Fall and Wood rallying a Mini Cooper S at the 1968 Monte Carlo Rally

Classic Engines

We have significant knowledge and expertise in engine builds for classic vehicles, wether it be British, American, or European.

Mini & ‘A’ Series Engines

There is really nothing else like the humble 'A' series engine and, for some years now, we have specialized in performance tuning it for both minis and metros.

This knowledge has been put to good use over many successful seasons of grasstrack racing.

We take your requirements and offer a number of engine options which can improve your power output. All modifications are carried out at our workshop in-house.

We recently sold our 135bhp project car. Using a full specification 1430cc engine, omega pistons, long stroke, tufrided crank, lightened and balanced internals we finished it off with a full straight cut box and a 4 pin diff.

Engine Units

We can offer the following engine units:

This table shows a selection of the engines we can supply
CLASSIC RANGE—1000cc

Engine & gearbox, fully rebuilt & painted

CLASSIC RANGE—1275cc

Engine & gearbox, fully rebuilt & painted

1293–1330cc

Suitable for competition, race and track days. AE Hepolite pistons, crankshaft bearings, uprated clutch, choice of camshafts, steel centre main strap, duplex timing gears, performance cylinder head, steel backed oil pump, recon. box with central oil pick-up pipe & 4 pin diff.

1380cc

As 1293–1330cc but with high quality 73.5mm Powermax pistons

An individual build can be created to your exact requirements ranging from simple additional components to large block bores for further increasing your power output.

Upgrades

Engine upgrades available:

This table shows a selection of the engine upgrades we can supply
Roller tip rockers 1:5:1
Ultralite steel flywheel
Vernier duplex timing chain

Services

These are just some of the services we offer:

This table shows a selection of the services we offer
Refacing/Reboring of cylinder blocks, 1293/1380, extra stud holes & center main strap
Full unleaded head conversions, 1000 & 1275 including gaskets and seals
Rod/Remote change Gearboxes - Fully Rebuilt with central oil pickup pipe

Gearboxes

We can supply fully rebuilt gearboxes to many specifications:

This table shows a selection of the gearboxes we can supply
New bearings, comp. diff. pin, central oil pick-up pipe, clutch housing & idler gear, shimmed
✚ 4 pin diff.
✚ s/c gear kit
✚ s/c drop gears

Parts

These are just some of the parts we have on offer:

This table shows a selection of the parts we can supply
Set of 'S' rods
Salisbury LSD including output shafts
4 synchro straight cut gearboxes, mint condition
4 synchro straight cut gearboxes, built into gearbox
Straight cut drop gears
Competition diff pins
Planet gears diff
Ley shaft
Vernier timing gears
1.5 ratio roller tip rockers and valve springs
Unleaded stage 3 cylinder head
Superlight aluminium cylinder heads

(75% lighter, 25% more efficient) standard build, including bronze guides and lead free seats (38mm inlet, 31mm exhaust)

Superlight aluminium cylinder heads

(75% lighter, 25% more efficient) modified build to your specification

Ivor Searle engines

Ivor Searle engine

Ivor Searle are one of the UK's leading independent producers of remanufactured and reconditioned engines and engine components. We can supply and fit any item from the Ivor Searle range of products.

The quality of Ivor Searle products is such that all items carry a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty.

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