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Fords. We are located in the WV area and the only thing these shops know are SBC. and stock motors. Any recommendations for a good Ford Shop?
Has anyone ever done business with East Side Machine, Bill Mathias out of Waynesburg, Virginia? Was in his shop several years ago and he had several big inch motors for truck pulling and dragging. Seemed to know his stuff, but we also noticed several oil pans with major holes and broken rods and pistons nearby. Maybe just coincidence but I don't want my hard earned cash in the same dumpster.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I cant help.....

but it is good to see more mud racer's on here. Some one will chime in and help ya. I think Jason Massie is from WV. He raced in class 3 in the NMRO. He might be able to help ya.
 

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Jon:
I spoke to Jason yesterday and he put me onto a 598 about 30 minutes from here. Just got home with it an hour ago. Thanks.
 

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Jason Massie

Bryan,

Didn't you get an e-mail from me a few days ago telling you to call Jason Massie there in WV?

Charlie
 

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Eastside machine

They built one motor for me years ago.... Not enough clearance between the pistons and the heads. Bent every rod in the motor. They assembled the motor, all i did was put it in. They would not fix the problem and I ate it. Another friend of mine had them do a motor. It was a 600" with a new A460 block. The block was decked wrong and he ended up running two different thickness copper head gaskets to make the heads fit...Hope this is enough... :shock:
 

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Competent Engine Builder / Eastside Machine

Thanks Mustangracer. That sums him up for us. Surely someone can point us in the right direction for a competent shop.
 

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Jon

Will post some info on the motor in the near future, and ask the board for some help in inspecting and rebuilding. Bryan
 

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Give Roger Decker a call. (330) 453-8383
Canton Automotive Machine Service located 2-1/2 hours north of you. in Canton Ohio. Tell him Coop sent you his way

You can't go wrong....
 

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How far from Maryland are you?

Isn't that where Mark Mekowen (spelling) is from? If it isn't too far it would be worth the trip.
 

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I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Give him a call just to chat and you'll see why.
 
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