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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 02, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Taking a 454 block to the machine shop this week. What should I expect the bill to be for:
1. Cleaning\checking
2. cam bearings\freeze plugs.
3. Sleeve one cylinder.
4. Bore .030.
Am I forgetting anything?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 02, 07:23 AM
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You probably looking at maybe $150-300 USD.

Don't forget balancing, $125-$200, its well worth the money spent.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 02, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Everette. Are you a Navy guy?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 02, 03:59 PM
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Everett...let me know where your machine shop is so I can start taking my work to him !
Our prices are as follows:
Clean Block (looks new when done) $60
Install 1 sleeve $100 labor plus $25 sleeve
Bore and hone .030 $160
Install cam bearings and freeze plugs $40
Cam bearings and plugs (parts) $35

That totals out at $420

Wade,
Prices will vary depending on your local economy, but I bet mine are pretty typical on the East coast. And also remember, just like everything else in life...you get what you pay for.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 02, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the advice guys. I am going to degrease the block and clean it up tonight.
I am also going to do some deburring then send it to the machine shop.

Thanks
Wade
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