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    Upstate machine shop suggestions? For engine work

    This weekend I tore down an AMC 360 short block that came with my new project Jeep. I have not yet mic'd everything so I'm not sure of the extent of what work will be needed, but there is pitting in at least one of the cylinder bores - so I know it is destined for a machine shop.

    Does anyone have any experience with a machine shop here in the Upstate that you would or would not recommend?

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    CME is not in the upstate and I have heard good things about them. They have been around a long time. Andrew is using them right now for a 4.0 I believe. They are in Johnston, SC.

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    Carquest on Stone Ave came highly reccomended by a reputable source when I needed some work.

    Spartanburg crank also did good work for me.

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    Carquest, really? That's a shame, since they just closed that store a few months ago. I know most Napas did machine work back in the day, but I doubt many of them do now.

    CME appears to be legit; however, they're over 2 hrs from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cj104 View Post
    Carquest, really? That's a shame, since they just closed that store a few months ago. I know most Napas did machine work back in the day, but I doubt many of them do now.

    CME appears to be legit; however, they're over 2 hrs from me.

    Actually NAPA still does it here and in Florence. I believe most still do.

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    Carolina machine does good work, they rebuilt a 429 for my brother and my dad uses them at his shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCBronco View Post
    Carolina machine does good work, they rebuilt a 429 for my brother and my dad uses them at his shop.
    They've done 2 engines for us, both had issues... maybe they were both Friday jobs...
    '04 LJ Sleeper

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBarr2002 View Post
    They've done 2 engines for us, both had issues... maybe they were both Friday jobs...
    What engines and what were the issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cj104 View Post
    Carquest, really? That's a shame, since they just closed that store a few months ago. I know most Napas did machine work back in the day, but I doubt many of them do now.

    CME appears to be legit; however, they're over 2 hrs from me.

    Ya carquest, that is a shame. Its been a while since i drove by. The machine shop was under the store. Couple old guys working down there. They seemed very knowledgeable.

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    I used B&M in Greer. No issues other than time to get the work done. Brad sent me there.

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