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Does anyone know a reputable machine shop that can rebuild my Triumph T100C head? I contacted Franz and Grubb via email about a week ago and no response back from them, so they are out. I've never had to have a head done before so I don't know where to take it or send it.

References from people who have had heads rebuilt would be appreciated.

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I have only had one head worked on. Richter Machining is in the same building as Baxter Cycle in Iowa but is his own business. AJ is very personable and will gladly take time to answer your questions. He keeps a clean and organized shop which says something to me anyway. Check out his website ,he has some service prices listed.
 

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Does anyone know a reputable machine shop that can rebuild my Triumph T100C head? I contacted Franz and Grubb via email about a week ago and no response back from them, so they are out. I've never had to have a head done before so I don't know where to take it or send it.

References from people who have had heads rebuilt would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Rob
Call don't email FAG, he almost never answers my email.
 

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Hi Rob,
I have valve guides in the same category as crank grinding and dynamic balancing, it needs to be done professionally by the right people using the right equipment.

If I was having a cylinder head refurbished professionally, then I would look for a couple of things.
Does the machine shop regularly work on, or specialise in Triumph heads.
Do they use Serdi or Sunnen special cylinder head machines for machining the guides and seats.


regards
Peg.
 
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Is Frank Deihl still working?
 

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Since no one had any suggestions (which I find hard to believe, someone here has had to have a head rebuilt), I called Lowbrow Customs. I have bought parts from them in the past and they seem to know their vintage Triumphs. They recommended a guy in Michigan. All he does is Triumph, BSA and Norton engines. So that is where the head went for rebuilding.

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Rob, the only guy I ever used was Jon Berglund and he is now retired, that's why I mentioned Frank Deihl. I'd heard good things about him and had plans to use him but got sidetracked. I have three heads that I need work done on but triumph headwork can be sketchy and I'm not qualified to recommend anyone at this point. But I'll listen to discussions on the subject for near future work. Richter that HappyFeet mentioned looks very enticing, their basic rates are very reasonable.
 
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cant get to a computer except once per week.

im in eastern ohio, USA

i use offroad performance in shadyside ohio. eric and billy, for all my head work except porting and initial setup. for that i use rob hall, but he's busy these days.

offroad performance:

740 676 8658

they do the valve work on my LSR bike, which is currently the fastest bonneville that i know about, at 135 mph.

they can do any machine you have ever heard of. were reluctant to work with me, until i explained that i didn't want them to build a motor, just do my cylinders and valves.

the people at lowbrow will not steer you wrong. they are very good,
 

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Sorry, I should have included that originally. Lowbrow recommended a shop in Michigan. PT Customs. One man shop and all he does is Triumph, BSA and Norton engines.
Phone is 616-896-8686 and his name is Kevin MacDonald. Very reasonable pricing too. He quoted me $150 plus parts.

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Frank Deihl is still there too. For many years I heard that name come up around here with triumph discussions, prob because he's nearby. I'm in Ga Deihl is in S Carolina. I think I'm the only guy left in the county with a triumph... Frank Deihl’s Classic Cycle Works | Vintage Motorcycle Parts

I would like to know if he has one of the machines Peg mentioned for valve guides...
 

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Hi, This place is really good. He does it all. Serdi machine & everything, can fit & hone the hard guides for black diamond valves. Boring & all that as well. Very familiar with old Triumphs like ours. His work on my friends bike has stood test of time very well & several years now. This bike is actually ridden for real too. Many thousand mile long rides.
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Engine Dynamics I super. I lived in Sonoma county and used them many times. They know what you have and how to fix it/make it new. Now I am in Georgia and will still use them. If they go away I will cry.
 
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