Machine Shops in West Valley?
The 22R in my 86 pickup I've owned since 1993 has had a burned exhaust valve in #2 for many years. Now the head gasket has sprung a leak, so no more procrastinating.
The engine has only 116K miles, but 23 years and lots of short trips.
I'm not a mechanic, have never done any engine work like this before, and am a bit intimidated at taking this task on, especially when my driveway will be the workshop. But, I'll get through it somehow and learn in the process.
At a minimum I need a working head. I don't know what to do. Put on a used, but functional head, have mine redone, or go new? And what about the bottom? If money wasn't so tight I'd be inclined to spring for a new street/RV head from engnbldr with his 268 cam and rebuild the bottom end.
If I go with a new head and leave the bottom alone, I won't need to use a machine shop, but for other options I will. I've spent a lot of time searching and haven't been able to find recommendations for machine shops in the west valley. Any recommendations or warnings?
I'm in Glendale.