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.
The ex-Urpiala / ex-works Alpina-BMW CSL has been out on track for the first time in 40 years. The restoration of this legendary racer was completed over a year ago and this week saw it’s first outing on track at Donington Park. The first couple of shake down laps highlighted a couple of minor issues that were quickly rectified. The rest of the day the car ran beautifully and sounded magnificent. The owner loved it, quickly adapting the big car on slicks. Shaun Rainford praised the car saying it was the best Group 2 CSL he’s had the pleasure of driving. The car is currently being offered for sale by William I’Anson here.
Our restoration of Tony Corkett’s MGA is finally complete. The car originally came from the USA and had minimal rust. It did however, have some past accident damage which had bent the chassis. Everything has been rebuilt from the ground up. Tony chose black over red interior which looks really striking. We’ve upgraded the starter motor, alternator and battery for added reliability but have kept everything else as standard. Looking forward to giving it back to it’s owner for many years of classic motoring.
We were at Silverstone this weekend for the Equipe GTS 3 hour relay race. Dave Griffith’s Triumph TR4 was one in a team of three Triumph TR4’s. A great weekend with a lot of action on track that ultimately ended early with a dropped valve. Nevertheless the 3 hour relay format was hugely entertaining and we will definitely be back. Photo courtesy of Flying Tiger.
It’s nice to take part in local events when we can so when we heard that Firle Hill Climb was coming up this September we made sure we were on the list. Being that it was held just one week after Goodwood Revival we thought it would be fitting to run the Nash Metropolitan (although we swapped the straight through exhaust for one with a silencer).