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#1 Haynes

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:25 PM

Looking to get a 998 block machined, ie rebore, skim, new pistons, crank ground and bearings.  Also verto flywheel lightened, head refurbed with new guides and unleaded, skim.

This does not include cam, timing chain, oil pump or refit block to head etc.

 

We have a quote of £800+vat + parts = around £1300.  In the region of £400 on the head and £900 on the block.  Does that sound reasonable?

Comparing this to Minispares fully build short blocks, 1293cc at £1300 and a head at £500.  But we wold also either need to source a donor 1275 or £500 surcharge.  Although they do not have any in stock.

 

The other thing is, not having used this company before quality and skill is unknown.  We thought as it was a standard rebuild a local company would suffice rather than using a mini specialist.  They are able to turn it around in a few weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:37 PM

Expect there are large regional variations in costings so be wary but some recent work (in 2016) on a 1275 came in at this (All +VAT)

Block

Rebore/Hone £120
Reface block £40
Regrind Crank £120

Fit pistons to rods £40
Fit new cambushes £50

Cylinder head

Reface £35
Supply, fit and machine valve seats £190 (Unleaded conversion)
Supply & fit valve guides £70
Replace two brass core plugs £35

Add to the above new pistons, bearings, cambushes, valves, springs and gaskets.

 

 

...and more recently - reline a 1275 block back to standard and hone came in at £520 all in inc VAT.
 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:20 PM

Looking to get a 998 block machined, ie rebore, skim, new pistons, crank ground and bearings.  Also verto flywheel lightened, head refurbed with new guides and unleaded, skim.

This does not include cam, timing chain, oil pump or refit block to head etc.

 

We have a quote of £800+vat + parts = around £1300.  In the region of £400 on the head and £900 on the block.  Does that sound reasonable?

Comparing this to Minispares fully build short blocks, 1293cc at £1300 and a head at £500.  But we wold also either need to source a donor 1275 or £500 surcharge.  Although they do not have any in stock.

 

The other thing is, not having used this company before quality and skill is unknown.  We thought as it was a standard rebuild a local company would suffice rather than using a mini specialist.  They are able to turn it around in a few weeks.

 

 

It may seem like quite a lot of money, but I wouldn't like to have to run an engineering business today.

 

There are just so many leaky 'money pipes' :   ...   Rent, rates, heating, internet, health and safety, don't mention 'paperwork', insurance, apprentice levy, vehicle costs, bank holidays, unrealistic depreciation tax rules and maternity leave etc:   ...   before someone dons rubber gloves and your items are put in the hot wash to clean them.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

I think you need a quote from another machining company, It does seem a little expensive.

Even though Dodge44 price is more than I pay locally it is a more realistic price.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:47 PM

Try someone like Rob Walker I'm Oxford. He specialises in A series and is well priced!

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:59 PM


The other thing is, not having used this company before quality and skill is unknown.  We thought as it was a standard rebuild a local company would suffice rather than using a mini specialist.  They are able to turn it around in a few weeks.

 

Where are you based? that would help in suggestion an alternative ..



#7 Haynes

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:28 PM

I'm in Dorset. AC Dodd not far away in Salisbury, I sent him a PM as I'm not sure how to contact direct. I normally use Slarks but has got a long waiting list.




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