Specialised Engines Ltd have been building standard and modified engines for 40 years. Our modern 10,000 sq ft factory is equipped with all the machinery for carrying out the following :
Crankshaft Grinding , Stroking and Polishing , Reboring , overboring , Sleeving and Cylinder Honing ,Line Boring , Reaming and Line Honing , Surface Grinding , Cylinder Head Reconditioning , Modifying and Flow Bench Testing , Static and Dynamic Balancing , Tuftriding , Bead Blasting , Helicoil Inserting , Degreasing , Con Rod Honing and Reclamation , Engine Building. Plus we always carry a large stock of Pistons , Bearings , Gaskets , Camshafts , Carburettors , Oil and Petrol Pumps etc.
All payment is made on completion of work. We accept Visa , MasterCard , Eurocard , American Express , Bankers Drafts and Building Society Cheques. Private and Company Cheques only accepted once cleared – usually 10 banking days. VAT at the current rate to be added to all prices quoted. Prices and Specifications subject to change without prior notice.
NOTES: Please supply all parts clean, ready to be machined , otherwise there will be an extra charge as necessary. All parts will require cleaning / degreasing before assembly. This service is not included in the price of machining. Our policy is to consult you , the customer , if any additional work , incurring more cost is involved. Please leave a contact name and number. Trade and Car Owners’ Club discounts are only given with positive proof of ID (Club or Trade Card) and must be confirmed before hand.
Same day reboring service (2 hours)
Same day crankshaft grinding service (4 hours)
Same day surface grinding service (2 hours)
Same day valve guide inserting , valve and seat cutting etc. by appointment only.
Because we have our own freehold premises and do the majority of work ‘in house’ our prices are very keen. Compare us to the rest. You will see we are the best.
All prices are based on standard units , with parts in good condition , cleaned , ready for machining.
Crankshaft Grinding (Including final polishing)
Car : £3.50 per journal
Heavy Car / Commercial : from £4.50 per journal
Examples : 4 cylinder – Fiesta /Mini (all 7 journals) £24.00
Ford CVH , X/Flow etc. (all 9 journals) £30.00
Six cylinder (all 10 journals) £33.00
Note : No discounts unless bearings are also purchased.
Up to 0.020″ for 4 journals £37.50
Up to 0.020″ for 6 journals £49.50
Only for bearing surfaces which are within tolerance or have been tuftrided. Operational times can vary , so prices are approximate only. Firm price given on inspection.
7 journal from £14.00
9 journal from £17.50 etc.
Crossdrilling, Sleeving, Submerged Argon Arc Welding, Straightening and Tuftriding.
Prices on application, depending on condition and type of crank, on inspection.
To first oversize; including honing Up to 4.5″ bore size, per bore £5.00
4 Cylinder:£21.00/6 Cylinder:£31.00/Vee Blocks:£42.00/V8 Blocks:£55.00/Commercial Engines:P.O.A.
For example, to second cut (say 0.060″) add 75 per cent to above prices
4 Cylinder : becomes £36.00 6 Cylinder : becomes £54.00
V6 : becomes £72.00 V8 : becomes £96.00
Prices on application as it varies, depending on whether stepped or flanged type, or any counterboring or cut-outs required. All the above add 15 per cent if customer supplies own pistons.
Cylinder Honing :
This varies according to time taken, whether cross hatch or plateau honing is required, and condition of bores on initial inspection.
Cross hatch hone – 4 Cylinder from £12.00
6 Cylinder from £18.00
8 Cylinder from £23.00
Line Boring :
Example : Ford block 3 main bearing to standard size (where possible) : £64.00
3 main bearing to 0.015″ O/D : £96.00 / 5 main bearing add £10.00 to both prices.
Line Reaming :
4 Cylinder cam bearing housings from : £24.00 / 6 Cylinder from : £46.00 / V8 from : £46.00
Not including cost of caps and bearings.
Surface Grinding – Heads :
Surface Grinding :- 4 Cylinder V6 V8
Reface up to 0.010″ £21.50 £26.50 £26.50
Reface up to 0.025″ £26.50 £32.00 £32.00
Reface up to 0.060″ £34.00 £39.50 £39.50
Surface Grinding – Blocks :
Surface Grinding :- 4 Cylinder V6 V8
Reface up to 0.010″ £24.00 £53.00 £53.00
Reface up to 0.025″ £30.00 £59.00 £59.00
Reface up to 0.060″ £37.50 £67.00 £67.00
Aluminium Heads add 7.5 per cent.
Valve Spring Seat relieving :
To suit high lift cams, this will stop coil binding of the valve springs.
Relieve upto 0.030″ £38.50
Relieve upto 0.060″ £58.00
Relieve upto 0.100″ £72.00
Vacuum Testing :
Vac Testing will show us that all the valves are seating correctly.
This can be performed on any cylinder head and can save a lot of problems with seating valves.
4 Cylinder £12.00
6 Cylinder £16.00
8 Cylinder £20.00
Engine Balancing :
All static and Dynamic Balancing is carried out on the premises. While-U-Wait service for 4-Cylinder Engines. For all V-type engine balancing, we require one complete piston con rod, bearing set, damper, flywheel, clutch and all relevant bolts.
