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.
This early VW Beetle has suffered from tin worm for much of its life. It has had many poor quality repairs over the years but the time has come to make a better job of it. Following it’s basting and priming we are restoring the chassis and floor pan first. All of the rotten metal and poor repairs are getting cut out with newly fabricated repair sections getting welded in. The separate body and floor pan design of the Beetle makes these types of repairs a little easier. With the body off it is easy to access every part of the chassis and even flip it over to work on the underneath.
A couple of years ago we started writing a book. With help from Chris Harper and MiniSport, as well as other suppliers, we built our own FIA Mini Cooper S to illustrate. The aim of the book was to unpick the various regulations and provide the enthusiast a basic understanding of how to build a historic racing Mini. The book is due for release this month. Click here to pre-order.
Ever since its launch in 1959 the original Mini has been a stalwart of the motor racing scene. Even today, there is a bewildering array of formulae that it can compete in. This book explains how to prepare a historic mini to the original pre-1966 Appendix K standard, which provides the racer with the largest choice of national and international events to compete in.
The contents include:
- Regulations – understanding the FIA’s Appendix K
- Sourcing a suitable car
- Every aspect of preparation including, body, safety, engine, transmission, electrics and ancillaries
- Setting up and race preparation
- Testing and racing
Dave Griffith’s FIA Triumph TR4 is ready to head down to Goodwood today for this weekends GRRC 76th Members Meeting. This winter we built a new engine with a significant jump in power between 4000rpm and 7000rpm. We’ve had two successful test sessions leading up to this event and now it is time to load up head down. The expectation is for a mini ice age this weekend so fingers crossed there’s not too much snow. See you there.
If you are looking for a bespoke Mk1 Mini race car or just a race prepared body shell then give us a call. We can restore any Mk1 Mini body, in any condition, to as-new. We can install the latest T45 lightweight historic roll cage and paint your Mini in our paint shop. Then we can build and prepare your Mini to FIA Appendix K specification. All under one roof. Give us a call if you’d like to discuss your requirements.
We are excited to be attending the GRRC’s 76th Members Meeting at Goodwood with Dave Griffith’s Triumph TR4. Dave last competed at Goodwood at the 73rd Members Meeting. This follows Dave’s class championship win in the Equipe GTS 2017 season. Over the winter the car has been prepped and has received a freshly developed engine with a new cam profile and some lighter weight pistons from JE.
The Triumph TR4, a classic British sports car and formidable competition machine. Solid build quality with great handling characteristics and a strong, reliable 2.2 litre 4 cylinder engine. This car has been a race car for a long time. It was brought to us in 2015 having been stored for many years. The car received a complete refresh, overhauling the suspension and brakes and bringing the car up to current levels of preparation with a new roll cage, new Cobra racing seats and harnesses, new fire extinguisher system, stack rev counter plus many more improvements. Since then the car has been developed further with adjustments to suspension and spring rates. The current owners have used the car regularly in CSCC Swinging 60’s, HSCC Historic Road Sports and HRDC Allstars. The car has proven to be very reliable with no major issues in the last two seasons. The car is finished in an Aston Martin green metallic which really suits the car. The wings are light weight aluminium but could be swapped for steel to easily qualify for an FIA HTP. This car is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to get into racing historic sports and GT’s, reliable with huge potential. Fresh for 2018, this car is available to buy now and ready to race. For more information give us a call or send us an email.