Fellows Speedshop

Specialists in subaru engine conversions, Fellows SPEEDSHOP wilwood disc brakes, and everything involved in keeping your volkswagen alive!

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fellows speedshop

Specialists in subaru engine conversions, Fellows SPEEDSHOP wilwood disc brakes, and everything involved in keeping your volkswagen alive!

Fellows Speedshop looking after your classic vw’s as if they were our own since 2011. We are Subaru engine conversion specialists having done over 400 subaru engine installations to volkswagen split screen and bay window campers, T25 campers, ghia’s and vw beetles. 

Fellows Speed Shop are Subaru Engine Conversion specialist for classic Volkswagen’s, also producing our own brakes. Our aim is to make them perform and handle better without losing their unique character. We are a family business with a combined 70 years mechanics experience with Owner Perry, wife Carolyn son Ben, plus Colin, Paul, Matt & Zak.

Since 2011, Fellows Speed Shop have completed hundreds of Subaru Engine conversions and had some great magazine reviews and feedback from customers, complementing our quality and the detail of our work. You can read some testimonials at the base of this page. As well as the upgrades we offer we will also take on any VW air cooled servicing and repairs.

Our online web shop lists a wide range of individual parts and kits for your classic or custom Volkswagen. As well as our own custom built items such as our stainless steel exhausts, Fellows disk brake kits and of course our lovely Speedshop clothing & merchandise.

Engine Conversion Specialists

We specialise in replacing air-cooled engines for a modern flat 4 water-cooled Subaru engine.

Having a Subaru engine conversion in your classic VW gives you great reliability, fuel economy, power and also a heater!

We Provide Stopping Power with Wilwood!

Our Wilwood front brake system is a Wide 5 to Porsche pattern solid Billet hub with 4 pot Willwood callipers and billet brackets. The brakes can be fitted in early and late split screens and Bay windows running in our own vehicles for 12 years.

Mechanical Builds

If your classic VW camper is in the process of a full restoration & you need help building it, we’re here to help.

Suspension & Stance

It’s all about getting your VW looking and handling right!

Upgrades, Servicing & MOT

From disc brake conversions, wiring looms, leisure battery installation through to annual servicing and mot work you can get it all here.

Shop Subaru Engine Conversion Kits

Fancy having ago at doing a Subaru conversion yourself? We offer a comprehensive DIY installation kits to make the job a little easier.

Shop Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kits

Our own in house made Wilwood front disc brake kits give you the ultimate stopping power! We have 3 package options to suit your Volkswagen.

Shop Suspension & Stance Parts

We provide a wide range of upgraded and stock suspension and parts to make your vw handle and look better!

Shop Stainless Exhausts

Fresh restock of our stainless exhaust system available for Splitscreen, Bay & T25’s

Fellows Speedshop Disk Brakes for vw

Real stopping power…

Fellows speedshop
Disc Brakes

Our own in house made Wilwood front disc brake kits give you the ultimate stopping power! We have 3 options for your Volkswagen…

vw beetle subaru engine conversion

Need More Power and Reliability?

Our Subaru engine conversions deliver!

Discover the best at Fellows Speedshop! We replace air-cooled engines with modern flat 4 water-cooled Subaru engines. Our Subaru engines are a perfect match for Volkswagen engines, requiring minimal modifications.

Experience enhanced reliability, better fuel economy, front and rear heaters, and impressive power. No more struggling on hills! Choose from a range of engine options: complete conversions, parts, or DIY kits.

Our fully rebuilt engines come with a comprehensive 12-month guarantee. Other engine units have a 90-day replacement service. Join Fellows Speedshop for unrivaled performance and quality!

Subaru installation in bay window vw camper


Transform your VW camper into a powerhouse with Fellows Speedshop! Our expert team specializes in the highly sought-after EJ201 Subaru Engine conversion. In just 2-3 weeks, we’ll have your engine fully serviced and upgraded for unrivaled performance. From the engine block to the exterior, our attention to detail is unmatched. Unleash the full potential of your beloved camper. Get in touch with us today and embark on a powerful journey!
vw t25 subaru engine conversion


Discover the power of the EJ201 (2.0ltr) Subaru Engine Conversion for your VW T25 camper at Fellows Speedshop. Unlock a world of possibilities with this remarkable conversion that seamlessly integrates Subaru’s renowned engine into your VW T25. This often is slightly cheaper without the need for new radiator/fan and various other parts. Our expert team will skillfully execute this conversion, guaranteeing you a camper that delivers an exhilarating driving experience. 

EJ204 Subaru Engine VW


Upgrade your T25 camper with our powerful EJ204 (2.0ltr) Subaru Engine Conversion. Say goodbye to slow acceleration and welcome increased torque from the start, thanks to advanced variable valve timing technology. Gain an impressive additional 30bhp with no compromise on fuel efficiency. Our conversion guarantees power, reliability, and fuel economy. Transform your T25 into a true powerhouse, elevating your driving experience!

About Fellows Speedshop
Meet the Team

our google reviews!

Google Reviews
  • Great place,friendly,knowledgeable staff...

    Neil Harris Avatar Neil Harris

    Service of my Subaru engine and MOT for my early bay. Efficient, flexible, friendly. Have used for some years; would highly recommend.

    andy snowden Avatar andy snowden
  • Top team Friendly and know their stuff Highly recommended

    Richard Williams Avatar Richard Williams

    Great service and very helpful

    Lyndon Stocker Avatar Lyndon Stocker
  • Excellent service Excellent advise and wonderful results on the transformation on our VW camper van T2

    Maria Teresa Miguel Avatar Maria Teresa Miguel

    Quality and customer service that are beyond reproach! I’ve ordered many parts including their engine mount, exhaust, and radiator system for my VW Bus Subaru conversion. I’m always in awe of their quality, dedication to their work, and responsiveness. Hats off to Fellows!

