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Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby Jd3 on May Tue 26, 2009 3:04 pm

Yo!!! Well with summer here and my garage freshly cleaned Im starting my 88 gti 16v restore / rebuild. Wondering if anybody new any good shops to take my engine to (that have dealt with dubs or are put out quality work) to have it rebuilt. Thanks

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Re: Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby kompressorgolf on May Tue 26, 2009 3:27 pm

The guy that did my 16v is Internal Cumbustion Machine in bozeman, good prices and the best of quality work. very nice guy!> he is a busy man so if you need something fast be up-front about it!


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Re: Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby Jd3 on May Tue 26, 2009 4:48 pm

solid info.... thank you. dubber, darkside and myself will be pullin it out. but when we make the trip over ill definitly buy you a beer for that golden nugget of knowledge. thanks again.

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Postby kompressorgolf on May Tue 26, 2009 4:56 pm

call him first see if he has time etc.
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Re: Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby Jd3 on May Tue 26, 2009 7:20 pm

wilco. :wink:
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Re: Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby Mikewire on May Tue 26, 2009 10:22 pm

If you want to work with a shop here in town you should check out the machine shop next to the old OReilley auto parts on the corner of 1st Ave. North and N. 13th Street near downtown (I don't know what they are called now that the new OReilley store opened down the street). I don't think they know VW per se, but they know iron. They did great work on my Ford FE big block and had all the parts for me ready to assemble (called a master kit - main and rod bearings, seals etc.). I had the block and heads tanked, mainlined, crosshatched/deglazed and new freeze plugs pressed in. I did all the rest of the work, so dunno how much it would cost to assemble. Are you looking for a full top and bottom rebuild? It's not that tough, and a 16v is pretty cake.

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Re: Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby Checkers on May Wed 27, 2009 7:45 am

I also know a great guy in Butte who is fast as hell and an amazing machinist! He had my stock Ford rebuild back in a week.
Plan on doing any serious performance work?
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Re: Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby Jd3 on May Fri 29, 2009 8:54 am

I dont know what would be defined as serious performance work :) but Its 88 Gti 16v i want to keep it as time period correct as possible.ya know. so maybe new cam, pistons, air intake, whatever comes about.Just a awesome runing kinda stock mk 2. No turbo or anything. ive always dreamed of a vr swap in mk 2, but not on this guy. so if anybody in the billings area has tuning experience for the 16v hit me up. This is my virgin experience with a rebuild so all tips, hints, help is highly appreciated. If anybody wants to stop by and check it out all crack ya a open a beer and bs :thumbsup: Its it damn good condition for being 21 years old.

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Re: Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby Mikewire on May Fri 29, 2009 10:20 am

So, are you wanting to do a teardown and a re-ring or are going boring it over? If you go with a cam, you should have the head rebuilt with new springs at least.

I guess I really should ask, how much of the stock motor are you wanting to reuse, and what is your budget for parts and machine work?

I have a couple of 16v heads (one is trashed, but the cam is good) that you can have if you want. Also a bunch of parts like an alternator, PS pump, starter - just all I could pull before I had my 'B3 blowup' taken to the junkyard :mrgreen:

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Re: Good Machine shop BIllings or Bozeman areas?

Postby Jd3 on May Sat 30, 2009 9:01 am

im going for the teardown and re ring. ( noob question ) I believe if you bore it you have to get bigger pistons? Planing on replacing the crankshaft, cam, springs, bearings and valves. Another thing i was confused on ( I was reading up in a techtonics manual )it said if you replace the valves it needs two valves per cylinder. If my oregon education serves me right thats only eight valves on a 16 valve engine? And to finish my question spree, and good shops to have a tranny rebuilt? or is that possible to do yourself?

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