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Old 11-28-2007, 09:01 PM
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Who can recommend a reasonable(pricewise), and honest builder to do a somewhat over stock rebuild on a 454 for my buddys scarab??

I called MESA, and left a message, but no return call yet.
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Talk to Ron Potter. He is over in Sarasota. Before he went out on his own he built all the Nor-Tech engines. He is one hell of and engine builder and a super nice and honest guy.
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Talk to Ron Potter. He is over in Sarasota. Before he went out on his own he built all the Nor-Tech engines. He is one hell of and engine builder and a super nice and honest guy.

Agree. Ron has done a great job for me.

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I would talk with Tommy at Chief. Nice guy and does great work.
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I've heard nothing but good things about Patrick Sullivan and he's not far from you.
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Chief of course would be my first choice, if it were for me, and budget was not an issue, will Ron Potter do a slightly over stock rebuild, or does he just build the crazy suff, and does anyone have a # for him?

Does anyone have a # for Patrick Sullivan, and where is he at??

I knew plenty of shops that would do it when I lived up north, but dont know too much down here, since I dont do the car thing any longer, and my boat has an outboard, this is for a good friend, he is not cheap, and wants it done right, but doesnt need 650HP, its going in a 23 Wellcraft concept, ran fine with only 220 hours, but the oil pan was rusty, so we pulled it to replace the pan, and decided to rebuild while out, and try to get a few more ponies out of it, just looking for cam/head/intake/carb type upgrades. If I can find a guy to basically build me a short block, I can do the rest.
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smitty @ carolina racing, he's a good local 954-791-6867
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Does anyone have a # for Patrick Sullivan, and where is he at??
Performance Marine 954-973-8888
He's in the Pompano area.
He won't be the cheapest but I think ,at least to a point, you get what you pay for.
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Here is Ron Potter's web page.
It has all his contact info.
http://www.potterperformance.com/index.html
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