Super anxious to get going on my project 496, but I'm still searching for a good shop in the Greater Toronto area. I'm in Burlington and I think this might be the biggest decision of the build, so I want to get it right. How I wish I lived in GLA!
I went and spoke with Howie at R+B Engines in Oakville, but he doesn't plate hone, and It's common knowledge I'll certainly need it for .060 over. The only other shops I could find anything written on line about were Active Engines, Nash, Beatty and Wood's and Aurora. But very little even on those.
I really need a boost here with some solid advice as I feel I'm stalled without it. I don't know anybody personally that has had a performance block machined around here, so I'm kind of out there on my own. If needed, I'd even consider travelling across to upper Western NY, to find a good reputable shop that will do me fairly, as I'm only one hour away.
Looking for block cleaning, NDT inspection, a good quality plate bore/hone to .060, Deck and possibly align hone. Lifter true? Cam bearings, plugs, etc...The standard stuff.
I already have what appears to be a nice, solid and clean 4 bolt .30 over 454 Mark block, a Mike Lewis balanced Scat steel crank and rods, and the Probe SRS pistons that came with the Mike's kit.
Any and all advice greatly appreciated.
Cheers and thanks, Mark