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Wisconsin Engine Repair Shops

Maytag.Fixer

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Does anyone know of any repair shops around Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan who would be able to rebuild a Wisconsin VF4?

I have one right now, that is nothing more than a few boxes of parts and a block. I'd try to put it together myself, but without the proper tools, I do not want to mess anything up.

Thanks
 

I like oldstuff

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11/09/2015
Re: Wisconsin engine repair shops

Other than a valve spring compressor there are no special tools needed to overhaul these engines.
Don't be surprised if a shop will want about $3000 to rebuild it.
 

Maytag.Fixer

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Re: Wisconsin engine repair shops

So you wouldn't consider being able to grind/re-finish a crankshaft/camshaft a specialty tool/operation? I realize they are simple engines, and I have repaired a few in the past, but this particular engine has been apart for who knows how long, and there is rust everywhere. In this case, sandblasting won't get me anywhere.

As for cost, the guy who owns the equipment the motor will go into won't care about paying about $2000 or so to have it built. Better than buying a modern engine that isn't correct, or having me put it together just to have it fail.
 

Maytag.Fixer

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Re: Wisconsin engine repair shops

Ozlander, there is a complete engine, just fully disassembled with some new replacement parts included

dalmatiangirl61, I have a repair book already. I work with these engines on a regular basis, but I do not have the proper tools at my disposal to properly rebuild one that has been apart for ages.

If, at the least, I could get the crankshaft and camshaft refinished, then I could assemble everything myself. But, if I get them sent out for refinishing, then I might as well send the rest of the engine to a shop and have them do the asssembly.
 

Phil P

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11/24/2013
Re: Wisconsin engine repair shops

HI

I use to rebuild them and we did everything accept the crankshaft grind. If you get one of the old manuals that has the pictures and instructions for the grinding process any automotive machine shop with a crank grinder can do the job.

Phil P
 

tmg50

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Re: Wisconsin engine repair shops

HI. Any good engine shop should be able to regrind the crank if it is not too far gone. You may be able to find some one to regrind the cam too. You could even try a speed shop or an industrial engine rebuilder to help you.
 

EngineMasters

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12/06/2014
If you are still looking, here at Enginemasters in New Lenox, IL, we still rebuild Wisconsin engines everyday.

815-485-4545
enginemastersinc.com
or
V4wisconsin.com
 

boone007

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does anyone know of any repair shops around northern indiana/southern michigan who would be able to rebuild a wisconsin vf4?

I have one right now, that is nothing more than a few boxes of parts and a block. I'd try to put it together myself, but without the proper tools, i do not want to mess anything up.

Thanks
lowell rethlake 1-812-614-2651
 
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