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    Default Engine Shops Perth

    Hey guys, I'd like some feedback on engine builders in Perth. I have a 308 which I'd like to freshen up and don't know much about the history of the shops in perth. I have done some research and have found the following places

    Southside engines
    Thunder performance
    308 performance centre
    A1 hiperformance
    faraone
    SCM
    Express race engines

    My 308 is going into a HQ Tonner which will primarily be used for cruising, but I'm keen to stoke it to 355 and get some power out of it.
    Does anyone have recommendations of where to go and where not to go?

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    yea for sure mate they were all good in there hey day and have good experances and bad well thunder are no longer in a shop as jodi could not afford the hollywood life style and money run out but i hear he still does stuff from a smaller shed possibly from home

    i havent herd anything from 308 in ages last i herd they sort of went broke but maybee frank still does stuff the shop is always closed and never answeres his fone and im sure some went to start warbuilt but the late great man passed on from there rip ap

    witch leaves you with a1,faraone,scm,express a1 is always great to deal with never had anything done by farone but always see him tune big power cars scm well they can trully build a 355 thats for sure there young fellers are doing well in the vl a few seasnons ago and and they can build aqny engine and are perticular to detail south sides always come recomended never let me down on machining


    i have never herd of express so cant comment

    there are a few others as well perf unlimited mario is a great engine builder does more fords than anything else if you can get hold of jason from csc he does a good job as well

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    I had an estimate from Southside when I was thinking of doing up the 253. If you get a quote from them, make sure your sitting down. That goes for a lot of them over this side though. By all accounts they do good work but.

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    Yeah Southside seem to get a good wrap from most people. Anybody know much about 308 performance centre? Are they not around anymore?
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    Frank from 308 now works at War built
    Chris Mills Performance
    25 Ballantyne road
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    08 9353 1155

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    I went and got quotes from a few of the above, I dropped a few comments that I was getting other quotes and who they were from and they all started bagging each others work.

    So I've ended up getting TK to build me a motor instead, must admit I'm more comfortable with dealing with him.

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    Yep thats the perth performance sceen i see it all day every shop bags each other out dont no why

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    Maybe there's not enough work to go around, you'd think though with the mining boom that there would be plenty of guy's doing mods to their cars over here.

    Anyway curtosy of sites like these we can get more info on shops from the east as well.

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    A1 hi performance seem to be busy, they said they couldn't do work until after Christmas!

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    Anyone know much about the reputation of faraone?

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    plenty of shops around,they dont need to advertise,obviously!

    lol @ the thunder comments!
    cams and tuning outsourced?
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    rev the chev kev!

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    I use Paul From Boz-Race Engines, he has built all my engines, and tuned them, the motors always perform exactly how Paul says they will, and i have never had any dramas

    he is on his forum under Paul Boz

    here is A few links to some of his work

    little 330
    little 330ci stroker what will she do ?

    400 SBC
    600hp 400 CHEV build (heads by ALLPORTS) dyno results

    Holden 355
    ported VNs 355 VK 127mph

    Also A Link To Their Website

    Custom built street/ strip engines, Custom exhausts, Performance tuning, Cylinder head porting - Boz-Race Engines & Mechanical

    And Facebook Page

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    paul builds A killer holden V8 And is the Only man I Trust with My Motors & Tuning

    Paul provides a high qaulity of service, including a back up service (which is hard to find these days) when the car needs another tune up! Paul has built many killer holden 8s, but is also very good at building useable & streetable HP & is the man to talk to about building your next motor.

    Cheers,

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    Cheers 330HK I appreciate your feedback mate

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    How much power did you get out of the 355

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    it made 458hp @wheels with t/400and 9inch, with more to come, im doing more flow testing head and work on it at the moment, ive already found 12 more cfm flow on my bench so far, will be back together and at the track in about 6 weeks.
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