Actual 998 Chat about rebuilds

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Actual 998 Chat about rebuilds

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Hi

I’m looking to have an actual chat (on the phone!) with anyone who can give me advice on getting my Cooper engine rebuilt, questions to ask the rebuilder, choosing a company etc any personal experience and the million dollar (almost) question , should I even do it?


pm me if you can help

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That's a good lead-in to another question that maybe Kevin might like to consider. Has anyone had any dealings with local Oxford firm OSELLI recently?
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Many people seem to be be happy with SMMT (Southam) who are now at Napton, nr Daventry, but before that I guess you need to know what you want.

I guess you have a 998 Copper. Do you want to keep it stock, or are you looking for a lot more power ?
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Just a stock short engine rebuild..
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You're in Berkshire? Bracknell Classic and Modern Engines would be a good starting point
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Hi there

Not the first time they’ve been mentioned.. :)
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Thanks everyone for your advice etc. Well its started... is that Marmite or Bovril though??
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It's space dust mate... where exactly have you been driving it...? :lol:
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I have seen MUCH worse.
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Peter Laidler wrote: Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:57 am That's a good lead-in to another question that maybe Kevin might like to consider. Has anyone had any dealings with local Oxford firm OSELLI recently?
Your having a laugh there, I only ever used them for machining ie re-bore and balancing I preferred to build my own. I did then Richard Walker worth using though he used to work there before setting up on his own but I see now his company was purchased by some one else. Last engine I built I got as a kit from MED only because I happened to be working nearby. Osselli was an Oxford Based Firm that was in Eyensham when I first went there then moved to Osney Mead. It's not in Oxford any more.
I just looked at the manual when I did my first rebuild and I can send a PDF of it if you need one.
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