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#1 g-g-g0

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

Any one in the Pittsburgh, PA area familiar with Roman's Auto Parts and Machine Shop in Carnegie, PA? I am interested in buying a rebuilt engine from a third party that was rebuilt by Roman's.

Anyone familiar with them? Any feed back on quality, reliability, workmanship and etc. would be appreciated.

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Gary

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:18 PM

How long ago was it built? It's not been Roman's for at least 25 years. It's now a NAPA with a machine shop in the back owned by a different family. Back in the day they were the place to go for machine work (heads, blocks, etc.) but as far as I know did very little total engine building.
I would say they're competent if it's a stock engine but not so much for performance builds.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:54 PM

Thanks for the response. It is a stock '57 Caddy 365. Rebuilt in '92 but has never been ran. Still on engine stand.
1942 Buick Special Sedanet 46S
1952 Roadmaster Sedan 72 X
1953 Buick Super Convertible 56C (Original 20'er)
1957 Buick Special 2 DR HT 46R (Original factory 3 speed driver)
1957 Buick Special 2 DR HT 46R (Restomod project)
1969 Buick Sport Wagon (Driver Stored for now)
2014 Buick Enclave
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville (project)

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:03 AM

I would think the rebuild is fine but the length of time it's been sitting requires some work. I would drop the pan to look around. Make sure the bearings still have lubrication (assembly lube). It would be nice to get a bore scope and have a look inside the cylinders too. I would pull the valve covers and oil the rockers and finally before start up pre lube it.
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