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Cylinder head equipment

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winterhoff
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Cylinder head equipment

Post by winterhoff » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:15 pm

Trying to fine a fair price on equipment I'm trying to buy DCM HB 3810 8 yrs old good shape also a Sunnen VGS 20 white machine about 15 yrs old run by 1 guy the whole time with a nice a amount of tooling also in good shape
Any input would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Cylinder head equipment

Post by PackardV8 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:50 pm

Define what operations you intend to perform. The VGS 20 has some strengths and some very real weaknesses.
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Re: Cylinder head equipment

Post by JRice » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:38 pm

In my opinion the DCM is worth $20k or so
The VGS if it’s tooled up nice $15k
The market has been flooded with VGS-20 lately. They are good machines but do have some down falls.

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Re: Cylinder head equipment

Post by Charliesauto » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:50 am

PackardV8 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:50 pm
Define what operations you intend to perform. The VGS 20 has some strengths and some very real weaknesses.
Pretty sure that's Ron Winterhoff of Ron's porting service. If so, he has a handle on what he needs.

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Re: Cylinder head equipment

Post by Charliesauto » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:57 am

winterhoff wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:15 pm
Trying to fine a fair price on equipment I'm trying to buy DCM HB 3810 8 yrs old good shape also a Sunnen VGS 20 white machine about 15 yrs old run by 1 guy the whole time with a nice a amount of tooling also in good shape
Any input would be greatly appreciated
I sold a white VGS20 with maroon stripes a couple of years ago with very little use. Fairly limited tooling, sold for $16,000, seemed fair at the time.

I would agree with the $20,000 on the DCM. Maybe more considering it's that new. New one is probably close to 50K today.

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Re: Cylinder head equipment

Post by PackardV8 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:17 am

We've got the Tobin-Arp PH1900 variant, essentially the same machine, but without the air float table. It's tooled, adjustable seat cutters, Harley-Davidson ball driver, the bars for the older Sunnen tooling, upgraded with a VFD. We wouldn't mind keeping it, but would let it go for $15,000.
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