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Old 12-07-2015, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a good machine in north Ia or mn

The title says it all looking for a good reputable machine shop in Iowa or Minnesota that has done duramax work before. My machine shop which was 10 miles from my house closed this fall unexpectedly, the two old boys that ran the shop were great and never had an issue with anything they ever did for me and trusted them fully. We do have 3 other machine shops in town and have done business with 2 of the 3( the one I haven't had do any work for me is building a customers shortblock(built engine: rods, pistons the works, this was the customers decision....) lb7 and am just terrified about the outcome, and the heads are at another shop in town and have been there for about a month and am questioning his ability also while I sit here and have another 3 sets of heads I need done(really would like to see less then a week turnaround always bring in all parts needed for heads except valve guides if there needed shop just gets them) so if you guys could give some good suggestions Ill check them out so I can keep moving forward this winter!

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i have a buddy that owns a shop in Minnesota. He has been around a long time, his dad ran the place before him. He used to run on the NHRA circuit rebuilding motors between races and knows his stuff. He regularly builds 1000+ HP motors. He does CNC head porting and all machine work in-house. He has an excellent CNC program for Duramax heads. He's done quite a bit of work for me and I've always been very happy.
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