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Auto Machine Shops in Norfolk/ Hampton VA?

Can anyone recommend good auto machine shops here in Hampton/ Norfolk VA area and what work you had done there?

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What are you looking to have done? I believe Performance Unlimited in Norfolk (587-8777) does machine work. Can't vouch for their quality, though I do have a friend that has a lot of stuff done with them.

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Probably the best known machine shop on the peninsula is Dunkum's. They honed my 460 with a torque plate and made sure to ask what rings I was going to use; they also did an excellent job shortening my driveshaft. I friend of mine had good service from Bunner Engine Development in Hampton. Another option would be Performance Unlimited Inc. in Denbigh. Their main operation is in Norfolk, and I don't know if they do their work in house or not. Hope this helps.

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Thanks to both of you! I'll check these places out. Might need to get my heads milled as I seem to be having a slight water leak into the lifter area due to my last set of blown head gaskets from a stuck thermostat and never getting the heads checked for flatness before I reassembled. No other symptoms but a little water getting sucked up thru the PCV into the upper intake. Ed suggested I loosen the lower intake and retorque the heads and then torque the intake before I pull them off. If it works I'll be one happy camper!!! If not, it was worth a shot.

A sprint car guy here at work suggested Keen's in Smithfield. Have you heard of them? It is near home, but Bunner's and Dunkum's are near work. Perf Unlim is another option but they are way out of my way if there are equally competent people closer.

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