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looking for a machinist
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:14:20 PM »
Can anyone here recommend a good machinist in the Va, Nc. east Tn. area. I'm looking for a shop that does good work somewhere as close to the I-77 I-81 corridor as possible. Anyone here have a good suggestion? My new motor has been sitting untouched at a local shop since Feb. 

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Re: looking for a machinist
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 12:48:59 AM »
How about a little farther, but top shelf Elite Motorsports in Wynnewood , OK, one of our JrFuel racers is happy with his Elite engine they put together, he had most of the parts of his all iron SBC.
 We all think of Elite being ProStock, but since they bought/ merged with Patterson, in Augusta KS , they work on Comp, SS, and Super Comp engines.
Give them a call and see how they can help you. Elite, 888-664-2727, Patterson, 316-775-7771
I'm surprised you can't find any good shops in NC, isn't that Nascar country ?

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Re: looking for a machinist
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 03:18:46 AM »
Well I have it at a very good shop, does a lot of promod/ top sportsman stuff. I'm just tired of being lied to about when it will be finished.

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Re: looking for a machinist
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 12:18:40 PM »
So guess it is at Charlie Bucks?
He is the pro mod guy in your area--they do fantastic work
So problem now is all shops are slammed--that time of year
HP Engines in Norwood NC is not bad ride--they do quality work reasonable
Nichols Engineering  Belmont NC quick ride south on 85  they do high quality work very reasonable
or if your stuff ain't at Bucks he is close to you and very high quality but they do keep lots of "name ' guys stuff running so you might not be at the head of the line
Heintz brothers Statesville NC are Chevy guys
Ghent in Mooresville NC   none better and he dynos
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Re: looking for a machinist
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 04:32:25 PM »
It's not at Charlie's place, but I think I made some headway today. It's at Billy Albert's shop, he does great work, but it's kinda sad that he kept putting me off to the point I was going over to pick it up this afternoon. He claims to be going to get on it starting first thing this coming week. I guess I'll see. If not I'm going to go pick my stuff up on Friday and take it to someone else. I'm pretty easy going on this kind of thing, but when I dropped it off at the first part of march I was told 6 weeks and it is getting close to being 3 months now. I'm way beyond ready to run my car

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Re: looking for a machinist
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 05:44:36 PM »
I am glad to hear that--Bucks is really close and none better--
Hey--I build engines for folks for last 27 years--you can get behind so darn easy--it is crazy that you are cool one week and hopelessly behind two weeks later--I bet your man will jump on it and come through
You missed cool weather but when you get it all back and in it should be just right for the second cool season
Look forward to seeing you on the local trail--get her done and we will see you at the track
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Re: looking for a machinist
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2017, 04:32:56 AM »
I'm looking forward to that myself. Having an almost finished car and not being able to go run it is driving me crazy

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Re: looking for a machinist
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 11:25:02 AM »
Hang in there. I think that most shops try to prioritize the racers that have already been out there.  You will find that once you are out there running then your stuff will get priority too.