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Old 07-09-2004, 04:55 PM
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Machine shop 350/383

I got the 350 block but dose anyone know the cost of getting it machined for the 400 crank? or around about an average cost

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Old 07-09-2004, 05:14 PM
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Here in KS they do the whole package for about 200 bones.
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Re: Machine shop 350/383

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I got the 350 block but dose anyone know the cost of getting it machined for the 400 crank? or around about an average cost
I'm assuming that you're wanting the block clearanced for the 3.75" stroke of the 400 crank. You can do that in a few minutes with a die gringer. If you're not wanting to figure out for yourself where you need to grind I've seen grinding templates for sell in the back of hot rod type magazines.
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:35 PM
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does it involve alot of cutting and is it safe to the block itsself??
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Old 07-09-2004, 07:47 PM
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$200?? WOW! Here in Anchorage my prep cost $850, and didn't include balancing - thats just machine work, but included boring, hone, line home, machining for splayed caps (my caps), cam bearings, brass plugs and clearancing. Balancing is another $250 if there's no heavy metal needed. It also included the hot tank and magging the block for cracks and defects. I suppose that's a lot of work but the price seemed high to me, even for up here.
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Old 07-10-2004, 06:36 AM
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Balancing $250.00 without heavy metal? I need to raise my prices then.
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I'm guessing that there aren't too many shops in Anchorage equipped to do this kind of work. That would explain the price gouging you got.

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Old 07-10-2004, 07:11 PM
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Yeah, my old machinist pulled the plug, Northern Machine, there are two others I may consider, the shop that has my block (Coker's) and parts is really slow, plus they are running a top alchohhol rail I suspect is taking lots of their time. They used to be the best of the best. He's not due to balance until sometime next week, I may pull it from him and have someone else balance. There's a bike shop hier that's built a good rep a friend of mine uses, might be worth a try.

The shop has had my block since April 7th!

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