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crazyjim

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Recommend a machine shop?
« on: March 17, 2017, 10:58:09 AM »
So I've yanked my motor in the hopes of getting the bottom end rebuilt before the season really kicks off.

My problem is finding a machine shop who knows what a jet boat motor needs.  I know I've read the piston to cylinder wall clearance is larger, as are all the bearing clearances? But how much larger? Would most machine shops know this? I basically need to take the short block in, have someone tell me if my crank and rods are reusable, CC the heads, and tell me what domed pistons I need to end up at a fair pump gas compression ratio. Then have the machine work done, they or I can handle assembly, then have it all balanced.

Who are you guys using for this?
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Brad @ SCJB

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Re: Recommend a machine shop?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 11:00:12 AM »
  • Boat #1: 1978 Liberty
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jimpen

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Re: Recommend a machine shop?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 05:37:13 PM »
Might be tough at this time to get a quick turn around but I would recommend Bostick as well.


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crazyjim

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Re: Recommend a machine shop?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 09:25:04 AM »
Thanks guys, I'll give James a call on Monday and see how busy he is!
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