Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales
01248 716010

Barnes Auto Engineering

Cylinder Head and Engine Rebuild Specialists 

Welcome to Barnes Auto Engineering
your cylinder head and engine rebuild specialist

We offer a wide range of automotive engineering services to suit your needs

cylinder head resurfacing/pressure testing

valve seats recut/valves re-facing

unleaded valve seats supplied and fitted

high performance bronze value guides liners

gas flowing polishing/porting

cylinder block re boring and honing

cylinder block decking

crankshaft balancing

crankshaft polishing

full engine balancing

cylinder head flow bench testing

valves, guides and gaskets supplied

all sizes of solid thread repair inserts

flywheel lightening

injector removal service

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What Can We Do For You?

Barnes Auto Engineering is a privately owned, established business, located at Four Crosses Industrial Estate, Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.

We are focused on providing a top quality service with the highest levels of customer satisfaction for you and we will do everything we can to meet your requirements.

With a variety of engine work undertaken in house that range from cylinder head repairs/restorations for modern, classic and agricultural engines, to full engine rebuilds for your classic restoration project or providing improved performance for the racing/rally enthusiast. 

Our premises house a wide range of facilities that are required to provide the services we support. 

If you are looking for a head skim to a full engine rebuild please contact us, we are happy to discuss your needs.

Please look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to 

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We undertake in skimming both aluminium and cast cylinder heads to a high standard. It is advisable to have your head skimmed after head gasket failure or if it has been removed to repair cam belt failure.

Valve Seat Cutting

We cut valve seats as sometimes they can distort due to an overheating engine. A high milage engine has valve seat wear, re-cutting the valve seats ensures an excellent seal between the valve and seat. 

Cylinder Block Resurfacing

Cylinder block resurfacing or decking is carried out on a wet skimmer, it is to ensure that it is a perfectly flat surface, for a perfect gasket seal. Decking is can be carried out after overheating.

Cylinder Block Boring

It is necessary to rebore the cylinder block when the cylinders have either, become damaged or excessively worn. In the case of a competition engine we rebore to increase capacity.

Cylinder Block Honing

Cross hatch honing of bores when new piston rings are to be fitted.

Porting & Polishing

The cleaning and re-shaping of the inlet and exhaust ports within the cylinder head to maximise gas flow, both in and out of the engine. 

Flywheel Lightening & Balancing

Competition use: removing weight from the flywheel to make an engine rev easier.

Crankshaft Balancing

Competition use: crankshafts are balanced for a cleaner, smoother rev range.

Injector Removal

A common problem is seized injectors. These need to be extracted correctly without damaging the cylinder head. We can remove seized injectors with the cylinder head fitted or removed from the vehicle with the latest hydraulic equipment.

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