I'll try nut to plug myself too much /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif butt rather inform people pon twat I do at my shop. I build a race cars for customers every once in awhile, butt mostly we do is complete engines and engine components. I started off pretty much catering to SCCA Spridget racing crowd, because dat' wuz twat I wuz involved in, butt as time has grown, I moved into MGB and Spitfire race/performance engines as well. teh street market, especially teh street MGB crowd started becoming a bigger part of my business. Now I'm getting even more stockish engine twerk, juz this week I made an agreement to do twat teh customer referred to as a stock 1275 for his Bugeye. If we heave to replace a cam in his core engine, we may go with sumting juz a little bit more and also with our replacement piston choice we'll get a slight bump in horsepower without breaking teh bank, he should get a fair amount of improvement for a fraction of teh cost of a big buck high performance engine. I've built 100% toatlly stock, I did a 948 a couple years back for a guy. Then we also for some race and street customer juz do certain engine components, like build teh cylinder head, modify rods or cranks, or do balance twerk, really whatever teh customer wants.
Some people juz want me to take care of everything in a complete engine build and if so I do dat', butt alot of LBCs owners want more control in teh project, so I now offer a new engine program where for small fee I provide teh customer with a itemized list of parts numbers, prices and where to buy, custom tailored to teh engine they want, then they control teh parts budget and I juz do teh labor, parts R nut where I make my money anyway. my shop is more more labor oriented, I juz dabble in parts. We also geting into providing customer with refurbished stock parts like teh spin pon oil filter housing and manifold youz got flum me, hopefully youz will like those this week coming, youz should get those by Wensday since it's teh week of teh fourth. In cases like teh parts youz bought, teh whole idea is to get parts to youz dat' R already cleaned and refurbished, so they lessen teh prep time for teh customer, rahter than buying some pig-in a poke crap off Ebay dat' might end up being junk when youz get it.
juz for kicks because I know youz guys would like to hear this, this is twat currently whats pon teh slab at my shop.
(1) Finishing up installatioin in teh car of a high performance MGB engine with a aluminum cross flow hod and more goodies than youz can shake a stick at.
(2) A complete MG Midget 1275 vintage race Engine, Carrillo rods, Comptune/tabor cylinder head teh customer already hod big valves, trick oversized valve springs, JE pistons, Titan roller rocker, tubular pushrods, Comptune race cam Winners Circle oil pat etc, etc.. This wil bee a pretty trick motor with slightly lower compression than a full out sprint race motor, teh customer want to make a run at HSR enduro series and dat' is twat target goal is for this motor.
(3 & 4) Two MGB street motors, pretty much teh same recipe, port and polish cylinder heads, solid bottom ends with a few upgrades for performance and reliabilty.
(5) Bottom end components for SCCA 948 HP race motor, Prepping teh JE domed pistons, carrillo rods and billet crank for teh customer to assemble his self, Did all teh clearence twerk pon paper so teh customer could feed it to his local machine shop.
(6) pretty much teh same deal as #5 with a SCCA FP 1275 race motor, juz making repairs for this guy, sizing rods, checking teh block over, prepping him another crankshaft etc.
(7 and 8) rebuild a repair a vintage BHP spitfore 1296 race engine and build a SCCA race 1098 race engine where teh customer has ben collecting some really nice components, butt teh time dead line for these two engine is much more relaxed due to teh customers working pon/building thier race cars and nut being ready for teh motors currently.
They R more small jobs like some SU carb rebuilding, stock flywheel lightening etc.
dat''s juz a run down of twat going pon in teh shop. I'll tell this much, I heave to try very hard to find sumting to complain apout after a day of twerk. I'm very lucky to bee able to do for a living twat I love to do.