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Rush to get your own ready made kit car company
Posted by Madabout News on Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Makers of the successful Dax Rush Seven style kit car, D J Sportscars have put the Dax Rush project up for sale, lock, stock and a smoking M3 based demonstrator.

To get maximum exposure D J Sportscars have put the project up for sale on the Ebay (where else!) with a 'get the ball rolling' price tag of ú75k, although offers are invited.

For this the successful winner will get a running BMW M3 based demonstrator, all moulds, jigs and current stock, along with customer files and tech support.




Kits a No Show
Posted by Madabout News on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 06:41 PM

2014 is proving to be the year where show organisers have had to pull the plug on several kit car shows as the economics was no longer stacking up.

Any kit car enthusiast would have seen for themselves the declining attendance of pretty much every show on the calendar over recent years, not just from manufacturers whoĺs stand space started to get bigger gaps between him and the next but the all important attendance of the general public and kit car drivers.




Fancy a wide body Mercedes-Benz 300 SL?
Posted by Madabout News on Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 12:13 AM

ATELIER VALDEIG floats the idea of a wide body conversion of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster W 198 - better known as the roadster version of the iconic 300 SL Gullwing model of the 1950's.



Vortex V2 on track and GT-EV goes electric
Posted by Madabout News on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 07:57 PM

A company that quietly sits under the radar (but which has an active forum section in the Madabout-Kitcars forum) is Vortex Automotive, manufacturers of the Vortex GT, one of the prettiest original design kit cars to come out of the UK. To add to their line-up they have developed the V2, a modern alternative to the Lotus 7 style car, suitable for both road and track.



MEVSTER the new all weather sports car from MEV
Posted by Madabout News on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 12:38 AM

MEVSTER is the all new kit car form MEV. Mills Extreme Vehicles Ltd has been developing new kits for years but this is a first as it comes with a roof, heater and windscreen.



Marlin Sportster gets new BMW chassis option
Posted by Madabout News on Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Marin are now offering the opportunity for another BMW donor vehicle to be used in their popular single donor kit, the Marlin Sportster. This has been achieved by completely re-designing a third of the rear end of the already successful 3 series BMW chassis. This allows for the simple fitting (four major bolts) of the entire BMW aluminium rear axle assembly used, in among others, the 5 series.



Razor Cars now going topless
Posted by Madabout News on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 08:19 PM

Razor Cars of Wigan are a new company but the men behind it have years of experience creating top quality kit cars and the new 3 wheel Razor is no exception.

Modern, individual design and great quality fabrication and construction are sure to see the order books fill up for Razor, now being offered as topless with the option of a full canopy.




New MK 11 GT40 offering from Tornado Sports cars plus Ford 5.0l V8 Coyote option
Posted by Madabout News on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Tornado sports cars have been busy having secured a rear section moulding which emulates the Mk11 GT40 which finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Le Mans 1966. Tornado now offer this rear section with the additional air intakes and vents as a Mk11 kit or Mk 1 versions can be converted to a Mk11.




GD T70 just got practical
Posted by Madabout News on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Gardner Douglas have for 2012 introduced the T70 moda, featuring a modular all-weather roof system for their iconic GD T70. If the T70 wasn't beautiful enough, it just got practical too. Here is what GD have to say about their new model.



Caterham SP 300R Tracktime
Posted by Madabout News on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Caterham recently unveiled it's new track car the SP 300R and took the opportunity to let customers take a trip around Rockingham Motor Speedway following a test and PR session at Spain's Jerez race track.

Here is what Caterham and F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen had to say about the whole experience.








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Atomization of fuel for the piston engine
Overview of the Controlled Combustion Engine
´╗┐Common rail diesel explained
Crower six stroke piston engine
Crosshead bearing explained
Workings of a ´╗┐Cold air intake
Short ram air intake overview
Warm air intake overview
Method of the Ram air intake
Capacitor discharge ignition systems
´╗┐Historic Brooklands Banked Race Circuit
Shakespeare County Raceway
Lydden Race Circuit Kent
´╗┐Goodwood Festival of Speed Petrol head event
Mallory Park Race Circuit
Pembrey Race Circuit South Wales
´╗┐Scotlands Knockhill Racing Circuit
Rockingham Motor Speedway Circuit
Santa Pod Raceway Hot Rod track
Classic Goodwood Circuit
White metal coating´╗┐
Babbitt metal used in bearings
Saabs Automatic Performance Control
Daimlers Active Cylinder Control
Variable engine displacement
Brushless Stepper motor
Turbo Anti-lag
The workings of the Atkinson cycle
Duraspark ignition
Bosch ´╗┐Jetronic fuel injection system
Motronic ignition
NOx Adsorbers use explained
Nikasil Coating for Engines
Model run through and history of the Mazda MX-5
Range of Mazda B Series engines (MX5)
Lotus Elan History
Cadence braking technique explained
Multi link suspension overview
Weissach axle for the Porsche 928
Double declutch explained
Lift off oversteer explained
The Timing belt
Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)
Thermocouple temperature sensor
Dodge Viper History
Anodising finish for metal surfaces
Superalloy explained
Taking a look at the Roots blower
Methanol Fuel for Racing
What is billet
   


 

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