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good auto shops/service/junkyards
#805790 - 12/30/04 01:52 PM

Here is a topic worth posting on.

I come to these boards more for information than conversation. I just don’t have time to have extended conversations with people I don’t know over the net. I have only met one other CEGer and that is Kokopellian when we did some bartering. Great guy by the way.

Anyway since we all crave information I thought it would be a good topic for us.

Here is the topic. Please list any dealers, shops, or junkyards in your area that you have had a pleasant experience with. If you know of machinist, painter, engine builder, or any other car guru that has helped with your contique please feel free to list them here as well. If you are posting a shop let us know what they did for you.

For this topic don’t list places you had bad experiences at. We can save that for another post so we can avoid getting disbanded.

Thanks in advance for the information.
Jon

Edited by louisw (05/28/05 04:49 AM)

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ber Evil Mushu!
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#805829 (Re: DESIGN) 12/30/04 03:18 PM

John Eagle Lincoln on Lemmon in Dallas.
Jared or Brain are great service advisors and the prices are reasonable.
For sales, Rich Furlow is top notch.

Great dealership. I have never received bad service.

On the subject of Kokopellian, he is a good egg and well worth meeting.

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#805869 (Re: ber Evil Mushu!) 12/30/04 04:22 PM

I don't like him ever since he talked about my mom.

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#805904 (Re: infuryum) 12/30/04 05:37 PM

John Eagle or Kokopellian?

John Eagle talks about everyones mom.

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#805964 (Re: ber Evil Mushu!) 12/30/04 06:53 PM

Heartland Auto Repair
Mike Lefurgey-Manager
198 E. Nacogdoches
New Braunfels, TX
(830)620-5029



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#806137 (Re: DESIGN) 12/30/04 10:37 PM

Thanks for the props Jon and Kelly. I think I've found a great resource for us SCCEGer's. I went on the SVTTexas forums and a guy there is going to help me install my springs and struts. I'll hook up with him soon, so I'll let you guys know how it goes. It sounds promising. Here's the PM he sent to me....

Quote:

Hi,

Saw your post about getting springs and shocks fitted to your SVT Contour.

I can almost help you myself as I am in the process on starting a business in the Nth Dallas area focusing on handlng performance for domestic cars, but we will not have the shop open for a few months yet.

One of the reasons we are starting the new company because there is a real shortage of shops in the area that have the expertise and focus on the underbody and handling. There are plenty of shops that will soup up your engine, or merely sell you a lowering kit - but tell me any who actually know about handling? It is even worse for something like your Contour as most of the performance shops are muscle car focused and haven't a clue about front drive like the Focus or Contour - unless you goto an import specialist?

So be wary of recommendations to take it to somewhere like Lone Star Performance - they might be good at getting 500HP from a Mustang engine, but Contour suspension? no way!

I don't have any recommendations for you unfortunately, but if you cannot find a suitable shop, send me a note and we will work something out.

Daron
98 Cobra
99 SVT Contour





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#806185 (Re: DESIGN) 12/31/04 12:38 AM

GreenCountry Transmissions
Tulsa, Ok
51st & Mingo

Top Notch Transmission Repair/Installs
Clutch Install 630.00$ W/Miscelleneous Parts (Clutch Kit Not Included!!)
Quaife Install (Replaced VSS, Shims, Bearings, Seals, Vatted/Cleaned/Painted Tranny)338.00$ (Quaife Not Included)
2-Day Turn Around Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any Basic Maintenance/Installs: Myself



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#806462 (Re: DESIGN) 12/31/04 08:26 AM

Gallegos Auto Service
9610 Old Lockhart Rd.
Austin TX
(512) 282-7575

flywheel, clutch, and mtx swap for ~$780. labor guaranteed for a year, and fast too.


