Woodsport - Engine Conversion Specialists

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Current Projects

Mr2 Mk3 2zz-ge supercharged (Lotus Exige engine)

Having converted quite a few roadsters to 2zz power, this one is a very rare conversion being the supercharged version of the 2zz-ge as found in the Corolla T sport compressor and Lotus Exige models.

We are in the final stages of converting this one, it should be pretty special.

Ferrari 430 1mz-fe VVti conversion

We aren't strangers to Ferrari replicas at Woodsport, in fact i've converted dozens of them in various forms to V6, this one is a little different in that it uses the VVti Lexus Rx300 engine as it's donor. Still a little to do but it also features a twin exit exhaust either side of the number plate.

We can cater for all sorts of bespoke custom exhaust work as above.

Corolla T sport 3s-gte conversion

One of my own personal projects this one, i'm shoehorning an Mr2 turbo 3s-gte motor into a Corolla T sport.


Custom engine detailing work is a specialty here at Woodsport.

2GR-FE Mk3 Roadster Conversion 

Our latest conversion is the fitting of the awesome 2gr-fe 3.5ltr V6 into the Mr2 roadster chassis, this build will use the Mk2 Mr2 turbo gearbox with LSD (limited slip differential) fitted as standard. We will also be using a Fidanza lightweight flywheel, ACT 6 paddle clutch kit and Berk tubular exhaust manifolds available through Frankenstein Motorworks. In fact the complete 2gr mounting kit is available from Marc at FM but please be aware this kit merely fits the engine, and is intended as a bolt in solution for the Mk2 chassis, it does not allow direct bolting in to the Roadster chassis, we need to make mounting plates on the Roadster chassis for that.


So far we have dummy mounted the engine and an empty gearbox casing for alignment.

We have made special modifications to the chassis to allow the tubular manifolds to be used, this is something that has not been achieved before, normally modified stock headers would be used.

You can see underneath just how tight space is.

This is just the mock up stage, everything will be removed for final cleaning and painting as we do with all our builds.

We are also fitting modified rear hubs to this car to allow the complete Mk2 Mr2 Turbo driveshaft with its much thicker outer spline to be fitted.

More to come on this, we have another to build very shortly as well, please ask about pricing.

Mk2 Mr2 V12 project

We are undertaking a special project for ourselves to see if we can shoehorn a BMW 5.0ltr V12 engine into a Mk2 Mr2 chassis! This will be done without stretching the chassis or moving the rear suspension strut mounting points as is done on Lambourghini Murcielago Mr2 kit builds. This will be attempted without extending the wheelbase at all.

Here is our donor V12 engine, it is just a scrap engine and only being used for trial fitting and component part making.


As you can see we have shortened the engine by 2" by removing the distributors and water pump. We will be mounting this engine in a North/South orientation with an Audi 6 speed gearbox attached to it, much like the V8 Mk1 Mr2 project.

Lots more to come.... 




Woodsport Messenger


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.