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Roasting Garage - No it isn't hot in the shed......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LSbally, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. LSbally

    LSbally New Member

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    Gday guys,

    Has anyone here dealt with a business called Roasting Garage on the Gold Coast? Reason i ask is that i will be doing the usual cam and associated upgrades to my LS in the very near future and these guys have popped up on FB a number of times offering basic rebuilds with cam packages for near on what most shops are charging for just cam packages. It has gotten my attention as my motor is sitting at around 210k klm and a little freshen up probably wouldn't hurt.

    When it sounds to good to be true it usually is but they have told me that they use WSM cams and WSM for their tuning and i just don't see those guys putting their name to sub par built motors.

    This is what is listed if i supply my motor:
    new factory spec bearings
    new factory spec rings
    new MLS head gaskets
    new timing chain kit
    new WSM camshaft
    new WSM timing guide
    new ls7 lifters
    new trend pushrods
    new high volume oilpump
    new double valve spring kit
    new valve stem seals
    new front and rear main seals
    new sump gasket
    new front and rear cover gaskets
    new factory headbolts

    for a cost of $3300.... too cheap? concerningly cheap? or about right for the work? If this is about the normal then it looks like i'll be getting a freshened motor and WSM tune!
     
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    How much does a reputable shop with a proven track record want for the same work? Cam pack & tune usually runs $3000-$3500.
    I’d consult with WSM or Hi-Torque Performance.
     
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    scaredyet Active Member

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    I would personally stay away. The Facebook page is from 2016 and no Google reviews.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    If they were good at what they do, and were buying in the parts from the US they could do the work for that price but with a try hard name like that I wouldn't want to be the first in the line to test them out.
    You don't want to have to do this job twice.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    I thought this post was seeking advice on how to air-condition a workshop. Derr.....
     
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    this has nothing to do with the quality of a business.

    Price is enough to make me wary tho.
     
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    Yeah i was with Caliber. I was going to suggest a wirly bird roof vent....:oops::oops:
     
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    hahaha! yeah my bad, should have been a bit of a better title.

    Since posting, i have spoken to WSM. It would appear that one of the lads who started/founded/mechanic is doing the work on his own now. WSM give this lad a good rap and do a lot of tuning from his engine builds. They're going to call back and talk more in depth with me about their cam options for what i am chasing but after the initial call it would appear that this isn't a dodgy backyarder/in-experienced bloke just having a crack.

    I'll keep the thread updated as the information roles in.
     
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