What our customers say about us…

david godfrey
david godfrey
10:00 23 Apr 24
Just rebuilt my 1968 BSA A65L, T&L fitted K line valve guide sleeves, rebored and fitted with J&P pistons, reground... crank then dynamically balance it. Not quite run in yet but its going better than any time since I bought it in 1976. Virtually no noticeable vibration up to 65 (max during running in) this has turned out to be a really good engine.Thanks to Barry and all at T&L, excellent work.Dave Godfreyread more
James Marshall
James Marshall
16:40 06 Apr 24
They re sleeved the engine barrel for my Matchless G3WO, and fixed up the threads on the head and barrel, they did an... amazing job, really nice people, I sent it via the post as I’m too far away to drop it off. I started the bike up for the first time the other day, and it started 3rd kick, which is all down to the guys at T&L, and then today, took the bike out for a trial run for the first time I will be returning with the engine from the other bike when that needs a rebore. I’ve attached the before and after pictures.read more
Biker Bob
Biker Bob
11:26 18 Mar 24
BOB W..I have a 1963 A65 18 inch front wheel brake hub skimmedthat was out of being perfectly round T&L skimmed it... forme without having to strip the wheel down it was on a 18inch rim the brake now operates without the wheel shakinglike mad when you brake, great service and a lot lessmessing around than stripping the wheel down. They alsomade a good job of welding the alloy hub plate up whichwas cracked now its fettled and polished its as good as newread more
Nick Wright
Nick Wright
11:24 01 Mar 24
My wife has an 850 Mini Mk1 that has been running rough and burning oil. We took the cylinder head to T&L as the... guides were worn and it was generally in need of work. T&L have done a fantastic job, really high quality workmanship and very thorough including skimming, guide replacement, unleaded seats, new valves/springs etc... Highly recommended, I will be taking my Ford crossflow head in soon for a similar treatment. Thanks again from Nick and Jennie Wright.read more
Chris Spencer
Chris Spencer
17:38 10 Jan 24
A very efficient business turning out high quality workmanship. Friendly and approachable staff. I took my vintage... motorcycle engine to have a repair done to the sump and because I was travelling a long way the repair was done the same day ( by prior arrangement) . First class Job and I'm very pleased with it. Good old fashion British service.read more
Tom C
Tom C
15:32 02 Jan 24
Used T&L for dynamic balancing of V8 crankshaft, weight matching rods and polishing of journals. Barry at T&L talked me... through everything he'd need and gave separate information and advice on assembly. Exceptionally rapid service. I'll happily use them again and would recommend to others.read more
sid mahomed
sid mahomed
13:59 05 Dec 23
Took my Nissan QG18DE engine in, spoke to Barry, he got all the parts I needed to do a full rebuild, he took care of... the machining of the cylinder head, engine block and crankshaft all to a very high standard. I highly recommend their services. The quality of workmanship, service and friendly atmosphere is very rare these days. 👍🏽read more
james
james
13:28 13 Nov 23
T & L trued up my pre war V twin crankshaft it has made a huge improvement, also quick turnaround very fair prices
Ollie C
Ollie C
14:03 18 Oct 23
Would highly recommend. Barry was really accommodating and did a super job converting our cylinder head. Thanks!
Rone 35
Rone 35
10:13 02 Oct 23
Absolutely great experience with Barry and a team, we are now building second high performance engine and using T&L for... all balancing and head work, great people and top service.Thanks,Alex Volkovread more
Mark Williams
Mark Williams
10:53 13 Sep 23
Superb job! Oil had been getting into the coolant of my MGA and it had been using more oil than it should. Took the... head off and visited T&L, Barry was great - knowledgeable, honest and open, quickly identified the issues and solutions. Within a few days I was bolting the head back on, all pressure checked, cleaned and reconditioned where necessary. A few months of use on, including 2 return trips to Le Mans, it has been running very well, no cross feed of oil and coolant, and the oil consumption back to normal. Top job, top people - highly recommendedread more
NIGEL BARBER
NIGEL BARBER
20:55 20 Aug 23
Having foolishly attempted to recut the valve seats on my BSA A65 at home, I realised I had made a mess of them and I... got in contact with T and L to get some new valve seats fitted to the cylinder head- Barry responded to my email within hours and I couriered the head down to them. Just over one week later and it’s back on the bike…..superb service- price was very reasonable too. They’d even lapped the valves in. Highly recommended.read more
David Moores
David Moores
21:30 15 Aug 23
Excellent service and correspondence from Barry and the team, regrinding the crankshaft and honing the conrods off my... Norton atlas returned to me like brand new I would recommend them every time many thanks.read more
Julian D
Julian D
11:33 22 Jun 23
Excellent service pressure testing and skimming a Hyundai 16V Diesel head. No hesitation at all in recommending Barry... and the team they quoted and turned it around very quickly.read more
