EXCHANGE ENGINES FOR PRE-X/FLOW :
997 – 1200 – 1340 – 1500
AND G.T. ALSO MK.2 1300 – 1500 AND G.T.
DIRECTORY & PRICES
Description & Price
Standard Reconditioned Engine 1300 / 1500 / GT £382.00
Other Modified Cams
Vernier Duplex outright price £83.00
Vernier Duplex set-up on our engine £119.00
ALL PRE-X/F TYPE ENGINES. 997/1200/1340, 1500 AND G.T. 1300 AND 1500/G.T.MK 2.
Our standard and modified engines will directly replace any Ford PRE/XF engined vehicle. Such as: Anglia, Mk 1 and 2 Cortinas, Classic/ Capri, Corsair, Ginetta, Lotus 7, Marcos, Morgan, TVR, and all Kit Car derivatives.
Note: When ordering, it is important that you give us the BLOCK number which is forged on the lower part of the block just above the sump line on the nearside (passenger side) of the car. It will be 105E, 109E, 116E, 120E, 273OE, or 2731E.
All parts immersed in acid ‘bath’ then chemically ‘hot’ washed and cleaned, with all core and oil gallery plugs removed.
Cylinder Head: Completely reconditioned with new valve springs, stem seals, valves, valve guides, and head surface ground as necessary. All valve seats recut or new inserts fitted as required.
Cylinder Block: Rebored and cross hatch honed. All new core plugs fitted. New matched set of pistons. Mains checked for alignment and ovality. Surface ground where necessary.
Crankshaft: Reground and polished. All new mains and big-end bearings
Con Rods: Checked for alignment and ovality in big-end housing.
Camshaft: Reprofiled with new or resized cam followers.
Timing Chain and Tensioner: New.
Oil Pump: Fully reconditioned or replaced. All new seals and gaskets.
Cylinder Block: Rebored to 0.030″. Each bore cross hatch honed to exact size of each individual piston. Pistons fully balanced.
Oil Pump: New or fully reconditioned.
Crankshaft: Reground to bottom limits available, with matched set of mains and big-end shells.
Con Rods: Crack tested and checked for alignment. Checked for ovality in big-end housing. Fully balanced and lightened.
Camshaft: ‘Mexico’ blueprinted for BHP gains. Or for towing or pulling power, a lower profile camshaft for maximum gains in torque.
Cylinder Head: Big valve head further modified ports. Balanced and planed.
Cylinder Block:Choice of overbores +20 +30 +40 +60 Con-Rods: Honed to size each individual piston pin. Full engine balance, crankshaft, flywheel, clutch plate etc.
We can supply (as available) larger, standard, or modified engines. Note: It is imperative that you uprate Brakes and suspension as necessary.
Additional Parts for Extra Power and/or Strength
Our modified engines are built for normal Fast Road use, with the emphasis on retaining or increasing torque, but with an increase in BHP, smoothness and gains in petrol consumption, relative to the extra power given.
Bearing in mind that any good camshaft increase BHP but invariably means a loss of torque- the general yardstick is the ‘higher the lift’ the lower the torque. The ‘Mexico’ blueprinted camshaft (included in the price of all stages of tune) gives reasonable gains in BHP with only a slight loss in torque.
To ensure infinite valve timing, essential for getting the optimum performance from modified camshafts fully set up and timed on our engine.
This process involves machining the rough cast from each of the inlet and exhaust ports, also the combustion chambers (where applicable) to achieve better flow to each cylinder. Increases power between 10 and 15 BHP. It ensures a smoother ‘tickover’. And is more economical.
This ensures a smoother engine, lowers the tickover speed and allows it to rev freely to its optimum. Engines have a half balance (pistons and con rods) included in the price. Bottom end balance (crankshaft assembly, refaced flywheel and pressure plate) is included in the price of Stages 2.
Removing metal from piston crown and/or block to equalise piston heights to achieve absolute balanced compressions.
This is a treatment used in competition for strengthening metal.
