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Old 11-16-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question Anyone know a good Machine shop in CT?

Just wondering if i could get some input on any reputable machine shops in CT. Preferably around the New Haven area. Looking to get some work done on some STI heads i just picked up. thanks in advance.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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What do you need done? Porting? or just general repair.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:23 AM   #3
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http://www.cdpautomachine.com/machine/machine.html
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Just wondering if i could get some input on any reputable machine shops in CT. Preferably around the New Haven area. Looking to get some work done on some STI heads i just picked up. thanks in advance.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:32 AM   #4
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What do you need done? Porting? or just general repair.
Pretty much just general repair, possibly a light port. Or at least clean up the stock casting.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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That's Kenny's shop. He closed it down earlier this year, and now works for another machine shop...I *think* in Stonington? Website is still up, but his old building is now housing a custom motorcycle shop...

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Old 11-17-2007, 01:45 PM   #6
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Thunder performance in Milford http://thunder-performance.com/default.aspx
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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Thunder performance in Milford http://thunder-performance.com/default.aspx
Yea this is probably who im going to go with. thanks for the input guys.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:49 PM   #8
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I always recommend Center Machine in Stratford, they did a great job with my Audi I5 rebuild many years ago, along with lots of smaller projects. Nice guys too, no BS or delays.

http://www.centerautomachineshop.com/
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:52 PM   #9
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Thunder performance in Milford http://thunder-performance.com/default.aspx
Any experience with them? My parents are still in Milford, always good to have another option.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:51 PM   #10
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:13 PM   #11
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If you want the best... Larry's Auto Machine in Stonington CT..
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:28 AM   #12
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Any experience with them? My parents are still in Milford, always good to have another option.
Yea, they do good work. When I worked at perkins subaru we sent all the heads there, and one of the other techs had his heads done at thunder they came out really good.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:41 AM   #13
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Does anyone know a roundabout price of what machine shops charge for normal headwork? I figured anywhere between $400-600 dollars. does that sound about right?
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:16 PM   #14
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Another shop is Precision Machine in Simsbury. Apparently more than a few Subaru dealers use them for machine work.

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #15
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any more new shops around northern CT now a days??
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:09 AM   #16
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If you want the best... Larry's Auto Machine in Stonington CT..
Noah, they moved to a new facility in Groton, CT a while ago bud :-)
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #17
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Noah, they moved to a new facility in Groton, CT a while ago bud :-)
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If you want the best... Larry's Auto Machine in Stonington CT..
Larry's New location :

Airport Business Park
175 Leonard Drive, Groton, CT 06340
860-449-9112


Larry probably is the best around town for suby, but I really need to sit down and digest these ## and see how much does it really cost if I drop off the old block and have larry work his magic and install all new forged parts back in there, or if buying a EJ257 new & replace forged pistons is cheaper.



Most Subaru EJ20 / EJ22 / EJ25 / EJ257 / STI Labor Applications Price
Disassemble & Inspect Short Block $150
Glass Bead Block Before After $150
Mag Crankshaft $50
Mic Crankshaft $25
Polish Crankshaft and Final Clean $75
Grind Crankshaft $175
R & R Pistons & Rods $50
Align Hone Main Bearing Bores $350
Square Block Deck on Rottler CNC - with bore and hone $150
Square Block Deck on Rottler CNC - only $200
CNC Bore and Hone Block , Pair of Subaru Jugs $350
Machine Block For Stainless Steel O-rings $150
Computer Balance Assembly, pistons, pins , rods & Crank $250
Computer Balance - Only Crank $150
Competition Multi Angle Valve Job - pair $450
Resurface Subaru Heads - pair $150
Set Valve Lash, Solid Pucks - pair $250
Final Wash Block $125
Fit Ring End Gap - File Fit Rings Set $54
Assemble Short Block 4cyl - Accessories Extra $450
Open Up Chambers on EJ20 heads for EJ25 Short Block - pair
( Disassembly & Milling Extra ) $350
Hone Big End of New Rods to Adjust Rod Bearing Clerance - set $75
Hone Small End of New Rods to Adjust Pin Clearance - set $50
Hone piston Pin Bores to Adjust Pin Clearance - set $50
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #18
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Noah, they moved to a new facility in Groton, CT a while ago bud :-)
Was it in the last five years?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #19
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I use carl quist performance in
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:02 PM   #20
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Noah, they moved to a new facility in Groton, CT a while ago bud :-)
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:16 AM   #21
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Anyone have any good words for anything around new haven?, I'm gonna check out thunder in the AM and see what kind of price they'd want to check out and clean up a ej25 block (glass beading I'm guessing how it's done?) a completely torn down p2 ej25 that had a #4 rod bearing go... (not too bad).. Definitely a hone, possibly a bore if nec..
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