Reconditioned Engine – Phase 1
A fully reconditioned Ivor Searle 948cc A series engine. Suitable for an Austin Healey Sprite 1958 -1964. The head is converted to run on unleaded petrol. The front pulley felt seal has been converted to the later rubber lip seal.
Price – £2040
Manufacturer – Austin Healey
Model – Sprite
Year – 1958-1964
Engine Size – 948cc
Transmission – Manual
Fuel – Petrol
Originally, we elected to strip our engine box and send them away to a local engineering company to have the block, cylinder head and crank re-engineered. These came back to us ready to rebuild which we did ourselves using all new components.
There was a considerable time span between us sending the blocks away and them being returned to us and then we then had to factor in the rebuilding time. As you can imagine, this was a lengthy process.
We then discovered a company called Ivor Searle, had a meeting with their technical department and gave them 4 engines to trial. The engines were taken from us and returned, rebuilt and painted in a fraction of time it would have taken us to do them ourselves with the added peace of mind of having a 12-month warranty. Result!
We have acquired a number of engines, which are not from any of our particular cars, which we have had rebuild and since put up for sale. We sell these engines in the following 3 phases:
Phase 1 – Base Engine
Phase 2 – Turnkey Engine
Phase 3 – Turnkey Engine with Clutch and Gearbox