Re: How much should I pay for machine shop for a 283?
I took the 283 to another machine shop today. Even less thrilled with this one. Didn't like the 416 heads I have. Would only guarantee the engine if he assemblied the long block and used his heads which he would do a valve job on. The quote was over well over $2000 but would knock 300 off if I paid all up front. I know the engine needs bored out. There is a pretty good ridge on top of the cylinders. The parts was going to be over 750. Wanted to deck the block, line hone etc.. said all blocks have problems. I asked about a crate engine, seeing if they sold their version of one. All I got was crate engines are massed produce and not very good. This car isn't one of 20 or rare or anything, just wanted the 283 to be different. He is going to hot tank the engine and magnaflux it to look for cracks. Told him would think about the rest of the work over the weekend and give them a call on Monday. Well actually, I barely left the parkling lot. It's not going to happen. Going to pick it back up, take it somewhere else and have it bored and going to have my Dad help me assembly it. Anybody know of good place for 283 master engine kits?
1964 Chevelle Convertible 283 3 on the Tree
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