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Old 05-04-2014, 08:20 PM
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Good machine shop in Charlotte area?

I searched, but could not find much. I just pulled my 400 from my '77 Supercab and am looking for a good, reasonably priced shop to take it to for block work. I need the full treatment, decked, align honed, hot tanked, Magnafluxed, honed, bored, valve job, etc. and want to have it rebuilt to long block (block and heads assembled). I've called Carolina's Auto Machine, but they want to charge $650 just to assemble to long block. Two years ago, I had a mechanic in Statesville pull my engine and completely assemble and reinstall, timing, everything to get running again, for $600, so $650 sounds high. I won't go back to the last guy because it took them three months. Any suggestions? BTW, the machine work looks like it will come out to around $550 for everything except any head work. That is pretty reasonable I feel.

Also, does anyone know of someone good to have my heads ported and polished? Thanks for the help.
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Hi Steve, Sorry I can't offer any first hand help. I did a quick search and came up with some shops posted by others. I'm not sure if they are still in business but they came recommended by some of our members.

Carolina Crankshaft
2723 North Graham Street
Charlotte, NC 28206-3531
(704) 372-1037

Raymond Auto Machine
2923 Washburn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205-7502
(704) 376-1912

You may be able to get a recommendation from these folks:

S&M Auto Paint And Body Shop
(704) 588-0607

Good luck.

Also, this member in Charlotte just had some work done. Maybe you can contact him and see if he had any luck: (his thread is on the first page)

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