I made the same calls to the same folks, and received the same unsatisfying responses.I have the same question. I’ve reached out to Redline, Slee, Robbie, and Ben without much luck. Ben has moved. Robbie injured his back and is apparently moving also. Slee said they aren’t equipped to do an engine rebuild right now. Redline didn’t seem too interested either.
Everyone likes to say this. Many of us simply just don’t have the time.Shop manual, new short block…send head out for machine work…it’s not too difficult, and you’ll have a solid understanding of what makes it tick and satisfaction that you did it and did it per factory
If 'the time' is all that's holding you back from rebuilding an engine, hats off to you.Everyone likes to say this. Many of us simply just don’t have the time.
Thank you!Call bill at mountain high performance in arvada. He did/does all of robbies machine work. He won't pull and install the engine, but if you find someone to pull and strip it down, bill can rebuild it and someone can install it. Bill may have a suggestion for mechanics. I've used atlr in arvada, they're toyota specialists, for routine and smsll things i didn't want to bother with. They've grown in the last couple of years, but still good guys.
Expect about 3 months for machine work including getting parts. Of course, spend more and you can probably get parts 3 to 4 weeks sooner. I would to expect to pay $15-$20k for a well built, toyota part 1fzfe. I'm about $7 to $8k doing a lot of the work myself.
Thanks CenTXFJ60 -- I'll PM you!My son @mcguirejohnson may be able to help you. He’s a tech at a local shop I’m Fort Collins. Either it could be run through the shop ( they will have him do the work since it’s a cruiser) or he might have the flexibility to do it on the side for you. Don’t think he spends much time on mud lately so feel free to PM me and I can connect you with him. The name of the shop he works at is Nelsens Auto Tech Center on Mountain street. You can always catch him there during business hours. He’s got a few 80’s & 60’s and has been working on them since he was 15. Also, he knows quite a few cruiser folks in the FC who may be able to help.