Engine Building and Dyno Testing

Engine Building services

Basset Down Balancing has been offering both road and competition engines building since 2009. Our main focus in this area is Mazda MX5 Mk1, Mk2 and Mk2.5 engines for racing, track days and road use. AJ30 V6 Jaguar engines used in the Rocketeer MX V6 conversion. Ford and Chevy small block V8 engines for the kit car market.

Basset Down Balancing has invested heavily in tooling and machinery. This was to enable more of the preparation work to be completed in house, allowing the attention to detail  is maintained. Due to us having our own hot automatic jet wash, we are able to provide a clean engine before we start building.

We are also able to offer engine building to all different stages of tuning on road and race cars. With aftermarket ECU technology or a stock ECU to give you the best performance you desire.


Engine Dyno

Engine running in and tuning is available once an engine has been built. This is a service Basset Down Balancing can offer so you have the best possible situation before the engine is installed in the car. Engine dyno testing, can test engines up to 1000hp on our super flow engine dyno. We carry headers and exhaust systems for: Ford small block, Chevy small block, Rover V8, Jaguar AJ30 V6 and Mazda MX5 Mk1, Mk2 and Mk2.5. Having our own dyno gives us the opportunity to develop engines.  Running on an engine dyno gives us the opportunity to keep a close eye on temperatures and pressures while the engine is running in, we can then tune the engine to best timing positions while doing power runs to optimize both the torque curve and HP Figures.

However, we can run other types of engines too. You can test your engine on our dyno that is either, built by us or already assembled.  Please contact us, I’m sure we can help.