This is a very rough costing guide to re-build my Ford pre-crossflow (Watermota) engine excluding any labour or travel. Some of the smaller items were unnecessary but thought it would be better to have a few spare nuts on hand rather than lose a day on the project establishing the exact number needed for example. Some service kit parts were duplicated, in part due to items being stuck in customs and then finding a UK supplier with immediate stock.
The costing also doesn’t include some consumables such as wet’n’dry paper to clean up mating surfaces and I had to use more expensive spray can degreaser as I had no facilities to rinse down parts to then dispose of the oily water in an environmentally conscious way. I’ve also not included wire brushes or paint brushes.
So in conclusion, the re-build came to around the £2400 mark with all the driving around dropping parts off to machine shops etc.
Although time will tell, I feel like I have pretty much a new engine which with care should last a further 20 years or more before needing a strip down. I would anticipate the crank shaft front and rear seals to leak slightly within the next three or four years by way of normal wear and tear.
Would I do it again? Absolutely, but only with someone on hand with genuine mechanical skills like I had.