Leonard's Garage & Muffler
8307 Jamestown Dr.
Austin TX
(512) 832-9144

resonator remove and replace, $40

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#806656 (Re: louisw) 12/31/04 08:37 PM

M.E. "Gene" Johnson Garage
4801 Airport Blvd
Austin, Tx
78722
(512) 453-7376
Ask for Jason Candelas - Service Manager
ASE Master Technician certified

Specializing in Engine performance and computer diagnostics.
Performing all repairs, minor and major.
clutches, transmission, engine overhaul, tune-ups, alignments, etc...
Excellent customer service, and turn around time.
Click here for a map..

I take my car there and my prior contour there for everything I need, and they have much experience with this platform..

Ray

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Re: resources for SC CEGers new
#806727 (Re: louisw) 12/31/04 11:14 PM

Originally posted by louisw:
Gallegos Auto Service
9610 Old Lockhart Rd.
Austin TX
(512) 282-7575

flywheel, clutch, and mtx swap for ~$780. labor guaranteed for a year, and fast too.




I though he only gave me good deals thats a good price. I first went to him after my dad recomended him to me since the best price for a cluch install i found was $650 and he did mine for $500 and I've been going to him ever since for
Clutch, Transmission, Springs, Struts, Underdrive Pulley, any a bunch of small stuff from cleaning manifolds to changing brakes when I don't have time to change them. He's also Rebuilt my brother Mustang GT engine and done alot For SVTLay as well.

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Lots O' Mods To Many To List.
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#806954 (Re: DESIGN) 01/01/05 08:30 AM

For a dealer, McRee Ford in Dickinson, TX. Their service department is very good, when they tell you your car is fixed, it is fixed right, and free loaner cars for repairs. Our sales guy, Dave Kuenneke, has been with Ford in various ways since the sixties, not always at the dealer level and is a top notch, no BS kind of guy.

If I were to take a car to any other place than that dealer for repairs it would be Benson's Automotive in Webster, TX. They work on everything but transmissions and are the closest Tire Rack installer (about 10 minutes away). The last time I was there for new tire installation there was a lady in the waiting room that has been in the car business for years and comes from the other side of Houston, an hour drive, for car work because she said they are the best.

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#808923 (Re: DirtySVT) 01/04/05 08:26 AM

Originally posted by DirtySVT:
I though he only gave me good deals thats a good price. I first went to him after my dad recomended




I dropped your name, maybe that helped...

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#822287 (Re: DESIGN) 01/19/05 06:51 PM

This company is in Weatherford Texas wich is just west of Fort Worth. Here is an e-mail that I received from them on the availibility of performance or oem SVT or contour related parts.

Jon, I can supply only factory OEM Ford or SVT parts that are still
available from those sources. No aftermarket parts. Some of the
replacement parts and their prices are:
Front sway bar: F8RZ-5482-AB..List price $90.37 Our price to you is $67.28
Front sway bar bushings: F8RZ-5493-AA.. List $7.28. Our price to you $5.46
Front struts: 3U2Z-18124-JA List $84.43 Our price to you $63.33
Front springs: F8RZ-5310-DC..List $44.67 ea Our price to you $33.50


Thank you for visiting Oemfordparts.com. We look forward to your next
visit.

Jerry Cassels
Parts Manager

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#909842 (Re: DESIGN) 04/15/05 03:26 AM

I don't know if you guys can get better pricing, but:

Wheel studs (lug nuts) are around 3.99 a PIECE at Autozone.

I have family that works at a lug-nut manufacturer, and I can get OEM style, chrome, acorn ended lug nuts for 0.60. Let me know, and I would be HAPPY to grab as many as you want, and ship them, or meet you, or whatever.

Ray

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I like to wear dresses and use binoculars to watch grandmas across the street.




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#1029797 (Re: DESIGN) 08/19/05 05:47 PM

Applied Window Film Technologies
11020 Old Katy Rd #101
Houston TX 77043
(713) 465 1332

I-10 and Wilcrest just off the tollway. they carry llumar, 3M and suntek tint. small operation, not much to look at, but did a great job. ~$150 for sides and rear.

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#1104696 (Re: DESIGN) 11/18/05 11:42 PM

Browning Auto Parts
3212 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78702-4938
(512) 385-3461
http://www.browningautoparts.com

great online parts lookup and prices.

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