J.H. Southcott

Engine Reconditioning. Machining Services.

J.H. Southcott Industries has been operating in South Australia since the 1920s, providing engine reconditioning and specialist machining services to many thousands of customers in this time.

J.H Southcott services to some of the state’s major transport, mining, and infrastructure companies. Another part of our business today involves restoration of engines and components, instead of reconditioning – as we enjoy overhauling the diverse range of engines used in classic, vintage, and veteran vehicles.

JH Soutcott


Engine & Machining

JH Southcott provides machining services to many engine builders around the state – who we acknowledge best understand the environment and application their engine will be used in.

So we listen to their requests, and work collaboratively with them – in order to respond to their specific requirements including surface finishes, tolerances, and machining processes.

At J.H. Southcott, we have nearly 150 years of combined engine reconditioning and automotive experience to draw on. We’re continually looking for new methods and technologies to incorporate in our business. New technologies allow us to further enhance our processes.

In our business we cater for the early three main bearing, slow reving flat head motors of the late 1800’s and early 1900s. We also cater through to the modern quad cam, four valve per cylinder short piston skirtey,high reving, and high output later model engines. Both have hugely different machining requirements, that we relate to accordingly.

Complete Machine Shop Services

• All forms of welding
• 50 Tonne press
• Axle bearings pressed
•  All milling and lathe work
•  Manifolds machined flat
•  Air conditioning alloy hoses welded
•  Flywheels machined and lightened

• Crack testing
• Metal stitching
• Thread repairs
•  Huge selection of helicoils
•  Cam bearings fitted
• Engine building & detailing
• Engine fitting available

Complete Machine Shop Services

Carburettor Services

30 years carburettor experience – specialising in:

  • Street machines
  • Classic cars
  • Street rods

All carby services including:

  • Repairs
  • Restoration
  • Rebuilds
  • Dyno Tuning
Carburettor Services

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