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Gezzer
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: UK engine builders, good experiences, places to avoid...... Reply with quote

Hi there,

My engine will soon be out and I'm looking for a good reputable shop for the rebuild.
The engine is serviceable but at 160k I want to rebuild it to go along with the restoration.
The aim is for a power upgrade, maybe even a cc upgrade. I'd like to see 250hp (genuine not dreamed)
Just from some online investigation and a few phone calls I'm hearing anything from 5 grand to 20 grand.
I think trust is probably the most important aspect of this kind of job, I don't mind paying but I don't want to have my pant pulled down!!
Has anyone out there got some glowing recommendations?
Many thanks in advance for your advice

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autofarm are a well reputed company with decades of experience with air cooled cars.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Porsche Torque have a good reputation - declaration of interest - my turbo engine is currently there.

Also for the air cooled stuff Ninemeister in Warrington create some lovely motors and are always very busy with air-cooled engine builds. They've even got a price guide on their website I think.

Then you've got Fearnsport (only ever hear great things about them) and 9e who are very well respected, in particular with turbo engines and Autofarm - also only ever hear good things.

There aren't that many well regarded porsche engine builders around really.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where you based Dont know Performance-Porsche in West Yorks can do it (and I suspect for the lower estimate dependent on what you want) but I know they've got a lot on so depends how quick you want it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For an SC Nick Fulljames and Mike Bainbridge specialise in aircooled

www.redtek.co.uk

http://www.mbporsche-engineering.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all your help
Kind regards
Steve
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one for Nick did superb job on my pals engine.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill Russel at Dakota Classics in Swanley, Kent. Been going for years and years, small independent, orgionally Aston Martin trained but moved into Porsches in the early 90's and covers all aircooled cars.

Worked for him on and off over the years and notable cars we're Micky Mosts 911 Kramer (full engine rebuild before his passing), various early pre
Impact bumper cars, SC's, 930 turbos and lots and lots of 356's.

Pm me if you want his number.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good places tend to be very busy, so be prepared for a bit of a wait
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:


Also for the air cooled stuff Ninemeister in Warrington create some lovely motors and are always very busy with air-cooled engine builds. They've even got a price guide on their website I think.


If you're considering NW then I'd suggest the guys at Unit 11 Warrington over Ninemeister based on air-cooled owner feedback. Just hear mixed reports of Ninemeister but consistent praise for the guys at Unit 11 (supported by a Indy i know well)
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