Building race engines – Triumph, Fiat, BMW

The past few weeks has seen a varied range of race engines in build shop. We are in the process of building a TR2 race engine which will feature an all steel bottom end and forged pistons. A Fiat 1500 engine has been refreshed and received a new camshaft with our custom grind and a new bigger valve cylinder head. We are also rebuilding an 1800cc BMW M10 race engine.

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Vanguard gets a new heart

Over the winter Graham’s been building a new engine for Dave Griffith’s Standard Vanguard. At nearly 2.5 litres, with steel crank, steel rods, a 320 degree cam, a brand new gas flowed and ported cylinder head, a ported intake manifold and fully modified twin 2″ SU carbs. This should be a significant improvement over the old engine. Can’t wait to see what it does when we get it on the rollers.

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Engine building services. Classic car or historic racer

We offer a full engine building service here at CCK. Whether it be a completely standard unit, a mildly tuned road engine or an all out race or rally motor. We can offer advice on modifications such as cylinder heads, carburettors, compression ratios, manifolds, headers and camshafts. We have an in house machine shop if your block needs decking or you need to skim your cylinder head. We can also wedge and blade your crankshaft. When your new engine has run in you can of course bring it back in for tuning on our rolling road. Our engines can be seen in action in many historic racing cars around the UK. Please call to discuss your requirements.

Getting ready for Donington Park

We are very busy getting ready for the Coy’s International Trophy Meeting at Donington Park on the 28th of July. Coming with us is Ian Burford’s Sprite “Lumbertubs”, the Turner’s Zodiac, Dave Griffith’s Standard Vanguard, Jim Prentice’s Le Mans Sprite and Julius’ MG Magnette “Bumble”. A few fresh engines, some performance development, a new bonnet and general race prep will be keeping us busy until then.