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Hello,

I am planning on rebuilding my 1.9 Escort motor and am shopping around at the normal machine shops for the best price. All the shops are very good at what they do so I am not worried about getting screwed by paying less. I was just wondering what all the others here have paid to have the following done:

Head resurfaced
Valve job
Putting pistons on rods


Jusat curious

Thanks for your input
 

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Well man, welcome to the club. I'm doing the same thing. It depends on where you live and just how good the shop is to start off with. I actually went to check out some prices for my 1.8 myself. Here's some rough prices for what he told me people normally come in to have done.

mag crankshaft: $22
Pish Crnk R M: $34
Magnaflux Block: $37.50
Rebore Block: $84
Resurface Block: $52
Bore main line: $132
Recondition Rods: $44
Prs Rds/Pstn/aln: $24
Degrease Parts: $36
R/R Wtr/Oil Plugs: $15
Balance Engine: $125

New Pistons can run you anywhere from 300 to probably 1000. A good set of forged rods can be expensive, but worth it. Or you can have them shot peen your old rods to make them stronger.

What exactly do you mean by valve job? Do you want it ported and polished? I have yet to call the shop that can do that for me, but when I do I'll post what I find. I'm going full out with this engine, and a nice port/polish on the intake, runners, head and exhaust manifold will gain me quite a bit of efficiency and power.

I'm no expert on this, I'm actually just starting my project. There are other people here who can help you out quite a bit more than me. Good luck on your rebuild, check out my site (linked in the POSscort in my sig) and go to page 6 for ALL my plans. :wink:
 

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haha you're a high schooler with those bullcrap math problems! hahaha

heem...sorry. 65/hr is $1.08333333333333333333333333 a minute.

my company is $75/hr plus second worker which is $30/hr, plus if we have to do wire runs it's $25xtime

So for two guys to run a wire in two hours it'd be 150+60+50. Yeah. :wink:
 

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Here's how the price brokedown when I had the local race shop rebuild my bottom end (they didn't touch my head, or anything else)

Resurface block - 50
New pistons 155x4 = 620
Recondition rods 20x4 - 80
Clean, bore, hone, ect. - 120
Knife and Lighten crank - 110
Complete balance - 195
Random parts (gasket kit, bearings, piston rings, ect.) - 140
Labor - 345

After taxes 'n crap, it was rougly $1720
 

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dude. that was a pointless post. but thats what you do.
:roll: Pot, meet Kettle.. and try not to call him any names.

Thanks for the info guys. I've been wondering about machine shop prices myself. I only know of one machine shop that specializes in auto parts in the area where I live and I think they charge a premium because of a lack of competition. I know of some shops that are an hour's drive away.. I may get better prices at those.
 

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Yeah, picking a machine shop is like picking a mail order bride. You thought you were getting a 5 foot 6 inch 115 lb blonde, but you really got a 6 foot 5 inch 511 lb bald powerlifter with more facial hair than you. It can get really dicey, the quality of the shop is squarely on the shoulders of the person running the equipment. be nice and don't rush them an they will appreciate it.
 

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TitoElSpicco said:
birddog said:
Yeah, picking a machine shop is like picking a mail order bride.
Go to the street races and/or your local track. Find the FAST domestic cars (the cars that run 11's), and ask them where they got all of their crap done. Then take it there.
Dude street races? c'mon you know that only happens in the movies dont act a fool :lol:
 

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Beaverboy said:
dude. that was a pointless post. but thats what you do.
:roll: Pot, meet Kettle.. and try not to call him any names.

Thanks for the info guys. I've been wondering about machine shop prices myself. I only know of one machine shop that specializes in auto parts in the area where I live and I think they charge a premium because of a lack of competition. I know of some shops that are an hour's drive away.. I may get better prices at those.
Ok I realize I had ONE whole whopping explanatory post that didn't quite fit with the topic, or at least try to help the guy in his quest for information, but did any of 95s posts have to do with the topic...at all? No. not a one. So don't pass judgment on me. Oh, and btw you're welcome for the information. :wink:

95EsortSittinLo said:
TitoElSpicco said:
birddog said:
Yeah, picking a machine shop is like picking a mail order bride.
Go to the street races and/or your local track. Find the FAST domestic cars (the cars that run 11's), and ask them where they got all of their crap done. Then take it there.
Dude street races? c'mon you know that only happens in the movies dont act a fool :lol:
Do you still feel the need to compare me to him Beav? btw nice avatar. :p

birddog is right, I only know of one shop so far in ft wayne and they seemed to be reasonably priced, however I don't know the difference. But once you find a good shop hold onto it like you would hold onto your hair if it started falling out. $65/hr is relatively cheap, I know of places like electrical contractors who charge $150 hr just for the labor...not to mention materials & supplies. Wouldn't surprise me if a shop would charge that much either.
 

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okay some people think that street races only happen in the movies. In chicago the incinerators (i think) is where the races run. Someplace in china town. every dry night. nothing like fast and furious where its all organized, but yes it is somewhat organized, there are rival teams, and it happens alot. they get pissed when you drive your truck through the street their running on. and i must say i saw some tight looking cars there. i even sow a Zx2, the 98 i think. nice lookin quick little scort.

and about what the post is. call some machineshops, and just get prices. i know i know thats already been said. but thats what you can really do
 
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