T & L Engineering


We can achieve amazing results on non-ferrous components with vapour blasting, as shown by the before and after photos on our website. Vapour blasting is a technique for cleaning a metallic surface using water that contains a suspension of a fine abrasive. This slurry mixture is propelled onto the surface at very high speed by air or steam. The abrasive blasts away years' worth of grime, dirt, oil and corrosion accumulation. The result is a pristine surface that in many respects is superior to the original surface when new.

T & L Engineering

T & L engineering is a small family run business set in the heart of Elstow, about 2 miles from the south of Bedford. It has been providing a reconditioning service for the last 48 years with a combined experience of over 65 years in engine reconditioning and machining. Following a fire in 2002 which destroyed the company, it has returned to carry on providing a fast and efficient service.

T & L Engineering staff and a combination of some of the latest machinery available means that they can enjoy a reputation for precision engineering. All our work is carried out in house from white metalling to ally welding. Although a vast majority of our work is cylinder head work, usual engine work such as crankshaft grinding, reboring and sleeving still plays a vital role in the company's services offered. The company specializes in line boring, white metaling, metal spraying and dynamic crankshaft balancing. The crankshaft balancing being carried out on a CWT mutli ball 5000, which to date is the only machine in the U.K.

T & L Engineering


  • Valve & seat cutting
  • Seat Inserts/ Unleaded conversions
  • K-Line Guide Liners
  • PCC chambers fitted
  • Hot Pressure Testing
  • Chemical Cleaning
  • Flywheel Grinding
  • Reboring
  • Crankshaft grinding
  • Dynamic Crankshaft balancing
  • Flywheel Balancing
  • Sleeving
  • Thread Repairs
  • White Metaling
  • Line boring
  • Metal stitching
  • Valve Shimming
  • Ally Welding

Special Services

  • Flanged Liner fitting for 3.9/4.0/4.2/4.6 Rover v8's
  • Oversize piston & undersise bearings for 3.2 V8 Jaguars

T & L Engineering specialize in vintage and classic engines including motorcycles and old aircraft. We can cater for most engines from a 1898 panard to a 1930 v12 rolls Royce being among some of our engines reconditioned in the past.

Most modern engines are bought in from either Ivor Searle or Vege U.K of which we are distributors for. Customers own units can be reconditioned if required.

We sell exchange:

  • Reconditioned engines - petrol & diesel
  • Cylinder Heads
  • Turbos
  • Gearboxes
  • Air con pumps
  • Common rail diesel pumps

All reconditioned units carry a 12 month/ unlimited mileage warranty.

If a reconditioned unit is not available we also can supply if available used engines with 6 months warranty from Ivor Searle and Vege U.K

We are stockists of:

  • Oil Pumps
  • Camshafts/ Kits
  • Gaskets
  • Bearings
  • Pistons
  • Piston Rings
  • Head Bolts
  • Core Plugs
  • Rocker Shafts
  • Valves
  • Valve Guides
  • Timing Chains

PAYEN, REINZ, ELRING, TRW, A.E, CORTECO are just a small selection of O.E manufactures components stocked. We are also Bedfords largest stockist of Wurth thread inserting kits.

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