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HEMI Tech: Machine Shop Reference by State

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  1. scootermcrad
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    Okay guys and gals... By popular demand, I'm starting this reference list of machine shops for shops that will do early Hemi work. This one is going to take awhile to fill up. Let's get all hands on deck for lists of machine shops in your area that you know will do the work we need.

    Here's what I would like to list for each reference (when possible):

    1) Name of shop or specialist
    2) Location and address
    3) Contact info (phone and/or email, website)
    4) Specific service they provide (I.E. head work, block work, complete builds from pans to carbs, etc.
    5) Feedback if you have it (I.E. this place did horrible work OR this place was very good)

    PM me the info or email me the info: scootermcrad@yahoo.com. Put "Hemi shop" in the subject line for me so I know what the heck is being sent to me.

    NOTE! I will add positive and negative feedback to the list! KEEP IT HONEST! This is not a place for dirty laundry, but I think feedback is important. I have a Hemi block that was machined incorrectly and is ruined. The idea of this thread is to help prevent that.

    Thanks guys!!

    Scooter
     
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  2. scootermcrad
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    States A through J:

    Alabama:

    * R&R speed and machine shop 1221 meridian st. huntsville alabama (256-539-0824) "MOPAR HEMI specialist plus all the others. Drag racers for 40 plus yrs."
    * Huntsville engine 100 Von Bruun rd. huntsville alabama, (256-858-6027) "builds and dyno tests engines"
    ^ NEG. -
    *"they screwed up a line hone job on something as simple as a 302 Ford block... Then refused to "make it right". I left the block the third time, they called me; "Come get this junk out of here"... Had to pay another shop to have it fixed."

    *"An acquaintance that drag races a Buick left some rare factory castings there for some machining, totally ruined!"

    * Claxton Machine shop ...Mobile, Alabama.... "Do a lot of circle and drag work Tony and Tom are very good people to deal with"

    Alaska:

    Arizona:

    * JD Machine 1070 Aviation Dr. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404
    Mike Dawson (928-855-1411) "stand up builder"

    Arkansas:

    California:

    * Advanced Engine Machining, Huntington Beach, CA ask for Jay (714-848-1062)
    * Bob Mckray Performance, 25672 Taladro Cir Ste F, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (949-458-7087) Bob is a one man show, but he knows his Hemi stuff well!
    * Contemporary Auto Machining 16131 Gothard St # D Huntington Beach, CA (714-842-3144)
    ^NEG-
    *"had to take block back several times to have things redone after things were found to be incorrect AFTER assembly"
    *"Lost main caps to my block!"

    * H.D.S. Auto Parts & Machine 1960 West Mission Rd Ste 1-5, Escondido, CA 92029 (760-746-6110) Blocks, heads, assembly. "Very accurate"
    * Engler Brothers Automotive 2630 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310-450-7531)
    * Advanced Engine & Machine (Ivan Coffman) 2305 Fruitvale Ave Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661-325-1925) "Complete builds, race to commercial"
    * Bob McRay Performance 25672 Taladro Cir Ste F
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691-3127 (949-458-7087)
    * Taylor Engine 8145 Byron Rd. "D" Whittier, CA 90606
    (562-687-7231) "Excellent reputation, no issues"
    * Valero's Machine Shop 1033 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
    (530-828-6185) valleros.com
    * Moore's Engine Supply 11850 Atwood Rd., Auburn, CA 95603
    (530-823-5481) www.mooresenginesupply.com/

    Colorado:
    * Area Machine 6471 Federal Blvd Denver, CO 80221-2320
    (303-657-9670) "Complete machining, clean and organized, reasonable prices."

