Engine Case Align Boring & Thrust
If there is a ridge on any
of the main bearing journals that you can catch your fingernail
on, then your case needs align boring. Align boring will hold those
bearings tight and keep the oil pressure going to the bearings where
|Align bore $50
Thrust cut $10
Thrust cut custom size with bearing to match $20
Clean case $20-$50 depending upon condition
Pack your case in a box, (you can leave the head studs in or take
them out), and send it to us. We'll clean the case if needed and
machine it as needed , plus shipping back
Cam Alignment Boring
We machine the center cam bore true with the ends. Sometimes the center gets warped and this process makes it straight again. The cost is only $20 with align bore job and ensures the cam won't bind on the center journal.
Case Saver Inserts
Cylinder head studs
were made in 10mm and 8mm sizes. If you have 10mm that have stripped
out or haven't yet, we can install Time-Sert locking thread inserts
to make the studs stay in and the heads stay on tight and not leak.
Pack your case in a box, (you can take the head studs out or leave
them in), and send it to us. We'll clean the case for $30.00, remove
the studs for $15.00 and install the case saver inserts for $90.00, plus shipping back to you.
16 Time-Sert 10 X 1.5 thread inserts cost $20
Full Flow Oil Filter
This is the best investment you can
make in your VW engine.
The stock VW engine doesn't have an oil filter, only a screen.
A full flow oil filter system sends all of the oil through an oil
filter before it goes to the bearings. Adding a full
flow oil filter system increases the life of your engine simply
by keeping the oil clean.
Pack your case in a box and send it to us. You can leave the head
studs in. We'll clean the case for $30.00 and machine it for full
flow for $40.00, plus shipping back to you. Include
your oil pump and we'll modify it as needed for free. We can supply
the fittings, hoses and filter mount if you need them.
for Longer Stroke Crankshafts Done By Hand
Not by a machine that removes more metal then necessary!
building an engine with a longer stroke crankshaft, the engine casezneeds
to be opened up for the additional swing of the crankshaft and connecting
rods. We do the job entirely by hand, removing only the minimum
amount of metal, keeping the engine case as strong as possible.
We need your crank and rods to do the job right, unless we're supplying
Send us the case, crank and rods and we'll do a beautiful job. $30.00
to clean the case, $180.00 for clearancing, plus shipping back to you.
Often, the camshaft needs clearancing for the extra stroke of the
If you send it along, or if we are
supplying it, we'll machine it for $15.00
Boring for Larger Cylinders
on building an engine with machine in 88's, 90, 90.5, 92, 94mm pistons?
Your engine case will need to be bored out. We can machine
Pack your case in a box, along with one of the cylinders and send
it to us.
You can take the head studs out or leave them in.
We'll clean the case as needed, remove the studs for $15.00 if needed, bore
the case for the larger cylinders for $60.00, plus shipping back to you.
Clearancing the Case for High Lift
high lift camshafts cause the lifters to hit the case. We
can machine the case and/or the lifters as needed to eliminate this
Pack your case in a box and send it to us. You can leave the head
studs in. We'll clean the case if needed, clearance the lifter
bores for $20.00 and machine the lifters for $30.00, plus shipping back to you.
Refacing the valves and remachining the valve seats are the main
part of reconditioning the cylinder heads and restoring good compression.
You can send us your complete heads. We disassemble and clean the
heads, machine all valve seats with 3 angles, regrind the valves
and hand lap for the perfect long lasting seal, all for $120.00
for a pair of heads, plus shipping them back to you. New exhaust
valves or valve guides are an additional cost priced upon inspection.
Any of the following options can be added to a valve job
or done separately.
Cylinder Head Flycutting
If your cylinder heads are leaking, they may have a ridge
worn into the cylinder seating surface. If you can see black
areas where the cylinder edge should be sealed, your heads need
to be Flycut to true up the surface flat again so the cylinders
You can send us your complete heads. We'll disassemble and
clean them for $30.00 a pair, Flycut them for $40.00 a pair for
stock size, $60.00 a pair for larger than stock size, plus
shipping back to you.
Cylinder Head Boring
heads as well as engine cases need to be bored out for larger cylinders
to fit. We can bore out the heads for cylinder sizes like 88mm,
90.5mm, 92mm, 94mm.
You can send us your complete heads and a cylinder if you have one
or we can supply them. We'll disassemble and clean them for
$30.00 a pair, Bore them for $60.00 a pair, plus shipping back to you.
