Creditable engine builder in Tampa

Small Block Mopar Engine

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    Dan s Well-Known Member

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    I’ll be in south Tampa for a couple of months. Does anyone know a good engine builder in the area. Thanks
     
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    Haynes Engine Works, 114 Central Ave., Brandon, FL 33511, Telephone: 813-502-5920
    Brain is currently doing some machine work on my 318. Small shop, quality work.
     
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      Dan s Well-Known Member

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      Thanks. I’ll check it out on monday
       
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      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      I've used the same guy in Plant City Fl for 40 years. ACME Machine. Owners name is Guy Ratcliff 813-754-4425. Kinda of a gumpy SOB but I'm real good friends with him if you want me to go with you.
       
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      thanks. I’ll do some calling on Monday.
       
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      R4Sedan Forum H/R Dept. President FABO Gold Member

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      Roy, don't we all get grumpy as the years go by. lol
       
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      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      That's total bullshit! Not me, not by a long shot. I was born this way. lol
       
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        No such place
         
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        krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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        Does @waggin use that guy also I wonder????
         
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        SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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        No I don't think so, he lives a good ways from me.
         
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        waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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        I been going to the same guy for about 30 years now, very happy with his work, he is in inverness
         
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        Just wanted to say thanks to y’all for the input. I made some calls today and got some good info. Some of it surprising. Several places I called suggest that I would be ok using a cast eagle Cast crank. I’ll be making a decision on my next move by the end of next week. Again, thanks
         
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        Is 10.3 to 1 to much for pump gas on a street motor. Would run 93 octane of course
         
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        Probably depends on the cam somewhat but that should be OK. Iron or aluminum heads?
        I hope to hit 10.5 or so on my upcoming build.
         
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        Trick flow heads
         
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