First Generation Firebird

Engine Rebuilders

Posted By: Geoff

Engine Rebuilders - 04/21/00 03:36 AM

Find companies specializing in engine rebuilding for the First Generation Firebird.
Posted By: 333Fitter

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 12/15/02 04:02 AM

Dan Jensen in Portland Mi 517-647-2474 Professional engine service and rebuilding I plan on having him build a motor for me next year there's factory stock drags in stanton in sept.Every year I would like to race in.
Posted By: 69ConvOHC6

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 06/03/04 09:48 PM

Looking for an info someone can provide on rebuilding my 1969 OHC In-line 6 ? I tried to find rings, pistons, etc a few years back to no avail ... any help with parts or ideas of someone around the DC or NC area who may be abel to assist would be great.

Not many people rebuild these so parts are very hard to find in my experience...

Thanks !
Posted By: Quenton

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 06/03/04 10:42 PM

Find the OHC web site, and read as many of the threads as you can in the "Engine" and "Performance" sections. One of the companies that has almost everything is "Kanter."

Also, Chevy 307 pistons are almost a drop-in replacement, but new valve relifs have to be machined in.

Try this link ...

http://pub83.ezboard.com/bsohcsix

Q
Posted By: wayne TX

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 12/24/04 09:23 PM

Great Carb guy is doing Q-Jets. He can even straighten the top plate (No.1 hidden problem)He does great work as I have had two carbs that ran perfect from 1st bolt on. He does stock and custom setups. Prices are very good. Only does q-Jets and specializes in Pontiac setups.

Contact: John Thomas
830.980.7898
jthom@gvtc.com

Wayne, TX
Posted By: 67 Gulfbird

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 12/26/06 11:33 PM

I'm looking for someone in Maryland for valve job/top end service on my OHC-6. PMI gave me name of someone in VA but it's a 3 hour drive one way and I don't want to do it if I don't HAVE to!!!
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks.
Posted By: Graybird

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 01/18/10 05:33 PM

I'm looking for a Pontiac engine specialist in St. Louis, if anyone has a suggestion that would be great.
Posted By: pmannarino

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 01/19/10 02:37 AM

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Posted By: Jae

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 07/03/10 02:45 AM

Dallas area pontiac machinist?
Got a set of #62 heads and will be picking up a 400 block and assembly next week laugh.
Thanks
Sean Wolff
plano texas
Posted By: pmdfan

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 12/22/11 12:19 AM

can anyone recommend a great pontiac engine rebuilder in so.cal
Posted By: berndude

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 12/22/11 08:18 AM

Looking in the so cal area also found a few good builders if you are looking to go stock or slight HP. But if you really want to hop it up haven't found anyone for that who is reasonable
Posted By: pmdfan

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 12/22/11 11:53 AM

i am looking to get a little more power but stay with a stock appearing engine
Posted By: 3Birds

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 03/17/12 10:51 PM

I had a good builder in San Diego 20+ years ago, he was an aircraft mechanic by day. Now, Iím afraid you are going to have to come to Phoenix.

The guy I have been using these last years does excellent work and is a Pontiac enthusiast. Call Mike at 480 242-7899.

I had a horrible experience with a local reputable shop and since have talked with so many people about how bad engine shops are with vintage engines. It seems impossible to find a good one. So I am very happy I found Mike through our local firstgen club.

Posted By: Tim69

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 04/17/12 11:09 AM

3Birds, I will call Mike. Anyone else know any good others in the PHOENIX area? Not just for engines, but to finish up a restoration?
Posted By: sprintsmooth

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 08/01/12 02:40 AM

Cross refer to this segment of firstgen: https://firstgenfirebird.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3415#Post3415
Posted By: USMC_Ordy

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 07/16/13 03:28 PM

Anyone know of a good Pontiac engine rebuilder in NC??? These folks in Va., but was wondering if anyone has any input about there rebuilds.. http://www.centralvirginiamachine.com/400resto.aspx
Thanks
Posted By: drebich

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 07/16/13 04:59 PM

http://www.precisionautomotivespecialists.com/ . They are just across the border in Clover, SC.
Posted By: USMC_Ordy

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 07/16/13 07:18 PM

Originally Posted By drebich
http://www.precisionautomotivespecialists.com/ . They are just across the border in Clover, SC.


Thanks drebich, I take it you have had your engine done through them or know someone who has?
Posted By: drebich

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 07/18/13 03:50 PM

He is building a set of 061 heads for me, and I will be having him build a motor soon(long story). Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Fabricates some unique parts that he sells on his site. Not far enough along to offer any substantial review yet though.
Posted By: USMC_Ordy

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 07/18/13 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By drebich
He is building a set of 061 heads for me, and I will be having him build a motor soon(long story). Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Fabricates some unique parts that he sells on his site. Not far enough along to offer any substantial review yet though.


Thanks drebich, thats good info to know. I will put them on the list (very small) of contacts for my engine rebuild.
Posted By: BlackBird68

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 08/30/13 06:36 AM

I am looking for someone in Illinois. I am in the Chicago area.
Posted By: Region Warrior

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 08/31/13 12:40 AM

Originally Posted By BlackBird68
I am looking for someone in Illinois. I am in the Chicago area.


Only two i know over the border.

Calvin Hill(Hill Performance) in Glendale Heights.
Don't have shop #. Personal is 708 250 7420. May not answer if busy.
Prices seem reasonable.
Tell'm Mike try'n to build a 800-900HP on a budget with 4.250 block, 4.00 vs 4.375 crk, junk E-heads, and wants a free ported Northwind intake grin

Or just bud's of "Hooter" lol.

Rick Johnson(Custom Auto Machine) in Crete.
708 672 0101
Don't know me to well, but wants to build my 800-900HP engine lol.
Or buddy of "Hooter's" in NSS.
Told pricey, but high end work. Better the Calvin? Don't know, but Calvin will tell ya.
Oh ya, if not busy, Rick will talk yr ears off.
Posted By: Diamicton

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 07/20/18 02:56 AM

Resurrecting this...

Can anyone recommend a good shop in/around the Houston, TX area?

In some of the reading I've been doing, it seems that one should try and seek out a shop that has Pontiac-specific experience. How critical is this if one is having an original engine built mostly stock? I'd like to do some upgrades, but not building a performance racing engine.

Thanks
Posted By: wovenweb

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 07/20/18 08:24 AM

Can't speak from personal experience but Westside Performance has been recommended to me in the past in the Houston area.
Posted By: Tim Bauer

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 12/08/18 09:33 PM

any Pontiac specialists in the Baton Rouge Louisiana area?
Posted By: Gus68

Re: Engine Rebuilders - 12/09/18 01:47 AM

Contact Butler performance. I bought all my parts from them for 2 engines. Excellent quality and they can help you get the correct configuration based on your requirements.

info@butlerperformance.com

www.butlerperformance.com

Contact
Tel: (866)762-7527
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Butler Performance Inc.
2786 Hwy 43 North
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
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