Specially jetted and choked to fit whichever engine size or state of tune required 32 Twin Carburetor Kit
Ideal for the increased air flow required on performance engines. Price depending on application
36 Unleaded Fuel Conversions Although we offer converted heads, we consider this a last resort. It involves fitting valve seat inserts which can crack, or worse, drop into the bore, causing severe damage. This usually happens through overheating or if the engine is stressed. It is advisable to retard the ignition by some 3 to 4 degrees, which in turn means losing some engine power. In the circumstances we are advising our customers to wait for L.R.P. (Lead Replacement Petrol) to come onto the market. SHELL have stated that they will be replacing their leaded pumps with this, come changeover. They have already done so in most European countries which have banned leaded petrol. They claim that long term tests have shown that it is a safe and suitable replacement. 37 Advice
As with all our conversions, please ensure braking and suspension are modified to suit extra power. Warning. Do not expect any new engine to perform to the best of its capabilities until it has done at least 4,000 miles. Also oil and petrol consumption will be greater until the engine has ‘loosened up’.
38 Suspension Dependent on type of vehicle, but gas filled shock absorbers or adjustable type shock absorbers, anti-dive kits, single leaf rear springs, negative camber cross members, toughened insulation rubbers, stiffened front springs etc.
Ensures instant warmth to interior, immediate window demisting and improved fuel consumption by a claimed 46% on short journeys. Avoids use of automatic or manual choke and improves safety on wet icy roads by eliminating engine racing whilst on choke. Ensures easy starting and reduces engine wear, extends battery, starter motor and exhaust life. (Up to 50% of engine wear occurs during first few minutes.)
41 Electronic Ignition Beware, there are some cheap, poorly made versions on the market. Two noted magazines have done full tests on all makes available. At the time the top two were Mobelec and Luminition. In our opinion there are only slight gains up to 4500 rpm, but after this, mainly due to lack of points bounce, it comes into its own, particularly on tuned units. Against this, any failure means a ‘normal’ garage would not, unlike a normal points set-up, be able to fix it. So we advise you to retain the normal distributor parts and a screwdriver as a ‘get you home’ device.
42. Rolling Road The July issue of Car and Car Conversions made some excellent points on their uses. This bears out what everyone in the tuning business has been saying for years. Basically, ignore the reading, as there are so many variables to consider. Rolling Roads are fine for ‘setting up’ an engine and its ancillaries, provided that the operator is good and that the comparisons are all done on the same ‘road’ and on the same day. Ensure a new engine has done at least 4,000 miles before putting it on a rolling road.
Same Day Fitting Service
We set our fitting charges at a very reasonable rate. This is to encourage our customers to take advantage of this very important service. We have very few problems with our engines, except when they are fitted or set up incorrectly by D.I.Y. or outside agencies, which can mean more expense and inconvenience for you, as the fitting is then not covered by our guarantee. Whereas if we fit it, the fitting and all the parts supplied are completely covered by our guarantee.
Upon your arrival, at 7.30am the engine is allowed to cool, then removal of the old engine proceeds. You are then shown over your new engine, i.e. the block assembly, showing the pistons, bore and crank sizes etc, then the cylinder head, showing valve type, sizes, springs, guides, seats and gas flowing of chambers and ports as applicable.
” Every Engine is Completely Hand Built and is the Sole Responsibility of One Engine Builder”.
By 9.30 am your ‘old’ engine has been removed. We then ask you to inspect and decide for yourself if you require replacement of any parts, such as clutch, engine mounts, thermostat hoses etc. If you are uncertain of what you are looking at, we will show you a new part to compare condition.
- 44 Radiator Testing. The radiator is sent away (unless new) and is tested under pressure to clear sediment, check rate of flow, repair minor leaks and finally resprayed.
‘ Don’t bite off more than you can chew,’ as the Bishop said to the Actress!, ‘Have you got the right tool for the job?’ as the Actress said to the Bishop!, Keep everything clean. Use plenty of oil – as Specialised Engines say.
Leave plugs out when first turning the engine over – this will help your ‘old battery and starter motor against the new, tight engine. Fill oil filter with oil, prime it. Set tappets before adjusting timing (using a timing light). Read further instructions on the front and back of receipt. PROBLEMS? STOP! RING US! We are here to help you. It is part of the guarantee that you bring the car back to us for its first service.
FINALLY – Don’t fit it yourself. We can make a much better job of it and at a reasonable price- as the Actress said to the Bishop.