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Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« on: 27.12. 2017 09:45 »
I have been speaking to my brother who lives near Vancouver about him getting on with restoring his A10. He was thinking of having the bottom end shipped over to the UK to get an SRM timing side conversion done but I think I have talked him out of that. He is still thinking of sending it over to me as it seems the people he used to go to are no longer around and for me to get it done here. What he wants done is to get the crank big end journals checked out and ground if need be and the timing side journal cleaned up and new bush fitted and reamed. I think there must be somebody around his part of the world who can be trusted to do this and I know there are a number of members from the same area who, I hope, may be able to give a recommendation for me to pass on.
Thank you.
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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #1 on: 27.12. 2017 14:58 »
Mongoose for cylinder/head work and another company in Chilliwack for the crank.
I'll post the name in a few days when I'm home and can look it up. We are in Memphis TN for Christmas at the moment.

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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #2 on: 27.12. 2017 16:22 »
John

Here's who I used in the Vancouver / Lower Mainland area for my A10 and can recommend

My head work was done by Mongoose Machine in Port Coquitlam
www.mongoosemachine.com

My crank was reground, cylinders honed and engine assembled by B&J Parts and Machine also in Port Coquitlam
www.bjparts.ca

My camshaft was re ground by Shadbolt Cams on W 5th in Vancouver
www.shadboltcams.com

My media blasting and powder coating done by Rainbow Powdercoating in Coquitlam
(604) 521-0899

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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #3 on: 27.12. 2017 17:43 »
Thanks Scotty and Glen. I will pass this info onto my brother Mike. Cheers
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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #4 on: 25.02. 2018 15:28 »
Hi Glen, did you find the name and contact details of the company in Chilliwack? Cheers, John
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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #5 on: 25.02. 2018 20:07 »
Hi John

I saw that Scotty had posted a local crank rebuilder so I got lazy on that one.
I'll enquire this week.

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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #6 on: 26.02. 2018 00:34 »
The crank grinder is Fortins of Chilliwack.

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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #7 on: 26.02. 2018 06:23 »

 
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The crank grinder is Fortins of Chilliwack.

 ...is that how long it takes to get there, or how much they charge ?
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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #8 on: 26.02. 2018 09:13 »
Thanks Glen
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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #9 on: 26.02. 2018 14:22 »

 
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The crank grinder is Fortins of Chilliwack.

 ...is that how long it takes to get there, or how much they charge ?

Tough to answer, we do things differently here.
We move everything by packhorse. Most trading is done by an exchange of fur.
Its a slow paced world here in Canada. We just got colour TV in the igloo last year. Not much on, just the Weather Channel and Hogan's Heroes reruns.

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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #10 on: 13.03. 2018 15:55 »
Hi Guys, this is Mike, John's brother. First time posting.
Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Need an engineering shop near Vancouver
« Reply #11 on: 20.03. 2018 04:56 »
Hi Guys, this is Mike, John's brother. First time posting.
Thanks for all your help!

Hi Mike! Was fun reconnecting with you on the phone today, (Small world eh?) We are somewhat local to each other, and know many of the same usual suspects.  Sending you material PM,,
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