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machine a rb block #1282656
08/09/12 11:56 PM
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what is the cost of boring honing checking a 440 block
including line honing
i got a 440 block from a friend looking to build a street stroker
should i use the block or invest in a new block
using pro comp heads small solid aprox 600 lift cam don't want to waste money
looking for a good machine shop around st.louis

Re: machine a rb block [Re: smracing] #1282657
08/10/12 01:33 AM
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what is the cost of boring honing checking a 440 block
including line honing
i got a 440 block from a friend looking to build a street stroker
should i use the block or invest in a new block
using pro comp heads small solid aprox 600 lift cam don't want to waste money
looking for a good machine shop around st.louis




Costs vary dramatically from location to location. Some shops in rural areas would probably do that work for around 350 bucks.. Not around here.

Whatever you do, invest in a sonic test before investing anything in that block.. If the machinist tries to talk you out of it find another shop. If the block is pretty thin, then dont use it or save/sell it for a resto motor.



MB

Re: machine a rb block [Re: smracing] #1282658
08/10/12 07:17 AM
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bore and hone with deckplate $210
line hone $200
square deck with BHJ fixture $180
sonic test $40
seems to be the going rates around here

Re: machine a rb block [Re: smracing] #1282659
08/10/12 10:38 AM
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Take a little longer trip to Michigan and have BEST MACHINE do the magic. You won't be disappointed.

Re: machine a rb block [Re: HPMike] #1282660
08/10/12 11:40 AM
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Some shops in rural areas would probably do that work for around 350 bucks..




Anyone that cheap is not to be trusted. At those prices they couldn't afford the proper machinery.

Re: machine a rb block [Re: smracing] #1282661
08/10/12 11:49 AM
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... using pro comp heads small solid aprox 600 lift cam don't want to waste money



Better plan on getting those heads checked out & corrected, too. Procomp's not exactly known for rigid quality control standards.

Re: machine a rb block [Re: Stanton] #1282662
08/10/12 11:53 AM
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Some shops in rural areas would probably do that work for around 350 bucks..




Anyone that cheap is not to be trusted. At those prices they couldn't afford the proper machinery.






But you would be surprised what I hear people pay for stuff in the more rural areas. Here you couldn't touch anything for that kind of money. And dont think just because someone has updated, state of the art machinery that you are going to get a good job, either. There are shops that have older equipment thats all paid for but still turn out nice work.

MB

Re: machine a rb block [Re: skrews] #1282663
08/10/12 11:54 AM
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Thats cheap for a sonic check, but otherwise, I'd say thats right in line with pricing here...


RIP Monte Smith

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Re: machine a rb block [Re: CompWedgeEngines] #1282664
08/10/12 12:00 PM
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Just picked up my 400 block. Cleaned and inspected, decked, bore and hone, line honed with studs, cam bearings, freeze plugs and intermediate shaft bushing. Right at $900

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