Machine Shop: Services & Pricing

Clay Smith Cams offers much more than just custom ground camshafts. Our shop is also a fully equipped Machine Shop with decades of experience.

Clay Smith Cams offers an array of services including:

Cylinder heads set up, port, flow, and assembly.

Manifold Services, Crankshaft Services, and Rod/Piston Services.

Designing and set-up of complete engine kits for custom applications for land and marine, ready for assembly by the customer or one of our recommended, local engine builders.

 

Cylinder Head Services

 
 Description of work:   
 *Prices subject to change without notice    Labor Pricing 
   *Starting @ 
Disassemble V6 Cast Iron heads, tank, glassbead, mag, detail, paint, blue print valve job, re-assemble, set up springs  $350.00
Disassemble L6 Cast Iron head, tank, glassbead, mag, detail, paint, blue print valve job, re-assemble, set up springs $300.00
Disassemble Cast Iron V8 heads, tank, glassbead, mag, detail, Paint, blue print valve job, re-assemble, set up springs $450.00
Disassemble Aluminum V8 heads, Clean, Mag, Blue Print Valve Job, re-assemble, set up springs  $400.00
Disassemble Heads * 32 Valves, Tank, Mag,  Valve Job & Set up Springs $550.00
Dis-Assemble New V8 Heads, Hone Guides, Re-Seat Valves and Set Up Springs $150.00
Dis-Assemble Inspect New V8 Heads, Check Guides & Springs Pressures $75.00
Blue Print Valve Job Only V8 $225.00
CC One Chamber $40.00
CC One Chamber & Intake Runner $75.00
CC Heads and make all Chambers Same CC's  (set) * $320.00
Tank V8 Cast Iron Heads, Glassbead, Mag, Detail & Paint Heads $175.00
Tank V8 Cast Iron Heads, Glassbead & Mag Heads * No Paint $100.00
Surface V6 / V8 Heads (pair) $90.00
Surface 6 Cylinder Head $65.00
Install Bronze Wall Guides V8 $140.00
Install Bronze Wall Guides 6 Cylinder $120.00
Install Cast Iron Guide Each & Fit $8.50 Ea
Install Solid Bronze Guide Each & Fit $10.50 Ea
Install Valve Seat $16.00 Ea
Install Heli-Coil $5.50 Ea
Machine Heads for Teflon Seals $32.00
Remove Press In Studs & Machine for Screw-In Studs *$125.00
Remove Studs in Heads & Machine for Studs & Guideplates (Chev) $150.00
Remove Studs In Heads & Machine for Studs & Guideplates (Ford) $175.00
Machine Aluiminum Heads for Head Savers $75.00
Machine Heads for Larger Springs $40.00
Machine Heads for Larger Valves $100.00
Machine Heads for Spring Cups $40.00
Machine Gen V & VI for 7/16 Rocker Studs $90.00
Machine Heads for O'Rings * $96.00
Machine Heads for Taper Spark Plugs $75.00
Set up Springs on Heads (set) $60.00
Gasket Match Intake Side of Heads *$125.00
Gasket Match Exhaust Side of Heads *$125.00
Port Exhaust Flanges to Fit Heads *$145.00
Match Port Heads * Intake & Exhaust Gasket Match * $250.00
Blend Bowls, Clean up Chambers * $200.00
Street Port Cast Iron or Aluim Heads *$450.00
River Racer Port Cast Iron or Aluim Heads * $550.00
Port & Polish Cast Iron Heads  * $850.00
Port & Polish Aluminum Heads  * $750.00
Grind welded Area's in heads & Clean Up Ports * $200.00
Weld Cast Iron Cylinder Head  * $175.00
Weld Aluminum Cylinder Head * $150.00
Custom Machine Head Work (Hourly) $100.00 pr Hr
   
Intake Manifold Services  
 Description of Work:  Labor Pricing 
 Prices subject to change without notice    *Starting @ 
Tank, Glassbead & Clean Cast Iron Manifold $135.00
Gasket Match Intake Manifold $85.00
Port Match Intake Manifold with Runner Work *$150.00
Mill Intake Manifold *$125.00
   
Block Services  
 Description of Work:  Labor Pricing 
 *Prices subject to change without notice    *Starting @ 
 Hot Tank Block & Oil Removal  $65.00
 Hot Tank, Wash & Bag Block  $85.00
 Final Wash & Bag Block   $50.00
 Wash, Prep & Paint Block ( New Block)  $125.00
 Tank, Glassbead & Mag (No Paint)  $100.00
 Detail Cast Iron Block ( Tank, Glassbead, Mag, Detail & Paint)  $165.00
 Detail Aluminum Block ( Tank, Mag & Clean )  $125.00
 Mag Cast Iron Block Only  $40.00
Hone Block ( Deglaze) $120.00
TP Hone Block ( With Torque Plate) $220.00
Bore & Hone Block (No Torque Plate) $250.00
Bore & Torque Plate Hone Block (bore up to .060) $325.00
Check & Measure Align Bore $35.00
Align Hone Block to Size $175.00
Bore & Align Hone Block $275.00
O'Ring Block & Install O'Ring Wire $225.00
Cut Wire & Install O'Ring Wire in Block $95.00
Square Deck of Block $150.00
Install Cam Bearings $50.00
Machine and Install Inside Bolt Kit $165.00
Machine Block & Install Sleeve (Each) $120.00
Bush Lifter Bores on Block *$500.00
Machine Block & Convert to 4 Bolt Main *$450.00
Mock up Engine & Clearance Grind for Stroker $200.00
   
