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Old Yesterday, 02:06 PM   #1
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Best Airhead Engine Rebuilders in the States?

I am requesting the recommendations of the learned members of this most august airhead forum as to the best shops to handle the various components of an airhead engine rebuild. For example the best places to go for general machine work, head refurbishing, cylinder boring, crank balancing, speedometer/tachometer rebuilds, etc, etc, etc...

Of course if there is clearly one place to go for everything I'd love to know that too.



Many thanks for any intel you can provide in this matter.

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Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM   #2
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Well, on my R69US Benchmark Works did the shortblock and transmission. Turnaround time, communication, and shipping back and forth were all excellent. Plus I used at least two hours of their time for free tech support and general airhead education. He recommended Memphis Motorworks for the heads, and they were also great to deal with. The cylinders went to Bore Tec, and came back very nice as well. Woody's did the wheels, and I'd used them before so I knew they were good to go. So all of those guys were great to deal with. I'm sure there's plenty of other good shops as well, so there's bound to be more recommendations shortly.
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Old Yesterday, 04:46 PM   #3
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Head work Paul Sturges in Or, Bob Grauer in San Jose, Carl in Tx

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Old Today, 09:12 AM   #4
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Thank you both! Anybody else wanna share some sources, especially in the SW?

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Old Today, 09:22 AM   #5
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Head work Paul Sturges in Or, Bob Grauer in San Jose, Carl in Tx

Final drives: Hanson in Sausalito CA

Ceramic coating :Performance Ceramic Coating, Seattle WA

Wireworks, instruments

Aftermarket: Chris Boxermetal Chico CA
Extra plug for Wireworks and his surgeon's touch with instruments. Did mine two years ago and still perform flawlessly. Member here who deserves consideration
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Don't you mean Wirespokes for Instruments?
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Pre or post 1980 engine? Size, what application - racing, touring, off road, grocery store?
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