West Performance

West Performance Full service custom engine machine shop
By appointment only

Operating as usual

Preview of our next engine. Picture gives it away. #stankemotorsports #hotheadsresearchandracing
09/10/2021

Preview of our next engine. Picture gives it away. #stankemotorsports #hotheadsresearchandracing

Preview of our next engine. Picture gives it away. #stankemotorsports #hotheadsresearchandracing

400 Pontiac long block we finished up for a customers 68’ GTO out of Kerrville,Texas. Wrap it up for the trip and it’s g...
09/09/2021

400 Pontiac long block we finished up for a customers 68’ GTO out of Kerrville,Texas. Wrap it up for the trip and it’s good to go. Full machine up and assembly. We put oil/filter in, prime engine, gap plugs and stab distributor and rotor no cap just to aid in the install so it doesn’t get hit or broken. On to the next one.

2 small records set at the shop today. 7 sets of cylinder heads dropped off by 3:00 just finished washing last set so we...
08/18/2021

2 small records set at the shop today.

7 sets of cylinder heads dropped off by 3:00 just finished washing last set so we can inspect them.

On our third balance job for the day we had our highest bob weight total on a crankshaft
3,387.9 grams on a 6.6L Chevy Duramax with billet rods/crank and forged pistons. For some perspective your typical LS/Small block Chevy has a bob weight of 1,750-1,850 grams.

08/07/2021

434 cubic inch LS in the hone. Darton sleeved Stock L33 5.3L

08/03/2021

Shop will be closed hopefully only half a day tomorrow. Unintentionally ventilated the roof.

6.6L Duramax Build. Wagler competition billet main caps, SO Cal Diesel billet girdle, Mahle pistons, Manley billet rods,...
08/02/2021

6.6L Duramax Build. Wagler competition billet main caps, SO Cal Diesel billet girdle, Mahle pistons, Manley billet rods, Callies crank. Lots of torque being made!!

6.6L Duramax Build. Wagler competition billet main caps, SO Cal Diesel billet girdle, Mahle pistons, Manley billet rods, Callies crank. Lots of torque being made!!

Small fortune in tungsten slugs for crankshaft balancing.
07/27/2021

Small fortune in tungsten slugs for crankshaft balancing.

Small fortune in tungsten slugs for crankshaft balancing.

First set of wiseco’s boostline billet rods we’ve had in the shop.Nice pieces! Sizing is consistent no taper in the pin ...
07/23/2021

First set of wiseco’s boostline billet rods we’ve had in the shop.Nice pieces! Sizing is consistent no taper in the pin and big end bores. Much heavier than the H beams rods that came out of this engine so probably going to have to put some tungsten in the crank for it to balance. We shall see.

First set of wiseco’s boostline billet rods we’ve had in the shop.Nice pieces! Sizing is consistent no taper in the pin and big end bores. Much heavier than the H beams rods that came out of this engine so probably going to have to put some tungsten in the crank for it to balance. We shall see.

2 brand new still have the boxes Magnuson MP62-G4 super chargers. Helping out a customer sell them. $1,000.00 each  obo
07/22/2021

2 brand new still have the boxes Magnuson MP62-G4 super chargers. Helping out a customer sell them. $1,000.00 each obo

07/15/2021

Slip fit!

Even on basic re-ring jobs which is rare for us stuff has to be checked. Stock replacement standard bore drop in rings. ...
07/09/2021

Even on basic re-ring jobs which is rare for us stuff has to be checked. Stock replacement standard bore drop in rings. Top ring has .080 gap and second ring has .083. Correct part number on box but wrong ring set.

Even on basic re-ring jobs which is rare for us stuff has to be checked. Stock replacement standard bore drop in rings. Top ring has .080 gap and second ring has .083. Correct part number on box but wrong ring set.

Please respect our way of doing business as it helps us be as efficient as possible. Do not show up without arranging an...
06/30/2021

Please respect our way of doing business as it helps us be as efficient as possible. Do not show up without arranging an appointment. Also just because vehicles are here do not walk around looking for another entrance as we have a security system 360* around the shop or beat on the door hoping someone will hear. You will kindly be asked to go kick rocks.

