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HEMI Tech: Machine Shop Reference by State

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scootermcrad, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. WQ59B
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,532


    Cyber-detective... poking around WRT your post:

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

    David J Pluebell, 501 West Miller Rd, Garland TX, 75041. 972-840-2242

    >>"Performance Engines in Celina, TX...."<<

    Performance Engines, 319 West Walnut St, Celina TX, 75009. 972-382-2642

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

    Cannot find anything on this one; out of business??

    Here's one I have not dealt with, tho thru aquaintances - they do good work :

    Martyn Motors, 111 West Bridge St, Morrisville PA, 19067. 215-295-2500
  2. dodgedifferent2
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 116


    any canadian places that people know of? just a stab in the dark
  3. 40ford57chev
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
    Posts: 72


    For Texas I used Ed's Performance Engines and Machine in Abilene Texas.

    I use to Super/Pro Gas race a, Big Block Chevy, 40 Willys coupe in the late 70s and Eddie did all my work then. So naturally, for my Hemi, I went back because of the the quality of work I always got.

    I also use to teach Auto Tech so I'm working on passing the tourch to my grandson.
    We are building a 56 (NE 56) 354 Chry. Hemi.

    See build photos and updates are here:

    Ed's Machine website is:

    I got my parts from Hot Head's Research, Bob Walker.

    Do you have a Hemi under your hood?
  4. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Still a lot of holes in this! If you have a machine shop you use for your Early Hemi stuff, send me a PM and I'll add it. OR if you see information that needs to be corrected let me know that too. I have my "EDIT" buttons back so I can fix stuff.

    Thanks folks!
  5. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    By the way guys! Feel free to add your feedback if you would like! But BE HONEST! I do NOT want drama here!! If you wish to remain anonymous with your comments, PM me your comments and I will add them IN RED below the machine shop listing and your name will NOT be included. I think feedback is important! I have a ruined block because of bad machinig and it really was a nightmare. If I can somehow prevent even ONE person from having to go through that kind of mess, I will feel successful!

    Add your comments! Good or bad! Feel free to PM me!
  6. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,585


    K&B Engines
    Mann Rd.
    Marshfield, WI

    They redo everything from Hemis to air cooled engines to farm tractors... gas or diesel.

    Good folks who did my 354.
  7. TR Waters
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,439

    TR Waters
    from Vermont
    1. Early Hemi Tech

  8. I'm ready to get serious with my 354.

    Does anyone know a good machineshop/builder in the mid-atlantic area (VA, MA, DE)?
  9. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Okay! FWEW! I think I'm caught up! Sorry for taking so long getting your recomendations and info into the opening page. Crazy around here.

    If I've missed any PLEASE let me know and there are STILL quite a few states with nothing under them. If you live in one of those states and own a Hemi, please help out your fellow early Hemi enthusiest and get me the information. PM's are best.

    Thanks everyone!! BTTT! Let's get this thing filled out!
  10. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Just saw this! Sorry!

    But of COURSE! :D After tangling with a broken 331 truck motor (now a doorstop until I can have it sleeved), I have an early 331 in my Model A (no hood though, sorry). Couple other early 331's laying around also, that don't have homes yet.

    Thanks for adding Ed's, and have fun passing on your Hemi fun to the youngin'!
  11. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Bumpin' this up... PLEASE take a look at this and see if there are any Hemi friendly machine shops that are not on the list for your state.

    Anyone have any suggestions for Northern California? Very surprised none have popped up.

    As always, PM me or email me with your machine shop and I'll add it. THANKS!
  12. Godspeed
    Joined: Sep 5, 2005
    Posts: 357


  13. Pontiac Slim
    Joined: Jan 16, 2003
    Posts: 1,188

    Pontiac Slim
    Member Emeritus

    Didn't see this one but looked fast.. anywaz in MAINE the Hemi guy is
    Snow Falls Auto Body
    Rt 26
    West Paris Maine 04289
    te. 207-674-3364

    Guy is Steve Immonen.. has a machine shop on site.. a real craftsman and fair guy..Hes into Hemi motors..
    Pontiac Slim
  14. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Doing a search, I came up with a different address. Have the moved? Which address is correct? Click on the link:,+maine&cid=6063516245622383788
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  16. Pontiac Slim
    Joined: Jan 16, 2003
    Posts: 1,188

    Pontiac Slim
    Member Emeritus

    use the one you have. I took the address off an old business cars of his. Maine recently did a lot of 911 address conversions.. He is still there..
    Pontiac Slim
  17. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    TTT because when I saw this the first time I saw HEMI TECH and ignored the rest.

