I am looking for a trusted machinist who will help with the rebuild of my ford 302. I would like to rebuild it myself but need my block decked and bored/honed my heads need to be decked to match. Long story short does anyone know of a place in the Hudson valley NY. I live near beacon ny and would like to not have to ship it all out. Any help would be greatly appreciated
@marc - I talked with our Claims team to see about a shop that is in Hagerty Expert Repair Network to recommend. From that conversation, we found Matt’s Auto Body, at 1930 Salt Point Turnpike, Salt Point, NY 12578, phone number 845-266-5450.
Based on the information we had on file they do more than just body work (I guess the name is a bit misleading), and sublet out their machine work, but they should have a solid recommendation as to a place to get the work done right the first time.
There was a guy named David (don’t recall his last name) who works in Poughkeepsie. He specializes in race car engines, but he did a rebuild on my 1950 Mercury Monterrey and did a terrific job. He decked all the flat surfaces, honed the pistons and valves, etc. Engine ran great. If you are still in need, let me know and I may be able to get his complete contact information and send to you. This was about eight years ago, so I don’t know if he’s still doing it, but if he is I highly recommend.
I know of Matt’s. They are very competent at body work, but I did not know they did mechanical or know who does. But they are very reliable, and Matt is a terrific guy. He may know about Dave in Poughkeepsie that I recommended to Marc.