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Engines... by WCBR - Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Did you know that WCBR builds its own Rover engines?

West Coast British Racing is known all across North America for its racing motorcycle engines… Win after Win after Win, and Championship after Championship, WCBR knows how to get the job done, whether it’s Road Racing, Motocross or Trials, WCBR comes out on top! This same winning way goes into every Rover engine we build...

West Coast British/WCBR
has been building and re-building engines for Land Rovers since we opened in April of 1981, it’s one of our specialties. How many other LAND-ROVER shops can claim they are “Factory trained”?  We surely can, and not just on one engine, but all of these:  2.0 Litre petrol & diesel;  2.25 Litre petrol & diesel;  and the awesome Rover V8.

Unlike other companies, we don’t sell engines built elsewhere. Our ONLY exception to the rule is a new Genuine LAND-ROVER replacement engine.

At West Coast British/WCBR our engines speak for themselves…

Maybe your engine is down on power and needs freshening up?
You’ve been told you have a leaking or blown head gaskets?
You’re seeking someone who can overhaul the original engine in your restoration project?
You’re seeking more power from the original engine?

No matter which LAND-ROVER you own, we can take care of you and your

WCBR is pleased to offer the following engine services;

Cylinder head rebuilding
(includes up-dating old engines to run on unleaded fuels).
Cylinder head Porting & Polishing
(quoted by the hour per head).
Cylinder Boring.
Engine block & cylinder head cleaning and machining.
Crankshaft polishing & grinding.
Cam bearing replacement.
Flywheel surfacing.
Custom Fabrication.
High-Performance engine modifications.
Engine conversions…
Note: West Coast British will NOT do engine conversions (such as Tdi Diesel) on vehicles that must comply with California and Federal Emission Regulations and driven on public highways. Vehicles used for Off-Road Use Only (Racing) are exempt from this house rule.

See ENGINE MODS for more...

Here are four LAND-ROVER engines for your viewing pleasure…
A = 1953 2.0 Litre Petrol IOE 4-cylinder
(for 80”).
B = 1960 2.25 Litre Petrol OHV 4-cylinder
(for a Series II  88”).
C = 1988 3.5 Litre V8
– (modified for fitment into a 1970 Series IIA  88” LAND-ROVER. This engine has been up-rated; Special camshaft, adjust timing chain/gear set, modified cylinder heads, 4-bbl Offy Dual-port intake manifold).
D = 1997 4.6 Litre V8(This engine has also been up-rated; blue printed block, Special camshaft, adjustable timing chain/gear set, modified cylinder heads).

WCBR also is know to do engine work on… Aston Martin (pre-war thru MKIII),   MG (A,B,Midget),  Triumph (Spitfire, TR4, TR250, TR6, Stag, TR7, and TR8).


Left: 1953 2.0 Litre Petrol IOE 4-cylinder

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Left: 1960 2.25 Litre Petrol OHV 4-cylinder

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Left: 3.5 Litre V8

For Land-Rover, Triumph, MGB or racing....

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Left: 4.6 Litre V8

Options: Top-hat racing type sleeves... no more moved liners with Blue Printed block.

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V8 Extras; Knife-edge Nitrite Crankshaft, Chromemolly Con Rods, Forged racing piston with high heat coating, special camshaft, adjustable timing chain/gear set, Ported-polished heads, Roller Rockers, Headers, Racing bolt & stud kits, EFI or 4-barrell or Weber's. 

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