    Connecticut:

    * TLB AUTO MACHINE 77 Clinton Ave., Norwich Ct. 06360
    Terry Brick, (860-889-2232) "Street Motors specializes in race motors
    In house dyno,head repair,sell parts and equipt.
    "

    Delaware:

    Florida:

    * Hemi Haines Daytona Beach, FL
    Contact Eddie Haines (386-671-1057)
    http://www.hemihaines.com/

    * Dvorak Machine 11109 N.E. US Hwy. 301, Waldo, FL 32694
    (352-468-1353) www.dvorakmachine.com

    Georgia:

    Hawaii:

    Idaho:

    Illinois:

    Opel Engineering 1538 Burgundy
    Streamwood, IL 60107 PH: 630-837-2900 FAX: 630-372-5569
    http://www.opelengineering.com/

    Indiana:

    *B & B Sales & Service 7501 N Hall Rd.,
    Monrovia, IN 46157 (317-996-6375) Mel or John

    *Rhyne Competition Engines 5733 West 25th Ave. Gary, In 46406
    (219-845-1218) http://www.rhynecompetitionengines.com/
    "Does everything from our big nitrous motors, to blown alcohol hemis, to bitchin 392s. The best shop in the midwest in my opinion."

    Iowa:
     
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  3. scootermcrad
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    States K through T

    Kansas:

    Kentucky:

    Louisiana:

    * Doucet Motorsports Hwy 190 Lawtell, LA 70550 (337-543-2028)
    * Southland Performance Parts and Machine 3729 W. Park Ave. Gray, LA 70359 (1-866-580-RACE or 985-580-9701)
    http://www.southlandspeed.com/


    Maine:

    * Snow Falls Auto Body & Machine 85 Bethel Road,
    West Paris, ME (207-674-3364)

    Maryland:

    Massachusetts:

    * Custom Automotive Machine Co. 210 East Street- East Weymouth,Mass. 02189
    Dana Hard (781-331-6763) Complete buids from carb. to pan (including blowers and injection) "Great shop- Great guy- HAMB friendly".


    Michigan:

    * Thomson Automotive Redford, Mi (313-538-0044)
    * Dowker engines Charlotte, Mi (517-543-0249)
    * Angelucci Performance Macomb, Mi (586-412-8442)
    * Doug Maykovich Livonia,Michigan (248-474-8377) "He does it all from carb to pan"

    Minnesota:
    * Northern Cylinder heads 3118 162nd Ln. NW
    Andover, MN 55304 (763-427-5601) Ask for Tom.
    "Great machine shop. Race motors and also do flatheads, nailheads, etc."

    Mississippi:

    Missouri:

    * Dependable Automotive Service 10438 Lackland Rd. Overland, Mo. 63114 (314-423-8990) "All auto machine work and engine assembly. Familiar with racing motors."

    Montana:

    Nebraska:

    Nevada:

    * FULTZ'S MACHINE SHOP 2100 W Bonanza Rd Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702-647-0311) "all aspects of engine building and machining"

    New Hampshire:

    *New England Rod Shop 3 Chestnut St., Bedford, NH 03110
    (603) 471-0600 (Ron Gagnon)

    New Jersey:

    * Roger's Speed Shop, 217 South Ave, Garwood, NJ. (908)789-1322 "Excellent machine shop, very easy to deal with and reasonable prices"

    New Mexico:

    New York:

    * Richmond Marine (Tom Lennon) P.O. Box 767 4820 County Road 37 Honeoye, NY 14471 (585-229-4272) "Complete builds from carb to pan and anything in between. Specialize in getting the job done right the first time."
    * JAMES FARRAND ENGINES 140 Ball Cir. Syracuse, NY 13210 (315-472-8708) "doing it since the early 60's, Hot tanking, complete machine shop services. a little slow but very thoruogh and lots of experience with all brands and vintages"
    * Bloss Machine (Skip Bloss) 6404 Kirkville Rd. North Kirkville, NY 13082 (315-656-9245)
    * Pro Formance Specialties (Matt) 1115 E. Main St. Rochester, NY 14609 (585-228-1499) "Full service shop and personalized service" http://www.pro-formancespecialties.com/

    * Seely Engine Machine 3904 Old Mill Road, Stanley, NY 14561
    (585-526-6663) "full service engine shop. we specialize in performance and vintage engines. we do all machining in house, including crank balancing (hines) and dyno services. we are setup to complete bake and blast shot peening cleaning operations as well as hot tanking."

