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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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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!
Don

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 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
FI ...8 completely solid lifters.... now it's both kinda noisy and leaky, but she sure runs good!
hambone wrote: There are those out there with no other aim but to bunch panties. It's like arguing with a pretzel.
::troll2::

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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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