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Has anyone used Keith Tardel at REX Rod & Chassis to build a 348/409? His shop is currently just outside of Austin, TX, although I understand he used to be in Calif. I saw that he had built a 409 for a build on the TV show "Iron Resurrection" and was curious if anyone knew about him.

W Head

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If you are near Austin, talk to Dennis at Precision Engine Service. Has been doing my 348-409 and Small Block engines for over 30 years 512 4511663 or 512 4511663. Randy in Round Rock also has been using Dennis for many years.

W Head

59 Impala 409-2,4s


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Dan Soliz of Hill Country Performance & Machine did that 409. I was originally asked to do a set of Eddy heads for that build until they changed the scope of the effort. Dan does great work.