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Pa sho shop might do rebuilds still. There was a shop in Jersey, not sure if they are still around. With some parts for the engine not being available anymore they are a dying breed in my mind at least.

Main cap bearings are harder to come by. Twice i was sent vulcan bearings when i clearly ordered sho bearings. Im sure you dig around online enough you can buy all the correct internal rebuild parts and then find a performance shop to assemble the engine. They will put just as much care into it as yamaha did and are used to tight spec engines. I wouldnt let some car shop touch it, pay the little extra for a good performance shop. They can probably balance the crank better then stock and give a nice finish on the bores or even crosshatch the cylinders if the rings will allow it.
 
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New parts are getting hard to find, but luckily you often do not need a lot of them. Often a soft rebuild (rings, bearings, gaskets) are all you need.

On this forum there is a lot of information on suppliers, and methods and special tricks that can be performed, and any reasonable shop could tackle the job.

I would look at the shops that sponsor a circle track car, they have to be very resourceful in their line of work.
 

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I know of a few race shop i trust in central/south central PA. Had my 15 Sho done by a performance shop for an engine swap and modding it just under 2 years ago. Another shop custom built me a flatplane crank, assemble and dyno for my gm big block.
I know of some good places on the east coast.

Actually my neighbor owns a tow company and a race engine shop and across the street from me is a race engine shop. Down the street is Lincoln Speedway so these shops within a mile from me mostly do 358 and 410/Outlaw sprint engines. Not sure what other projects they would do though
 

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How much of a rebuild do you need? What's the budget? You'll need to salvage the current crank sensor or contact the Tbird guy to get one of his custom run ones.

Doug is in Georgia. Not cheap. You'd want to call and get a quote before you pull the trigger. I would get a lead on a good speed shop and have them do it. these things aren't magic. Rings are rings and rod bearings are rod bearings and machining is machining. Always best to have someone with alot of experience but most of those people are gone.

Where is Zach with the Blue ****? He's somewhere in the south/midsouth. He might know some folks that do good work.
 
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Parts are no issue. I've been sourcing parts for 5 years. More so interested in finding a good shop without returning with major issues. Looking for a full rebuild. Already have main bearings rods rings. Dougs site is not up but will call on Monday. Dont want to go over 6k. I love my SHO. Honestly everything on the car has less than 5k. From clutch to suspension. Every thing purchased from mike and Rcm. Even Dan has helped out. Just looking for the right place. Thanks again guys for all the info. Be safe
 

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Doug is the only one that comes to mind directly. I would drop Zach an email or facebook whatever and ask what he knows in his area.
 
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I know of a few race shop i trust in central/south central PA. Had my 15 Sho done by a performance shop for an engine swap and modding it just under 2 years ago. Another shop custom built me a flatplane crank, assemble and dyno for my gm big block.
I know of some good places on the east coast.

Actually my neighbor owns a tow company and a race engine shop and across the street from me is a race engine shop. Down the street is Lincoln Speedway so these shops within a mile from me mostly do 358 and 410/Outlaw sprint engines. Not sure what other projects they would do though
You have some phone numbers so I can call and ask for pricing?
 

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Man that's far from Lauderdale. All that NASCAR country in between. Should be plenty of good shops closer than a 17 hr drive each way.
 

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Ive built plenty of engines so im sure the yamaha sho engine isnt any harder than a normal engine. It just has nickels in the valve train for some reason.
I actually wish more engine used the nickel system, all/most of the valvetrain wear is given to the middleman (the nickel) and its not hard to do every 60k miles or so.
Keeps the lash good. Shim over/under bucket design, im a believer in it.
 

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well that's totally different. I wonder if we still have some Philly members around with ideas? That middle PA road trip is much shorter from there.
 

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Are you taking about the Yamaha V6?
Just the engine, or r&r from the car?
 

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Ive built plenty of engines so im sure the yamaha sho engine isnt any harder than a normal engine. It just has nickels in the valve train for some reason.
I actually wish more engine used the nickel system, all/most of the valvetrain wear is given to the middleman (the nickel) and its not hard to do every 60k miles or so.
Keeps the lash good. Shim over/under bucket design, im a believer in it.
I want to know how similar manufacturers use cam and bucket setups that go their whole life without ever being adjusted. IIRC certain toyotas had that setup except you change buckets instead of shims if you want another size.

Also in Orange County, NY there are performance shops that work on dirt track engines and are well established. I used the engine shop when I living there. Like others have said I wouldn't just pick anyone, but it's not like certain engines that require a specific RA for the head gaskets to work.

I will say this don't wait. I drove my sho around for years and I knew it was tired, but I had no idea how tired it was. I was doing myself a disservice by driving that car with that engine when I had two I could've swapped in. My new SHO is a lot more powerful with the engine I put in. All I did was replace every gasket, clean the ring groves and install new rod bearings.
 
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