Tito Conceição, Portugal
Bought an ACR 2.25 3 MB Power Plus engine for his 1979 series III 88"
Tito arranged for ACR to test run the engine on its in house dynamometer
prior to shipping, and he flew over to see it running.
Once fitted, it was straight off to the deserts of Morocco for an
adventure, and he reported the following.
"Just to say thank you for the excellent service I received from ACR , I
spoke with different engine builders and decided to go with ACR, since
day one they where very understanding of my needs and always with the
time to talk about it.
My plan was to take my 1979 Series 3 to Morocco, just me and my
wife, so I needed an engine and company that I could rely on.
Sufficient to say that the engine proved itself over and over, we came across really soft sands, steep climbs, and the extra torque and power of
the Power Plus engine was more then welcomed. When you are on your own on the desert, it's good to know you have the engine to take you back."
Tom Livingston, Alsaka
Tom bought a 2.8 power plus engine late 2009, for his 1963 Series IIa,
and dropped a note to report as follows -
I've put nearly 3500 miles on your Power Plus 2.8 engine - and I love
it! I live in a hilly part of Alaska and this pulls the hills very
easily, even with the high ratio Ashcroft transfer box. With its
abundant torque I find I'm shifting gears less and getting better
mileage than with my old 2.25L engine. Being the same basic block as the
old engine, fitting it into my Series IIa was a piece of cake,everything
matched up well. Only the lack of oil drips on my garage floor belie its
Thanks for all your support - and a great motor!
Steve Owen purchased an exchange ACR 4.6 stripped engine package for a
late model "Thor" Range Rover. He fitted it himself at home, and sent
us his report on the job!
Just a quick note to say thanks for the advice, guidance and first class service you gave in supplying and arranging delivery of the new engine for my P38, and collection of the old one. The technical fitting and running in notes, as well as the initial advice and friendly telephone contact was very much appreciated.
I had researched several engine suppliers and have to say that the ACR package was an easy choice being fully remanufactured, complete with front cover and comprehensive fitting kit, and at a very competitive price. Never having swapped an auto before let alone a gas converted p38 it appeared complicated and a bit of a daunting job at first, but it turned out pretty easy - following the advice given and being methodical. It was an achievement and kept me and my son occupied and out of trouble for a week or so.
I've attached a few photo's of the before, during and after effects.
Update - May 2011
1st oil/filter change this weekend after 550 trouble free miles -
expensive keeping to petrol rather than LPG, but initial run-in done so
gas should be OK now. I hope.
Bit I didn't mention in the original feedback was the smile that's
returned to my wife's face. It's her beloved car and she thought it was
game over, but ~ £3.5 - 4k has restored it to a new feel . Worth every
Chester to Hull 2011
|Peter and Roland Discussing the finer points of the 6 cylinder engine
Back in February, ACR rebuilt a 2.6 6 Cylinder Land Rover engine for
Peter Rijneveld. An unusual project for ACR, this was undertaken by
Director Roland Marlow and ACR Apprentice Paul Winn, as a special job to
expand Paul's training and knowledge, whist satisfying Roland's interest
in this unconventional Rover Inlet over exhaust engine design.
Peter's Land Rover is a fantastic 109" LHD Station wagon, and resides in
Holland. Ex Italian fire service, its one of the most original Land
Rovers we have seen, and was well worth preserving and rebuilding the
damaged 6 cylinder engine.
We have arrived safely in Haarlem, the Netherlands this afternoon, after
finishing approx. 400 kms of running-in.
The work you have performed to the 6pot is amazing! The engine performs
really well, probably better then new. The overhaul of the engine
including clutch, engine mounts and balancing has changed this Land
Rover to a completely different car! Less vibrations, less noise and
rattle, more power, and the ability to control this power to the wheels
all have a very positive effect on driveability. The result is way
better than I ever expected.
Thanks again for all of your fine work, I will send some pictures in the
1968 Landrover 109 6cyl Stawag
"Thought you might like to know our engine arrived safely. I've just picked it up from the docks today and everything seems to have arrived and traveled well. All we have to do now is fit it into our 110!!………The engine is fitted and running in has started! No problems with the installation ……..Many thanks for your help and we look forward to many miles of trouble-free motoring…..Kindest regards to you all"
Malcolm Ashcroft, Falkland Islands
"I am absolutely delighted with my 4.6 V8 block!"
Guy Cashmore at Kensa Engineering - Cornwall
has “transformed” my Landrover considerably.
very happy - keep me posted of any new products you have in the
David Foye - London
“I am very pleased with my purchase
from you and the help that I was given.”
Philip Bates, Pagham - West Sussex
am very pleased with the Cylinder Head and Power Plus Kit which
I had fitted to my SII.
The service and workmanship was very good
and very helpful. I also found the staff very
company - keep up the good work.”
“With no doubt ACR
are the only place I recommend. I have had exemplary customer care, and at times above and beyond. So keep up the good work and
thanks very much Roland!"
Steve Popkins - Norfolk
Well, I just can’t tell you how pleased I am with the 2.8
Engine - the power is excellent.
I just love it! It brings the
SII into the 21st Century and it’s a pleasure to drive.
am always happy to recommend your products to anyone.”
Adrian Thomas, Brentwood - Essex.