01-11-2005, 04:40:00 PM
i called a machine shop today and he said to bore and hone my block, bake it, put in new cam bearings and freeze plugs it would cost $263 and to balance it would cost between $150-$200. does that sound about right? i never had machine work done befor.
01-11-2005, 07:23:00 PM
Sounds a little low. But hey, that's never a bad thing!
01-11-2005, 07:32:00 PM
Thats about right. Maybe a little on the the high side. $120 is the average to bore and hone a SBC. Bake and magnaflux is about $55....$30 or so to install cam bearings freeze plugs
01-11-2005, 10:33:00 PM
We do a lot of performance block preps, Sonic test, Bake & Blast, Mag, Line hone with ARP bolt kit, Square & Deck to zero or required deck height, Stroker clearance bottom of cylinders, Drill required in decks for the Fel-pro performance gaskets, Bore and Tourque plate hone cylinders, For 595.00 All our work is done in a 4-axis CNC machine. And a standard balance job is 160.00
01-11-2005, 10:44:00 PM
My machinist is right in line with cncBlocks, and doesn't have a cnc machine. When you start bolting down the torque plates, squaring the block and decking,, it starts adding up REAL fast.
01-12-2005, 02:03:00 AM
Thats about right on the prices
Around here it's..
$80-110 bore & hone
$40-50 to hot tank clean & magnaflux
$30-35 to install cam bearings and frezze plugs
$30-35 to press off old pistons and put new ones on the rods
01-12-2005, 08:58:00 AM
<font face="Arial,Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Marv Davis:
My machinist is right in line with cncBlocks, and doesn't have a cnc machine. When you start bolting down the torque plates, squaring the block and decking,, it starts adding up REAL fast.</font>
We also have the BHJ fixture for blue printing cam tunnels for roller bearings and oversize cam bearings so the center to center distance from crank to camshaft is correct and is in line with crank.
03-01-2005, 12:11:00 AM
i was going to use this block to build a 383 but i decided to save the extra money for a house and keep it a 350 and use the stock crank and rods. im pretty sure ill have to get the crank turned cause theirs enough slop in the bearings that i can pick it up a little, not much just enough to tell theirs a little play. how much does it cost to get a crank turned? should i have the rods reworked to? the guy at the shop said they would check them but they probably wont need reworked.