Engine Rebuilding: A Beginner's Guide Pt. 3

As we covered previously,  when it comes to rebuilding cylinder blocks, machine shops use the complicated factory prescribed torque sequence which the lay-man may be unaware off. The sequence is commonly followed in three steps and requires apt knowledge of a professional for smooth conduction. Because if you don’t have the knowledge it can be very dangerous to your life. Another important gear you need for rebuilding engines and cylinder blocks is appropriate and high tech eye gear. If you hunker down to take a close look to see whether your machine is running, you will confront microscopic metal shards that may give a hit to your face Doesn’t it sound scary? Only professionals in a mechanic shop will be aware of the proper use of such protective gears. Well, you only have two eyes and you can’t afford to lose them by taking the engine rebuilding and cylinder blocks process all by yourself.

A machine shop isn’t for a normal auto repair such as changing a timing belt or replacing a battery.  No, a machine shop is necessary for vehicles where the parts are a lot harder to find.  For example, let’s say that you have a 1956 Packard.  Unless you are going to replace the entire engine with a modern one, you are going to be hard pressed to find parts that aren’t perpetually on backorder, or that you have to import from someplace like the Czech Republic or Romania.  So what’s the solution?  Simple. Have a part made for you by a San Tan Valley machine shop.

Choosing the Right Machine  Shop for your Needs

Choosing the right machine shop for your needs is merely a matter of finding out the services that they offer.  Can they make custom parts?  If you need a complete engine rebuild, are they equipped to do so?

That being said, choosing a good San Tan Valley machine shop is also important for a comprehensive and definitive finish to your engine. With the plethora of options available, narrowing down on a reliable one can be quite confusing. Your choice may vary from a one man fully functional shop to a one with dozens of employees. Well, points like types of machinery, reputation, affordability etc. will decide the credibility of the shop.

Ultimately, ask around. Then you know you’re on the right track to find the best machine shop in San Tan Valley.


Thank you for visiting Stamps Auto Machine in San Tan Valley, AZ providing Cylinder Head Repair, Engine Rebuilding & Custom Hotrod Engine Builds.

Schedule your appointment today (480) 390-9712 or REQUEST APPOINTMENT HERE.

Stamps Auto Machine

2769 East Combs Road Building F
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

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