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Redwood City Machine Shop?

- - - - - machining drill bore stuck wheel studs

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Desertcrawler

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Looking for a Redwood City machine shop I could get to drill out 2 wheel studs, have wheel removed from vehicle,

Been fighting with it over the weekend, my little drill press doesn't have the oomph and the carbide drill bits don't seem to be working too well.

Any suggestions?


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Welder? You need cutting oil. Drive over here in Fremont. I'll burn it out. All the machine shops are closed Sundays.

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I have used "Jim's Machine Shop" on Warrington for U-Joints... I don't have a recommendation one way or the other really... good luck

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Welder? You need cutting oil. Drive over here in Fremont. I'll burn it out. All the machine shops are closed Sundays.



Funny you should mention cutting oil. I tried to buy some over the weekend to cut the holes in my bumper and nobody had any! I ended up making do with WD40 and ordering some real cutting oil from Amazon.

Most guys I know don't have a clue what cutting oil is. They just turn the drill up full speed and go to town and work-harden the piece in the process so nothing will cut it. Heck, it's hard to even find a press that goes slow enough for steel work at the typical home depot type store.

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You need to stop shopping at harbor freight. But your right. I bought mine at Dale Hardware. They have a bigger squeeze tube style. Normally they come in a metal can. Some might have an acid brush. But I can't recall where.

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is the Hub off the truck? If so and you can make it to Berkeley I can get them out for you.

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95 LWB RRC 3 inch rte lt-230, 35x12.5/15 bfg km2, GBR 4.14 with trutracs front and rear, Rovertracks front Hd axles and cv's, Ashcroft Hd rear axles,
Rte rear trailing arms,Warn 8k, RTE bumpers front and rear with P-Fab Mods, Flowmaster exhaust ,custom sliders GRB F+R driveshaft, RTE steering links. 12 in Bilstien 7100's


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I found a guy who is doing it for me .. A neighbor


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Chuck (KI6WSR)
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Took some rotors to Jim's to be turned....

 

Old guy in the corner shoulders deep in a media blaster surrounded by mountains of aluminum heads, blocks, and greasy parts keeps plugging away for a bit... shuts it down pulls his arms out and makes his way over to me.

 

I say "HI, I called a while back about having these rotors turned blah blah blah.. "

He looks at them for .5 seconds, looks at me... 

I say, "Should I wait around or come back end of day? What works best for you? 

 

Big ol' guys with piercing blue eyes looks through me and says "I'm in the middle of something, give me an hour" picks them up and turns around and limps (bad knees I later learn) toward a big solvent cleaning apparatus from 1960s....drops them on the basket, closes the door and continues on to the media blaster, fires it back up and that was that... 

 

No name, no paper work, no waiting room, 11 words and we're done here.

 

He was more engaging when I picked them up. Very familiar with Land Rover (Buick) motors, liners, top hats, etc... has one in the shop now. Guy spent $1k on pistons for the block that are too small.. Phil said, "should gone slightly oversized and I would have bored to fit", "But now he's stuck" Either way, seems to know his stuff, last of the real "machine shops" in the area and seems to know about these motors.  (not that I could challenge him enough to verify...)

 

Keep it in mind as a resource...

 

Tom

 

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Jim's Machine Shop

706 Warrington, Redwood City

650 366 9394


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Tom,

 

Thanks for the information about Jim's. Whenever my stuff finally arrives from the movers (I'm told this Saturday but it was due to be delivered by mid-July) I've got the original engine, heads, intake and a bunch of other parts. Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet, if anything, but I may take a ride over to Jim's to discuss with them. Problem is this engine sat in the guy's shed collecting rainwater for years when he removed it from the 110. I had to use a sledge hammer and some blocks of wood to free the pistons from the cylinders. May not be worth saving because of the rust ring around where the piston rings were, but I suspect Jim will give me an honest answer.

 

~Nick


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Tom,

 

Thanks for the information about Jim's. Whenever my stuff finally arrives from the movers (I'm told this Saturday but it was due to be delivered by mid-July) I've got the original engine, heads, intake and a bunch of other parts. Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet, if anything, but I may take a ride over to Jim's to discuss with them. Problem is this engine sat in the guy's shed collecting rainwater for years when he removed it from the 110. I had to use a sledge hammer and some blocks of wood to free the pistons from the cylinders. May not be worth saving because of the rust ring around where the piston rings were, but I suspect Jim will give me an honest answer.

 

~Nick

Ol' Phil (or Jim) wasn't much of a conversationalist.. but I'm sure we can gather plenty of guys to give every opinion and you can take some of that to Jim/Phil for validation ;-)  Beers will be involved.


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They did a good job on my heads earlier this year when I changed my head gaskets - reasonable cost - be prepared to pay in cash.




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