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Engine rebuilder

Can anyone recommend a decent engine rebuilder in the east side of Toronto/GTA?

Im looking to get my 95 mustang engine rebuilt but I don't know any reputable builders.
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How much does it cost to rebuild an engine? Somewhere between 5-10k?
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Messerschmitt wrote: How much does it cost to rebuild an engine? Somewhere between 5-10k?
I don't think so - I'd expect under 3k for a simple rebuild.
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After just going through this with my cobra, no one can estimate how much it will cost because of the cost of parts and machining.
I can highly recommend Doug at competition automotive in Richmond hill. They are primarily an engine rebuilder and I entrusted them to do my cobra.
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Never looked what a rebuilt involves, but wouldn't it be more/same amount of work vs replacing an engine block? Due to amazing honda quality (too bad balckcarl was banned), people who pass past 10 years, will have to pay out of picket for engine block replacement, and the quote is somewhere around 3200 USD ~ 4-5000 CAD. http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Civi ... lock.shtml
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Thats why I'm surprised it would cost less than 3k
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had a co-worker with a an 05 mustang GT. He had engine rebuilt last year for about $4000, by some shop in Vaughn.
Don't remember the shop and my co-worker hasn't driven that car much since, so I can't comment on the work

the only reputable engine rebuilder I know in the GTA is Graeme at Canadian Cylinder Head.
This guy shares shops space with Tony the Tiger (Dynamotorsports), who is one of the better known tuners in Toronto.
http://www.cylinderheadtech.com/index.htm
Just note that they moved recently and are now located by Weston and Finch

Tony sends plenty of clients his way when they need rebuilds, and I've only found good reviews of the guy online.
http://www.jdmrides.ca/forum/canadian-c ... 50424.html
I know that is a link to an import forum, but the ppl in the thread say that he builds all sorts of motors.


I've never had any work done by him, but that's the place I would go if I needed a rebuilt motor, which I might need soon. He gave me a quote of about $4000 to re-build an inline 4 motor.
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Messerschmitt wrote: Never looked what a rebuilt involves, but wouldn't it be more/same amount of work vs replacing an engine block? Due to amazing honda quality (too bad balckcarl was banned), people who pass past 10 years, will have to pay out of picket for engine block replacement, and the quote is somewhere around 3200 USD ~ 4-5000 CAD. http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Civi ... lock.shtml
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q163 ... 322fab.jpg

Thats why I'm surprised it would cost less than 3k
Because the 3k rebuild is for a 1995 Ford Mustang with a V8 . Not a defective Honda
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Isn't rebuilding an engine the same thing, be it a mustang or a honda. I would assume the engine parts would be even more expensive on the mustang.
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All depends on the rebuild.
I rebuilt many engines. If the block is good then it will just need a good cleaning and its passages blasted. Same with the head. If its not warped tgen cleaned. Camshaft and crankshaft depends on if they have wear and if you want hp increase.

Most rebuilds are put new pistons ans piston rings. New bearings on conrods and new seals. New valves. And new gaskets. Pretty easy job actually.
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Messerschmitt wrote: Isn't rebuilding an engine the same thing, be it a mustang or a honda. I would assume the engine parts would be even more expensive on the mustang.
No you're comparing apples and oranges , dealership rates to independent rates ,1995 to 2007 etc.
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Messerschmitt wrote: Isn't rebuilding an engine the same thing, be it a mustang or a honda. I would assume the engine parts would be even more expensive on the mustang.
Some things are the same but different companies also use different techniques and maybe even different cam set ups etc.. better to have someone who specializes in that.
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gotrice111 wrote: had a co-worker with a an 05 mustang GT. He had engine rebuilt last year for about $4000, by some shop in Vaughn.
Don't remember the shop and my co-worker hasn't driven that car much since, so I can't comment on the work

the only reputable engine rebuilder I know in the GTA is Graeme at Canadian Cylinder Head.
This guy shares shops space with Tony the Tiger (Dynamotorsports), who is one of the better known tuners in Toronto.
http://www.cylinderheadtech.com/index.htm
Just note that they moved recently and are now located by Weston and Finch

Tony sends plenty of clients his way when they need rebuilds, and I've only found good reviews of the guy online.
http://www.jdmrides.ca/forum/canadian-c ... 50424.html
I know that is a link to an import forum, but the ppl in the thread say that he builds all sorts of motors.


I've never had any work done by him, but that's the place I would go if I needed a rebuilt motor, which I might need soon. He gave me a quote of about $4000 to re-build an inline 4 motor.
does this place still exist? i seen lots of good reviews for them
I tried calling them few times, just keeps ringing
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Forget the V8... swap a Toyota 2ZR-FE in there, it'll be good for 1m km.
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STCman wrote: does this place still exist? i seen lots of good reviews for them
I tried calling them few times, just keeps ringing
Hmm.... as far as I know, he is still in business. I stop by to see Tony occasionally and I'll ask him about whether Graeme is still in business.

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