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.