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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-29-2016, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking For Texas Machine Shop Recommendations

Hi there, has anyone used any engine builders in Texas they can recommend?

I'll ship to Virginia if i have to, but if theres a great builder in Texas id much rather do that.

Thank you so much for your help.
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Where in Texas? If you were in Houston, a shop in ElPaso would be further away than the one in Virginia.
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where in Texas? Can recommend several builders, very well versed in Pontiacs, as well as one up 75 in Oklahoma.
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I'm in Austin

I see the OP never replied, but I have the same question.
I'm in Austin, had a conversation with Precision Engine here in town.
Otherwise, was thinking about sending mine to Jim Butler....
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"...I'll ship to Virginia if i have to..."

Lots of guys on the PY forum swear by this guy, in AZ. Looks like he's about 900 miles from you. No, I've never used him. Just passing on info from his customers on another Pontiac site.

http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/...9&postcount=14

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There are probably several good shops in TX. John & JB Clegg have had some quick Pontiacs. Whoever does their machine work would probably be a good choice. They are in Victoria, TX.

http://missiongarage.com/index.htm

https://www.facebook.com/john.clegg.16

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I'll ship to Virginia if i have to, but if theres a great builder in Texas id much rather do that.
FYI, if you're thinking of Central Virginia Machine Service forget it! Do a search in this forum (the Goat Roper experience) and you'll find posts about how they really screwed up the engine builds and wouldn't stand behind their work.
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Steve C who is on the PY Forum is in the Austin area and should be able to give a recommendation. Hope this helps,

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I see the OP never replied, but I have the same question.
I'm in Austin, had a conversation with Precision Engine here in town.
Otherwise, was thinking about sending mine to Jim Butler....
Butler builds monster engines and is really not interested in stock or slightly modified builds.
Stay far away from CVMS or Bruce Fulper (Rock and Roll Engineering).
It really is a crapshoot, the really good guys in my area like Speed Donaldson and Sig Nelson are all gone now.
All I can suggest is find someone local and don't ship your engine.
Google is your friend but the builder that was great yesterday can be a nightmare today.
Builders of these old Poncho engines are a dying breed, good luck on your search.
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"...i'll ship to virginia if i have to..."
Warning...Warning!
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There's a guy in Denton who has had a very good reputation on Pontiacs for a long time - 20-30 years. Wayne Calvert Precision Engines. I'm going to have him do a once-over on my 461 when I'm ready to get it going again.

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