Frick Remans - Going Built

Discussion in 'Mazdaspeed 3 Build Diaries' started by StayFrausty, Aug 6, 2020.

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  1. StayFrausty

    StayFrausty Frok Silver Member

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    Snagged this beautiful piece from @amnesiac
    Also believe it belonged to @AYOUSTIN

    Didn’t plan on getting one so soon but I’d shoot myself if I passed it up for the price. Gonna install it tommorow because I’m a ricer and probably find out I forgot something or some wack shit. Tryna get it on before cars and coffee Saturday.

    Probably call the machine shop Friday or something idk, I don’t really care about the wait at this point lmao
     

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    Sooo I got my stuff back.... dude charged me 150 bucks. Which leaves me worried. Cause I was expecting around 500ish

    Also this shit is dirty asf which I guess is whatever as long as everything is good but doesn’t help ease my mind.

    I also asked him to check bearing clearences for me but my bearings are still in the box unopened.... I’m very sussed out right now and honestly thinking of taking it to this other shop that has built a mazdaspeed motor before. Just to check this shops work.

    Lmk your thots

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    You could have the other shop check clearances for piece of mind. I would likely do that. My block and head were very dirty as well even after the hot tanked them. I cleaned them again thoroughly. I used engine cleaner and wd40 after to help it not rust. Don't forget to clean the head stud holes too , mine were very dirty and likely would have messed up tq spec on the head if I did not get all the crap out of them.
     
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    Good advice on cleaning the bolt holes.
     
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    Yea it being dirty isn’t the concern for me it was just the price and the customer service being questionable. Will probably end up taking it to the shop mentioned even if to just meet them cause chances are I’ll take my head over to them instead once my shortblock is done.

    also good tip on the holes, one of the things I would’ve overlooked if it wasn’t for your thread lmao.
     
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    Alrighty, dropped it off at another shop down the road that looked way better. Spoke to the person at the front desk (front desk, good sign i guess) and he went to get the owner who came and took a look at my block. He knew the original machinist and said he couldnt believe he gave that to me. We talked for a bit about what should be done so hes gonna go ahead and deck the block properly and balance everything. Said the bores looked good. Also gonna mag and polish/clean the crankshaft.

    Overall im confident this time around. The dude explained everything to me and answered the questions i had and the place itself just looks a lot more professional. Im sure itll be a lot more expensive but i dont give a shit at this point as long as my block doesnt look like it was decked with 60 grit sand paper.


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    Stuff is at new machine shop. Very promising
     
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    That's great to hear. Always nice when people care about helping you and know their stuff.
     
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