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Old 01-25-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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I am doing a full build up of a 1.8l. I am not comfortable assembling my bottom-end and head. Does anybody in houston have any recommendations for a good machine shop. Thanks
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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Search for threads by ZX-Tex and hustler. Both of them are having engines built by someone in texas (Houston I think) that's a badass engine builder.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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I used John Day in Dallas because he has a phenomenal reputation with anyone and everyone I've spoken to about it. I'm very happy with the motor so far, I'll rest easy after a few sessions. He's built tons of FI motors for supercharged miatas and I've never heard anyone complain. Many shops use John Day for a reason.

ZXTex is using the same guy that BEGi uses I believe, but I can't vouch for his work.
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check gas head motorworks... they specialize in miatas. I think they outsource that machine work, but they can definitely handle the full kit for you.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:17 PM   #5
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I am using Duffin Engine in San Antonio. That is the same shop BEGI uses according to Steph. They have been around a long time and have a good reputation.

I am not sure who is good in Houston, sorry. Try calling Gas Head.
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PM Matt Kock. He can tell you who is doing his engine in Houston.
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Steph, Mikef85 is doing his engine. He doesn't have a shop or anything, just does it at home from what i understand.
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