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I intend to build a 500 hp. street / tow car 455 Pontiac engine. I will be doing all work other than Machine work. Been a while since I built my 1961 Chevy, 348 Tri-power so would like some current info on machine work. Need prices on Hot - Tanking, line bore and hone cylinders (ie. fit pistons, turning the crank and line bore the crank journals. Going with new Alum. heads so don't need walve work. (by the way, anyone interested in 1971 Pont. 455 heads with S.Stl valves and hardened valve seats?) I know prices vary by location, I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Not building a race car but want a machinist that has!

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The best advice I can give is to call the shops in your area.

Anywho, my shop charges $350 for cleaning, bore and hone with torque plates, installing new cam bearings, freeze plugs and oil plugs and squaring the decks. $200 for crankshaft balancing including matching the rods and pistons, a little extra if they have to add weight to the counterweights.

It might be more or less in your area but look for the shop with the best reputation, not the best prices.

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Doc here,

Here in California, Labor rates are right at 99 to 120 bucks an hour...where non book jobs applies..
As was said price is not the deciding factor, integrity and honesty is..coupled along with reasonable down time..and success rate.

Call, or better yet GO around to various shops, and talk to them, maybe if they'll let you look at the shop..develop a rapport with the guy for best results. You wouldn't do any less with your Doctor, Right?

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The best advice I can give is to call the shops in your area.

Anywho, my shop charges $350 for cleaning, bore and hone with torque plates, installing new cam bearings, freeze plugs and oil plugs and squaring the decks. $200 for crankshaft balancing including matching the rods and pistons, a little extra if they have to add weight to the counterweights.

It might be more or less in your area but look for the shop with the best reputation, not the best prices.

Larry
My area is about the same...it does come down to who you feel good about doing your work and finding someone you can work with well..

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