Might want to look into an auto machine shop , we used to replace valve guides but started using what I think was called a Rapid guild liner easy and quick to put in but you needed the proper tools to do it.i'am not sure what all sizes they make them in , but they work slicker than snot.
the place that I 1st took it to WAS an automotive machine shop. and one that has done this sort of work for me before. but now that it is a 1 man shop instead of a 3 man shop, the scope of the jobs they will take in has cut way down,
in fact, they don't tell many of their customers but alot of the work that they still do take in gets farmed out to another automotive machine shop about 25 miles away.
The 1 remaining worker there told me of "the only guy in the county" that he knows that can still do what I need, (not the shop they farm their stuff to, that is in the next county over)
The shop that I 1st took it to, has done this exact sort of job for me in the past, IDK if the tooling that he is lacking belonged to one of his former co workers, (and they took it with them when they left) or what.
The crank grinder guy worked 1/2 days well into his 80s and is now dead, and the block machine guy had back surgery a few years ago and had to retire too.
the remaining guy strangely enough is the guy that would be most likely to rebuild a set of heads when they came thru the door. and he's the guy that said that he doesn't have the tool needed to fix this engine.
All 3 of the guys that were here have been at that shop for well over 30 years. the crank grinder guy had been there since the '50s and just died about 2-3 years ago.
This "only guy in the county" that will still do this sort of work, I took the block to him and he said something about "having to see if there's a Briggs guide that he could make to fit"/
I could care less if the catalog lists what ever guide that he can get to work, says it's for a Briggs, a Tecumseh, or a Chevy or Harley, or what ever.... once it's in there the motor, it won't know the difference.
Edited by dodge trucker, June 13, 2015 - 08:31 AM.