not sure this is in the right place, wasnt sure where it should go.
But as it seems that I see more and more "should I rebuild or look for a different motor" type threads these days, a big consideration is "where can I get my block bored, valve work done, or my crank turned down"? These places are a dying breed. there used to be a handful up around my parents' house (30 miles away) when I was a teen in the 80s, there used to be at least 3 within about 10 miles of where I now live, but due to retirements, back injuries, guys dying off, nobody seems to be following this trade and taking over for these and automotive machine shops are fizzling out. I just had to hunt and hunt and hunt for one, as my son has picked up an engine for his truck that I have helped him tear down and he is now ready to get it machined; this applies to our old Briggs and Kohler and Wisconsins too...
I found one that is basically on my way to work that I never knew was there, and have heard of 2 others between here and there, in places that I pass almost daily too, that I never knew were equipped for this sort of thing;
I am not gonna name the place that we are taking my son's 360 to until I see the results and cost; but we are gonna give him a try.
Would it be a good idea to have a thread where our members can tell of such machine shops in their area? Remember an "industrial" machine shop and an "automotive" or "engine" machine shop are not the same thing!