Cylinder Head Semi-Hemi Cutting
This is an optional way to lower your compression without having
to stack a lot of shims under the cylinders. We can machine your
heads combustion chambers in a Semi-Hemi shape, increasing the volume
of the chamber, which lowers the compression ratio. This is a good
way to eliminate premature detonation or "pinging" when
running regular low octane gas.
Send us your heads. We'll disassemble and clean them for
$30.00 a pair, Semi-Hemi cut them for $50.00 a pair, plus
shipping back to you.
Cylinder Head CC'ing
In order to know or set your compression ratio, you need to know
the volume of the combustion chambers. When doing any other work
on your heads, we can measure the cc's in the combustion chambers
and supply you with a printout of the compression ratio for your
Add $15.00 to any cylinder head work.
Valve Guide Tapering
Tapering the intake valve guides increases the flow of the intake
mixture around the valve guide. When doing a valve job or cylinder
head porting, we can machine a taper on the valve guides before
installation for $24.00 per set of four intake valve guides.
Machine for Dual Springs
Installation of dual valve springs for higher revving with high
performance camshafts requires the valve guide bosses to be machined
to accept the smaller diameter inner spring. We can machine the
bosses on a pair of heads for $24.00 when doing any other head work.
Add $30.00 for disassembly and cleaning one pair of heads.
Removing Broken Studs or Bolts
We can remove and replace those broken or damaged exhaust studs
for $15.00 for the first one and $12.00 for each additional one
while the cylinder heads are in for any other type work.
Broken drill or tap removal from the head are priced upon inspection.
Spark Plug Thread Repair
We can repair most stripped spark plug threads with a threaded Time-Sert insert for $15.00 each. Time-Sert inserts are locked in place not to come out when changing your spark plugs like other types.
Cylinder Head Porting & Polishing
Opening up the ports of the cylinder heads is an advantage in getting
more power from you engine. We can perform this service for you
based upon your engine size and other components. This work is priced
based on your requirements.
If you have a broken exhaust mounting boss or a cracked or broken off cylinder head fin, we can repair it. We can weld broken or cracked pieces of cylinder heads or anything else aluminum or steel. We can only price the repair upon inspection.
ENGINE MACHINE WORK
Replacing a clutch or overhauling an engine is the right time to resurface
the flywheel. If the clutch surface is scored or bluish in color,
resurfacing will restore the correct surface for good clutch engagement.
We resurface step flywheels like Beetle, Bus, Vanagon, Rabbit, Scirocco,
Golf, Jetta for $45.00 and flat flywheels like Fox for $30.00.
Connecting Rod Rebushing
Part of a good engine overhaul is checking the connecting rod bushings.
If you can wiggle the piston wrist pin, the rod bushing need to
be replaced and honed
to size. We can replace the bushings and hone to the size of the
piston pin to keep the piston and rings going straight up and down
in the cylinder for $48.00 per set of four. We'll also weigh the
rods and make sure they are within 5 grams in the set.
When the crosshatch lines are worn away, the piston rings won't
seal. Honing the cylinders for $48.00 per set of four may
be the answer. If they are worn too bad, new piston and cylinders
are the solution.
See our Catalog Engine Sections for new parts.
Pushrod Length Sizing
When building an engine, if you add shims under the cylinders, you
may need longer pushrods. We can machine new uncut pushrods to the
correct length and install the ends for $30.00 set.
Piston Glass Beading
To clean out the ring grooves for new rings $5.00 each
Brake Drum Machining
Make them round again for smooth stopping $10.00 each
Ball Joints Pressed
Beetles $10.00 each Buses $30.00 each
Wheel Bearings Pressed
Front Wheel Drive $20.00 -$40 each depending on model.
Link and King Pin Spindles Rebuilt
We clean, disassemble, replace king pin bushings and ream to the proper size with the VW tool,
reassemble. New link pin bushings installed at no extra charge. $100 plus parts.
Parts are King Pin Bushing Set and Link Pin Bushing Set
Just pack it in a box, include a note with the work you want done,
your name, address and phone numbers.
You can send it by one of those Parcel or Mailbox places, or by
the Post Office, or by any number of shipping companies like UPS, FedEX or DHL.
302 Wembly Way
Severna Park, MD 21146
We'll contact you, do the work and ship it back to you. Payment can be made by credit card, paypal, or money order. Checks take time ot clear.