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Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted March 21, 2002 08:00 PM
Just curious about how much everybody's machinist charges. What do they charge for common things like boring, decking, crank grinding, balancing, clean & check, valve jobs, installing bigger valves. I just got my bill today, and my guy seems pretty reasonable, hopefully no one makes any of us too sad!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted March 21, 2002 08:59 PM
The machine shop that i use here in OKC is Wise Machine, I think that his prices are reasonable, and I have not had a problem with his work yet. His prices are as follows:Bore and hone $9 a hole($72 for a V-8), Vat the block $20, cam bearings and freeze-plugs $20, remove old pistons from rods and put on new ones $24, Check the crank $10, fully balance $100, Decking the block $60. As I said, he doses good work and I have not had any problems with his work.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted March 21, 2002 10:23 PM
Bore & Hone v-8 w/torque plate = $136
Deck block using BHJ tooling = $120
Grind Crank w/race crank radius = $100
Balance V-8 Engine = $150
3-5 Angle Valve Job = $100 (done on CNC machine)
Machine head for larger valves = $80 (done on CNC )
Align Hone Block = $125
R&R Cam Bearings = $35
R&R Pistons = $36

Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 885
posted March 22, 2002 01:06 AM UIN: 54865418
our local shop is just about the same as dodge posted there

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 240
posted March 22, 2002 05:00 PM
The machine shop I use is about the same as dodgeboy and 17j on individual charges. He is also a world record holding drag racer in a street class (Don Bonouhum like bon-o-h-you-m) Nice guy, and he will not compromise on cheap parts. This hurts sometimes when you are on a budget, but in the long run it is better cause the engines are great and they last.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted March 22, 2002 05:14 PM
Anybody out there heard of Dave Storlien from Porting Dynamics in Maple Grove MN? I've heard from some people he is a world record snomobile builder. (not snocross, but a sled with a quad four engine that runs a 9 sec. 1/4 mile) I've heard he does the best work especially when it comes to porting. Just wondering if anybody's dealt with him?

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