Looking for an engine re-builder / machine shop

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afadeev
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Looking for an engine re-builder / machine shop

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Folks,

I would appreciate the leads for competent machine shops that do engine rebuilding in-house (my N14 needs new cylinder sleeves).
I've tried a few shops that advertise with our Club (e.g.: VAC, near Phily), and after a year+ of being jerked around, got absolutely nowhere with them. Kindly don't mention their name to me, even if they sponsor your race car.

If you've had a good first-hand experience with an engine machinist within ~300 mile radius of NNJ, please do share.


TIA,
a

mcahn
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It might be worth calling Don Fields @ Mr. M Car -- http://mrmcar.com . When my son's M Coupe's S54 engine had a spun rod bearing, Don sent the crankshaft out to someone for evaluation. So I imagine that even if he doesn't do rebuilds, that he would send the engine to someone, or refer you to someone.

Matthew

macilona
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Post by macilona »

Highly recommend Michael Yaskin, Bavarian Specialties in King of Prussia, PA. Best BMW shop in the region.

afadeev
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Re: Looking for an engine re-builder / machine shop

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mcahn wrote:It might be worth calling Don Fields @ Mr. M Car -- http://mrmcar.com . When my son's M Coupe's S54 engine had a spun rod bearing, Don sent the crankshaft out to someone for evaluation. So I imagine that even if he doesn't do rebuilds, that he would send the engine to someone, or refer you to someone.
Thanks, Matthew, Mr M-car only works on "BMW products", and Mini engines do not qualify.
macilona wrote:Highly recommend Michael Yaskin, Bavarian Specialties in King of Prussia, PA. Best BMW shop in the region.
Thanks, I just got off the call with Mike, and long story short, he recommended looking for used engines first, if I can find one.
Might drive mine over to Mike to look at anyway.

alex

jnscaldwell
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Post by jnscaldwell »

Yaskin is great at Bavarian Specialties. Solid choice.

Also highly recommend Tyler Pappas at Tyspeed in Jackson, NJ. He does great engine work and does work on MINI.

www.tyspeed.com

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Kevin57
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I had a 351 rebuilt years ago by Kevin Gamble motor parts. It looks like he is still operating on Lincoln Blvd in Middlesex. He did all the machining, and a buddy used him to build racing engines.

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