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#365932 - 04/06/16 08:54 AM J&M Machining - Very Satisfied
fuzzy_33 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/03
Posts: 17
Loc: Andover, CT
I have been using J&M Machining for years, and have had them build a few engines for me. They are doing a 1934 Master engine for me right now. I have always found them to be very fair on their prices, very professional, very well equipped. I always make sure to ask them what the cost will be when adding anything to the workscope. They do all work in-house, including regrinding cams and cranks, re-babbiting, line boring, crack testing, balancing. I've never had any problems with them, and consider them to be the best in the business.

Just be sure to understand what each task costs up front, when you add workscope to the job.

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#365943 - 04/06/16 01:44 PM Re: J&M Machining - Very Satisfied [Re: fuzzy_33]
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Registered: 11/30/02
Posts: 4706
Loc: merrimack nh
I just spoke with J&M as I was interested in getting the price of grinding a cam. Very nice people to talk to and very helpful, but they do not grind CAMS. If needed they use a shop in Chicago for their cam grinds.
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#365969 - 04/06/16 07:21 PM Re: J&M Machining - Very Satisfied [Re: m006840]
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Registered: 12/02/01
Posts: 1861
Loc: Vancouver, Washington
I've been through J&M shop, very nice shop and very informative when asking questions. Have not done any work with them, but was very impressed on what they were doing.

As to cam grinding, I've heard the best shop for that is in my back yard. Oregon Cam Grinding, all the shops on the west cost use them from what I have been told.
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#365984 - 04/06/16 10:30 PM Re: J&M Machining - Very Satisfied [Re: 32confederate]
Geraldo Offline
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Registered: 05/11/13
Posts: 71
Loc: Oakland CA


I don't refute any of your claims. I just think in my case, I was too much of a nice guy. They saw the opportunity and took it. This is my third engine rebuild and on this one I got outsmarted and let my guard down. I blame myself on this one - got myself into a mess that will be lots of effort to get out of as I have to move the whole project to another shop. I don't have a choice as I simply don't have the extra $6,000. I'm a working dude.


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