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Old 02-06-2005, 08:43 PM
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Old 02-06-2005, 09:00 PM
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Thats why chit has been breaking.

cause i ain't no engine builder , dumbass , i tried to tell you that

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Old 02-06-2005, 10:16 PM
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Depends.....I'd want to know the builder has been around for a while and has a long standing relationship with a machine shop he trusts.

If that were the case, I'm good to go.
Same here. If I were to hire a shop to do mine in the event I was unable to do them myself I would use a particular engine shop here in west MI and he has a reputable local machine shop that works for him.
It shouldn't be too hard to figure out who I'd use. It's the same shop that ran my engines on the dyno last spring.
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One problem I see when the engine builder has to sub out certain work ,You always have to go behind them and double check there machine work.. so your still spending time ckecking there maching work .

Its hard for some shops to be able to afford all the equipment thats needed , the stuff is expensive and it takes time to build up a shop unless its daddy's money.You still have to have people to run the machines or learn yourself taking more of your time .

Any yahoo can buy a Dyno , but it take years of experience to read what the motor is doing on the dyno,Tunning and making changes to make more power.

Also I would want someone that does Marine motors not just drag race motors
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One of the best motor builders I have ever met was a plumber full time. I think as with any type of service business it's very hard to find one person that can do everything themselves. Wheras one may be strong in the assembly area, he may not be as profecient in the boring/honing area. If a builder has a guy in his shop do the machining he has to check for tolerances anyhow. so regardless of who does the machining, the builder has to check it, whether in house or not. do you have a website JC?
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Any yahoo can buy a Dyno , but it take years of experience to read what the motor is doing on the dyno,Tunning and making changes to make more power.
You're right. There are several guys around here that can't dyno a go-cart motor with their equipment. This guy isn't one of those. He builds serious engines for serious people in the offshore racing community.
Here's another tip: ALL top-quality engine builders check their own shop's machine work. Everyone is capable of making mistakes and it's the last line of defense against a problem.
Go buy a dyno and make a name for yourself.
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Depends.....I'd want to know the builder has been around for a while and has a long standing relationship with a machine shop he trusts.

If that were the case, I'm good to go.

Yeah, to what he said!
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Here's another tip: ALL top-quality engine builders check their own shop's machine work. Everyone is capable of making mistakes and it's the last line of defense against a problem.
Yeah, to what he said too!
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The guy building my motors now does not have a machine shop. It does not worry my the slightest. I know that he has a reputation for building super reliable motors and that he stands behind them. His machine shop is one of the best in the area and they do things to his specs. I would be more concerned with the integraty of the builder not if they have all the toys. I say do what you do best. Let the others do what they do best.

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It is the engine assembler who I believe is ultimately responsible because he is the one who should be checking/measuring all the tolerances, etc, of an engine before he assembles it and if a certain part has not been machined correctly he takes it back to the person who machined it, and tells him to correct it, and make it right, tweek it or whatever. It is the assembler of the engine who sees the final mating of parts and he is the one who is at "the line of no return".
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