I'll go first.
Anyone in the MD/DE area that need machine work done, I HIGHLY recommend Kunkels Auto Center. They are a regional auto supply store with a centralized machine shop in Bel Air, MD. You go to any of their stores and they will send your items to the machine shop, do the work, and then ship it back to the local store for you.
They do Excellent, fast, reliable work. I had them do axle bearings for me and it took a few hours to send it to the shop and get them back.
I had them to my entire block for me recently, which some of you may remember, and they did I nice job. Their strongest point is head work IMO. Brain there did a top notch job Porting, polishing, 3 angle valve job, machining for scew in studs, setting the springs, etc.