Rods & Pistons Services   
 Description of work:  Labor Pricing 
 *Prices subject to change without notice    *Starting @ 
 Clean and Mag Rod (Each)  $6.00
Mag, Polish & Shotpeen V8 Rods $160.00
Back Cut Rods For Stroker $64.00
Cut Rods for Side Clearance $80.00
Bush Rods $80.00
Hone Rod Bushings to Fit Pins $24.00
Hone Pin Bosses $36.00
Install Rod Bolts and Resize Rods $92.00
Pin Fit Rods $32.00
Pin Fit Rods & Pistons $64.00
Fly Cut V8 Pistons *$96.00
Machine Top of Pistons (Each) *$15.00
Press Rods & Pistons Off $48.00
Press Rods & Pistons Off & On $64.00
Resize and Equal-Length Rods $80.00
Cut Rods & Main Bearings for Larger Crank  $96.00
Cut & Fit Rings V8 $125.00
Assemble Rods & Pistons V8 $80.00
   
Crankshaft Services  
 Description of work:   Labor Pricing 
 *Prices subject to change without notice    *Starting @ 
Tank, Clean and Mag Crankshaft $60.00
Tank, Clean, Mag, Straighten, Champher  & Detail Crankshaft $105.00
Polish Crankshaft $35.00
Mag, Straighten & Polish Crankshaft $55.00
Index Grind Crankshaft $195.00
Machine 400 Chevrolet Crankshaft for 383 Stroker $335.00
Offset Grind Crankshaft *$350.00
Stroker Grind Crankshaft $450.00
Cut 1/4" Keyway In Crankshaft $95.00
Cam Cut Crankshaft for Rod Lengths *$200.00
   
Camshaft Services  
 Description of work:  Labor Pricing 
 *Prices subject to change without notice    *Starting @ 
Change Grind on CSC Cam Core $70.00
Surface Grind Camshaft *$75.00
Surface Grind VW Camshaft $45.00
Touch Up Grind CSC Camshaft *$55.00
Regrind Flat Tappet Camshaft  *$110.00
Regrind Solid Roller Camshaft *$150.00
Regrind Hydraulic Roller Camshaft  *$125.00
Regrind Flat Head Camshaft *$145.00
Profile Camshaft $55.00
Straighten, Detail & Polish Camshaft $65.00
Undercut Camshaft *$65.00
Cut Groove in Camshaft $25.00
Cut Journals on Camshaft *$75.00
Drill Rear of Camshaft $35.00
Side Cut Camshaft $45.00
Grind Camshaft on a Small Base Circle $50.00
Stroker Cut Camshaft $45.00
Stroker Cut VW Camshaft $25.00
   
Machine Shop Services  
 Description of work:  Labor Pricing 
 *Prices subject to change without notice    *Starting @ 
Complete Balance Engine (No Heavy Metal) *$195.00
Install Mallory in Crankshaft ( For Balance ) *$175.00
Match Balance Flexplate / Flywheel *$65.00
Match Balance Harmonic Balancer *$55.00
Cut 1/4" Keyway in Harmonic Balancer $65.00
Hone Harmonic Balancer $45.00
Curve Distributor $125.00
Block Off Oil by Pass $25.00
Install Freeze Plug & All Plugs Kits $50.00
Disassemble Engine  *$125.00
Tank, Glassbead & Paint or Clean Parts (hourly) *$60.00
Blue Print Oil Pump $75.00
Rebuild Rocker Assembly *$120.00
Rebuild Used Carburetors *$150.00
Set up New Carburetors *$100.00
Surface Flywheel $75.00
Vent Fuel Pump Marine $35.00
Weld Oil Pump Pick-Up $45.00
Install Fuel Pump Repair Kit  *$25.00
Install Heli-Coils (Each) $5.50 Ea
Lay Out all Parts, Assemble Rods & Pistons, Wash & Bag for Assembly $230.00
Lay Out all Parts, Clean & Paint all Bolt on Parts, Wash & Bag for Assembly $275.00
Lay Out all Parts, Install Plug Kit, Assemble Rods & Pistons, Wash & Bag for Assembly $280.00
Lay Out all Parts, Wash & Bag for Assembly $150.00