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Old 01-04-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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Machinist quoted $250.00 to replace the plugs and grind crank .010-.010 on 51 merc crank. Is that excessive or am I stuck in the 60's? Thanks, Harley
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:27 PM   #2
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With the high hourly rates, I'd say if done right its worth it.
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I just had a Merc crank ground (.010/0.10) at Hunt's Machine in Albany, New York (http://www.huntsmachine.com/index1.htm). I
get a discount because I go thru a friend who has a shop but no crank grinder ($$$$$$$$). $108 for the grind, $19 for degrease, and $25 to shot blast the crank. I had removed the crank cleanout plugs and replaced them when I got it back. Excellent work. Just be sure you check out their work.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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I see that the wise men have turned their backs on your crank and the dog does not seem very interested. I would say that your crank is suspect.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:26 PM   #5
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harley:
If I were paying I would think it's a lot of $$$$
But if I was doing the work I would say MAN we have got to get these rates up.....

When you consider the cost of the machine / the cost of opperating a buisness / the paper work to cover the cleaning fluids & cutting oils.

Unfortunately it 2014 not 1960!!!!
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