CHILTON ENGINEERING (QLD) Pty Ltd started out as a partnership back in 1962 between Bill Chilton and Reg Knop, who met each other working in the industry in the late fifties. ( Knop and Chilton). Since 1991 it has been operated by David Chilton. David is both an experienced engineering tradesman and a university-qualified mechanical engineer with an MBA.


The business mainly catered for top-end trade work, dealerships, mechanical workshops and restoration specialists. Our small workshop is well equipped with modern machines and tooling. For our size, we offer a wide range of services.


The business currently has four employees, all of whom have been part of the team for over a decade. Our many long- term customers enjoy personal service, quality and timely outcomes, at sensible prices.


We do and have done the engine warranty work for manufacturers through their authorized dealers AUDI,ALFA-ROMEO,BMW,FERRARI,FIAT,HOLDEN,MERCEDES-BENZ, TOYOTA, HONDA, MASERATI, MITSUBISHI, PORSCHE, VW, LEXUS,KIA, MG, LANDROVER, NISSAN, SUBARU, SUZUKI


Chilton Engineering has been a cornerstone of our business for nearly 8 years now. ERD is proud to have built street engines still going at over 200,000klms and race engines competing 2 full seasons before preventative pull down, some of these engines exceeding 800hp. This is only possible because David, Wally and Ken take absolute pride in their workmanship, give the most accurate machine work we have ever seen and back it all up with great advice. We wouldn’t give a warranty on ALL our engines if it weren’t for their attention to detail. Chilton Engineering do all our block and head machining, engine balancing and custom work.
Chilton Engineering is always on time and have always exceeded our expectations in every job they have done.

Daniel Kent

Elite Racing Developments


“We discovered Chilton Engineering in about 1992, a classic Mercedes V8 with an alloy block needed new sleeves as part of a complete engine rebuild. David and his team have done all our engine machining and balancing since then, from a Renault 750 to a V8 Tatra, an Austin A30 to a Veteran Vulcan. And yes, some 50 more Mercedes, several 300SLs and a supercharged straight 8 that got to the podium at Pebble Beach. We would not risk our clients’ engine rebuilds with anyone else.

Wolf Grodd

“Sleeping Beauties”



We outsource all our cylinder head and other engine machining work to CHILTON ENGINEERING. Their turn-around time is fast and we know the job will be done right the first time. The pride they take in their work is demonstrated by their immaculately clean workshop. I am confident in recommending CHILTON ENGINEERING as we and our customers have had seven stress-free years of fabulous service from David and his team.

Steve Thompson

Car Valet Mechanics





Services Available

    Cylinder Head Work

  • Bead blasting
  • Chemical cleaning
  • Pressure testing
  • Electro-magnetic crack-detecting
  • Straightening
  • Valve seat inserting
  • Valve guide repairs/ replacement
  • Valve grinding/ Seat cutting
  • Machine tappet setting
  • Surface grinding
  • Aluminium Welding- corrosion repairs
  • Thread repairing
  • Removing and replacing oil gallery plugs

Cylinder Block Work

  • Chemical cleaning- ( Hot Tank)
  • Sleeve fitting
  • Reboring and honing
  • Line boring
  • Surface grinding
  • Removing and replacing oil gallery plugs
  • Removing and replacing cam bearings

Component Work

  • Crack detecting
  • Con-rod resizing
  • Con-rod bush/pin fitting
  • Piston rod fitting and aligning
  • Flywheel machining
  • Piston expanding


  • Crankshafts
  • Flywheels, Pressure Plates, Harmonic Balancers
  • Con-rods
  • Pistons and Pins

Contact Us

P: 07 3391 1672

F: 07 3391 1037

6 Deshon St,

Woolloongabba Qld 4102

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