agreed. THe machine shop should know ( at least that was my impression until today ) what they are talking about, they do engines sizing from Smart ( the car :-) ) up to engines for big ships. So are doing a lot of stuff for motorsports and are the preferred partner from Toyota here in germany if it comes to failure analyzing and repairing engines under warranty ....
However, this is not a guarantee they understand what a American V8 needs to run proper....But at least from the general experience and equipment they should be on top of all others...
I will once again talk to them today and let you know the outcome ....
Originally Posted by mike huddart
first thing you need to do is find a machine shop who ACTUALLY know what they're talking about.
Second, sort out the detonation, which you HAVE got.