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post Dec 30 2007, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE(7D9TA @ Dec 4 2007, 10:05 PM) *
A great general Automotive repair shop is John and Corkys Auto Specialist or JC Auto spec for short.

Located in Round Rock right off I35 Open M-F 7:30am-6pm (512) 472-4977

The owner is a friend of mine from back in High school days. His name is John Long. Those of you that know me know I am a picky SOB when it comes to cars and this is the shop I send my mom to for work on her car that I do not want to do. He is trustworthy.

Just give them a call, Ask for John and tell him Yancy sent you. He will take good care of you.

http://www.jcautospec.com/


I have used this place and they were really great and even gave me a ride to work. My father in law as well as Yancy referred me to them. Glad they did.


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post Dec 30 2007, 10:24 AM
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Following the link to JC, led me to another link with a video from the Service Manager, Dan Pedroza.

I knew him YEARS ago when me & my wife ran autocross. He's a stand-up guy, and it encourages me that JC would be a good place to go to!

I've never used them, or even knew they existed until today, but seeing him there, I could feel confident in recommending that shop to consider using.


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post Mar 5 2008, 11:20 AM
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I would Actually Recomend Austin Drive Train, if you need any drive Train or Tranny work done. They are Excellent, Fixed my 3.73 Rear-end for bout 800, But They were kind of out of it and ended up having the HOusing Killed because of that Rear-end, but they Fixed it for Free. Since then Been Pretty Good. Located Right off Waco Exit from 183 I believe, Right there on the Right hand side. [ADMIN EDIT: it's the Waco exit on 183, aka I-35 North]

I Recomend to NOT use Longhorn Transmission off of 1431, I took my car up there to get the Transmision done because My car was knocking underneath. So they Fixed my Transmission (stating the 1st and 2nd Gear needed fixing) Only fixed the 2nd Gear, and (1st Kicks out sometimes now), and charged me like $1100 to fix that. Didn't put a coverplate on my transmission, and The issue they looked further into it after a test drive, ended up being my Rear-end. So i took it to Austin Drive Train to get that done.


OH And The owner before me took it to LAMBS to get work done, I RECOMEND TO NOT USE THEM. They will screw you over left, right, up and DOWN. THey jacked the corvette headers off the car, and replaced them with some other short headers. Didn't Replace The Automatic Computer, when they rebuilt the motor (knowing that it had been switched to a Manuel).. That place is all kinds of badness. And I believe the specific one this "work" was done at is off 183 near 1431.


Ill add these to the forum of Shops to avoid

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Randy
post Apr 30 2008, 02:42 PM
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I highly Recomend "Lou's 3rd Gen. auto repair" Fast, Friendly, and alot of times Free!!! Good service witha sime at a price anyone can afford.

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-1988 Camaro (LB8 - V6 - MPI) 2.8 Liter -- 4 Speed Automatic with O.D. -- Sold

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post Apr 30 2008, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE(Randy @ Apr 30 2008, 03:42 PM) *
I highly Recomend "Lou's 3rd Gen. auto repair" Fast, Friendly, and alot of times Free!!! Good service witha sime at a price anyone can afford.

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-Randy-



I've been a customer for a while myself. nod.gif


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post Apr 30 2008, 10:30 PM
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I just got back from that shop. Great customer service they even offer to bring you water.


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post May 1 2008, 07:48 AM
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post May 15 2008, 06:50 PM
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Hello Lou, Randy....good to finally see the light and come to ATGO. Been at thirdgen.org since may '02. Lived here in Austin for almost 3 years now. Dont know why I havent registered here yet. doh.gif

Dont get engine work at Carter's Transmissions. Yeah....it is a trans shop but the owner said they did engine installs all the time.


Took me another month and alot of diag tools to finally get the camaro running right [ after I had the 350 installed].
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post Mar 31 2009, 01:44 PM
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Not sure if any of you guys are from Houston or not...but just in case....

