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Old 01-04-2002, 02:22:17 AM
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Can anyone in central N.C. (Winston Salem, Greensboro,High Point) recommend an experienced shop for sleeving hit & miss cylinders and rebabbiting work. Thanks, Bill
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Old 01-04-2002, 03:09:50 AM
Steve Gerot
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I can't help you but I know how you feel. I have had an engine in my local machine shop to be sleeved for several months and they have not touched it. they have been telling me 4 the last 4 months things are slowing down and they will get to it in the next couple days. I think the real problem is they are not smart enough to mount it in thier boring machine, pluss the fact that it is headless feally has them cornfused. I think I am going to go pick it up tomorrow out of fear they will knock it oveer and damage it. I also had a problem with a radiater shop. I took an original gas tant for one of my engines in to have it repaired. After not hering from them for a couple months I went to see what was going on and found they had moved and through my gastank away. We rummaged the dumpster with no luck. People just don't give a crap abou or have any respect for old stuff anymore.
Old 01-04-2002, 07:56:29 AM
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Custom Tool & Machine in Campbell Ohio does this work. He's good with babbitt and machine work. Click on the web site below.
Old 01-05-2002, 05:09:48 PM
Dale Russell
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Hi Guy's, For anyone in the central U.S. Jerry Abplanap has a complete machine shop in North Wichita, Ks. He can bore and sleeve about any Flywheel engine, cut new valve seats and other valve work. He will find a way to do the job right. That's my 2 CENTS worth. Dale
Old 01-06-2002, 04:24:59 AM
Russ Hughes
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You may be correct in your assumption, but I suspect that in many cases they just do not have the experience with stuff that is often many times older than they are, to want to tackle it.

I found a local shop wherr the shop manager was familiar with these old engines and has, over the last 40 years, or so, rebuilt many of them. My engine wasn't a headless, but he found, or knew where to find a new sleve that was long enough to be in one piece.

The radiator shop sounds like they didn't give a tinkers dam about your business. Shame on them for not allowing you to retreive the gas tank before they went out of business


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