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Race Engines

Precision Engineering

Nicholson McLaren Aviation are a Lycoming and Continental engine overhaul and repair facility based in Berkshire, United Kingdom, with full EASA Part 145 approval. We have a fully equipped facility with capability to repair or overhaul Lycoming and Continental engines, Fuel systems, Turbo controllers, Propeller Governors, Magnetos and NDT D1 Rating. We have been appointed the exclusive AVStar Fuel Systems sales, repair and service centre for the United Kingdom and Ireland. We also service France, Spain and Portugal. Since being established in 2006 our team of engineers have gained a reputation for providing a first class service, our engineers are extremely experienced and between them they have accumulated over 100 years of experience in this industry. Nicholson McLaren apply the highest standards of care and precision to your engine for optimum performance and reliability.

Nicholson McLaren Engines was founded in 1972 by John Nicholson to maintain the Cosworth DFV engines for McLaren Racing. McLaren’s F1 World Championship wins in 1974 and 1976 with their drivers James Hunt and Emerson Fittipaldi were powered by NME. We have the facility to design components, build engines, develop existing engines, manufacture components and maintain or repair competition race engines. We have in house dynamometer test cells with climate control which are available for confidential engine testing only (if required), plus test rigs for dynamic valve train and airflow rigs.



Nicholson McLaren Engines Ltd have recently invested in two new CNC Machines. We now have an XYZ SMX4000 CNC Milling Machine and an  XYZ Proturn SLX 355 CNC Lathe.


We specialise in reverse engineering, machining and producing low volume and even one off copies of race engine components. We have capability to produce Impellors, Shafts, Spline Shafts, Housings through to Camshaft covers.


Contact Nicholson McLaren Ltd today

To ask us a question, place an order or solve a problem, please get in touch with us via our contact page or by calling +44 (0)118 973 8000


We look forward to speaking to you and responding to all messages as quickly as we possibly can.

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