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Old 01-25-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default DC-Area machine shop recommendations?

Gentlemen, I have started planning my forged ej205 build.

I will be using my original case halves (if they pass inspection upon disassembly) for the build, but will need some machining work done (bore, hone, deck, line hone potentially).

I'll also have my heads gone through, full 3 angle valve job, "light" porting, new valves, and stock cams (unless I get convinced there are some other cams that would be good for a hot street engine).

So which shops can y'all recommend in the DMV? I've been looking at IAG but their prices seem pretty steep. I trust Andrewtech but they don't do machine work in-house.

So which machine shops do you have experience with and what were your results?
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:31 PM   #2
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IAG. worth every penny.
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:52 PM   #3
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IAG. worth every penny.
What did you have them do? I'm getting real excited about my build.

How much technical discussion did you have with them? How responsive and specific were they to questions you asked? I tend to get really into the nitty gritty details to try to learn as much as they're willing to tell me.

And what sort of numbers did your build put down? How many miles on it?

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Old 01-28-2017, 12:24 PM   #4
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I went here to get my heads shaved, they did a great job and the cost was very reasonable (he only takes cash/checks though). I had a good discussion with the shop owner about valves and clearances. I got the impression the guy knew his stuff (sorry, don't remember his name). Its a relatively small operation but it seems like a decent place for someone who is doing their own rebuild. The shop owner got my heads shaved in less than 2 hours and they were prefect.

Burtonsville Performance Machine Service, 5210 Minnick Rd, Laurel, MD 20707
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:25 PM   #5
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I went here to get my heads shaved, they did a great job and the cost was very reasonable (he only takes cash/checks though). I had a good discussion with the shop owner about valves and clearances. I got the impression the guy knew his stuff (sorry, don't remember his name). Its a relatively small operation but it seems like a decent place for someone who is doing their own rebuild. The shop owner got my heads shaved in less than 2 hours and they were prefect.

Burtonsville Performance Machine Service, 5210 Minnick Rd, Laurel, MD 20707
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