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#1 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 03:34 PM

I am having a tough time finding anyone local that still does small engine machine work ( grinding cranks and boring blocks)

I am going to hit the pavement tomorrow and try to find someone, but I thought I would see if any members around RI or Eastern CT know of a reputable shop.

It is sad all the shops around here either closed or they just don't machine anymore.

Last resort I guess I would have to ship them off to someone. It would just be nice to find someone fairly close, as I have a few rebuilds I will be doing soon.

Thanks, Chris

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 03:36 PM

Sorry I didn't reply to your PM. Only place I can think of who does small engine repair and may have a lead is Allens Seed on Rt 2.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 03:49 PM

Sorry I didn't reply to your PM. Only place I can think of who does small engine repair and may have a lead is Allens Seed on Rt 2.

Np Pete! Thanks for the lead! I was planning to check with them tomorrow also.I used to work right down the road from there even.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 04:06 PM

Oh Yea? Where abouts?

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 04:15 PM

Oh Yea? Where abouts?

I was the Lead Mechanic at Carbon Tech till we closed and moved it to Mexico. That was the company I worked at before my last company (Bostich) that moved to China and Poland.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 12:57 AM

I guess there must be fewer shops around than I even thought! Guessing from the number of replies I have received on this thread.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 04:27 AM

Sounds like you 2 are the only members we have from there.

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Posted March 04, 2015 - 12:51 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I know this thread is a bit old now, but does anyone know of any good machine shops for small engines in the RI, southern New England area?

 

Thanks!



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Posted March 04, 2015 - 01:21 PM

If you are around southern RI, There is a guy Steve Burdick. He owns Steve's Auto Parts in Bradford RI. When I was looking I had totally forgot about his place. I just had him Bore my K301 .030 and grind the valve seats. He does outstanding work at a great price (IMO)

 

I will pm his number to you ( We don't like putting numbers in the open forums)






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