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I have taken the block to one shop who stated they could not remove them. They are pretty far down in there. I have another guy that I'm looking into but he is claiming that it can cost up to $100 per stud to remove (says he uses a laser). He was honest with me and was not optimistic at his chances after I described the situation to him but said he would look at it for me at no cost to say yeah or neah!

What do you guys recommened I do from here? I have already placed a feeler thread in the classifieds for a used block. Are my

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I think you need to find a better engine shop. And I'm being serious.
 

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They just don't make machinist like they used too! You and Chiron have had a heck of a time finding someone who knows what they are doing. Getting those bolts out ain't rocket science if you have the right equipment. I'm with Medic, find you a GOOD machine shop.
 

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You really think so? My local guys just seem so locked on the idea that it can't be done! I will take the advice of the forum and try another machine shop!

Thanks for the pick me up fellas!!!

Cory
 

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Worst case scenario, you dont get the bolt out. You drill it out, and install a heli-coil. Heli-coil doesnt work, then u go for a slightly more expensive solution and install a bushing, that will work, though it's time consuming.
 

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I've been chatting with Gobogie quite a bit today and offering some help. But I gotta agree with Med!c and Sassee, the machine shops up here REALLY need to get on the ball. I used to live down in Alabama when I was younger and my father was always working on stuff and the machine shops down there rocked.

It would have been worth it to drive to either Cinci or Columbus for a decent shop!
 

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Chiron said:
I've been chatting with Gobogie quite a bit today and offering some help. But I gotta agree with Med!c and Sassee, the machine shops up here REALLY need to get on the ball. I used to live down in Alabama when I was younger and my father was always working on stuff and the machine shops down there rocked.

It would have been worth it to drive to either Cinci or Columbus for a decent shop!
My machine shop was 30 miles away. So 60 miles there and back I must have made this trip atleast 10 times, but worth it! This guy is the absolute best. There was nothing he couldnt fix. He had solutions to everything and he was an honest man who told u all the information you needed to know and had a good price. Actually IsuzuEd from here used to work for him and thats how I found out about him.
 
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