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Old 01-28-2001, 01:48 PM
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Hello, all.
I need to know if any of you know anything about either of these three (see below) MB engine rebuilders.

I've decided to have my low output (e.g., 8:1 compression ratio) engine ('84 280GE, with a M110.994) swapped with a remanufactured long block prepared as the higher output European car engine version (high compression pistons, hotter cam). However, I'd like to solicit input (viz., references, in effect) for selection of the shop from whom I'll procure the rebuilt, customized engine.

I've found three candidate outfits, each claiming years of experience on MB engines, quality work, and willingness to do the customizing:
1) NOEL's, of Winter Park, FL
2) METRIC Automotive Engines, of Canoga Park, CA.
3) EIS, of Portland, OR.

My question -- have any of you had any dealings with any of these companies, or heard anyone comment on their quality. If you prefer, please feel free to e-mail me privately/confidentially.

Thanks very much to all, in advance.
Ken C. < >

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Old 01-28-2001, 02:11 PM
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I have delt with Noel's for 25 years. Noel is a total quality guy. He stands behind his products. I haven't talked to him in years as we do our own rebuilding on engines and transmissions. It would be hard to have been around MB repair in the South without knowing Noel's. They once ran the biggest MB dismantling business in Florida. He now rents the building to a Kenworth Truck dealership in Orlando.

I have no idea about the others but Noel's I would recommend.
Steve Brotherton
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Gainesville FL
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33 years MB technician
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Old 01-29-2001, 07:17 AM
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Noels is right near where I work. I have heard good things about the shop over the years, but have never dealt with them. The mechanics in the shops where I worked in the past always wanted to work there, but the owner was very picky about his people! A good thing for you, I think! My $.02 worth

Good luck with your decision!

Stevebfl - Right off 17-92, and Lee road, right? In a small industrial park? There are several MB independents working in there.

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