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#1 Engine parts recommendations

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:06 pm
by mxke
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.

#2 Re: Engine parts recommendations

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:09 pm
by ysmalkie

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

SNG sells them, but they maybe others.


#3 Re: Engine parts recommendations

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:22 am
by rfs1957
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.