    North Carolina:

    North Dakota:

    * Quality Engine and Machine 318 24th Street N, Fargo, ND 58102-4027
    (701-232-3918) head work, block work, crank work, complete builds - "Very happy with the service and price, most of the other machine shops I brought my 330 Desoto to told me to take a hike"

    Ohio:

    * Beach Performance 10960 Johnstown Road, New Albany, OH 43054-9604
    Bob Beach (614-855-2143)

    * Fowler Engines Inc. 3021 Switzer Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219
    Jeff Fowler (614-258-2924), info@fowlerengines.com "cater to blown alcohol work, blower rebuilds, tractor pull engines, top-end work, dedicated area just for race blowers, treat people fairly"
    http://www.fowlerengines.com/index.html

    * Metals Crankshaft 1435 E 45th St. Cleveland, Ohio 44103
    (216-431-5778)
    "In business since about 1947 Contact Pat who grew up in the business his father founded. Superb crankshaft grinding, welding, balancing. Block and head cleaning, boring, honing, head work, guides, valves. Will build certain select engines complete. Work is always superb"

    * M&M Head Service 30 Reid Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740-369-6442)

    * Randy's Automotive Machine Shop Inc 4029 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43213
    (614-235-9970)


    Oklahoma:

    * Brand Racing Engines 7904 S Council Oklahoma City, OK (405-745-3332) "general machining, rebuild to racing, with very reasonable pricing."

    Oregon:

    *Quality Engineered Components POB 6868, Bend, OR 97708

    541-388-9214 shop
    541-390-8085 cell
    email: hemi.parts@yahoo.com
    Contact: www.qualityengineeredcomponents.com

    *Virgil Hanson Automotive Machine, Albany, OR 541.926.5742
    "Everything up to and including turn key engines."

    Pennsylvania:

    * Black Mountain Hemi 200 West Burkholder Drive, Lot 27, Lititz, PA 17543
    c/o Carl Bills (717-738-3197) http://blackmountainhemi.com
    e-mail: Carl@BlackMountainHemi.com

    * Evanuik Performance 1133 Lincoln Hwy (Rt 30) North Versailles,Pa (412-829-1988)

    * Martyn Morots 111 West Bridge St., Morrisville, PA 19067
    (215-295-2500) www.martynmotors.com

    * Rodlands - RCG CNC Blocks Inc. 1128 Reese Rd., Warriors Mark, PA 16877
    (814-632-3035) http://www.rcgcncblocks.com/

    * Shady Dell Speed Shop 770 Shady Dell Rd., Port Matilda, PA 16870
    (814-574-2543) www.shadydellspeedshop.com

    Rhode Island:

    South Carolina:

    Tennessee:

    * RodandCustom Machine West Field Rd. Dickson, TN 37055 (615-441-3903) "They do it all. Specialize in building any hemi engine you want and have extensive CNC set up"

    Texas:

    * DP Machine , 501 West Miller Rd, Garland TX, 75041. David J Pluebell (972-840-2242)

    * Ed's Performance Engines and Machine 5550 Hwy 277 south Abilene, TX 79606
    (tech: 325-692-5261 orders: 800-281-2656) edsmachine.com "great quality work"

    * Performance Engines 319 w. Walnut st., Celina, TX 75042 (972-382-2642)
    www.perfenginc.com

    * Wayne Calvert Precision Engines 220 Dallas Drive, Denton, TX 76205
    (940-382-6815) www.waynecalvertengines.com
     
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  4. scootermcrad
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    States U through W

    Utah:

    Vermont:

    * Island Racing Service 269 U.S. Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486
    Michael Gulla (802-372-8565), www.islandracingvt.com

    Virginia:

    Washington:

    * Westbay Auto Parts 1550 Naval Yard Hwy Bremerton, WA. 98312
    Martin Tveit (360-479-0348), e-mail; martint@westbay autoparts.com
    "He is very anal-retentive about his work. VERY picky about quality, and is not intimidated by any thing, and will tell you if it can/can't be done"

    * Bud's Machine Shop 12019 Pacific Hwy SW #C, Lakewood, WA. 98499
    (1-253-588-2837) "loves to do old engines, including flatties"

    West Virginia:

    Wisconsin:

    * K&B Engines Mann Rd. Marshfield, WI (715-384-7934)
    ask for Kerry or Phil. "They redo everything from Hemis to air cooled engines to farm tractors... gas or diesel. Good folks who did my 354"

    Wyoming:
     
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  5. scootermcrad
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    Be patient with me. I'll get this stuff updated as fast as I can...