    This is an awesome list of machine shops.

    I'm in columbus ohio, found another thread that listed some places but no phone numbers.

    Now I find this that has phone numbers and I'd completely missed it.

    Maybe someone else will notice it and get use out of it too.

    Tis the season to be buying used parts and getting them checked out!!! :D

    Link to more machine shops in Columbus

    dunno if they do early hemi but M&M head service in Deleware was recommended by a few guys. Their number is

    m&m head service
    30 Reid Street
    City: Delaware
    State: Ohio
    ZIP: 43015

    I'm waiting for a call back. I'm not surprised a good place would be too busy to get the phone. UPDATE: they called back, super nice, $36/head to tank, disassemble, mag, and reassemble. Sounds like a deal!

    for reference the previously mentioned
    Fowler Engines
    3021 Switzer Ave, 43219

    Seemed knowledgeable on the phone, charge $60 (per head?) to clean and inspect (no magnaflux) a set of vortec heads for me, just to give you some idea of prices.
    Randy's Automotive Machine Shop Inc - (614) 235-9970

    4029 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43213

    hot tank $45 / head check valves surface receeding valves warped or racks
    Beach Performance
    10960 Johnstown Road
    New Albany, OH 43054-9604

    Bob Beach owner-heard he's the best in town
    He's been machining longer than I've been alive and has plenty of early hemi experience
    took me half an hour on the interweb to get his number! Nice guy, wants $50 to mag and inspect my vortechs which sounds great, he gets the job.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  18. Seriously - nobody in the mid-Atlantic? There's nobody in MD-VA-NC that can do decent work on Poly or Hemi engines? I find that hard to believe! Then again... maybe there's a niche that needs filling?!?!
    (~120 miles north of Washington DC)

    Black Mountain Hemi
    c/o Carl Bills
    200 West Burkholder Drive, Lot 27
    Lititz, PA 17543 | 717.738.3197

    Carl is putting the finishing touches on my 354 right now. More to follow when I pick it up after Christmas. :D
  20. There is a guy in Low Gap, NC that does hemi work, well thought of around here from what I've heard. No personal experience.

    I think this is him,,Hot Heads Research & Racing 336-352-3892 from google
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  21. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Wow! You guys are amazing! Keep the stuff coming. The more information you can give me when you send me information about machinists, the better!!

    Thank you EVERYONE!!!!

    And I agree, LOTS of holes in the list!! We need everyone's help to get this filled out!! Post it here, send me a PM or email, anything! Let's help people out.

    Also! If you guys sent me something and it didn't get added, let me know. I had a couple emails that got discarded with information before it got put up.
  22. Scooter - it's the power of the HAMB! (well, either that, or it's a Festivus Miracle!)
  23. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    You said it, buddy!!
  24. encswsm
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
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  25. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,066

    from Indiana

    Indiana[also Illinois cause its so close]:
    Rhyne Competition Engines
    5733 West 25th Ave
    Gary, In 46406
    219 845 1218
    Built winning ARCA motors for years, won championship couple of years ago. Does everything from our big nitrous motors, to blown alcohol hemis, to bitchin 392s. The best shop in the midwest in my opinion. Perfection.
  26. Scoot contact Kerry I'm pretty sure he'll tell you who not to use. Last we spoke he was pretty animate about it. I did hook him up with Don Mann here in town, he's not a hemi specialist per say but he can handle anything you need done from the pain rail to the heads.
  27. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Thank you! Changed that website...

    Thank man!

    Kerry!!! If you're reading this, send me a PM with details of your experience with one of the shops on our list.

    I deleted the website address from the their listing. Maybe those people don't build Hemis anymore?? :rolleyes::D
  28. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Please take a moment and look through the states below to see if there's anything that can be added!

    States still empty:

    Alaska (fat chance, probably)

    Illinois (REALLY!!!?? Nobody in Illinois does machining on Hemis?? COME ON!)
    New Mexico

    North Carolina (another one that surprised me)
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    West Virginia

    Post the info right here on the thread or send it to me in a PM. Reminder of what info is helpful...

    - Machine shop name
    - Address
    - Phone number
    - contact person (if specific)
    - email and/or website
    - any feedback positive OR negative. Keep it short and to the point. (optional)
  29. hemislave
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 23


    North Carolina, Hot Heads Research and Racing... ph. (336) 352 4866 Fax,(336) 352 3892... Bob Walker owner. dont have an address.

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