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261 Over/Haul #1284727
Wed Oct 24 2018 07:42 PM
Wed Oct 24 2018 07:42 PM
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marzach  Offline OP
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Justin, Texas
Am looking for a recommendation for a machine shop in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to over/Haul a 261 engine.

Re: 261 Over/Haul [Re: marzach] #1286998
Sun Nov 11 2018 03:38 PM
Sun Nov 11 2018 03:38 PM
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marzach  Offline OP
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Justin, Texas
** Update on the rebuild of the 261 ** Had the motor rebuilt by "Allard Machine Shop" in Ennis Texas. Only took a week from drop off to back in my shop. Have not fired it off yet but all looks well. The shop came highly recommended & according to the shop owner they have been in business for over 90 years. Surely that means something. Family owned and operated for such a period of time. Time will tell on the quality of the rebuild. I fully expect it to be a well built 261 & remain in my 1953 fully restored Suburban for years & years.

Re: 261 Over/Haul [Re: marzach] #1287086
Mon Nov 12 2018 01:53 AM
Mon Nov 12 2018 01:53 AM
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ndkid275  Offline
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Cost?

Re: 261 Over/Haul [Re: marzach] #1287124
Mon Nov 12 2018 12:37 PM
Mon Nov 12 2018 12:37 PM
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marzach  Offline OP
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Justin, Texas
** Total cost for rebuild was $2,600 with all needed parts supplied by the builder. The orig. head did not require anything other than a normal rebuild. The builder told me the 261 heads were really bad for cracks due to the fact the engine was usually in a vehicle that was subject to heavy loads and torque demands & highly subjected to over/heat. I checked around for price quotes prior to rebuild and found them all over the place some over $5,000. ** $2,600 was more than I really wanted to pay but ended up having to bite the bullet. **

Last edited by marzach; Mon Nov 12 2018 03:45 PM.
Re: 261 Over/Haul [Re: marzach] #1287159
Mon Nov 12 2018 04:04 PM
Mon Nov 12 2018 04:04 PM
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ndkid275  Offline
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Not bad! Enjoy the ride!

Last edited by ndkid275; Mon Nov 12 2018 04:04 PM.

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