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79TA06XR

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Competent Pontiac Engine Builder / Machine Shop in SE Michigan?
« on: September 06, 2019, 11:17:00 AM »
I'm gearing up for my 455 build and am looking for a recommendation on a machine shop in SE Michigan to at least clean, magnaflux, align bore, and possibly deck the block. Anybody have a good experience?

I'm in Brighton, MI for reference.

Thanks in advance!
Geoff
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b_hill_86

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Re: Competent Pontiac Engine Builder / Machine Shop in SE Michigan?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 01:07:09 PM »
I don’t believe he’s a Pontiac exclusive rebuilder but the guy that rebuilt mine did a good job and was very knowledgeable. My engine was buggered up by another builder and the second guy did a great job rebuilding and fixing the issues from the first guy. He is just north of Toledo and his name is Chuck Noonan.
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FormTA

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Re: Competent Pontiac Engine Builder / Machine Shop in SE Michigan?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 02:34:27 PM »
Oh wow, another Toledo guy. Cool.

Unfortunately all of the old engine shops in the little town I'm from are gone now.
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Re: Competent Pontiac Engine Builder / Machine Shop in SE Michigan?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 10:30:32 AM »
If you don't use a MI shop, DCI is in Atwater, OH, KRE is in Glenmont OH, & Paul Sandoval is in Kokomo, IN.

https://www.dcimotorsports.com/contact-us/

http://www.krepower.com/

https://www.sandovalperformance.com/contact

Paul Knippen is in Sandwich, IL.

https://www.facebook.com/PaulKnippensMuscleMotors/
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Aus78Formula

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Re: Competent Pontiac Engine Builder / Machine Shop in SE Michigan?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 04:27:24 PM »
You might have to go to the next town! Makes sense that none specialise in Pontiac engines, they have to make a living too.

Re: Competent Pontiac Engine Builder / Machine Shop in SE Michigan?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 04:27:24 PM »