    ...okay..... GO!
     
  6. scootermcrad
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    BTTT for a new day
     
  7. Creepy Jack
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    from SoCal

    I'd just like to add that I've always had very good experiences with Jerry at Engler Brothers in Santa Monica, California. I can't say enough good stuff about his work, and his prices are very reasonable.
     
  8. HotRodHeb
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    Awesome timing on this, I am picking up a hemi motor on Sunday!

    Anyone know of any hemi friendly shops in the Bay area?
     
  9. scootermcrad
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    New week...

    Back
    To
    The
    Top

    I know you guys have info! Keep it comin'!

    OH!! Keep the emailed info coming also! Thanks! scootermcrad@yahoo.com with subject of Hemi Shop (or something)
     
  10. Bttt again.

    I'm specifically interested in Wisconsin, as that is where I am at. The only local shop I could trust is no longer in business. The owner, my mentor, just passed away. RIP Jim.
     
  11. notebooms
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    with good machine shops far between, this thread may be valuable to expand beyond hemi specific. just a mention of a great machine shops and notes if they do hemi, flathead, etc would be awesome.

    For those folks in san jose--- i DO NOT recommend AV Machine, which is downtown. Sloppy work. I'd love to find a reliable source in town...

    -scott noteboom
     
  12. HemiDave
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    from Austin, TX

    Great idea! It's difficult to find someone that knows what they are looking at!

    Dave
     
  13. scootermcrad
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    Thanks! I agree! Can anyone fill in the rest of the info for those places?

    DP Machine (972) 840-2242... Is this in Dallas?? What's the address?

    Performance Engines in Celina, TX.... JJ, you have a phone and address for this place? Thanks man!

    performance automotive supply... Any more info on this place? Address? Is this in DFW area too? Phone? Anything?

    Thanks everyone for the help with this!!!! I've been real busy and I've gotten a little behind on the HEMI Tech stuff, especially this thread. Anything you guys can email or PM me, would be appreciated!!
     
  14. scootermcrad
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    ALSO.... PLEASE READ THIS!!

    I know some of you guys prefer certain shops over others so you tend NOT to produce info on the shops you DON'T like... I completely understand! It's not helping though. If there's shops out there that you're not speaking up about because of a bad experience, this is the place to make your experience known so you can help others. Your comments can be stated HERE in this thread. This is the perfect place for it! Just make it very clear what shop you're talking about and make the facts clear for people to understand. Let's keep it as professional as possible without extra gossip. Getting this thread locked or erased won't help anyone! If someone wants more info, maybe they can PM you and you can be as colorful as you like. Just want to keep the facts... well... FACTS!

    Did I just use the word "proffessional" in a HAMB thread? Maybe it should be HAMBfessional?

    So, rather you like the shop or not, WE NEED THE INFO!! PLEASE!!

    (pretty please?)

    Thanks everyone!!!

    Scooter
     
  15. maxspeedracing
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    With a thousand new lawyers graduating every year, bad experience can turn into defamation rather quickly. It all depends on what the meaning of "is" is...
     
  16. scootermcrad
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    Agreed. Everyone should keep that in mind.

    Seriously though! There are tons of states that still need to be filled out! We only have 7 STATES with machine shops that work on Hemis??? 43 more to go! :cool:
     
  17. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    NJ: Roger's Speed Shop, 217 South Ave, Garwood, NJ. (908)789-1322

    Excellent machine shop, very easy to deal with and reasonable prices. They machined my 350 SBC. The work they performed: hot tank block and heads, install cam bearings and freeze plugs, bored .030 over, rods resized and new bolts installed, crank cut .020 and polished and chamfered, new pistons hung on the rods (all materials were supplied by me)...total cost was $770.

    I don't know about flatheads. He did have a 392 Hemi ready to go after my 350.

    I have heard from reliable sources that they aren't necessarily the best for assembly. However, as I assembled my engine, I was checking tolerances and they were all VERY tight and to spec. Excellent work and I would deal with them again
     
  18. maxspeedracing
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    Oklahoma

    Brand Racing Engines
    7904 S Council
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Phone: 405-745-3332

    Gerald Brand is helping me with my Dodge 270. He modified my forged pistons on the lathe to compensate for the head and block decking, cleaned the block, sleeved one cylinder, and when UPS gets done playing with my cam bearings, he's going to put those in. He is also balancing my internals (static and dynamic).

