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Technical Iowa Engine Rebuilders?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 59IMPALER, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. I need the 364 in my '60 LeSabre rebuilt. I'm in Des Moines. Baker Machine, a local legend, has just went out of business due to the death of the owner. They did the 283 in my '53. Who's left that's any good? I would drive an hour to hook up with the the right shop. DSC04262.JPG
     
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  2. LM14
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    Check with Haines Automotive in Oskaloosa. One of the brothers that ran the shop has retired but they were both great to work with. Used to have them do a lot of work on our race (and my street) engines. Getting ready to take my stuff up to them.
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  4. Rick & Jan
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    Rosy's Raceland, Ltd. Rock Rapids, Ia. 712-472-2290
     

  5. Corn Fed
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    I thought I heard that Arnold wont do a full rebuild anymore because of liability. They will do the machine work but not the assembly. Which seems crazy. But I might be wrong on this...youd need to call to find out.
     
  6. Ebbsspeed
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    Their web site suggests otherwise:

    "In addition we have a full service machine shop at our Midwest Cylinder Head & Machine facility in Nevada, IA. From grinding a crank, to surfacing heads or a complete motor rebuild, Arnold Motor Supply is your direct connection to Machine Shop satisfaction!"
     
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  7. Corn Fed
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    Thats good. Maybe it was just the Arnolds in Marshalltown that possibly wont do a full assembly.
     
  8. Bugguts
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    The Arnold’s in Ames did my last machining and assembly. The machinist is a good guy and seems to know his stuff. They have been doing my engine machining for years. Give them a call.
     
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