Hey everyone! I'm Ben and I'm an alcoholic.
Just kidding. Well maybe... ha anyways this is my first post. I bought my 1977 Formula Thunderbird F20-CL for $400 plus a small HDTV so I thought that wasn't too shabby to get into the boating/engine fixin'-up scene.
Reason I'm posting is to see if my machine shop is screwing me over. I've never had an engine fully machined so I just wanna see what everyone thinks.
Mikes Automotive Machine Shop in St. Louis, MO is quoting me exactly $1860.65 for:
Completely machine block (bore, hone, decking), heads, valve job, sleeve valves,
Install Freeze Plugs
Install Cam Bearings
New Engine Kit (Pistons, timing kit, valves, pushrods)
Line Bore Main
Straighten Rods/Machine them
Basically everything except putting the damn thing together.
They have good reviews on google and have been a staple in the community for a long while.
What do you all think?
Nice to meet you all, I'm here to stay and enjoy the pictures!