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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 10, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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In need of a good DFW area engine rebuilder

Guys, I'm running a modified 70 Corvette LT-1 in my 68 Camaro SS and she let go this afternoon. I have had a ticking sound for the last couple of times I drove it, and I changed the header gaskets thinking it was an exhaust leak. Guess not. I think my timing chain let go on the test drive by the sound of it and I shut the engine down as soon as I could. Anyway, I need a good recommendation of a DFW area engine rebuilder. Could someone suggest a person/business they have used with good results? TIA

P.S. I'm contemplating dropping a GM ZZ383 425/450 crate engine in it's place. Any thoughts?
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Re: In need of a good DFW area engine rebuilder

Hi Randy,

Contact Jakeshoe on Team Chevelle:

http://jakesperformance.com/Home_Page.html

If he can't help you, he will recommend someone that can.

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Re: In need of a good DFW area engine rebuilder

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Hi Randy,

Contact Jakeshoe on Team Chevelle:

http://jakesperformance.com/Home_Page.html

If he can't help you, he will recommend someone that can.
Thank you Tory, I will give him a call.
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Re: In need of a good DFW area engine rebuilder

Also Randy, if your timing chain let go, it wouldn't run, as-in destroyed.
A 70 Corvette LT1 is a solid lifter engine. The ticking sound is probably just asking for a valve adjustment. Don't panic,,,,,yet.

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Re: In need of a good DFW area engine rebuilder

If you want the "Best" go to these guys!

http://www.rehermorrison.com/

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Re: In need of a good DFW area engine rebuilder

Reher is pretty good.

Call or google "The Auto Shop" in Wichita falls. Ask for Al. He used to build the pennzoil drag car engines... great guy and great work. Full Machine shop. I think its stilll a one man show.

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Re: In need of a good DFW area engine rebuilder

Saying Reher is "pretty good" is a pretty good understatement. Lol.
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