Recommended shop for restoration?
Would like to have my late father’s ‘48 Chief restored to good running condition so I can ride it. He last rode it in 2017, 4 years before his passing. Looking for good engine shop close to OH. Thanks!
Of course my first recommendation would be our shop in So Cal.
Approx cost to rebuild a complete Chief power plant with labor and parts is $8-9,000 depending upon what needs to replace. We always replace all the races and bearings and bottom end pins, new gears for trans and oil pump.
Another option would be to call James Solberg in Middletown OH
Good Luck on your project.
If WI is close enough and you have not yet completed your venture, I recommend Mike Lichner @ Knucklehead Motorworks in Muskego, WI.
He's talking about retiring soon so act promptly. Very meticulous!