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#956492 - 03/22/11 03:39 PM ideas on a fair charge for machine work for a 440/500?
imfixinmopars426 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 4041
Loc: michigan woods
im looking for prices on mahine work to be able to assemble a 500"? hot tank,bore+hone w/ plate,clearance for stroker,balance job,ect..and i will assemble. just some ideas please of a good shop doing a good job,
thanks mike

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#956493 - 03/22/11 04:23 PM Re: ideas on a fair charge for machine work for a 440/500? [Re: imfixinmopars426]
moper Offline
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Registered: 02/03/03
Posts: 12675
Loc: Columbia, CT
It all depends on the shop, the kit, and the build. Your builder will also have certain "must do" things to prep the block... Some shops think the kits are fine out of the box, some measure and don't accept them as delivered... Find a reputable shop to use and ask them.
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#956494 - 03/22/11 10:37 PM Re: ideas on a fair charge for machine work for a 440/500? [Re: moper]
Stanton Offline
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Registered: 10/13/05
Posts: 6699
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I recently had a block done ... $1200. cash. I bought a balanced assembly so they didn't have to do that but I did have them assemble the shortblock. Sure its nice to save a few bucks and say you did it and it was certainly within my capability BUT the shop had some tools that I don't - like a ring filer and a rod bolt stretch gauge to name a couple. I preferred to leave that to a pro who does that every day and knows the drill!

Don't forget to align hone and deck the block, otherwise you're just wasting your time and money. Don't let them hose you on "clearancing" as that is minimal if at all in your case.

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#956495 - 03/23/11 07:38 AM Re: ideas on a fair charge for machine work for a 440/500? [Re: imfixinmopars426]
JohnRR Offline
I Win

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 73560
Loc: U.S.S.A.
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im looking for prices on mahine work to be able to assemble a 500"? hot tank,bore+hone w/ plate,clearance for stroker,balance job,ect..and i will assemble. just some ideas please of a good shop doing a good job,
thanks mike




Are you going to include your cost to SHIP the engine across the country, or in the case of 1 reply, ACROSS THE BORDER and back?

Labor charges vary from area to area.

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#956496 - 03/23/11 09:03 AM Re: ideas on a fair charge for machine work for a 440/500? [Re: JohnRR]
Stanton Offline
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Registered: 10/13/05
Posts: 6699
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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ACROSS THE BORDER and back




What or who are you talking about ???

And why would he have to "ship" it anywhere, I'm sure there is a good shop or two in Michigan !!!

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#956497 - 03/23/11 09:12 AM Re: ideas on a fair charge for machine work for a 440/500? [Re: Stanton]
JohnRR Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 73560
Loc: U.S.S.A.
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Quote:

ACROSS THE BORDER and back




What or who are you talking about ???

And why would he have to "ship" it anywhere, I'm sure there is a good shop or two in Michigan !!!




I'm talking about coming onto a WORLD WIDE FORUM and asking about prices for LABOR, it really doesn't matter that what someone in Finland or the back woods of Arkansas ... or in your case CANADA ... pays for labor unless he is going to SHIP his stuff there if the price is cheaper , which is what he is asking , AS I READ IT.

I would love to be about to pay someone 1200 bucks to precisely machine a block and have it ready to assemble , but I can't find that where I live, if I could I wouldn't be very confident of the outcome due to past experience .

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#956498 - 03/23/11 02:45 PM Re: ideas on a fair charge for machine work for a 440/500? [Re: JohnRR]
imfixinmopars426 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 4041
Loc: michigan woods
no shipping,i can drive to many great shops.just kinda want an idea.

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#956499 - 03/23/11 02:57 PM Re: ideas on a fair charge for machine work for a 440/500? [Re: imfixinmopars426]
Darter6 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Nevada
When I did mine the block and stroker kit cost $1700. Labor to build the shortblock with all the normal steps was $2200. 4 years after that one I got one from Indy (built shortblock) at Norwalk for $3995.About the same price and one stop shopping.

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