Please respect our way of doing business as it helps us be as efficient as possible. Do not show up without arranging an appointment. Also just because vehicles are here do not walk around looking for another entrance as we have a security system 360* around the shop or beat on the door hoping someone will hear. You will kindly be asked to go kick rocks.

Another 6.7L Cummins Fire-Ring job. Genuine Cummins fire ring gasket kit. Straight forward process on these.
06/02/2021

Another 6.7L Cummins Fire-Ring job. Genuine Cummins fire ring gasket kit. Straight forward process on these.

The shop will be closed Tuesday. Re-open Wednesday. All calls will be returned Wednesday morning.
05/31/2021

The shop will be closed Tuesday. Re-open Wednesday. All calls will be returned Wednesday morning.

The shop will be closed Tuesday. Re-open Wednesday. All calls will be returned Wednesday morning.

Have to check everything!!!! Piston coolers on this 2014 LT1 short block we’re doing for a customer with aftermarket pis...
05/28/2021

Have to check everything!!!! Piston coolers on this 2014 LT1 short block we’re doing for a customer with aftermarket piston/rod combo were just touching the bottoms of the pistons at BDC. Fixed it and moving on.

Have to check everything!!!! Piston coolers on this 2014 LT1 short block we’re doing for a customer with aftermarket piston/rod combo were just touching the bottoms of the pistons at BDC. Fixed it and moving on.

Big block Chevy customer of ours run a blown alcohol injected front engine dragster and given the situation with afterma...
05/26/2021

Big block Chevy customer of ours run a blown alcohol injected front engine dragster and given the situation with aftermarket iron block shortages we’re grouting a stock block for him. No water in this engine. We will fill up the water jackets let it cure then machine it.

Big block Chevy customer of ours run a blown alcohol injected front engine dragster and given the situation with aftermarket iron block shortages we’re grouting a stock block for him. No water in this engine. We will fill up the water jackets let it cure then machine it.

Seem to be having some phone issues this morning. Hopefully get things going soon
05/12/2021

Seem to be having some phone issues this morning. Hopefully get things going soon

Seem to be having some phone issues this morning. Hopefully get things going soon

Nice set of Manley H-beams. The engine hurt 4 rods and sent bearing material all through the engine the crank is also be...
05/06/2021

Nice set of Manley H-beams. The engine hurt 4 rods and sent bearing material all through the engine the crank is also bent .013. If the rods are blued like this we do not resize them they are replaced due to heat treat of the rod being compromised. Manley as well as other quality rod manufacturers spend lots of money and time getting the material,heat treat and mil spec on the shot peen correct.

04/28/2021

A complaint we get often is “why are you going to charge me to check brand new heads they’re brand new” Even nice set of aftermarket heads like these TrickFlow 11r’s need attention. Ferrea valves,CHE guides,PAC springs all quality pieces but no guide clearance .0004-.0006 so we charge for this to make sure the customer has no issues. Time to hone them out. We like .0014 on intakes and .0016-.0018 on exhaust for this application.

Clearing out some inventory. All new in the box. Big block Chevy CL11-232-3 $ 150.00Small block Chevy CL12-213-3 $ 150.0...
04/23/2021

Clearing out some inventory. All new in the box.
Big block Chevy CL11-232-3 $ 150.00
Small block Chevy CL12-213-3 $ 150.00
Retro-fit SBC 12-409-8 $ 240.00
SBC hyd/roller lifters 851-16 $ 160.00
SB/BB Solid flat tappet lifters 813-16 $ 80.00
SBC Solid flat tappet cam 12-652-5 $ $120.00

Got a pair of Dart 227cc iron heads CNC ported. If interested PM us.
04/12/2021

Got a pair of Dart 227cc iron heads CNC ported. If interested PM us.

HIRING!! Job title- Tear down/parts cleaning person - disassemble engines,heads,blocks etc- Bake/media blast/jet wash pa...
03/22/2021

HIRING!! Job title- Tear down/parts cleaning person
- disassemble engines,heads,blocks etc
- Bake/media blast/jet wash parts to ready for inspection
- final cleaning of machined parts
- Bag/tag customer parts
Our shop is heated/air conditioned and we have chain hoists in every section of our shop for heavy blocks,heads and cranks

Part time or full time position available advancement opportunities
Start date- ASAP
For more details Call the shop 325-692-5261

Been to Hamlin and back this morning for one of our AG customers. Needed a block checked out.
03/20/2021

Been to Hamlin and back this morning for one of our AG customers. Needed a block checked out.

