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    Posted: Jan/22/2022 at 8:53pm
Good evening everyone 

I am looking for some good shops that rebuild motors in the Illinois area by Chicago. Looking to rebuild a 390 motor out of an AMX. 

Am willing to travel 2-3 hours from Chicago. Just want a great job done, no Janky sh!t. Suggestions? 

Also wanna redo the entire suspension as I have mentioned on earlier forum the car been sitting for more than 40 years in a garage. 


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Opel Engineering in streamwood ( about 25 miles NW of Chicago)
Is well versed in AMC engines. Stockers, strokers, street, race doesn't matter.
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Pfeiffer’s engine in Freeport Illinois.  Very well versed in amc’s.
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Auto Machine Inc, in St Charles did a motor for Me in 2012 and did a great job. They even had a handful of 343 blocks lying around.
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If you don't mind a trip over to Michigan I would say without question Rick Jones (SC397). Right here on the forum daily and more than willing to share his years of experience freely to anyone that needs help.

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There’s a couple of choices 
In stone pk Andy engine rebuilders I know him he’s good for amx he built 3 for me 
And I am not sure in berwyn weise his dad built the rail weisenheimer engine builders machine shop built the hotties 343 for me 7 k rpm don’t know if still here but Andy’s real good 


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Rick Jones......you will never be disappointed, sound, experienced and reliable.
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Don’s machine shop in Kenosha, Wi
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Well there is Alfanoperformance.com Kenosha Wi.

But I would recommend  Rick Jones (SC397), he saved me money by explaining why I didn`t need various performance parts, some shops would have just done what I asked and not explained. He has built hundreds of  V8 AMC`s for street & racing. Warning, because he`s good he`s usually busy :-)
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yah rick is rebuilding mine ....and i have the utmost faith in that guy .. i feel pretty blessed and have no stress at all with him doing it..hes a very busy dude...start ordering parts now .. cause ive had my edelbrock heads ordered since august and they said not until march...
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