Well, this is the third time Ive been jacked around by some machine shop. As some of you may remember, I recently spun 3 main bearings in my 383.
Last week brought the crankshaft to a local machine shop to have it reground, and I asked them to make sure that the fillet was ground the same. The guy said he would do it and it was no problem, so I didnt think twice I left it there for him to do the job.
Sure enough, he puts a standard radii on the journals instead of the .125 I asked for that he said he could do. Whats with people!? I just want what I pay for and I cant even get work done without numerous problems.
So, I have some advice AND a question for you guys(and gals?). My advice is, dont go to machinist unless you are ABSOLUTE POSITIVE of thier background and reputation.
My question is, with the smaller radii on the journals has this dramaticly degraded my crankshafts strenght? It was rated at 800hp when I bought it, and its 5140 forged steel. What should I say to these people? Should I demand a refund? A new crankshaft?
Im very unsettled about this whole thing, Ive been thru so much with this motor I just dont know what to do or who to trust anymore. I just want to go fast, is that so much to ask?