Old school mechanics by province?

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Old school mechanics by province?

Post by porno_ster » Wed 29 Oct 2014, 13:10

Hi,

Can we maybe start a list of old school mechanics which knows their way around V8s, per province or area? Or is the info readily available?

I'll need to get my Dodge 383 looked at and I'm also considering getting a 4-barrel, intake, branches and cams upgrade, who in JHB can I trust with that?
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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by IndianaJones » Wed 29 Oct 2014, 20:49

Would be great to have such a list on the forum, I too, have been pondering on who the fundis are with setting old carburetors, side-draughts.

I know there are a few experts on the forum, true mechanics, and not just new parts fitters, maybe you guys can list your contact details and specialty?

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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by Saxy » Wed 29 Oct 2014, 21:38

Boss Auto Clinic in Randburg, JHB my choice for general stuff - Max used to have a Capri Perana: 011 886 9136
Summit Brake and Steering in Rivonia, JHB for...er....brakes and steering - Frank and Bill real old-school mechs: 011 803 6500
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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by First V8 » Wed 29 Oct 2014, 22:04

Eastrand area ( Boksburg ) Jan Kemp 083 425 5396 . An old school machy , that has raced hot rods and built a few Lotus 7's. He looks ater all the cars in our companys fleet .
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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by Burnthosetyres » Thu 30 Oct 2014, 06:55

In Durban there is only 3 shops I'd take my cars too:

Greg & Brad at Speedway
Mark at Mark 1 Auto
Royce Munnery at Royces Rod Shop....

But I'd also use all 3 for different tasks!
Suspension geometry nobody will touch Greg, Gearboxes and Fuel injection,Mark by far, and bling bits like fitting a Ididit chrome steering column Royce....
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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by porno_ster » Thu 30 Oct 2014, 07:07

Thanks, this is awesome. Keep them coming.
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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by parkerya » Thu 30 Oct 2014, 08:22

In the Cape Town area i go to Oom Willie Nel for everything 0837479704. if he cant do he def knows someone who does a proper job. he specializes in Chevy motors but any classic car is welcome
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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by Waterhond » Thu 30 Oct 2014, 08:55

Hi Parkerya.

Is this the same Willie Nel with that wild red CanAm that he races on the drag strips ?

Pieter.

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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by Can-Am ZN » Thu 30 Oct 2014, 09:24

Burnthosetyres wrote:In Durban there is only 3 shops I'd take my cars too:

Greg & Brad at Speedway
Mark at Mark 1 Auto
Royce Munnery at Royces Rod Shop....

But I'd also use all 3 for different tasks!
Suspension geometry nobody will touch Greg, Gearboxes and Fuel injection,Mark by far, and bling bits like fitting a Ididit chrome steering column Royce....
Anyone tried the well known George Cummings for V8 engine rebuilds here in KZN...I'm thinking of taking my motor there for settings & start-up on his test bench when its ready?
Gavin

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Re: Old school mechanics by province?

Post by johan wepener » Thu 30 Oct 2014, 09:30

Parkerya

Willie Nel, is he in the Northern Suburbs, here where we live behind the boereworsgordyn?

Secondly, does he work from home?

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