Introducing Southern Rebore Services at CCK Historic

Southern Rebore Services has been machining and reconditioning engine components since the early 1960’s. An opportunity arose for us to take over the business whilst retaining the expert engineer Colin Carpenter. We’ve been busy behind the scenes this summer getting ready for the move the firm to our premises at Rosehill Farm. The machines are finally in place and we will be open for business on Monday October 2nd. For those of you who have used Southern Rebore before you can rest assure the service and high standards will remain the same. Colin will continue to run things just as he did before. Over time we plan to expand our services to cover block work for V engines, V6, V8, V12’s and we also plan to put a van on the road for collections and deliveries. Please check out the new website www.southern-rebore.com or gives us a call on 01825 733659. Services include crank grinding, boring and honing, cylinder head re-surfacing, pressure testing, valve seat cutting and more.

Classic rally inspired Mini gets new water pump and alternator

Last time we saw Roy we did some work on his Austin A35 prior to driving to Portugal. This time we had his very neat rally inspired classic Mini. We had the car on the rolling road a week ago but this time it came in for a new water pump, bypass hose, bottom radiator hose, alternator, temp gauge and temp sender.

B-series tuned in Marlin Trials Car

Trials is a part of motorsport we’ve not had a lot to do with in the past although the thought of bouncing through a muddy wood in an old car is fascinating. This Marlin trials car came in for a rolling road tune of it’s SU fed B-series engine.

Roll cage for Bonneville Bound Jensen CV8

We were asked about building a roll cage for a car headed to Bonneville. Not necessarily a straight forward task in an ordinary steel bodied car, even less so in a fibreglass Jensen CV8. The car uses a central ladder frame chassis with no support out at the sills. We had to build a subframe and weld it to the cars chassis which could support the roll over structure. The car just ran successfully at Pendine last week and is due to go out to Bonneville later in the year.

Donington Historic Festival

This long cold winter finally broke in time for this years Donington Historic Festival. We had just the one car this year, the Jaguar XK140 of Joao Mira-Gomes competing in Motor Racing Legends Woodcote Trophy. This car comes over from Portugal to compete in the UK every season. Next race for the big cat will be Silverstone Classic.

Mini 1275GT on the rollers

This lovely 1275GT has recently been restored. We love the original 70’s colours. The last job for this Mini was to get the carburettors set up on the rolling road.

Mercedes 190SL on Webers

Historic racer Adam Brindle can usually be seen thundering around the UK circuits in a Group 1 Rover SD1. This week we had his Mercedes 190SL on the rolling road. The car is running Weber carbs rather than the original Solex.