Engine parts recommendations

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mxke
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#1 Engine parts recommendations

Post by mxke » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:06 pm

Now that the body is off to paint, I am now onto the engine rebuild.
Looking for recommendations on part manufacturers for pistons, bearings and gaskets, valve train components etc.
Most of the ones I knew of when in the trade 35 years ago don’t seem to exist these days...
Thank you.
Mike
Mike - 1962 OTS 878380, 1965 Honda S600, 2001 Honda S2000

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#2 Re: Engine parts recommendations

Post by ysmalkie » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:09 pm

Mike,

I think Mahle should be available for pistons and (all) engine bearings except for the thrust washers.

SNG sells them, but they maybe others.

Tadek
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e-type S1 3.8 FHC - in restoration phase...
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#3 Re: Engine parts recommendations

Post by rfs1957 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:22 am

Buy the parts from someone who builds XK engines weekly, using the very same parts they will sell you, such as Rob Beere Racing in Coventry.

Beere's is a two-man-band where Rob builds the engines, and Carl manages the stores - they have everything in stock, or know where to get it.

I went to sniff them out, poke in the corners, ask uncomfortable questions, and came away convinced.

For 20 years I ran an identical operation (engine-building, tuning, and mail-order parts distribution for just one brand/type of engine) so I think I know what signs to look for.

Their web-site is crap.

I have no connection or interest whatsoever.
Rory
3.8 OTS Cream 877393 Built May 28th 1962
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(plus bevel and belt single-cylinder Ducatis)

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