UK Based Performance VW Engine Specialist (est 1983)


The importance of the 3 angle valve job

Tech Talk #9 explains what a multi-angle valve job consists of and why it’s one of the most cost effective methods of improving your engine’s performance. Graphs of before and after flow tests illustrate the gains, plus a brief explanation of why there’s also an
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Square engines, ratio rockers and the power taken to drive the cooling fan

I’ve added another three topics to the Tech Talk page. Tech Talk #8  studies the effect changing rocker arm ratio has on duration. Plus how the average cam card doesn’t provide sufficient detail to accurately compare cams from one manufacturer to another brand’s
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First batch of ‘Tech Talks’ added

I’ve added the first five posts to the Tech Talk section of the site. This area features discussions on various topics related to the building of performance VW engines. This first set of five are from a selection of posts I’ve contributed to the Cal-Look Lounge
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Burnout Bus

More smiles per gallon

David Simpkin’s 15 window 1961 Deluxe VW bus was fitted with a JMR 2110cc engine in 2007. The original remit was to deliver an engine that emphasised torque and driveability over outright power, return reasonable fuel economy and be capable of running a sub 18 second ¼ mile
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Performance Art

‘Performance Art’ – VW style! An Lanntair is the largest art gallery in the Outer Hebrides.  In April 2010 they asked if I’d be interested in creating an exhibition centred around my work with Volkswagen engines. Never having thought about presenting a
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2276cc EFI Street Engine: 211BHP

Richard Cooper has been a JMR customer for over 20 years. This is the same car he had when he first visted my old workshop in Manchester in the early 1990’s. It’s a LHD standard 1200 model which has gone through various transformations over the years. When I first met
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Photos and info being added daily

Latest additions to the new website are a selection of calculators. The Gear Ratio Calculator is a brand new programme I’ve put together that calculates exact mph in each gear in 100rpm increments, all the way up to 8000rpm. It includes an automatic tyre diameter calculator
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