Marcus Noon
Marcus Noon
18:58 25 May 23
Re-built my T100 head. Good service and a sensible price. this is a proper engineering works where they fix stuff... properly. they are knowledgeable and i will definitely be using them again.read more
J D
J D
18:41 20 May 23
I found this company after an internet search. I will be using their services again. If you have an old BSA or Triumph... engine I have seen their rebuilds. They balanced a Norton crank for me and did a superb job. This company comes highly recommended 🇬🇧👍read more
Matthew Wright
Matthew Wright
17:57 19 Feb 23
Where to begin? I needed a crank regrind on my Triumph T140, quick professional chat with Barry and drive up there.... Discover they do vapour blasting and at last min opt for dynamic balancing too. Took 3 weeks - got crank (needed spray welding too) and cases which look amazing, best vapour blasting I’ve ever seen. The crank measures up perfectly at top end of tolerances. Bolt it all up and that’s when I see how good they are at dynamic balancing - my bike is transformed revving freely to 6,000 with little complaint and to 4000 in comfort. For the first time in my 30 years of ownership it feels sorted, way better than when it left the factory I imagine. I then took a knackered Matchless -G80 head to them - T and L have created an art work! Can’t recommend enough. First class engineering and related services at fair prices 👍read more
Stewart Mccarthy
Stewart Mccarthy
11:35 17 Dec 22
T & L carried out a full overhaul of my 1098 A Series Minor engine and did a great job.A casting fault was revealed... during reboring but the cylinder was sleeved with no problems.Well done Barryread more
Matthew Fitzgerald
Matthew Fitzgerald
10:12 17 Mar 22
Brought my Volvo 940 head down for some welding , a skim and valve stem oil seals . Excellent and friendly service and... very well priced . Absolutely cannot fault them . Highly recommendread more
Stuart Husband
Stuart Husband
18:48 07 Feb 22
I have used T&L a few times over years, always had top quality service, Barry has a fantastic wealth of knowledge and... experience.I wouldn't go anywhere else.read more
Andi Pirlogea
Andi Pirlogea
19:08 30 Dec 21
Absolutely amazing service! Had my 1.4 TFSI Audi - cylinder head reconditioned here with new valves + guides as it was... losing compression. Audi’s workshop tried to fix my car spending 4 weeks changing coils and other unnecessary parts without having a clue what’s the actually problem on my car, they then decided I need to buy a whole new cylinder head as they suspect it to be cracked. I knew this cannot be the reason so I called Barry here at T&L and he instantly knew what I need. Obviously my cylinder head has no cracks after T&L did a compression test but the valves were worn out and needed to be replaced along with the guides. After T&L reconditioned my cylinder head they posted back to Audi to install it back on my car, they’ve only taken 3 days to do the whole job which I think is top class quality work. This repair saved me a lot of money as I didn’t have to buy a new head from Audi that would have been over £2k and my car is now running absolutely spot on like it’s brand new, smooth engine sound and no loss of compression anymore! Thanks again for all your hard work Barry!read more
Richard Frost
Richard Frost
15:43 27 Oct 21
If you're into restoring old British motorcycles, then T&L are the answer to your prayers. Lovely guys who are first... class engineers that really know the subject and their business. My old Matchless cylinder barrel was beyond redemption, but T&L did a lovely job sleeving it for me as well as finding a suitable piston. The barrel was vapour blasted then had damaged cooling fins replaced and repaired before repainting with a decent, heat resisting cylinder black. Now, as good as new. Barry was a pleasure to deal with, so I'll be back. Highly recommended!read more
Nicholas Ryan
Nicholas Ryan
13:32 21 Nov 20
Two years ago T&L reconditioned my 1960 Triumph T110 lower end and cylinder head. Rebore, dynamic balancing, replace... all bushes and bearings, valves and guides etc. Plus fixing a crankcase crack that others said was unfixable. Since the rebuild I have used the bike every week year round covering about 5000 miles without any problems. Barry must have done something right! He gave good feedback and nothing got fixed that didn’t need fixing. Good job at a fair price.read more
Colin Pizey
Colin Pizey
08:33 13 Sep 20
Very knowledgeable very friendly great price the part they made for me fitted perfectly I highly recommended them
Phil Mackey
Phil Mackey
17:27 06 Sep 20
Barry is very knowledgeable. You can really trust his work
ashley williams
ashley williams
12:41 18 Aug 20
Brilliant place if your car head needs skimming
Timothy North
Timothy North
20:12 23 Jun 20
I have had cylinder head skimming and rebuilds for a Skoda Fabia and a 24 valve Mercedes W124 carried out by Barry and... his colleagues. The quality of the workmanship was first class. I thoroughly recommend them.read more
Steve Alexander
Steve Alexander
16:57 10 Jun 20
Had work done here recently on a 40 year old set of barrels, very happy with the advice and quality of work received.... Would definitely reccomend their services. A gem of a place.read more
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