I don't know about Northern Virginia, but around here, North Georgia, engine builders want the engine out of the car when you bring it to them.Hello folks. I have a nicely restored 72 nova that is great on exterior and interior, however the engine and engine bay need to be painted. Motor would need to be pulled obviously. Is my best option to find an engine builder who could do this for me? Any suggestions would be helpful. I am also in the Northern VA area an if anyone has any referrals that would be awesome. Any input on cost would also be appreciated!,
Who will you have doing the painting? If it's a body and paint shop, perhaps you could arrange for a "mobile mechanic" to do the work on site, in the storage lot at the body/paint shop. Otherwise, it's either a do-it-yourself job at home, or get a mobile mechanic to do it at your home, or take it to a repair/service shop and have the engine pulled out there, then have the car trailered/towed to the body/paint shop.