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#1 Engine rebuild advice

Post by Julian.P » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:46 pm

Hi all, I am almost at a point where I need to remove engine/gearbox and IRS in readiness to have the tub media blasted, I Shall have the gearbox & IRS overhauled, engine was rebuilt some 25 plus years ago and from what I can make out it’s had new Cams, valves, chains, rebore and pistons, question is after all this time without the engine been run should this now have a precautionary strip down?
Many thanks, Julian.

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#2 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by abowie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:31 pm

Julian.P wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:46 pm
Hi all, I am almost at a point where I need to remove engine/gearbox and IRS in readiness to have the tub media blasted, I Shall have the gearbox & IRS overhauled, engine was rebuilt some 25 plus years ago and from what I can make out it’s had new Cams, valves, chains, rebore and pistons, question is after all this time without the engine been run should this now have a precautionary strip down?
Many thanks, Julian.
Short answer is yes.
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#3 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by Julian.P » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:51 pm

Ok many thanks, is there any recommendations for reputable engine builders in the Southeast.

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#4 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by BRM » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:23 pm

Hi Julian,

Angus had my engine rebuilt at CMES in Bracknell and I've been very happy with it, but if you're looking for somewhere closer to home there is a firm not far from you called Scholar Engines, just off the A140 at Mendlesham. They have been going a long time and specialise in various racing engines but they do have experience of XK engines and have rebuilt other classic engines. I know of at least one person who had his E type engine rebuilt there and is happy with it. I called in to see them a while back about rebuilding my Healey engine but haven't got round to it yet so can't recommend them from personal experience.
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#5 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by Jeremy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:37 pm

Tom Barclay in Slough was trained by Rob Beere (who did my engine to a superb standard). Rob tells me that Tom is doing the engines for Jaguar Classics. So although I've no direct experience, he comes with v good credentials.
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#6 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by Julian.P » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:54 am

Many thanks for all your replies, I hope as it’s just a basic stripdown replacement of crank seals and gaskets it won’t to much money, I’ll let you all know how I get on.
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#7 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by Paul71a » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:22 am

Mines at Winspeed at the moment following a failed oil ring on piston 3.....

Rebore, new pistons and a total bottom end rebuild coming in at £10k
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#8 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by malcolm » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:25 am

Paul, do Winspeed do the engineering themselves? If not, who do they send it to?
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#9 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by Julian.P » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:47 am

Ouch that’s expensive does that include removal and refit or is it just the rebuild?

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#10 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by Paul71a » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:53 pm

Winspeed do it in house (chris window is the engine genius) and that cost includes taking the engine out and putting it back in, new clutch etc.....
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#11 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by Nickleback » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:18 pm

Ditto, CMES in Bracknell did my rebuild and I am very pleased with the result, even had a guided tour of the workshop before committing to the project :bouncyyellow:
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#12 Re: Engine rebuild advice

Post by JRB » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:08 pm

I'd be cautious stating its all done in house... I know most people contract to Chesman Engineering - which almost all top engine builders do too..

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