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V8 Mechanic

Post by mikeson » Thu 19 Jan 2017, 14:49

Hi Guys,

Anyone that can recommend a good V8 mechanic in the Randburg area?

I have finally found my V8 capri, but it seems to have huge oil issues (got back from holiday with about a litre of oil under it), brake issues and some electrical. I just need someone to take it to the level that I can drive and enjoy it.
I am sure this question has been asked before, but as we all know good mechanics come and go.

Would appreciate any help!


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Re: V8 Mechanic

Post by lumi-fan » Thu 19 Jan 2017, 16:20

Not Randburg, but Gavin Wilkins in Alrode knows his Fords inside out.

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Re: V8 Mechanic

Post by VetteGP » Thu 19 Jan 2017, 19:09

Also not in Randburg.
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Re: V8 Mechanic

Post by Gavin RS » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 08:55

In Randburg is Paul DeKlerk at Snakepit. (Backdraft Cobra's) down main road behind the building that HAMPTONS used to be in.

Or Andre in Industria, Roodepoort, specialises in V8's American as well as other makes. 082 454 3368
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Re: V8 Mechanic

Post by mikeson » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 08:58

Thanks Guys - this forum is always very helpful!!

I think I will try snakepit as this seems the closest - I am just not confident enough to drive it further.

Someone also recommended US powersport in Strijdom park - anyone know them?

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Re: V8 Mechanic

Post by IndianaJones » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 11:21

Not my experience, and not to step on any toes, might have been a temporary issue, but just take note...

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Re: V8 Mechanic

Post by mikeson » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 12:13

Thanks for the heads up Indiana!
Had a bad experience last year with a reputable shop I trusted driving my triumph into a wall so not too keen for a repeat!
Will go chat to them however and see how it goes. Might also swing past US powersports and see their set up.

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Re: V8 Mechanic

Post by Scar » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 19:42

Andre van Rooyen from Rallysport Motors in Roodepoort. You can contact him on 0824543368

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