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Unread 04-18-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Aurora machine shops

Has anyone used any or know of any reputable machine shops in the Aurora/Naperville area? I need to have the bore in the center of the flywheel on my tow rig machined out for a bigger bearing...needless to say it has to be perfect or the transmission will tear itself apart. I hate to just flip open the yellow pages and roll the dice..this thing would be EXPENSIVE to replace if it was done improperly.

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Unread 04-19-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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I've taken a few flywheels to carquest in aurora to be resurfaced. I think they have a machine shop in house. My flywheels turned out fine but I don't know how he would do on a custom application. Might be worth a call though. Good luck
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Unread 04-19-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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Alright I'll give 'em am call, thanks. FYI the Napa in Lisle right on Ogden Ave at River St. (Mac's Auto Supply) also does resurfacing using the grind technique. I had the flywheel refaced there and it turned out nicely. The work I need done now though is a bit too advanced for them.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 12:00 AM   #4
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Any luck?
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Unread 04-24-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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Unfortunately no. Found several places that can do the resurfacing. Everyone says the flywheel is too big to fit in a lathe. I think I'm going to drive it to South Bend Indiana and have the company it came from do it (South Bend Clutch). Can get there, have the machining done and get home all in one day and it would probably cost less than shipping the thing (I think it weighs about 70 lbs.) At least they cant claim it wasn't done properly if something goes wrong...If I don't get this thing back together soon the wife is going to kill me. Its blocking her spot in the garage for 3 weeks now!
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Unread 05-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #6
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I have used PER engines in Plainfield to do some engine work for me on my mustang. Randy has always done good work. Not sure this would be in his wheelhouse though.
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