Been to Hamlin and back this morning for one of our AG customers. Needed a block checked out.

351 Cleveland Ford we finished up for a good customer of ours restoring a 1970 Mach 1 mustang. Customer does his own fin...
03/11/2021

351 Cleveland Ford we finished up for a good customer of ours restoring a 1970 Mach 1 mustang. Customer does his own finish work.
#molnartech #trickflow #racetec #bulletracingcams #ARP

351 Cleveland Ford we finished up for a good customer of ours restoring a 1970 Mach 1 mustang. Customer does his own finish work.
#molnartech #trickflow #racetec #bulletracingcams #ARP

1921 model T block repair. We use a machinable nickel stick welding rod, buff off the flux, TIG weld with it and it work...
03/03/2021

1921 model T block repair. We use a machinable nickel stick welding rod, buff off the flux, TIG weld with it and it works very well. #performance #henryford

We will remain closed through Friday and the weekend for any appointments. We have exposed water line in our wash bay th...
02/18/2021

We will remain closed through Friday and the weekend for any appointments. We have exposed water line in our wash bay that is broken and we want to be sure the power situation is squared away as we don’t want to damage any equipment. We will make necessary repairs and be back Monday.

Still no power so we’re closed again today.
02/16/2021

Still no power so we’re closed again today.

Closed today due to rotating outages Hopefully back to normal tomorrow.
02/15/2021

Closed today due to rotating outages Hopefully back to normal tomorrow.

$20 an hour Still hiring! Visit our website and under the “talk shop” tab there is a PDF application. All the informatio...
01/26/2021

$20 an hour
Still hiring! Visit our website and under the “talk shop” tab there is a PDF application. All the information regarding the job is detailed there. Download it and email it to us.
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Darton sleeved LS. Went from a 4.000”factory bore with the ability now to go out to 4.185”Next step is diamond honing. #...
01/16/2021

Darton sleeved LS. Went from a 4.000”factory bore with the ability now to go out to 4.185”
Next step is diamond honing. #precision

Go sign in a listen for awhile. FREE TO EVERYONE. Lots of top industry guys being interviewed. Live.
01/07/2021

Go sign in a listen for awhile. FREE TO EVERYONE. Lots of top industry guys being interviewed. Live.

Go sign in a listen for awhile. FREE TO EVERYONE. Lots of top industry guys being interviewed. Live.

Been a little while since we’ve done one of these jobs. Machined a 5.9L cummins for .105 stainless wire rings. Put half ...
01/06/2021

Been a little while since we’ve done one of these jobs. Machined a 5.9L cummins for .105 stainless wire rings. Put half the required depth in the head and other half in the block. Add more boost.#performance

You get what you pay for in just about everything. No name import rods with grade 8 ARP look alike bolts. Great for buil...
12/17/2020

You get what you pay for in just about everything. No name import rods with grade 8 ARP look alike bolts. Great for building carports but not in connecting rods. File 13

348 W Chevy engine we finished up. 3-2 barrel Rochester set up, hydraulic roller camshaft/ roller rockers, #billetspecia...
12/02/2020

348 W Chevy engine we finished up. 3-2 barrel Rochester set up, hydraulic roller camshaft/ roller rockers, #billetspecialties serpentine system. Hours and hours of labor to restore old engines like these. Heading to the small state of Vermont.

#bulletcams is our exclusive camshaft supplier. It’s completely due to their best in the business customer service and a...
11/27/2020

#bulletcams is our exclusive camshaft supplier. It’s completely due to their best in the business customer service and a willingness to grind whatever we need per application and a precision product. 2 more hydraulic rollers showed up today.

#bulletcams is our exclusive camshaft supplier. It’s completely due to their best in the business customer service and a willingness to grind whatever we need per application and a precision product. 2 more hydraulic rollers showed up today.

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5550 US Hwy 277 S.
Abilene, TX
79606

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