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.
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.
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.
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.