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Machine Shop to check heads

Looking to see if someone can recommend a machine shop to check my heads before I reinstall with ARP's. Anywhere from the Parker area to the Denver area would be great. Will have the heads off this weekend and ready to drop on Tuesday since it is a Holiday weekend. Would really appreciate the help, since I know no diesel shops and am doing the work myself. Thanks! Brandon.


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I don't have advise on a shop but i would be interested in pics posted along the way and advise on how it goes for you...It is in my plans someday to do mine with STUDS... are those ARP studs or bolts? if Studs are you pulling the engine or lifting the cab / front clip?

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I'll take a few, I already have the turbo, manifold, and cooler out along with the valve covers. Wasn't planning on doing the head bolts but man...they are right there so I gotta do it!

Still looking for recommended machine shop!


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I have used Havanna Machine up there a few times for gasoline engines. They do good work. Got over 200K on a 351C they rebuilt for me back in '86.

BigSexy runs a diesel shop over near downtown. He recommended Mile High Performance to me when I needed my 7.3 heads repared while I was rebuilding. They didn't fix cracked heads, so I ended up getting some off the Internet.

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Thanks for the info guys, I'll look into them on Tuesday, keep forgetting about the holiday.

So I started taking the heads off, and let no one fool you these things are heavy!




Chitty cell pics cause thats what I do when I forget things.


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How are you getting the driver side head off?


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I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.
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Not sure yet, gonna put in a dip, loosen some head bolts and see how it goes. Update you when I get it out!


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Definitely would like to know how you end up doing it, I'm curious how you are going to go about getting the last head bolt that's next to the firewall out.


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How are you getting the driver side head off?
undo tty the then wheres my drink


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