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Zack_008
Zack Zimmerman
Portland Or
(12 posts)

Registered:
06/29/2019 03:12PM

Main British Car:
1931 Ford Buick 215=>281

OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: Zack_008
Date: July 06, 2020 01:43PM

Looking for recommendations on a builder. Build would be a mild 281-ish CI motor looking for 280-300 HP. I have most of the hard parts (sleeved block, 300 crank with mains turned down, 300 heads that may or may not need porting) just might have to change shops due to 2020 and all.

Closer to Portland the better.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(2061 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: mgb260
Date: July 06, 2020 01:51PM

Zack, Doesn't get any closer than this:
[portlandenginerebuilders.com]


Zack_008
Zack Zimmerman
Portland Or
(12 posts)

Registered:
06/29/2019 03:12PM

Main British Car:
1931 Ford Buick 215=>281

Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: Zack_008
Date: July 06, 2020 06:37PM

They're booked out until November. Not even accepting drop offs due to lack of space. Others?


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3061 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 16, 2020 07:21PM

How about 215-300 specialist, article in Hot Rod Mag., years ago ? Maybe his offspring still building, near you ? Art.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(2061 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: mgb260
Date: July 16, 2020 08:45PM

Art, Sadly Phil Baker is long gone. Here is a blast from the past:

[www.teambuick.com]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5961 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 17, 2020 11:03AM

Last I heard his son was still running the business.

Jim


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(309 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: July 18, 2020 12:38AM

I don't think he is any longer Jim. It's been years since I've heard any news about the business.

I was at Phil's place a few times back in the day. He was a really nice guy and a wealth of knowledge. Still running a Phil Baker modified block in my car.

Bill



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Bland
Tim Bland
Oregon
(36 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2017 11:15PM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 Rover 3.5

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Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: Bland
Date: July 20, 2020 06:14PM

You may check with Autosport in Seattle. They did the sleeving and the machining on my 4.6.


40indianss
don foote

(71 posts)

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08/01/2013 04:35PM

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Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: 40indianss
Date: July 21, 2020 12:20AM

Terry at autosport built my 4.6 also


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(130 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: July 21, 2020 02:07PM

Is Autosport still around
They did work me eons ago


Bland
Tim Bland
Oregon
(36 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2017 11:15PM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 Rover 3.5

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Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: Bland
Date: July 21, 2020 03:21PM

Yes! John does great work.


Zack_008
Zack Zimmerman
Portland Or
(12 posts)

Registered:
06/29/2019 03:12PM

Main British Car:
1931 Ford Buick 215=>281

Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: Zack_008
Date: July 21, 2020 07:42PM

Thanks! I'll keep them on a short list for a backup. Do they have a flow bench and/or an engine dyno?


Bland
Tim Bland
Oregon
(36 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2017 11:15PM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 Rover 3.5

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Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: Bland
Date: July 22, 2020 04:44PM

Zack - I cannot answer those questions as they only did the machining work for me.


40indianss
don foote

(71 posts)

Registered:
08/01/2013 04:35PM

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Re: OR/WA 215 Engine builder
Posted by: 40indianss
Date: July 23, 2020 12:30AM

I have not seen a flow bench or dyno but they do Brit and euro engines(Jag, rolls,Ferrari,etc) and vintage. Quality work


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