Originally Posted by ERV JR
I would question having a painter install an engine. I know there restoration shops that do bumper to bumper but also would not be comfortable with one of my engines with my custom billiet one off brackets $2500-5000 heads custom pistons. Block ground smooth and sprayed bc/cc. Engines that total between $8000-30,000 have no place around a body shop. Sanding dust , improper tools messing up stainless hardware and normal wtenches used on AN fittings are my worries
In this particular case the customer is putting most of this car together himself, he is not willing to pay me to do something that he can. I can handle most mechanical aspects myself, including engine assembly, full suspension, wiring and so on. I know my limitations, and have that covered by using the best guys for that job.