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Mopar engine builder/machine shop in Phoenix, AZ?

  
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Mopar engine builder/machine shop in Phoenix, AZ?

 
baddeye baddeye
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 05/11
Posted: 05/28/11
02:11 AM

Hello all,

I'm currently in the planning stage of building a Dodge 5.9L Magnum engine for my truck.  I intend to do all of the assembly, however I'm not able to do any kind of machine work. Also, while I am very mechanically inclined and have built numerous motorcycle race engines in the past, I know little about V8 block preparation and machine work. I'm looking for a reputable engine machine shop in the Phoenix, AZ area that knows the ins and outs of these Magnum blocks and can do the necessary work. It seems all I can find around here are Ford and Chevy "specialists".

I've got many of the modifications planned out already and do intend to go bigger with my build, though not by much.  I've already got an SCT tuner and Spintech mid-length headers into 2 1/2" true dual exhaust on the stock motor. What I'm looking to do is open it up to a 408 (bore + stroke), ported RHS heads, a 4bbl M1, cam, roller rockers, bigger throttle body, etc.  I'm slowly accumulating a pile of parts for my eventual build.

Since I plan on going to a 408, I know that the block will need to be modified to accommodate the new crank's longer stroke and I'd like to make sure that this 200,000mi block (still running in my daily driver 01 Durango, but that's a different story) that I will be starting with is going to handle it. I don't have any particular reason for it, but I can't find myself trusting a "we do it all, but mostly Chevy and Ford" kind of shop. I'd feel better knowing that whichever machine shop I use at least has some experience with Mopar and these types of modifications, even if it ends up costing me a bit more.

I've emailed the local Mopar club, and have not received a response.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks  

Budnicks Budnicks
Guru | Posts: 1497 | Joined: 08/10
Posted: 05/28/11
01:41 PM

baddeye 1st off welcome to the MMM forum. I saw a couple listed on other boards Magoo's Automotive, King Machine & Neo Products, I'm not familiar with any of these shops & I'm not recommending any of them, I just saw them listed. Maybe that will help. You can Google Mopar Machine Shops in the Phoenix area also. Any quality automotive machine shop can do the basic machine work. If it was me I would call someone who specializes in them. It's worth calling Mancini Racing 800-843-2821 or tech line 586-790-4100 & talk to them about it, paying the shipping for 1 of their short blocks 408's or long blocks, rather than piecing together 1 on your own, they have proven tested combos, it will be better in the long run. Then you can still run your existing engine until the new 1 show up. I've done them both ways it's easier & cheaper usually unless you have knowledge of the complete machine process & parts. Good luck.   Budnicks  
"Fill Your Library Before You Fill Your Garage" Good Luck  "Budnicks"