Most of the work is time consuming and filthy dirty and requires expert knowledge built up over time, using some special tools in an environment that has overheads. I try to keep my prices as low as I can whilst still earning a wage and paying the bills. I don't mark up parts, I only charge labour and pass through costs. I am not registered for VAT. I think the prices I charge are probably the lowest in the UK all bar 'mates rates'. I think that's fair. Prices listed below are guide prices because sometimes your gearbox will need more parts than are in a stock rebuild kit because something is damaged. I cant foresee that, nor can I predict your requirements for upgrades. All prices are best agreed after a chat (and of cup a tea!) Sometimes stuff needs to be taken apart first to truly determine what's what. Common sense applies.
Standard Automatic 3 speed overhaul - EG Chevy TH350 and Ford C4 - work includes full strip, clean, inspection, new heavy duty friction plates, oil seals, front pump bush and rear tail housing bush, all gaskets and sealing rings - Price from £650
Heavier duty boxes - EG TH400 and Ford C6 and Torqueflite - same spec as above - Price from £795
Overdrive Gearboxes - EG 700R4's 4L60's Ford AOD - Price from £895
Performance builds - price on application (don't you just hate seeing that! Sorry but I don't know what upgrades you want and that's the truth.)
Supply a rebuilt gearbox - I buy up stuff myself and restore it then sell it on. I never sell a gearbox that has not been rebuilt, because you never know its history and you cannot tell the condition by the fluid!
Typical TH350 / Ford C4 - £895 Typical 700R4 overdrive - £1095 All subject to stock - call for availability.
Manual Gearbox rebuilds - depends on the model and availability of parts. - typical price £750
Engine build service - EG Chevy 350 - Prices from £850 plus parts and engineering costs. Each is going to be different I'm afraid. Removal and fitting extra by discussion. I don't generally charge for time spent on research and design for genuine projects.
Typical V8 car standard service - EG plugs, oil filter, oil, belt tension, timing check, fluid top ups - Price from £95 plus parts - varies depending on what you require.
Automatic transmission service - Eg sump pan removal and clean, fluid and filter change, new pan gasket - price from £80 plus parts.
I buy Gearboxes and engines so call me if you have something lurking in the corner of your shed you're fed up tripping over, even if it's faulty!
I collect and deliver at reasonable rates and can accommodate evenings and weekends subject to sensible distances. Call me.
Deposits - sometimes a deposit is required upfront. Don't be offended. It's not that I don't trust you to pay, it helps small businesses manage cash flow.
Low cost does not equal cheap job - to the contrary! I apply the same high standards to all my work paying attention to detail every step. I dislike paying high prices myself and don't believe in ripping people off for the sake of it.