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Old 04-18-2018, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Flathead V8 machine shop in Texas

Guys,

I am am new to the forum and new to flatheads. I am looking for a good shop in Texas to perform the machine work on a flathead out of a 1951 F1 I just purchased. The truck is completely stock and I plan on keeping it as close to that as possible.

I can do the disassembly and assembly. I just need a good machine shop. Preferably one that has been working on flatheads since this one was new!

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Old 04-18-2018, 12:18 PM   #2
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It's a big state. What part are you in?
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:26 PM   #3
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Tinker's Motor Supply, Dallas, Texas
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They have done the machine work on 2 blocks for me and do a great job.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:58 PM   #4
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Thanks Ed. Rotorwrence - I am in Austin. You are right, it is a big state!
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:59 PM   #5
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Thank you Ed!
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:24 PM   #6
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There is bound to be a good shop up there somewhere. The forum boss, Ryan, lives up that way. Some of the HAMB guys up that way may know better than I do. I'm sure a few more Austin folks check in here too. The shop I used to use here in SA closed down quite a while ago so I haven't tried any others yet.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:39 AM   #7
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Thank you!
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:48 PM   #8
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Automotive Engine Services, Nacogdoches, Texas, 936 569 1164, Michael Pinkston. They have done two engines for me. Very pleased.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:33 AM   #9
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Welcome to the 'Barn. Have fun with your flathead and pickup. Mike
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:09 PM   #10
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If you want to e closer to home, I used Parks Engine Service, Seguin TX. Rick Pridgen, the owner loves flatheads and has rebuilt a bunch of them. 830-379-4562. Good luck!
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:26 PM   #11
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Thanks,Chris.Wrote his number down.Webb.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:05 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone. Looks like I have some great options!

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Old 04-30-2018, 09:27 PM   #13
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I'm also looking for a reputable shop in Texas. I'm near Dallas, but willing to drive as needed. Do any of the above shops have experience with babbitt motors?
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:41 PM   #14
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I want to revive this thread as I've just completed the tear down. Tinkers doesn't seem to have a working number. May be closed? Any other suggestions in DFW?
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:12 PM   #15
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Try Dave Plubell in Garland. Good guy.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #16
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Just received a response from Dave. No longer in business unfortunately.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:31 AM   #17
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I remember seeing Rex Rod & Chassis and reference to flathead work. Martin Bros Lane, Johnson City, Tx. I believe he's Vern Tardel's brother.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:20 PM   #18
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Thanks for the input Tony. I believe I've settled on a shop two hours outside of Dallas/Fort Worth (hoping to swing by this week). It's unfortunate many of the shops that worked on these motors have gone out of business.
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