a ‘proper’ kit package was introduced, although for those that like such things, Chris continues More >

BY JOVE THEY COULD BE ON TO SOMETHING

I’m very partial to an MGF, as regular readers will know. I’m also convinced of its benefits as a potential donor vehicle. Thus far, Sylva Autokits has done (Vectis), the excellent Costin Roadster disappeared sadly before it was properly revealed and I know of four other kits currently being prepared that use the MGF’s innards.

A quite unexpected MGF-based new arrival turned up at Donington last weekend in the shape of the Morton Minx, which is a beach buggy kit that uses the underrated two-seater as its donor vehicle.

Any long wheelbase beach buggy will fit the Minx chassis

A beach buggy, I More >

IT’S A MIRACLE

I’m a big fan of the work of Paint Perfect Lincoln, based in er, Lincoln. In addition to their incredible skills at applying paint to all manner of vehicles and items like gaming machines, their repair work is pretty special too.

During my last visit a few months ago, looking forlorn in the workshop, waiting for a bit of TLC was this Fisher Sportscars-vintage, Fury, which the owner had entrusted to the Paint Perfect team to breathe new life back into it.

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...to this.

As the second image shows, not only did they manage to resurrect the Fury they completely transformed it More >

MORE THAN JUST AN ELECTRONIC BEAT COMBO!

Here at totalkitcar/TKC Mag we try and follow certain practises, such as not buying cars ‘sight un-seen’, taking the missus shopping at least once a month (garage points are rare and hard-earned) and avoiding at all costs cheap, pointless and nasty tools.

How many times have you been keen to remove a bolt, reach for the appropriate socket and grab a ratchet only for it to ‘let go’ leaving your knuckles bruised and in a right old mess? I try and follow a ‘buy the best tools I can afford’ mantra for our workshop, as a result.

The likes of Snap-On and More >

LOTS OF VARIETY FROM BIG AL

Good to see BAR Motorsport exhibiting at Donington Kit Car show last weekend with their variety of products and services on display, via a very professional-looking stand.

The York-based operation is run by Alastair Ecclesfield and they really do offer a varied package from race preparation (cars and bikes), trackday back-up and car hire, tyre changing, tyre sales, signage and graphics and general kitcar building to name but a few. Oh and to top it off they also sell a range of performance parts.

Talking of the demonstrator, it’s a very fine example of a superbly built Luego featuring a Honda Super More >

ROB-CO DO VALUE FOR MONEY

An exhibitor’s stand I always like going to at kitcar shows is that of Rob-Co Tooling a small, yet friendly company (based in South Wales) with a can-do attitude who go out of their way to source difficult to find tools and equipment such as ‘skin’ pins. When did you last see them?

In addition to their general range of tools and components there are some real gems and unusually they cater for Metric, AF, Whitworth, BA and Torx.

A new arrival of late has been their superb British-made, pipe flaring and bending tool, which is exceptional value at just £105.

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LATHEMAN MAKES STUFF ON A LATHE

A Lancashire-based company offering a whole raft of help and components to kitcar builders, particularly those with a liking for the Haynes Roadster and Locost is The Latheman. Let’s call him Jeff!

He’ll happily produce custom-made parts of a custom-made nature, just supply him a drawing and precise measurements and he’ll supply you with a quote, while stock parts include crush tubes, rack extensions, threaded Rose-joint inserts and wishbone threaded bushes. The sort of parts that will really make the difference to your car be it cosmetically or the way they help it work better!

More information from www.thelatheman.com ENDS.

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