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Here is my dilemma. I need a little bit of work done to 71.I know the owner of Griffin and sons. He told me he would charge me $75hr, but there are 2 hot rod shops in the area that want $50hr. Should I go with who I know and trust won't try to nickel and dime which is the most expensive or the unknown cheaper shops? Who would you go with?
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I would get a written estimate and schedule from each. Hours can add up fast depending on how they allocate their time.

It doesn't have nitrous. It has cubic inches.
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I would get a written estimate and schedule from each. Hours can add up fast depending on how they allocate their time.

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then take estimates to the shop you choose. Don't be afraid to ask for references from other customers from those shops. They should'nt have any problem giving you customer references either.
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Re: Opinions on my dilemma

Really depends on your budget, You truly can't put a price on a trusted shop doing the work right the first time.
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That's the thing. I only have $500 to spend. I was told I need a tune up along with a new distributors.
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Here is a DUI from Summit for $305 + some parts store wires and a set of plugs you are under $400.

This is easy stuff, do it yourself, save some money and learn something.

Typical "garage" if you tell em' you've got $500 to spend it'll either be $499 or $599 lol and you'll be lucky to get the plugs, wires and cap and rotor installed for that.
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Does it matter which wire I use? I was thinking about changing the plugs and wires myself . I was going to take 1 wire off change the plug put on the new wire follow the old wire, then replace the old with the new on the other end. Is that right?
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That will work. I would say any 8mm wire would be fine, try to avoid the Chinese junk make sure it is Made in USA for quality, there is a difference.

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Cool. I have points on there now and I was told I need to get rid of them. How do I go about doing that? Do I just remove the old distributor and replace it was the new one?
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