    Curt Peredina Avatar Curt Peredina
  • 11.03.2022: Had a Subaru conversion on my AC 1981 VW T25. It's been a week and I'm still smiling. It has generated a step change in how the vehicle performs. I struggled with 3 different air cooled engines over the 15 years I've owned the van.The whole team were very knowledgeable, always ready to answer questions and make suggestions. Ben was my main point of contact and I felt that there wasn't anything he didn't know. No work was carried out without prior agreement and there was never any hard sell on anything. I had disc breaks fitted to the front and heating added. If you want a job done properly then these are the go-to people. I traveled up from Dorset to get this done. My bus has gone from 53 BHP to 140 BHP. Keep up the good work. I cannot recommend these people enough. THANK YOU!

    Andy Avatar Andy

    I bought disk brake kit and have shipped it to Japan. There are several kits for Type 2 from other manufactures, but I think it is the only product that supports both Porsche and genuine 205 PCD. Since my order was international I was a little nervous at first, however, their service was awesome from addressing my product inquiries to arranging oversea shipping to my country. They even labeled in Japanese on the small bags for small bolts. That was super helpful, and I'm impressed by their thoughtfulness. Although I've attached the kit to my Type 2 right after receiving they are so beautiful that I could have even just kept them showcased in my living room for a while rather than started using them immediately. I'd definitely recommend to my friends.

    Yukio Yokogawa Avatar Yukio Yokogawa
  • I took my VW T25 Top Joker to Fellows Speed Shop for an engine replacement in 2021. I have to say the service was excellent and the Subaru impretsa engine is a massive improvement on the old Diesel engine. I can now keep up with traffic . I’ve had absolutely no problems with the engine , it sounds brilliant and is very reliable. A massive thank you to Perry and his team for such a professional job.

    Gary Jones Avatar Gary Jones

    Perry, Ben and the team at The Speedshop, thanks very much for your work on our van we are very pleased. Paul and Linda

    Paul Frost Avatar Paul Frost
  • I've been using FellowsSpeedShop for a variety of jobs on my various VW projects for about 7 years now, and i trust them and value their expertise and experience 100% Whether its been the recommissioning of long term laid up cars, full on mechanical builds on my two Splitscreen bus projects, or engine, suspension and brake work on my vintage drag race cars...... they have always done a fantastic and professional job. i cant speak highly enough of fellows and their whole team

    jick russell Avatar jick russell

    I took my trike to fellows speed Shop expecting them to provide the finishing services that i required for my partly finished project. Perry and his team went far beyond the initial brief and improved my project in ever way. . They rebuilt the engine , designed a cooling system and fabricated a radiator to suit. they also provided a bespoke wiring loom. In short they provided me a fabulous turnkey solution for my project. I have enjoyed the power and the sound of the subaru conversion and i would recommend them to anyone who appreciates professionalism and value for money

    Curt Guy Avatar Curt Guy
  • Superb at what they do! Great attention to detail and pride in their work.

    Neil Gaskins Avatar Neil Gaskins

    Great, looking forward to doing some business

    Joseph Taylor Avatar Joseph Taylor
  • Very friendly staff and a super clean workshop

    Mr T Avatar Mr T

    I had my engine and gearbox swapped for the Scooby conversion through Fellows Speedshop and it was the best decision I've ever made. It's genuinely a game changer for our camper, especially having spent 10 years fighting with various air cooled engines. My garage floor has never looked cleaner for starters!! Its starts first time, pulls like a train and it's quiet and comfortable, but with a deep throaty Scooby grumble. The workmanship there is absolutely top notch and after sales and customer support is the best Ive come across. I have to travel the length of the country to use them, which speaks volumes I think and I really couldn't recommend them enough.

    Shaun Rimmer Avatar Shaun Rimmer
  • Great service and great bunch of lads to deal with

    wilf648 Avatar wilf648

    Top lads very helpful 👍 👌

    Guxy Guy Avatar Guxy Guy
  • Well, what can I say that’s not already been said....top top service, very impressed with the work done on my 1965 splitscreen. I had their porsche 944 disc brake conversion done, but they went above and beyond as Ben Fellows also noticed one of my rear wheels was wobbling, he corrected the error and shared a video of it when I turned up to collect it, it really was dangerous ! Not only that, but he also advised on a few other bits that need attention, and when I mentioned I was interested in their rack n pinion conversion, he suggested that it might be better using another company and just having the existing steering box refurbished. Now that really impressed me. Will 100% use them time and time again. A big thanks to Ben and the team.

    Darren Nock Avatar Darren Nock

    I would just like to say a big thanks to Perry and his team . We had our van in a Fellows speed shop to have a Subaru conversion . And all I have got to say our van has never been better . Had the conversion done and Perry and his team had spotted some work that I had done that was not up to standard . They sorted all the little problems out that I had . I've had the van back for a week now and it just like having a car . I can just jump in and know that It will get me there . Anyone thinking of this swap I would say it's well worth it if you want to drive your van all year round, and I will be using my van as a daily driver . So no more sitting off the road for six months of the  year . Thanks again Perry. You and your team did a great job . Simon and Ros

    Simon Houston Avatar Simon Houston

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