Baier’s Engine Service Leads The Pack!
From All The Dirt! Racing News, 11/21/06
ROCHESTER, MN - Southern Minnesota’s most complete machine shop celebrated 31 years in the race engine business in 2006.
Since it’s beginning in 1975, Baier’s Engine Service has been committed to providing the finest engines possible to the racing community. Owner Jim Baier said, “We have always strived to deliver high quality and affordable solutions to our customers needs”.
From entry level to elite Late Model and everything in between, Baier’s has the knowledge, skills and machine shop equipment to put the racer in the winner’s circle.
The showroom is well stocked for all your engine needs with cylinder heads, short blocks and all the components to build and maintain your racing engines. Baier’s is a dealer for most major brands and offers competitive pricing and fast delivery on hard to find parts. Comp Cams, Brodix, Holley, Moroso, FelPro, ARP, SRP/JE Pistons, Eagle, Compstar, Aeroquip, Dart, Scott Plug Wires and ATI are just a few of the brands in stock. Brad Penn racing oil, Phillips 66 racing gas and Nitrous Oxide are also available.
After starting in a three-car garage in 1975, Baier's Engine Service moved to its current location in 1991. In 2005, Baier’s made the commitment to expand the business by doubling the shop space. The additional space will be home to the Superflow 901 Dynamometer with upgraded Depac data acquisition with a new dyno test cell. Unlike many shops, Baier’s has taken the extra steps to ensure the highest quality, affordable engines.
“When piston ring and gasket manufacturers started calling out specific RA and RZ finishes for machined surfaces, we bought a Mitutoyo Profilometer to check our finished work. We also have a sonic tester to check casting thickness,” Baier said.
The complete machine shop does all crankshaft, cylinder head and block work in-house. Crankshaft services include grinding, polishing, balancing and stroking. Cylinder head porting, flowbench testing, angle milling and competition valve jobs are also performed. Block work such as roller camshaft bearings, splayed caps, lifter bushings, line honing and line boring are just part of the long list of services available in a truly “complete machine shop.”
“Our RMC 4 axis CNC block machining center is working great,” said CNC operator and Shop foreman, Corey Herman.
The RMC 4 is amazing and allows Baier’s to machine blocks to accuracy that can’t be equaled by the use of multiple machines or precision fixtures. Just being able to do all these processes alone on one machine eliminates variances from switching from machine to machine.
The CNC enables Baier’s to blueprint the bores to the exact factory centerline specs, deck the block to specific heights at a true 90 degrees, machine a fresh surface on the intake rail, machine for full width splayed 4 bolt main caps, stroker clearance, O-ring the deck, machine for lifter bushings or Ford lifter diameters and install Darton sleeve kits in aluminum blocks.
Baier’s has programs available for all of the common engines with others only a phone call and download away. Baier’s has shipped CNC machined blocks throughout the country so if you need one, we can arrange transport also.
Baier’s plans on attending the PRI show in Orlando this winter and they always come back with some new ideas on how to help your race team win. Please look for Baier’s at the local trade shows, where they will be having booths set up at quite a few this winter.
If you are tired of seeing the blue and yellow flag give us a call and we will do our best to hook you up with the checkered.
Baier’s Engine Service is located at 2915 20th Street SE, Rochester, MN, 55904. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (507) 282-5586.