Customer Jaguar Engine Rebuilds and Restoration
At Classic Car Engines we like to give a personal service and involve our customers in the process if they so wish.
Our usual procedure is to strip down an engine, then invite the customer to see the condition, and decide together what should be done. We will not compromise on quality, but neither will we insist on unnecesary proceedures. If it is not convenient for a customer to visit at this stage we can send photographs to illustrate any areas of choice.
Our standard rebuild usually includes the following:
- Pressure testing of both head and block.
- New valves and copper valve guide liners
- Boring and honing
- New Mahle pistons.
- Crank grind
- Upgrade of the old rear crank rope seal to a new double lip seal
- New oil pump
- New bearings
- Composite head gasket
- New timing chain and tensioners
- Professional polishing of cam covers etc.
- New spark plugs
- Powder coating of pulleys etc.
- New head studs, chrome nuts and copper washers
- We have our own Heenen & Froude dynamometer so we can test run engines under load if required.
A deposit of £1,000 payable on commencement for strip down, once we know what we have we ask for a stage payment, with the remainder due on completion.
Carburettor restoration is available at additional cost, and we can arrange for gearboxes and differentials to be restored by associated specialists.
We can only handle a limited number of engines each year as Graham assembles each engine personally. It is therefore advisable to book your slot.
Please call Graham to discuss further details or other engines. (+44) 01684 311737
Collection & Delivery
We can offer a collection and delivery service at 60p per mile in England and Wales. The restored engine will be on a stand to prevent damage to the sump.
What our customers say……..
Martin Harris, testimonial:-
‘I’m impressed: that was very prompt work on my engine. Thank you very much for the photos, they really do credit to your work and guarantee that the engine will more than look the part when it is reinstalled.’
Roger McEwen, Racer, UK, with a broad grin!
‘Wonderful, I didn’t know it could run so well’
‘It is amazing how smooth this engine is! Thanks to you, the cat is back to her former glory and is a delight to drive.’
‘The V12 is singing like a bird!’