"The Automotive Parts Specialists"

Orleton Lane, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2BG, Shropshire, ENGLAND

Ph: 01952 252892     Fax: +44 (0)1952 246082

Ph: +44 (0)1952 252892 (INTERNATIONAL)

e-MAIL: enquiries@fwthornton.co.uk

FW Thornton is an Internationally reputed stockist of engine components for vintage, classic and modern motor cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, stationary engines, agricultural and competition specifications. FWT can also source or re-manufacture parts for a wide variety of vehicles no longer in production.

Parts we offer include

  • Piston Rings - sets or loose rings to size
  • Pistons, Liners and Kit Sets
  • Engine Bearings (Mains, Big Ends, Thrust Washers, Camshaft Bushes & Small Ends)
  • Valves, Valve Guides, Valve Seats and Valve Springs
  • Gaskets
  • Headbolts
  • Camshaft kits
  • Automotive Timing Belts
  • Water and Oil Pumps
  • Starter Ring Gears
  • Turbo Chargers

We now have a brand new site for complete remanufactured/used engines and cylinder heads www.fwtenginesandcylinderheads.co.uk

Ford Cologne V6 2.8 Litre Pistons now in stock STD/.5MM/.75MM/1MM

Ford Essex V6 3 Litre Pistons now in stock +.020"/+.030"/+.040"/+.060"

Leyland 1800 Sherpa Diesel Pistons now in stock in all sizes.

Ford Lotus Twin Cam Forged Pistons now in stock in all sizes.

Land Rover Mark 1 (1.5 Litre) Pistons now in stock in all sizes.

Please see our list of parts for Prestige Vehicle Models 

Brands we sell include
Hepolite, Glacier, Vandervell, AE, Payen, Wellworthy, ACL, KS, Mahle, TRW, JP, PHC and FP Diesels

The most popular vehicles we supply parts for include
Austin, Morris, Triumph, MG, Ford, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Bentley, Lister, Petter, AEC, Bedford, Gardner, Renault and Fiat.

Neither of the above lists are exhaustive. We have a wealth of experience and catalogue information.Phone Lines are open Mon-Fri 8.30-5.30. Trade Counter closed between 1.00-2.00 Most credit cards accepted & now accepting PayPal.

  01952 252892

A brief history... FWT was established in 1922 in Wellington, Shropshire (UK). The company originally traded in a varied array of motor factor components including axle shafts, wheels, pinions, pulley blocks and road springs. In 1939 FWT moved to the Wyle Cop premises in Shrewsbury where we remained until December 2012. After the War, FWT diversified into engine components. In the late 1990's the business became part of the NBC Group and benefits from large company resources with a massively increased stock holding of popular and hard to obtain engine components from a multiude of manufacturers. Please feel free to phone, fax, or e-mail us or drop in at the counter.

We have now purchased the Classic Engines & Spares

Specialising in gaskets, pistons, cylinder liners and bearings for: Vintage Commercial vehicles & tractors as well as marine engines and some diesel powered stationary engines.


Please check out our new specialist website for motorcycle pistons from the early 1900's up to the 1980's. The site contains detailed information on each piston along with a shopping cart for ease of purchasing.

See our ebay shop for a small example of the engine parts currently held in stock.
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