The machinist and the performance engine builder share many tools of the trade. With precision craftsmanship being a cornerstone of both disciplines it’s no shock that having the right tools for the job is a necessity. Few and far between are the shops still playing Etch A Sketch with a manual Bridgeport to do intricate machining jobs.
With the explosion of accessibility in computer numeric controlled (CNC) machining centers has come a market flooded with deals and bargains. As all the front runners try to keep up with the Joneses, their surplus machinery goes to market for pennies on the dollar. This boom of technology provides those of us with a passion, hobby or business more opportunity to leverage the power of high tech tooling.
Some of the engine building operations this Rottler can perform for the emerging LS machinist include:
- Block Surfacing
- Blue Print Boring
- Boring and Sleeving
- Circular Interpolation
- Connection Rod Boring
- Cylinder Head Resurfacing
- Lifter Boring
- Line Boring
- Multi Purpose CNC (Custom Parts)
- Thrust Cutting
Any craftsman will tell you they grow an attachment to their tools, despite their cold mechanical nature, and heavy machinery can certainly bewitch with the best. This example comes with a selection of basic tooling; we can identify a dozen spindles, a number of end mills, and a couple of boring bars. Perhaps most importantly this mill comes with an LS block fixture.
The asking price for this piece of multipurpose machinery is $45,000 and Mast Motorsports can supply more details, give them a call or drop them a line.