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Old 04-23-2019, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default engine rebuilder in Milwaukee / Racine, WI. area?

I will soon be in need of a quality engine builder in the area near Racine, WI.
Any first hand experience of whom I might consider? Of whom I should run away from?

Thanks guys.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: engine rebuilder in Milwaukee / Racine, WI. area?

You might ask Bob Shellady (AKA Supereal), his shop is in Iowa City, 260 miles from Racine. If he can't do the job, he may know who can.
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: engine rebuilder in Milwaukee / Racine, WI. area?

I used a machine shop in Hartford. Not a flathead specialist, just an old school operation. Not having a basis to compare, they did meet all my expectations. There's a fair rodder community in Racine/Kenosha, so it would follow that there is a house to be found.
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:45 AM   #4
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Send a note to Flatjack. He has the skill and knowledge to either do it or know where to go.
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: engine rebuilder in Milwaukee / Racine, WI. area?

Dave Hagen NAPA machine shop Rice Lake. He has machined blocks for me and build short blocks.
A drive from Racine but does good work.
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Kube, if you were closer to me I'd build your engine for free. Just for the love of these engines.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:21 AM   #7
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Default Re: engine rebuilder in Milwaukee / Racine, WI. area?

Guys, thanks for all of the wonderful advice as well as the private messages and emails. I'll contact you guys as soon as I get a minute sideways.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:18 AM   #8
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Mr Oshkosh hisself........Flat Jack Meyer..........920 235 2300
1928 McCurdy St
Oshkosh, Wisc
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:59 AM   #9
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I'd put a third recommendation for Jack Meyer aka flatjack9 in Oshkosh. Dave/Green Bay
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:21 AM   #10
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I will quadruple the recommendation for flat jack, v8 60 for my sprint car.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:00 AM   #11
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Mike Yank, Speed Performance, Wauconda, IL, good flathead builder
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Second Mike Yank, stock, race, Arduns, LZ's, he's done them all. Dynos every engine. Good builder.
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Good luck with your search and future build, when I see Racine in a thread It brings back memories as a kid enjoying O & H kringle and listening to Paul Harvey in the a.m. with my gradmother
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