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Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by dr1960 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:28 pm

Looking for recommendations for a Model T engine rebuilder. 1915 engine. In Oklahoma, we lost Herman Campbell several years ago and I don't know of anyone in the area that is recommended for rebuilding. Will consider shipping to any reputable shop. Please private message me any negative feedback. I don't want to start anything contraversial on the Forum. Thanks.
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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by Joe Bell » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:29 pm

Mike Bender is in your neck of the woods.


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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by John kuehn » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:43 pm

Lilliker antique auto restorations in College Station, Tx rebuilt a short block for my 24 Coupe. Good job and runs fine. He does whatever you want. He’s in the speciality parts supplier section on the MFTCA home page.

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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by George House » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:16 pm

I’ll second both of those suggestions. I’ve dealt with both and am supremely happy with the experiences.
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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by Tom Hicks » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:46 pm

Ross Lilliker does first class work. You will not be disappointed.
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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:03 pm

Mike is in Tulsa, within a two hour drive of Yukon.
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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by HalSched » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:43 pm

Another EXCELLENT engine rebuilder, balancer and really great guy is ED Katzorke in Carson City Nevada, 775 883 3324. I'm runing 3 of his rebuilds, they'er smooth and quiet.


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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by Burger in Spokane » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:15 am

Antique Auto Ranch. These are the guys who race and win the Montana 500 on
a regular basis. They know how to build T engines.

Their number is: 509 . 535 . 7789
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by MWalker » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:45 am

Mike Bender is not far from you and does first-class work. He does babbit work in the block and will align and balance all the engine and transmission components. He also installs Scat crankshafts if that's what you want. You won't be disappointed.


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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by Bill Everett » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:06 am

David;

Since you're so close, go see Mike (Bender) and see for yourself. His work is exceptional.

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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by Greg sarky k » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:13 pm

]If you want a world class rebuild , I would contact J and M Machine,Southborough Ma.

They have done three rebuilds for me and though they do everything from Dusenbergs and down , they have an absolute knowledge of Model Ts and what is correct for each year. Their shop has all the high end cutting edge equipment of a top tier machine shop. They don’t cut corners even if you ask them to.

They have done three early engines for me


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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by Autie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:08 pm

Joe Bell, Tiffin Ohio. Right up there with the best

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Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Post by dr1960 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:09 am

Thanks everyone! i have great recommendations.
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