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About Us

Jim Wright has over 45 years of machinist experience, learning from his partner and mentor, Merle Baker, may he R.I.P. 

Jim began his love for building engines and tuning starting with Karting at age 12. By 16, he was racing at Dragway 42. Then at the age of 21, Jim was the National Record Holder of G stock Automatic.


Today, although we no longer do engine assembly,  Jim still has the passion and desire for engine building for Hot Rods and helping customers in their endeavor for making power.  His love is the early Hemi engine and has created some very unique "non cookie cutter" HEMI engines.

Here at Motorheads Garage and Machine Shop, we’re committed to top quality machining, and custom welding. Stop by, or call and tell us your needs for your automotive desires. We can make your "Dream" come true. 

Dedicated to machine shop services, such as crank shaft grinding, head work, welding, and specialty machining, to serve you with the best quality, performance & value.

We have many years of experience in the fields of our expertise. We love cars and machining, and care about providing you with the best quality for your application. Whether it’s our quick, quality, friendly service or the honesty and value we bring to every interaction, our customers love us.


We have the tools, skills, and a desire to help. Come see why no shop is as qualified, or convenient as we are.

crank grinding

Crank Grinding

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Head Department

Jim using specialized equipment to install keepers for the valve springs in a cylinder head. 

Bore & Hone

Jim operating a Sunnen CK-10 as he bores out the cylinders of an engine block.

balancing machinery


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welded exhaust for motorbike


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fabricated part

Fabrication / Machining

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Jim calibrates a milling machine to flatten the surface of a cylinder head. 

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Disassembly / Oven / Blast

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Pressure Test

Pressure testing a cylinder head to test for leaks. Once the pressure test begins, the head is sprayed with soapy water, which will bubble if a leak is present. 

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