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Old 12-21-2004, 12:43 PM
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Good Machine Shop(s) in L.A.?

Can anyone recommend reputable performance machine shops in the So. Cal. area?

I'm close to L.B. and Team C is nearby, but some of the older shops I've dealt with are no longer around, like Service Center in Downey.

I'd be willing to go from SFV to Ontario to Costa Mesa.

Thanks for any tips!

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Does Bill Stropps shop still exist on Signal Hill?
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LA California? Oh rats, I thought you meant Lower Alpena. Michigan. Which would be my shop. But it's not the LA you want. Phooie.


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Thats a bummer isnt it Tom?

What kind of machine work are you wanting done? Is it engine work?
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Performance Machine in Pomona.

Mainly does drag race engines, And very hot street rod engines.

They don't shy away from the regular grocery getter either.

909-629-3620

Not cheap though.
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Hi Max,
well I was looking for a place that could handle balancing a complete rotating assembly.

I have a '72 BBC 402 (402 std. bore) and need it magged and sonic checked. It's a 2 bolt main, but MAY decide to go for 4 bolt caps.

Originally, I was going to buy some World Merlin II oval port heads for it, but then thought about massaging the original heads and maybe going to 2.25" intakes and doing some porting myself. It might need to be bored, but the cylinders could clean up at .030.

It's already got a forged crank, so with some new H beam rods, it should be good to go. I'd like to get about 400+HP with about the same torque numbers below 5500 rpm.

I need to find a place with the right equipment that knows what they're doing.

-John
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swerve,

Did you not see my post directly above your last one?

Their balancing prices are pretty reasonable.
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Thanks Tmod!

I'll give them a call. They are on the outer fringes of my reasonable driving area, so I'm hoping for a few more tips to compare with.

-John
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