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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by athomson, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. athomson

    athomson Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Does anyone have any recommendations for a machine shop in the nothern Virginia area. I'm looking for alternatives to FoW to rebuild the engine on my 1983 308QV. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. --Andrew
     
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  3. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Russ Turner
    Am looking for a machine shop near Fairfax as well.

    An alternative shop to rebuild the engine would be Grand Touring in Laurel. EXTREMELY experienced and professional. A bit cheaper than FoW, but probably not a lot.
     
  4. pma1010

    pma1010 F1 Rookie

    Jul 21, 2002
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    Philip
    Andrew
    If it were me, I'd buy the service based on the experience of the builder. For example, in the Chicago region, there are shops like David Bean's that build (primarily Lotus) race engines. They'll build you a 10 hour engine or a 100 hour engine (or presumably a 1000 hour engine) and will use whatever technology is required to assess condition and ensure the motor performs in line with specs. I have great respect for the FofX's but most don't have the experience that a reputable engine builder does. Cost for a complete overall? I'd guess $10 - 12K

    Alternative is to buy an already rebuilt unit from Ted. $6500 or so on exchange I'd guess.
    Good luck
    Philip
     

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