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  1. #121 Re: Jrr 929 d 
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    Inclusive of VAT..? Any "go-faster" mods included..? Removal/fitting included..?

    I recently had a B series done by a reputable classic engine specialist (no fitting, just engine-work)...3/4 engine with +60 rebore, unleaded head, new ring gear & clutch and fully balanced which came in just shy of 2k including VAT.
    For comparison there's a guy on eBay offering a basic refurb of a Triumph six for £1495.
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    Yes VAT include, No go fast bits, just straight forward refurbishment, that labour cost is the removal and refit.

    Have seen the options, £600 for parts, £1500 an eBay engine etc and discounted most which is how I have arrived at the current costs for a proper job done drive in and drive out.

    But £8k is a lot of money!
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    Your engine re manufactured so keeping the numbers via the Triumph Sports Six Club £2700

    www.tssc.org.uk

    https://shop.tssc.org.uk/category/engine
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    Thanks Ben, I wonder who actually does the work? The guys I’m talking to are saying they do the dis and reassembly after testing and machining. So this looks like the going rate then!
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    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    One option would be to lay up the original engine and gearbox for (much) later and fit a newer one to use.
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    £8K is a ridiculous amount of money. Who is quoting for the rebuild? Aston Martin?

    Now, I'm most probably going to upset all the "purist's" here and to those well so be it, but you have to consider whats important here. Is it really all about keeping the car in its absolute original condition, regardless of expense, just so its got "matching numbers"?

    Ha, "matching numbers" on a kit car, now that's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Or is it to approach this from the direction it was created? Using creative thinking and ingenuity to keep it on the road, available to be enjoyed, driven and to go to various shows/meets where people can see the foundation of the Marlin brand; and the fact that even this car has to continue to evolve to survive should serve as an inspiration and not be viewed as a negative.

    You need to consider what is the best approach for you, that will allow you to continue to enjoy both owning and "using" the car. If that means a different engine etc, so be it, Its the route I would take. I bet you any money that's what Paul Moorhouse would have done, and even if he had the car would still be relevant.
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    It is a lot of money, but I have 3 quotes now all similar amounts to drive the car in, get it stripped down, engine and box rebuilt and then put back together. £2k is labour which sounds reasonable for the London area(it’s expensive down here!), £3k for the engine, the rest is consumables, clutch, and then the dreaded VAT bumps it up a lot.

    I do agree with you that it’s probably not as important to keep the original engine as it is to get the car out and about, seen and used but I wanted to ask for opinions.

    So bearing that in mind IF I was to spend £8 I’d spend £10 and go electric! A 115 hp/179 lbft motor, controller and 3 sets of Tesla batteries come in around that money and it will be a lot cheaper to run with no tax, low insurance, and no more worry about fuel and ignition systems or overheating in traffic.

    I’m about to be ready to start driving it so will see how the motor behaves and how much it’s knocking and smoking after a few miles.
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    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Thanks Ben, I wonder who actually does the work? The guys I’m talking to are saying they do the dis and reassembly after testing and machining. So this looks like the going rate then!
    The company is Ivor Searle click the second link in my post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_caswell View Post
    The company is Ivor Searle click the second link in my post.
    Thanks Ben, they are well known.
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    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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  10. #130 Re: Jrr 929 d 
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    Wheels are here!

    Got the wheels back, I still need to get them balanced but a trial fit looks good.
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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