Shop Recommendation:

Rutland Transmission
OWNER: Leland Rutland
4415 Spring Stuebner
Spring, TX
281-350-1365

This guy was amazing. Recommended by my boss (who has had 2 tranny's rebuilt by him), I took my '92 in because it was bogging down on take off. I was told that this guy would rule out any tranny problems and most likely tell me what WAS wrong if it wasn't the tranny. I called the shop, explained my problem and was promptly told to bring it in anytime. When i showed up and saw it was such a small shop....I expected to be told that I needed a rebuild. After driving it and putting it on some computer thing....he told me it was out of adjustment. He adjusted it, drove it again and came back and told me that was all it needed. He and his son, Lance, looked all over the car for leaks, broken vacuum lines and they checked out the brakes, as well. The owner asked me alot of questions about the car and gave me alot of info. An hour after closing time, he sent me on my way without charging me a dime. He quoted me a price on a rebuild, because he said if my tranny had never been rebuilt then I make need one in 10k-15k miles...because they usually don't last longer than 150k miles. We'll see...All I know is they have been there 27 years, back all their work with a warranty and are definitely honest. I was thoroughly impressed. Hope this helps someone. BTW, they build racing trannies and the father and son duo race as well.

http://www.nhra.net/2004/sportsman/news/december/120601.html


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marc
post Apr 1 2009, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE(Maggie92 @ Mar 31 2009, 02:44 PM) *
Not sure if any of you guys are from Houston or not...but just in case....

Shop Recommendation:

Rutland Transmission
OWNER: Leland Rutland
4415 Spring Stuebner
Spring, TX
281-350-1365

This guy was amazing. Recommended by my boss (who has had 2 tranny's rebuilt by him), I took my '92 in because it was bogging down on take off. I was told that this guy would rule out any tranny problems and most likely tell me what WAS wrong if it wasn't the tranny. I called the shop, explained my problem and was promptly told to bring it in anytime. When i showed up and saw it was such a small shop....I expected to be told that I needed a rebuild. After driving it and putting it on some computer thing....he told me it was out of adjustment. He adjusted it, drove it again and came back and told me that was all it needed. He and his son, Lance, looked all over the car for leaks, broken vacuum lines and they checked out the brakes, as well. The owner asked me alot of questions about the car and gave me alot of info. An hour after closing time, he sent me on my way without charging me a dime. He quoted me a price on a rebuild, because he said if my tranny had never been rebuilt then I make need one in 10k-15k miles...because they usually don't last longer than 150k miles. We'll see...All I know is they have been there 27 years, back all their work with a warranty and are definitely honest. I was thoroughly impressed. Hope this helps someone. BTW, they build racing trannies and the father and son duo race as well.

http://www.nhra.net/2004/sportsman/news/december/120601.html


Depending on how you drive and how well maintained your transmission is you can go a long time on it. I just replaced mine in january and I had 176,000+ miles on the trany before I pulled it out and as far as I know it was the orginal trans. I now have 178,000 miles on my car now and she still runs good after the swap.


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Mitch Reese
post Apr 29 2011, 06:25 PM
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Hey folks... Found a great little shop that does tire and wheel balancing, down to earth, no BS service..

Jerry's Wheel Alignment & Tire

Small shop, but the guy will take care of you.


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post Jun 10 2013, 09:44 AM
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So after selling my 85 Z28, I decided to buy another third gen. This time I bought an all original 1989 G92 5 Speed IROC. The paint is faded and it has some dings but other than that it's a pretty solid and clean car.

I am looking for a good body shop here in Austin to do some work on my new toy, anyone have any ideas or experiences they can share?
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post Jun 10 2013, 06:40 PM
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Steve @ Austin Corvette.
He can do it as side work for less cash.
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post Jun 10 2013, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE(kewl_blades @ Jun 10 2013, 07:40 PM) *
Steve @ Austin Corvette.
He can do it as side work for less cash.

Does he do paint as well? I cannot find a good painter for my convertible. sad.gif


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post Jun 11 2013, 08:55 AM
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Yes. He is the paint guru.
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post Apr 27 2014, 07:58 PM
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Turns out, I found a shop that does REALLY good work that's in Taylor. About 20 mins from Round Rock but worth the drive. The shop is called Jeff's Resurrections and he does STELLAR work. VERY PRICEY but when you want it to be perfect, its the place to go. Everything from old muscle, to antiques, to vintage high end cars and the guy is a judge for Pebble Beach Concours.

www.jeffsresurrections.com/
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