Reputable Mopar Engine Builder in Phoenix???

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  1. helliphinon8

    helliphinon8 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of a reputable Mopar engine guy in the Phoenix area??
     
  2. DARTGAME

    DARTGAME SuPeRcHaRgEd

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    Not in Phoenix but close enough IMM engines in Indio, CA. @ou812
     
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    • mopardude318

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      Hey! Lay off my guy, he’s busy enough as it is! I been waitin first! LOL. Brian is one of the best on the west coast. :)
       
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      • krazykuda

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        There is a guy that hangs out in a white van behind the 7-11 that can do it...
         
      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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        @70aarcuda Tony might know somebody. He's in that area.
         
      • 70aarcuda

        70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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        No...300 miles away in Vegas....

        But there used to be Dennis Maurer 114 S River Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

        I think he moved to 214 County Road 45 Hudson, Co. 80642 480-540-1679I

        If you know anything about mopar racing history...he was married to a Miss Judy Lilly..SS/AS,,,,,,

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        ou812 Well-Known Member

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        Thank you...I know it's a bit of a drive. But, might be worth it!!
         
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        • mopardude318

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          It would be absolutely worth it!
           
        • 70aarcuda

          70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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          I Have had Brian do probably 5 sets of heads for me....including a big repair job on a ported eddy head,,,,,,
          Probably go for a ride down that way again ,,,,
          Just stay away from Crackedback....cause he never buys lunch....lol
           
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          I would definitely go with Brian, well worth the drive.

          Hell I drove to Phoenix for my boys soccer tournament and this is Way more important! Have another tournament in Indio, but it’s on the weekend so Brian will be closed and won’t be able to say Hi.
           
        • roger buetow

          roger buetow Well-Known Member

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          how about INSANE POWER IN HENDERSON NV great work, quick return, good price
           
        • diymirage

          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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          what are you looking to have done?

          nowadays, it may be just as cost effective to go with a mail order engine
           
        • dart4forte

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          Get ahold of Rick Schuler. 480-694-8093
           
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          j par Well-hung Member

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          You could have blueprint send you one with a warranty...
           
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          • 64DartGTinAZ

            64DartGTinAZ FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            Yeah - looks like he decided to stay up in CO after summering there again...too bad - he built 3 for me, and I need one more... :-/
             
          • Johnny Mac

            Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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            SB or BB? Happy to talk if interested in a SB :)
             
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            • demondaddy

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              I'm in the same boat, crate engine not an option. I have a 66 Barracuda Formula S and my 273 is numbers matching and needs a rebuild. I am in SW CO. and don't know any mopar minded reliable engine builders here. I am willing to travel for the right builder.
               
            • Oldmanmopar

              Oldmanmopar Going left turning right FABO Gold Member

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              There are three words to remember

              Good, Fast, Cheap

              Fast and cheap won't be Good
              Cheap and Good won"t be Fast
              Good and Fast won't be Cheap

              Every shop has a reputation. Do a very close investigation into it.

              New Accurate machines with a bad machinist... No
              Old inaccurate machines with a good machinist... No
              New Accurate machines with a good machinist....... YES
               
            • H22A4

              H22A4 Does anyone read this?

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              I hope you didn’t pay a premium for a pre-1968 Mopar that was numbers matching? Prior to 1968 the VIN was not stamped on the engine block nor the transmission. There is no way to prove the engine in your 66 Formula S is the original one. Best you could claim is it’s date code correct. In other words the date stamp on the block was shortly before the body was made.
               
            • roger buetow

              roger buetow Well-Known Member

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              Do the research on insane power in Henderson NV. Call the auto part stores in the Las Vegas area and see who they recommend for performance machine shop work. Don't take the word of someone you never met or know. Take care and have a great day Roger
               
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              ..... as long as you dont want a big block.
               
            • helliphinon8

              helliphinon8 Well-Known Member

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              Small block. I bought a Mopar performance 5.9 magnum short block, still sealed in it's crate from 1999. I'm a welder by trade, and haven't built an engine since 1997, but I would assume that it'd be a good idea to at least go thru it, and verify torque specs.The engine came with closed chambered heads, with 2.02 valves, and an FI intake. I just don't know what to buy to put on this for a good street car/ daily driver.
              Rocker assembly? Pushrods? Will the cam work with a fi-tech efi on street? If I was told every part to buy, I could probably build it just fine myself. But I'd rather have an experienced individual near me, at least guide me in the right direction. Thx!

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            • oldkimmer

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              Sweet deal. That intake is worth $600.00 if ur gonna sell it. Kim
               
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              @helliphinon8
              Check out Cogswell Speed and Marine in Chula Vista, CA if you don't mind the drive over to San Diego. He puts together a lot of small blocks and is a good head porter. I know several guys with hot LA engines that used him and I just had a 318 built there with ported Speedmaster heads he did. It was in and out. He has a good friend at Crower (San Diego based) and another friend at Comp Cams that was formerly with Crower. He was able to get parts for my build during the pandemic when others were blaming Covid for parts shortages.
              He races a small block Dart and has a badass small block Scamp he is building for the street. He is a small block Mopar guy.
              Mitch Cogswell - (619)424-7446
               
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