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In your opinion - BEST Machine shop in San Diego area

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Adran, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Adran
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 46


    Okay, so obviously there's TONS of machine shops around the San Diego area, especially in El Cajon, and I could just walk into any one of them and get some machine work done. I'm sure most of them are reputable and competent. But then again, I'm sure there's plenty that aren't.

    The stuff I need is pretty simple at the moment - just a bore & hone, line hone, and decking. So I'm sure it would take a real idiot to screw it up. However, I'm sure they're out there. I'd like to avoid the truly crappy shops.

    Can I maybe get some recommendations from San Diego locals? What do you think the BEST machine shop you've used is? Best all around quality Vs. best bang-for-your-buck el cheapo hole in the wall? Ideally they'll all perform the same job, but I know in the real world that practically never happens.

    P.S. I'm doing a Small-Block Ford, if that makes any difference... I know some places practically know Chevrolets and only Chevrolets, which makes sense considering the volume of them... but I'm not doing a Chevy.
  2. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    Like you said, there must be dozens of Chev shops. If you want a Ford done right, see Mummert.
  3. frankenfords
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 278

    from SoCal

    Ricks Machine Shop on Woodside Avenue in Santee. Old family friend, and a Ford guy to boot.
  4. Harell Los Angeles
    Joined: Dec 26, 2001
    Posts: 151

    Harell Los Angeles

    I 100% agree with Frankenfords, Ricks Machine is THE BEST. honest, reasonable pricing, and a good man to do business with. I have tried a lot of shops, Rick is where I go every time now.

  5. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,577

    from Yuma, AZ

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