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Engine and Powertrain Options


This fits in place of the 1098cc Morris engine.

The benefits...

The ancillaries from the 1098cc engine are fitted to the new engine and gives drivers more flexibility to quickly pass other vehicles providing a comfortable cruising speed. A welcome relief from being pushed onto the verge by trucks and buses! Also, the standard gearbox works very well.

The larger engine can be fitted without suspension improvements but it is advisable to improve the brakes and servo. Furthermore, it is necessary to fit hardened half shafts to handle the additional power created by the engine.

  • Engine, supplied and fitted with modern modified rear crankshaft seal.
  • Supply of donor unit for reconditioning.
  • Essential requirement – modern breather system.
  • Toughened half shafts – again essential.

1300 Engine – Supplied and Fitted Total £3,250 
Can be discounted to £2,925

NB: Toughened half shafts are essential to handle the extra power output of the 1300 engine. All engines are supplied to run on lead free fuel - please note that leaded fuel can also be used in lead free engines and will not damage the engine in any way.


This engine is a factory reconditioned 1098 engine, built by a member of the FER (Federation of Engine Remanufacturers).

The engine would be fitted with,

  • A gas flowed ported cylinder head.
  • A fast road camshaft together with duplex timing gears.
  • A new water pump and thermostat and thermostat housing
  • A new breather.

Supplied and Fitted Total: £1,595.00

In addition to this, you will need:

A reconditioned HIF carburettor, together with a water-heated aluminium inlet manifold and air filter to match.

A mild steel 3 branch LCB free-flow exhaust system with twin boxes to include all clamps, hangers and fixings.

A new radiator is recommended and is included in the pricing.

Parts Total: £861.98

Labour £440.00

Fully rebuilt and updated 1098 supplied and fitted – £2,696.98

Please note that the standard Morris Minor ignition system would be used in this scenario, but you can upgrade to an electronic system.

Please ask for details.

When this engine is fitted, we will need to consider the clutch and if a new clutch was needed the cost is £200.00.

With the extra power produced by this engine it would be advisable to fit a pair of tuff-rided half-shafts. (Tuff-riding is a hardening process which is carried out to both half-shafts).

The cost to supply and fit would be an additional £132.00.


The gearbox conversion we have developed is a 5 speed one based on the Ford Sierra gearbox.

This gearbox is very strong and durable with full synchromesh in all forward gears.

Fifth gear pulls well behind a 1300 engine and is also suitable behind a standard 1098 engine, offering decreased engine revolutions at cruising speed, and therefore less engine stress and greater fuel economy. Kit includes bell-housing, gearbox and all necessary items. 

Supplied and fitted £2,175.00 


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