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« on: October 02, 2012, 01:32:29 PM »

I've been a member here for years but haven't posted in a long time. Now I'm getting my hands back into the Camaro and am happy to see that Camaro.org still lives because I have a question that you guys may be able to help me with. Is anyone willing to recommend a full auto machine shop in Connecticut? I'm thinking about completely rebuilding the 327 engine that is in the care now or the original number matching L6 that I have on the engine stand but something needs to be done, the old 327 is dead tired. I live in between New Haven and Hartford area.

TIA, Mike.
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 04:57:20 PM »

Mike,

If you are willing to drive a little bit... I was a submariner for years in the Groton area.  There is still a shop there that is hailed as the 'old school' guys dealing in exactly what you want with an incredible reputation closing 30 yrs.  They are L&L Machine Shop. 860-445-8075, 475 Gold Star Highway (Rt 184), Groton, CT.

Rt 184 is Exit 86 off of I95N, just a couple of miles straight off of the freeway.  I never did any work with them myself, but my mechanic, another small time guy of over 30yrs (who had a '67 big block Camaro) HIGHLY recommends this guy.

Hope this works for you,
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 05:19:31 PM »

Thanks for the tip. I'm in Cheshire and that's just over an hour drive which is doable but I hope not to have to drive that far. I'm pretty close to Waterbury and New Haven which should turn something up. I just love a good word-of-mouth recommendation like yours and L&L goes is on the list.

I also turned up a place called Carlquist Competition Engines which is nearby. Is anyone familiar with them?
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 05:45:02 PM »

carlquist is excellant so is SK speed on long Island only a short ferry ride
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 09:32:25 AM »

Mike,

Just got this from a personal friend that is from there and still lives there, another '60s/'70s muscle car guy of many years.  He said, he really trusts these guys too.

Matt

Precision Automotive in Simsbury
http://www.thechromehorn.com/graphics/precisionauto/history.htm
 
Dave Iwaniki: Engine expert for Moroso Performance, Runs a cylinder head and engine shop in Old Lyme, CT
dvjll82@ct.metrocast.net

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 11:50:24 AM »

Thanks to you all for the replies and I welcome more. Right now Carlquist is looking good being only about a 20 minute ride from home. The others mentioned are all an hour or more.

Mike.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 10:35:30 PM »

Precision Automotive in Simsbury rebuilt my L30 327 back in the mid 80's.  They also rebuilt a little 4-cyl for one of my Land Rovers in the mid 90's.  They do nice work.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 06:59:58 AM »

X2 Precision Automotive
9 Herman Drive
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-651-3418
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 06:01:25 PM »


I also turned up a place called Carlquist Competition Engines which is nearby. Is anyone familiar with them?                 I know Bill very well, he is top notch  Ive also dealt with many other shops in the area.  Send m a PM if you need any info..
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 01:52:51 AM »

Dalena Auto Parts Inc
63 Glen St, New Britain, CT 06051

(860) 225-7851  Grin

I have had very excellent results at Dalena's machine shop.  Great guys there who are very honest and reasonable...   Cheesy

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 01:57:13 AM »

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However, I will caution you to stay away from a circle racers shop in the Bristol area..He has a great rep but I can't see how after how he did me.... years ago I brought them a BB to clean, and inspect ...they stole all my hardware from my BB heads and claimed it was NG but every machine shop I ever used will give you those parts back....in this case the crooks kept the rockers, all the valves, the valve springs, etc... and I know for a fact they were not bad..... plus they messed with my blocks deck pad... I paid him for the insults just to get out of there and never return ... but I still owe those BOB heads a !@#$%@$$%XX@@###!!!  Angry

I hate to say anything bad about someone but in this case I have been quite for too long... and if it saves another car guy from being wronged...
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