Steve “Just a quick thank you for the excellent balancing work on our 1955 Ford Thunderbird. The engine is much smoother as a result. We will be asking you to balance all our veteran, vintage and classic engines in the future and have no hesitation in recommending your very professional services to others.”
Guy. J. Tilden Walker Director
MARK BOWLES wrote:
“Steve, I just wanted to give you some feedback on the engine which you were kind enough to squeeze in at short notice for me a couple of months back. It is all back in the car and has been run in (circa 1,200 miles to date) and I am absolutely delighted with it. The combination of the lightened flywheel and clutch, more powerful cams and direct to head throttle bodies with the work you did on the crank and reciprocating parts is stunning. Although limited to 5,000 rpm during the running in, the responsiveness of the engine is superb and it is incredibly smooth and apparently effortless. Having previously shattered two alternators, it seems just from the vibrations of the engine, the difference in feel has to be experienced to be believed!!”
Simon Erland built the engine which Steve at Vibration Free balanced. A number of components were being used for the first time on a K series engine including Simon’s (own design) light weight flywheel and the first use of a light weight SuperClutch on a K Series Rover engine. Steve balanced all the reciprocating parts (pistons, rods, crank, flywheel and clutch) which, combined with the significant reduction in weight which Simon achieved, has produced a very smooth, free revving and responsive engine. Whilst the gains in power and responsiveness of the engine were significant objectives, the reduction in stress on the engine was as great a priority. We believe that this comprehensive approach to engine building can provide years of reliable road and track use without frequent rebuilds.