Automotive machine shops are difficult to find in today’s market, that has both the equipment and personnel to perform at a high level. Chuck’s Speed and RV Center caters to customer’s wanting more than “the usual”. Machining engine parts for customers to assemble, or building one of our own premium custom built engines, Chuck’s is suited for the job. Whether it be a hot rod, race engine or quality RV engines, customers have traveled from many states to have their engine custom built by Chuck’s.
Custom engines for RVs and automobiles are kept to very high tolerances. Each engine is disassembled, cleaned and inspected. Cylinder heads have new guides installed and hand honed for clearance. They are checked with a bore gauge and will stay within .0002″ of clearance specifications. Hardened exhaust seats are installed to allow for long life with today’s fuels. Seats are machined with a radius cutter allowing for maximum flow. The heads are trued and assembled with spring pressures set to precise specifications. The block is aligned, honed, and decked with a fixture to keep the deck surfaces perpendicular to one another. The piston to deck clearance is set specifically for the application keeping combustion travel more efficient by getting more burn in the combustion chamber of the head. The cylinders are bored and honed with torque plates as applicable to simulate heads bolted on to block during process. Connecting Rods are reconditioned and the engine assembly is balanced. The same procedure performed to balance race engines! Then the assembly begins. At every engine is built to match its application.