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TrollFromDownBelow
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need recommendation for good machine shop

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:23 pm

I need a recommendation for a good machine shop that can check for line boring of my type IV block, grind/polish the crank as necessary, swap the cam gear off of my original onto my new cam. There's a few other steps that need to be done, but those are the major ones.

My preference would be a shop within 300 miles of Detroit (so I don't have to ship), however, willing to ship to get quality. Please note, I'm not looking for an engine builder.

Thanks,
Mike
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Re: need recommendation for good machine shop

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 am

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:23 pm
I need a recommendation for a good machine shop that can check for line boring of my type IV block, grind/polish the crank as necessary, swap the cam gear off of my original onto my new cam. There's a few other steps that need to be done, but those are the major ones.

My preference would be a shop within 300 miles of Detroit (so I don't have to ship), however, willing to ship to get quality. Please note, I'm not looking for an engine builder.

Thanks,
Mike

At this point, familiarity is a plus. Rimco in CA is very familiar with the details, but you do need to assert your quality demands and stay on top of deadlines, etc.
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
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Re: need recommendation for good machine shop

Post by vwlover77 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:49 pm

I'd recommend you join the northern Ohio LEAKOIL forum at http://www.leakoil.net/forum and send a PM to "Toolbox" (Ted) who lives in your area. I would trust any referral he would make. Tell him "Don from Canton" sent you!
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Re: need recommendation for good machine shop

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:47 pm

vwlover77 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Tell him "The Don from Canton" sent you!

Weeze appreciates your careful considerations to all of his requests, if youse knows what we mean.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: need recommendation for good machine shop

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:06 pm

One of their admins who created my LEAKOIL account, Bill Webner, recommended European Motorworks, also in Cali.
1976 VW Bus aka tripod
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Re: need recommendation for good machine shop

Post by vwlover77 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:46 am

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:06 pm
One of their admins who created my LEAKOIL account, Bill Webner, recommended European Motorworks, also in Cali.
Bill knows his stuff.
Don

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Re: need recommendation for good machine shop

Post by tommu » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:46 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 am

At this point, familiarity is a plus. Rimco in CA is very familiar with the details, but you do need to assert your quality demands and stay on top of deadlines, etc.
I need to caution here that I have suffered from RIMCO and have heard only sad stories about their work since.
European Motorworks in Hawthorn know Type 4 engines well. I would go to Brothers in Ontario before them too..

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Re: need recommendation for good machine shop

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:30 pm

tommu wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:46 pm
Amskeptic wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 am

At this point, familiarity is a plus. Rimco in CA is very familiar with the details, but you do need to assert your quality demands and stay on top of deadlines, etc.
I need to caution here that I have suffered from RIMCO and have heard only sad stories about their work since.
European Motorworks in Hawthorne CA know Type 4 engines well.
I would go to Brothers in Ontario CA before them too..

Then, I am taking tommu's review at face value, and tommu is going to leave a post in the Engine Forum under "Parts Known To Be Acceptable" where he provides contact information for both.
Thanks, tommu.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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