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Engine Buildups


Benchmark Special Projects

While our day-to-day services are brake jobs, tune up, Check Engine Light service, oil changes, etc, we also provide a range of specialty services for customers wanting a custom buildup, or for engines in need of significant overhaul. In each of these cases, we tore down the engine, arranged the machining, and rebuilt using new and/or upgraded components depending on what the customer was wanting to achieve.

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1984 Dodge W150 Buildup
This engine has all the goodies: Block was bored .060 over and fitted with an aggressive Comp Cams street cam, roller rockers, roller lifters, Hooker headers, MSD electronic ignition in place of the old points-based distributor, Edelbrock intake and carb, etc.
1982 Corvette Crossfire rebuild
This engine was rebuilt to stay near stock, retaining the cross-fire injection, but with a more aggressive Comp Cams street cam and roller lifters.
1987 MonteCarlo SS V8 350 CID Upgrade
This customer wanted to surprise her returning military husband with a engine upgrade in their modified Monte Carlo. The original 305 engine was replaced with a rebuilt 350CID Small Block Chevy engine with headers.
1988 Ford Ranger 2.0L I4
Little Ford Ranger with body and interior in excellent shape. Owner loved this little truck. Had us completely rebuild the engine back to stock specs.
1965 Dodge D100 Upgrade
Family came to us wanting to restore this cool old truck for their Dad. They already had it repainted, and needed a new drivetrain in place of the old I6 engine. We sourced, rebuilt, and installed a Dodge 318CID V8. Also removed old rust from the engine bay, parts of the frame, and fender wells; repainting to protect for years to come. Final touches where new brakes, brake lines, custom exhaust, and even new rewired lighting.
2006 Ford F150 Crate Motor
The original engine in this Ford F150 went bad from heavy sludge buildup. Customer opted for a full replacement crate motor.
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