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What machine shop do you local guys use in my area? I need to rebuild the engine in my pickup. I am going for mostly stock by replacing what is smart and upgrading only what makes sense. My goal is to end up with a daily driver that I can trust. I have had limited experience with machine shops in the past and no experience rebuilding an engine. I have done a considerable amount of reading and it seems like people really get hung up on putting the correct parts together for their application. They get parts that "fit" their engine but the parts do not work well together. I would like to buy everything from one place and maybe avoid that headache. I would appreciate any other thoughts or opinions you guys may have. I have no doubt most of you have far more experience than I do.

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I heard the guy in Atwood is bad arse, but I
don't know him, his name, shop name, or if
I can vouch for him since I never used him.

Not much help huh? :handface:

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I know exactly who to take it to if you were on the east end of the state.

Still not much help, either.......:handface:

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Tuckers in Murray Ky. is where a lot of us go. They did my full roller 355 ci small block Chevy for me. I'm sure you can find lots more if you poke around some.

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Brian Hannan
Hannan's Machine Shop
2210 Norris Robinson Loop
Atwood, TN
731-662-4677

I have used him. He does good work and is good to work with. I think he builds race engines also if I remember correctly.

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That sounds like the guy I heard of,
just didn't know any of his info, lol


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Now that Larry is out (disabled) I may need him to do some work for me.

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Thanks for the information guys it is appreciated, I had no clue where to start looking for a good shop.

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If your goal is for a good dependable daily driver, my suggestion would be a crate engine. There are some really good packages out there to fit almost anyones needs. Custom building an engine, even basically stock, is expensive. Unless you are wanting to keep the truck all original i.e. matching numbers, I would go crate. Plus, most have a warranty, customs don't.

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Woody wrote:
If your goal is for a good dependable daily driver, my suggestion would be a crate engine. There are some really good packages out there to fit almost anyones needs. Custom building an engine, even basically stock, is expensive. Unless you are wanting to keep the truck all original i.e. matching numbers, I would go crate. Plus, most have a warranty, customs don't.


I actually looked into a crate engine and have not completely ruled it out. My biggest concern is the computer in my pickup. From what I have read that era of computer does not do well with change. I am sure the heads are different on a crate engine. What will that do to my computer? Also I have heard there is a difference in the rear main seals which means I would have to buy a different flex plate. Something about a one piece seal vs two piece seal. Then there is the warranty. When I talked to O'Reilly I was told they would only honor the warranty if a certified mechanic put the engine in. The mechanic I talked to charges $600 to do the work. If the engine is around $2000, I will be paying $2600 plus parts for a stock engine. Seems pretty steep when I have the exact engine that fits my application sitting in my pickup. With all that being said I am open to suggestion and not against anything. A 1987 matching numbers truck does not mean much to me and I doubt a potential buyer would care if I sold it. I will dig around the internet and learn some more about crate engines, I have nothing but time.

---Update---
I did some more checking around and came to two conclusions. The first is that it is a good thing I listened to Woody and the second is the guy I talked to at O'Reilly was not telling me the entire story. Woody was right it will cost about the same and I get a warranty. Now its time to talk to the misses and pick a parts store.

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Jasper is another option. They only sell through installers but if you know anyone with a shop, you can buy through them and install it yourself. Their automotive engines carry a 3yr,100k mile parts and labor warranty. Here is a link: http://www.jasperengines.com/index.php

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Don't rule out your local Chevrolet dealer,
back when I was looking they made me a
few attractive offers on crate motors and
I don't think it matters if you put it in to
get their full warranty also. (Not verified)

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Not sure if your over by me but I have a guy Richard that runs a engine shop out of his house. HYPerformance engines. Been building them for 30+ years and does all my engine work when i dont have time. I even worked for him for a bit and he taught me to turn cranks. He used to be in memphis and his house was a side thing but got tired of memphis and does it full time at his house now.

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TJ,

Anthony is about 40 ish min NE of me.

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...and about 45 min E of me.

Kelley's engine service is here in Union City.

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Kelly did the head work on my old flat top motor. Didn't know he was still around. Thanks for the heads up.

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