    He's the best machinist I've found in Oklahoma City, and has been very reasonable in prices.

    He doesn't specialize in Hemi's, but he understands engines, machining, and racing.
     
  19. 19Fordy
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    TENNESSE: Rod and Custom Machine, 1354 West Field Rd, Dickson, TN.
    37055. Phone: 615-441-3903. Ask for Jeremy or Mike Goldstein.
    They specialize in building early hemis and have extensive CNC
    including making bolt-on 318/340/360 bolt-on hemi heads plus
    lots of other custom hemi parts. Web site: is
    www.rodandcustommachines.com but is down right now. I
    bought my 354 hemi from them a few years ago. Featured
    write up in August 2003 MOPAR Collectors Guide magazine.
     
  20. 19Fordy
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    Here's Mike and Jeremy delivering my hemi. in 2003.
     

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  21. k9racer
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    huntsville alabama MOPAR HEMI specialist plus all the others. Drag racers for 40 plus yrs. R&R speed and machine shop 1221 meridian st huntsville alabama 256 539 0824.................................. another who builds all the dyno tested engines for a large mail order house in ohio.. Huntsville engine 100 Von Bruun rd huntsville alabama,256 858 6027........................ And the last in Mobile Alabama Claxton Machine shop Idont have the address or tele no now but they do a lot of circle and drag work Tony and Tom are very good people to deal with..
     
  22. plym_46
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    from central NY

    Here are two for Central NY, old school doing it since the early 60's, Hot tanking, complete machine shop services. a little slow but very thoruogh and lots of experience with all brands and vintages.

    JAMES FARRAND ENGINES, 315-472-8708. 140 Ball Cir. Syracuse, NY 13210.


    also;

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  23. scootermcrad
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    WOW! Now we're getting somewhere! I've filled in quite a bit more! Keep 'em coming! This is such a huge help! If all this helps even one, single, person, I'll be happy!

    19Fordy... Nice lookin' motor man! Bet she screams! Post up some pictures in the HEMI Tech "examples" section for everyone!

    Thanks everyone for your help!

    Oh yeah, if you guys have websites for any of these places, let me know. If I've posted anything incorrectly, let me know that too. I'm thinking that once we get this all filled up, I may even go back and put links to Google Maps for each of the addresses to make it even more user friendly. We're a little ways away from that though...
     
  24. 4tford
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    I'll add another one for Michigan. The guy is a retired Chrysler engine builder that does Hemis from his little shop. He currently is fixing a cracked block for me as well as some head work. He does it all from carb to pan. Also trans and rear axles as well. Doug Maykovich 1-248-474-8377 located in Livonia,Michigan.
     
  25. scootermcrad
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    There's been some new info added above in the list. It's a new year. I plan to keep the year busy and I also am going to work on trying to get at least one machine shop for each state. I've got a long ways to go!! I could really use your help guys. Anything anyone can add, please PM me or if you're just browsing the HAMB for good info, you may also email me at scootermcrad@yahoo.com.

    BTTT for a new year!
    Scooter
     
  26. Bored&Stroked
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    Columbus Ohio:

    Fowler Engines Inc.
    3021 Switzer Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio 43219

    Phone:
    (614) 258-2924

    Fax:
    (614) 258-8279

    E-mail:
    info@fowlerengines.com

    Talk to Jeff Fowler. These guys build tons of blown-alky stuff, every type of Hemi known to man, flatheads, tractor pull engines, etc.. They do top-end work and treat people fairly. Also, they are one of the few blower rebuilders in this area of the states -- have a full time guy that only builds race blowers.
     
  27. scootermcrad
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    Thanks man! :D I will put this up as soon as the "EDIT" feature reappears. I've been told it's in the works.
     
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  29. jj mack
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    Performance Engines
    972-382-2642
    319 W. WALNUT, CELINA, TEXAS 75009
    www.perfenginc.com

    but it looks like they are moving...see website
     

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