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A.R.I. Engine Machine Shop specializes in the restoration of antique, vintage, classic, and obsolete engines of all types of automobiles.  We have over 30 years experience and a fond appreciation for everything mechanical that truly drives us to make your engine-restoration project a priority.

Shop Services for
Vintage, Antique, Classic, and Obsolete Engines

Cylinder Block Preparation

Nash 6 Cylinder

Our unique cleaning process is non-destructive, environmentally safe, and cleans rust, paint, grease, etc.  The block is returned to essentially the same state of cleanliness that it was as a new casting.  We then magnaflux the common surfaces for cracks, and can pressure check if the piece has been sitting for some time and is being reclaimed after years of neglect.
Once it is determined that the piece is not cracked, we commence with the necessary machine work.  Boring & Honing, and Align Boring & Align Honing, if necessary, are all done here at our in-house complete machine shop.  On those blocks that were originally coated on the inside with Glycol or similar sealing paint, we do that, as well as any cosmetic detailing the customer may want.  Then, we install new cam bearings, freeze plugs, oil galley plugs, etc.   After all this, we have a block that is back to original factory tolerances or better.

Nash 6 Cylinder Block prepped and treated with sealing paint

  
Prices:  (Average Prices.  Individual Applications may vary)
Disassembly.......................................... $45.00 per hour
Steel-a-brate cleaning of block............. $100.00
Magnaflux Block................................... $65.00
Boring & Honing.................................... $15.00 per cylinder
Align Boring/Align Honing..................... Varies with Application (usually $125.00-$350.00)
 
 

Crankshaft Work

 

First, the crankshaft is cleaned as necessary.  Then, the journals are measured.  Once it is determined that the necessary bearings are available, the crankshaft is reconditioned as necessary.   This may require a simple grinding, a welded journal, straightening, etc.   Each crankshaft is individually estimated and then repaired as required.
 
Prices:   (Average Prices.  Individual Applications may vary)
Clean, Mic, and Polish......................... $45.00 per hour*
Clean, Mic, and Grind.......................... $85.00-$100.00*
Welding............................................... $45.00 per journal*
*We reserve the right to estimate each crank.  The above prices are average and may not apply to your crankshaft.  Packards, Early Cadillacs, and similar crankshafts with bolted on counterweights are estimated on a time basis should the removal and re-installation of weights be necessary.  Please call or e-mail with any questions.
 

  Cylinder Head Work

 
Cylinder heads are disassembled, cleaned, and magnafluxed (zygloed or pressure checked if aluminum or salvage pieces).  Then, all parts (valves, guides, springs, retainers, and keepers) are cleaned and checked.  Valves that are serviceable are ground, and those that are not serviceable are replaced.  Seats and guides are replaced when necessary or in some cases, hardened seats are installed in the exhausts.
On those cylinder heads that were originally coated on the inside with Glycol or similar sealing paint, we do that, as well as any cosmetic detailing the customer may desire.  All cylinder heads are individually estimated and the price can vary depending on what needs to be done.
 
Prices:  (Average Prices.   Individual Applications may vary)
Basic Valve Job
     Four Cylinder.................................. $120.00
     Straight Six Cylinder...................... $150.00
     Straight Eight Cylinder................... $180.00
In Block Valves (L Head)..................... 30% more than OHV
Replace Guides (removable)............... $10.00 each
Surfacing Head
     Four Cylinder.................................. $30.00 each
     Straight Six Cylinder...................... $40.00 each
     Straight Eight Cylinder................... $600.00 each
Surfacing Block
     V8................................................... $90.00 both sides
     Four Cylinder.................................. $60.00
     Straight Six Cylinder...................... $80.00
     Straight Eight Cylinder................... $100.00
  

  Assembly, Etc.

 
Assembly pricing is based on the time required, and may vary with the degree of assembly that the customer wants A.R.I. to do.  We also like to start and run a customer's engine when possible and deliver it pre-run, ready to bolt in.  This does cost extra, and requires that all the components are available.  However, most car owners and restorers find this trouble-free method very economical in time and money in the long run.
 

 
We have done Austin/Bantams through Ramblers and Studebakers, a Yugo and a Zephyr (we suggest, however, if you own Yugo in need of repairs, that you wrap it in a large sheet of black plastic, tying the top as if it were a large trash bag and then leave it by the curb.  Sorry, Yugo Club Members.)  A.R.I. has been here doing what we love to do for over 30 years.   If you are truly interested in getting quality work done correctly and are willing to invest a reasonable amount of money in your project, then the professionals at A.R.I. are here for you.  Give us a call or e-mail dla@engine-parts.comt for more information or to schedule your job.  Thanks and Have a Great Day!
   

2001 Anderson Racing Inc. 3911 Main St. Grandview, Missouri 64030

Phone: 816-765-4881 | Fax 816-765-9897