Good Ford/Performance Mechanic in Philadelphia area

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by Mrjfk65, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:06 PM.

  1. Mrjfk65

    Mrjfk65 Junior Member

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    I'm looking to have someone install Hot Rod cams in my 2008 GT and then afterwards I would need them to tune it.

    Does anyone have a shop in the Philadephia area that you could reccomend to do this work?

    Any idea what I can expect to pay for this?

    Thanks
     
  2. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    Please review the posting rules, your question is not tech.

    Closet place I know is JDM Engineering - Freehold
     
  3. JG-1

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    Evolution Performance
     
  4. jakebrake1

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    I've been told good things about Evolution Performance.
     
  6. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    on Evo - from what I've heard/read, if you're spending big $$ they are great, if you're spending a smaller sum.. hit and miss.
     
  7. Mrjfk65

    Mrjfk65 Junior Member

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    I called JDM and they were a shocking $5,100??!! The price included CAM, Timing Chain, New Rockers, Phasers, and the removal install, and tune.


    According to the service rep "they won't put in a cam in a car with that many miles (Mine has 67,000) without putting in new rockers, timing chain, etc”... It seems like an excessive approach,


    I have read others on this forum paying $600 or less for this type of job and by that I mean the installation of the CAM only (Tune is on me)


    I'm astounded that in a metro are like Philly (the 6th largest metro area in the US) there are only two performance shop recommendations from this forum.
     
  8. jakebrake1

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    ^ the problem is, there are a bazillion shops out there. far too many have ZERO business tinkering with anything, let alone, replacing innards on an engine.

    ecam has been around since Christ was a crossing guard. figured they were the safest bet that I knew of.
     
  9. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    You can try JPC in MD, a bit further, but also well known for quality work.