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Panhead engine builders

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Post by Fred pickering » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:54 am

Havent been around a long time if its here iam sorry for asking. Who would be the best shop to send my 53 pan to have gone threw pref would be someone with a test stand so the engine is run in before its shipped back.

Just want a good engine builder with good rep. Pretending for me to know everything is just plain foolish yes i could do the top end but to me its important the whole engine and cases are gone threw any upgrades ness made. The engines heads have two small cooling fins pieces broken off not sure how critcal that is there very small but just the same the whole point in doing this would be to save the entire engine. History of this when i bought it was it was a fresh build but trust is a big thing yes i can see new head gaskets, and etc but that doesnt mean much any suggestions would be grateful live in Michigan so someone close would be nice for shipping reasons but willing to crate and ship if ness.

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Post by Bosheff » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:22 pm

Gates Performance Engineering, Perry, Mi. (517) 675-7105. These guys know where it's at. Be prepared to wait, but it is well worth it....bosheff

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Post by kitabel » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:39 pm

when i bought it was it was a fresh build

Have you ever heard the phrase "if it's not broke, don't fix it"?
What's wrong with it?

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Post by Fred pickering » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:08 pm

kitabel wrote:when i bought it was it was a fresh build

Have you ever heard the phrase "if it's not broke, don't fix it"?
What's wrong with it?

Many times however again the engine i have never heard run it didnt have carb bought frame engine and trans. So again i dont trust the phrase fresh build when i see things that would tell me otherwise .

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Post by john HD » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:32 am

fred would you be opposed to sending the motor to wisconsin for repair?

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Post by Fred pickering » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:45 pm

john HD wrote:fred would you be opposed to sending the motor to wisconsin for repair?

john

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Not at all that would be fine i trust the info i get here and we all are here to learn , on the pan engine i just dont want to learn the hard way using someone thats not trusted so yes open to crate and ship it out.

Thank you
Fred

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Post by john HD » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:53 pm

fred,

you might try calling mad city cycle service here in madison. 608 241 5557

the owners name is eugene rafferty (aka "honda") the shop is usually open after 10 am central.

give honda a call and explain your situation, be forwarned this time of year he is recieveing most of his winter work and there may be a backlog of motor work.

with that said, he is worth the wait.

pm me if you need more details.

john

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