I think there is alot of curiosity (maybe mainly mine) what is the costs everyone have run across for machine work to your block and heads etc. I am curious to see if costs from different areas and shops are really different in price. And hopefully someone looking at getting work done will have a better idea of what the costs should be and be prepaired.
I will start with what I have paid and am looking at paying. I live in the Central Valley (Fresno,Modesto).
My Iron Heads
Tank, Mag, 3 angle valve job $200
My 454 block
2-bolt block conversion
$475 to purchase a nice 2-bolt block (actaully ready to assemble)
$465 to line bore for 4-bolt conversion
$235 for billet caps
$100 ARP Main Studs
$129 ARP Head Studs
Dale Ferriera (Hondo Boats) is doing the assembly of my motor for $850
Walt Ott is doing the 4 bolt conversion and line bore.