Recycling to save the Planet
quite the planet, at least some ACs
and a lot of money anyway!
years we have accumulated a considerable stock of used parts of all eras
including blocks, sumps, heads, crankshafts, pistons, rods and liners. We
are all aware that with the rising values of AC cars, horrific prices have been
asked for engine parts of doubtful condition, many of which turn out to be
absolute junk. We have now begun a programme of restoration designed to
return as many items as possible to use and as economically as possible,
especially those whose lack can bring an engine to a complete halt. Please
read on for further details.
commonly but incorrectly believed that the AC cylinder block is the Achilles
heel of the AC engine. In fact, the cylinder head can be just as
challenging although its shortcomings, being less obvious than those afflicting
the block, are less well appreciated.
maladies can include corrosion, distortion, cracking, mechanical wear to valve
seats, camshaft bearings and rocker shaft housings. Owners seeking to
replace a defective item are faced with a lack of new heads at a sensible price
or the risk of buying another used one with no guarantee as to condition and
freedom from hidden faults. We will soon be offering repaired,
verifiably crack and pressure tested cylinder heads from stock. These will
be bare head castings that the customer may then furnish with his own or our new
parts or we can build up a head assembly to whatever state of completeness
believe this will remove an awful lot of the stress and doubt from the hitherto
risky business of buying a used cylinder head. It also means that, stocks
allowing, long delays in having heads repaired are eliminated.
We may be
able to take your existing head in part exchange if repairable or, if you are
not actually in a hurry, arrange for it to be repaired.
used crankshaft can be as chancy as buying a used head. Cracks invisible
to the eye can lurk in odd places and previous attempts at repair lie in wait.
All used crankshafts sold by us have been inspected and crack tested and
are documented as such. We can, of course, arrange for new crankshafts to
be made but this inevitably takes time so for the owner who needs a crankshaft
quickly or who has no need for a new one, buying one of our tested cranks can
make a lot of sense.
note that we do not currently repair crankshafts.
cylinder blocks are available from various sources and this is a good thing.
As a highly cost-effective alternative we can supply original blocks with new water
jackets ready fitted, if required, with crack tested, reground crankshafts.
We usually have one PVT and one post-war block available or very nearly so.
Engines for sale
We have a sizeable stock of engines
whether complete and running, complete but needing overhaul or
enough dismantled parts for owners to build up complete engines themselves. These include Vintage, PVT UMBs, early and late version
post-war UMBs and some CLs.
Each rebuilt engine comes with a
photographic log of its overhaul so that prospective
purchasers are able to see exactly the amount and type of work carried
out. All engines are test run for several hours and can be further run during viewing.
We have an extensive stock of used parts
comprising virtually every engine component, large and small. The stock
is too long to list and is constantly changing so if a good used part
would suit your requirement it is always worth contacting us to see if
we can help you.
- Crankshafts of
- Cylinder blocks,
- Cylinder heads and
components e.g. valves, camshafts, springs
- Other parts:
In addition to engine
components we also have several gearboxes including a completely rebuilt
PVT box, running gear for Two Litre Saloons,