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Owens Testimonial 

 

Last week-end I collected my car from Woodsport.  Like everybody says, Paul does a great job.  I think anyone would find it very difficult to find a better company to take on similar work with the same passion and knowledge.  I would have no hesitation in recommending

The reason why I chose Woodsport is that I came across a website where someone had a MR2 converted to a V6 and tracked it down to Woodsport who had done the conversion.  I had a few chats with Paul on the phone and found him very helpful and knowledgeable and he didn’t give me the impression that he was just doing the job to make money.    About a year ago, I was at a motorbike event in Darlington so I arranged with Paul to go and talk to him at his workshop so that I could confirm for myself that my gut reaction was correct that he was a professional and it wasn’t a Mickey Mouse outfit.  I first met Anth who made me welcome, was very helpful and showed me some of the projects they were doing at the time.  Paul arrived a little later and I spoke to him about the conversion that I would like to be done to my car and I could tell that he had lot of knowledge ( I used to go to a friend’s garage who specialized in Gilberns and helped him on some jobs) and was also very passionate about his work and plans for future projects. 

I arranged with Paul to have the Camry V6 fitted and spoke to him about extras such as supercharge. He said that he would try and find a low mileage car for me and as time went by he told me that there was a good deal on the 2GRs in USA so I let Paul sort it all out.  I gave him a free hand to do what he wanted to do on my conversion but when he came across a problem he would always discuss it with me first before going ahead with the work.  I felt that he went out of his way to keep me informed of the progress of work on the car and he did lots of finishing touches which I think I would have been very unlikely to get elsewhere.  I appreciate this as I know that sometimes people do not realise the time involved to obtain perfection and that is what you get at Woodsport.

Now to the car - Paul checked everything with me and explained all the work that he had done.  The first thing I did was stall the engine as I was not used to the competition clutch.  The car runs sweet and smooth and it feels like an automatic as there is no need to change gears because there is so much power and torque.  It is also very economical.  I did over 280 miles and I still had at least a quarter of a tank of petrol remaining in the car.  I was well impressed.  I am still getting used to the power of the brute - it goes like a scalded cat.

 

Owen

 

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Hi all, I picked up my car a couple of weeks ago, and have been too busy driving it, to post anything! Everyone was right, the 320 mile drive back home, was great, the engine was far quieter than the original, and I dont think i needed to change gear much over the whole journey. The car managed the whole trip on one tank of petrol, but with Pauls advice I was taking it easy, and making stops to make sure all was well. I had the fifth gear conversion as well, which is highly recommended, as at 70 miles an hour, the engine is doing a leisurely 2500 RPM.
I cannot praise Paul and Anth enough, the attention to detail is astounding. I cannot recommend them enough, for their conversions, and it is the best money I have ever spent. I have always liked fast cars, but this is in a different league, the torque is incredible. I dont think I have enjoyed driving any of my previous cars so much. The sound of the exhaust is very quiet, until you put your foot down, then it howls, with that distinct v6 note. I hope to bring it to some shows, as I dont need much excuse to drive it. I have great admiration for all of you who carry out this conversion themselves, as it does not look easy. The last time I carried out my own conversion was 20 odd years ago, and that was a Ford Cortina 1500GT engine into a Ford Anglia 105E . Someone told me it was a straight swop, but one was crossflow and one was pre-crossflow, and that was just one problem. I am glad that I put my MR2 into the hands of experts, as it would have been well beyond my abilities. Hopefully I can join the "oldest boy racers in town" club now!?