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Old 03-02-2019, 09:22 PM   #1
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Need some advice.

Who is the absolute best Model T engine builder/rebuilder?

Opinions needed

Thanking you in advance.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:39 AM   #2
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Joe Bell, Tiffin, Ohio
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:59 PM   #3
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:01 PM   #4
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I'd have to recommend Jay Temple in Lexington NC. Very knowledgeable guy and does things the "right" way. If you don't know him, he is a invaluable resource. PM me and I can give you his contact info..
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:08 AM   #5
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Ross Lilliker in College Station Texas. A mechanical engineer who enjoys his work and is not a grouchy old curmudgeon.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:33 PM   #6
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It's a T. Can't ya just get one from Snyders?
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:31 AM   #7
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Ross Lilliker in College Station Texas. A mechanical engineer who enjoys his work and is not a grouchy old curmudgeon.

Just visited and shot a video a couple days ago - put it on Facebook:

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There is no " Best One ".

There are several quality Model T engine rebuilders .....


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Old 03-10-2019, 11:32 PM   #8
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Just visited and shot a video a couple days ago - put it on Facebook:

FreighTer Jim Travels - Click Here

There is no " Best One ".

There are several quality Model T engine rebuilders .....


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Agreed that there are a handful of T engine rebuilders who do quality work.

So what makes Ross the best? He does not bitch, complain, and moan as if he has to turn over heaven and earth just to rebuild your engine the way you want. Who wants to listen to some old bastard carp and complain about how difficult the job is and how they are the only one who can do it?

Ross is not as old as some of the other guys who rebuild T engines, and he doesn't have their crybaby attitude.

Ross does the job cheerfully and you don't have to listen to a bunch of curmudgeonly crap.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:29 AM   #9
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I recommend Kevin Prus in Columbiana Ohio. He has built 2T engines and 1 A engine for me. Guaranteed as long as I own the car. I broke a crank in one of the T engines and he replaced it free of charge.


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Old 03-18-2019, 10:01 PM   #10
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I recommend Kevin Prus in Columbiana Ohio. He has built 2T engines and 1 A engine for me. Guaranteed as long as I own the car. I broke a crank in one of the T engines and he replaced it free of charge.


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You may be right on with this recommendation.
This man (Prus) is the same builder who built the FIRST ever new cast iron model a block. He built it for Tod Buttermore. He used mostly used parts on a new block and it runs like a singer sewing machine.
There is a posting showing it running at first run...utube or whatever it is called.

This builder Prus is also supposedly to line bore my alum B block for main shells. It is the only alum 4 cyl block that Tod has made thus far. He must be good , as in busy with work, because my block has not gotten his attn yet.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:15 AM   #11
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I have no experience with repairs, but have met both Joe Bell and Kevin Prus.
Both are straight up knowledgeable folks and I would be confident in either.

Interesting fact...
I have THE Jensen head on my 24 touring, that Kevin used to make the mold for his "Prus Head" !!
He was here to pick up parts to take to Chickasha for a buyer in TX for me.
I showed him my car, he was looking at the head and when I told him I had gotten it from Art Bilek's family, he immediately said, "that's the head I used to make my heads !"
Small world !!
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