(1)Half balance – 4 pistons and rods (top end): £38.50
Half balance – 6 pistons and rods (top end): £58.00
Half balance – 8 pistons and rods (top end): £72.00
(2)Half balance – 4 cylinder crank, flywheel, clutch, damper and all necessary nuts and bolts. (bottom end): £38.50
(3)Full balance : As 1 and 2 above – 4 cylinder : £77.00
V4 & V6 from : £241.00
V8 from: £246.00
Lightening and Polishing of parts, such as pistons, rods, flywheels etc.
Price on application.
Flywheel Refacing :
Also avaiable on exchange and also avaiable as outright sales
4 Cylinder £25.00
6 Cylinder £30.00
8 Cylinder £35.00
Piston Machining :
For lowering compression and for engines which are restroked.
Upto 0.040″ Per Set of 4 £60
Upto 0.080″ Per Set of 4 £80
Upto 0.120″ Per Set of 4 £100
Upto 0.040″ Per Set of 6 £80
Upto 0.080″ Per Set of 6 £120
Upto 0.120″ Per Set of 6 £160
Cylinder Head Reconditioning :
Valve Refacing / Seat Refacing : Light Car : £2.00 Commercial Diesel £2.20
Valve Guide Replacement :
Note : Requires recutting of necessary valve seats, price not included – see above.
Does not include price of new guide : P.O.A.
Guide fitted and honed to size – each : £1.95
Guide fitted and honed to size, aluminium head – each £2.50
Bronze guide inserting :
Light car heads : (where applicable) including insert – each £3.00
Commercial heads : (where applicable) including insert – each £4.00
Valve seat inserting – Not including cost of insert
Light car – each £16.50 Commercial – each £21.50
Exchange (or your own head) Reconditioned and / or Modified :
Fully reconditioned standard heads from £88.50
Modified Gas Flowed Heads :
All inlet, exhaust ports and combustion chambers gas flowed and polished. Also refaced to raise compression ratio.
Note : SV = Standard Valves ; LI = Larger Inlet ; LEI = Larger Exhaust / Inlet
Engine Type: Stage 1 – Stage 2 – Stage 3 – Deposit
All Pre X/Flow SV – £163.00 LI – £206.00 – —— – £ 80.00
X/Flow SV – £163.00 LEI – £205.00 LEI – £255.00 – £ 80.00
‘Mexico’ X/Flow – SV £163.00 – LEI £233.50 – —— – £ 80.00
All OHC – SV £227.00 – LEI £300.00 – LEI £336.50 – £113.00
(Not including cam & followers)
All CVH Engines – SV £235.00 – LEI £322.00 – —— – £113.00
(Not including cam & followers)
All V4 Per Pair – SV £199.00 – LI £266.00 – LEI £369.00 – £40.00
V6 Essex Per Pair – SV £278.00 – LI £322.00 – LEI £416.00 – £125.00
V6 2.8/2.9 per Pair – SV £307.50 – LEI £424.50 – —— – £125.00
Lead Free Conversions
Can only be done on Standard and Stage 1 heads – Not possible to fit bigger valves. All new exhaust valve seat inserts, all new bronze valve guide inserts. Standard heads. Ports lightly gas flowed to retain power.
Add the following to the above prices as applicable :
All X/Flows, OHC, CVH and V4 : £85.00, V6 Essex : £142.00
Same Day Fitting Charge
(Including all gaskets)
All Pre X/Flow, X/Flow, Fiesta : £88.50 All 1600 / 2000 OHC : £92.00
CVH (also includes new head bolt set) : £109.00
All 2.5 and 3.0 V6 : £134.00
2.3 and 2.8 carburettor versions : £156.00
2.8 Injection : £192.50
Our Metalis rotating hot chemical wash degreases the vast majority of parts.
Standard Metalis chemical wash only :
4 cylinder head : £12.00
6 cylinder head : £13.75
V6/V8 (per pair) : £17.60
Any crankshaft : £8.80
Any set of rods : £6.60
Any sump : £8.80
Complete Cleaning Cycle :
If further cleaning is necessary, then parts can be immersed in an acid bath “dip” and finally rinsed in oil.
4 cylinder head : £17.60, V6/V8 (per pair) : £21.00
4 cylinder block :£29.00, V6/V8 cylinder block : £35.20
Parts must first be cleaned/degreased
Valves (each) : 0.88p Pistons (each) : £3.63 Con rods (each) : £3.63
Cylinder head (4 cylinder) : £15.95 Cylinder heads (V6/V8 per pair) : £24.20
Engine Building and Fitting :
We have specialised in Ford Standard and Modified engines for 50 years, with our own fitting bays, including in most cases a same-day fitting service. But we also undertake the building of other makes.
World-wide Delivery Service :
Local Area (5 mile radius of factory) – F.O.C., Parcels up to 25kg – £10.00 each way, within main areas of UK mainland. All other parcels and areas – P.O.A.