About Us

Aircooled Engines focuses on building, modifying, upgrading and reconditioning of the VW aircooled engine primarily found in classic VWs but also used in many other applications.
We can carry out any engine repairs to your vw aircooled engine, these range from a new top end rebuild kit to a full engine rebuilt with new parts or we can rebuild your existing engine reconditioning as many parts as possible and using best quality replacement parts available were needed.
I have been rebuilding aircooled vw engines for last 30 years and have found that the quality of a lot of replacement parts available is nowhere near the quality of original factory items. With this in mind, I try to reuse as many of the original vw parts as possible. This is a more time consuming process but I feel that the benefit to the customer is a better-quality engine that should last for years as vw intended.
Over the years of owning, restoring and running my own splitscreen I have tried many different combination of parts in my engines to best suit my needs and am confident that I can build an engine that will suit the needs of the vehicle in which it is being fitted whether that be a bus, beetle, Karman Ghia, Variant or even a Trike. I have an engine set up that will suit.
Although I prefer the Type 1 upright cooling engines, Type 3 and Type 4 pancake engines and Laurie Pettitte engines can be rebuilt to your spec.
I have a clean modern workshop which has all the tools in house needed to refurbish and recondition all parts of the vw aircooled engine and auxiliaries. All engines will be built in a separate clean room to ensure a clean engine build that will result in a good reliable engine for many years to come.
All engines rebuilt will be test run on a purpose-built test rig and a video link will be sent to the customer showing the engine running before the engine is dispatched.
There is a full one years unlimited mileage warranty on all engines (Conditions apply).
We offer a full turnkey service and can refurbish your existing tin ware and auxiliaries then refit them to your new engine and even remove and refit the engine for you.
As well as engine building I offer some light engineering services such as fly cutting cylinder heads, boring out cases for bigger barrels and pistons, rebuilding cylinder heads, polish and porting of cylinder heads,
A sandblasting and powder coating service for refurbishing engine tinware. I have my own sandblasting cabinet and powder coating equipment for smaller jobs. I have many different types of media for all types of blasting from deep rust to just paint removal and powder coating is available in many colours.
We can help with your intake system and exhaust choice also and have an ultrasonic tank for cleaning carburettors and offer a full carb rebuild service.
I also hold a good stock of service and engine related items for all types of vw aircooled engines and can obtain most parts for your classic vw.
For more info or to discuss your vw engine needs contact us.