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Bigsexy
12-14-2009, 10:48 PM
delete plz

Troy
12-14-2009, 11:01 PM
wiring and troubleshooting takes time... how much of that was there

FU Toolbag
12-14-2009, 11:11 PM
there's no book time for that. It varries on what your starting with, where your going, and if the mec has experience or not. If buddy has to go referance books alot, it'll take a lot longer

bigblueford
12-14-2009, 11:22 PM
a long time it took me 5hours with a forklift just to put it in let alone wire it and put a cooling system in and fuel system

epic3
12-15-2009, 12:18 AM
I charge $1000 minimum. EFI convertion atleast $1500 thats 1.5-2.5 days labour and some shop material

UU
12-15-2009, 08:37 AM
It depends if you want it done fast or if you want it done right

xtremeyj
12-15-2009, 04:49 PM
We got probably about four full days of work into my engine swap and it dont run yet. but i got other stuff to do on it first

78'460
12-28-2009, 08:18 PM
a long time it took me 5hours with a forklift just to put it in let alone wire it and put a cooling system in and fuel system

Thats way to long to put a 429/460 into a 77' 250. It took me about 3 hours with a cherry picker, On gravel. I put mine into a bronco though.

kootenaycat
12-28-2009, 10:45 PM
Thats way to long to put a 429/460 into a 77' 250. It took me about 3 hours with a cherry picker, On gravel. I put mine into a bronco though.


3 hours is an awesome deal if it's a straight replacement with the same parts. I'll bring my engine swaps to you if that's all you're going to charge! :D

If it's a complete custom job, I'd never quote a figure. It'd be straight time. When you're talking modding electrical and custom fitting, it definitely won't be by the book. I know most shops wouldn't even touch this job. If they are reasonably busy they wouldn't. If they charge you straight time they are losing money because during that time they could have done jobs where they were making money (above flat rate time) instead of straight hourly pay. Doesn't seem fair to lots of people but when a mechanic knows his shit, he deserves to be paid to be able to do the job faster then book time pays as long as it's done right the first time. That's the way it was at all the shops I worked for.

If it's a running vehicle when it came in (all the custom shit has been engineered and built) and you just wanted a re&re, I'd quote book time plus a couple hours for tackling something that is new to me.

mus-Tard
12-29-2009, 02:59 AM
work is offered in FAST, PERFECT and CHEEP work. but you can only have 2 of the 3.

from my experience there is no book time for it so basically strate time.

Troy
12-29-2009, 08:01 PM
so how much did they charge you? 1500 in labour?

FU Toolbag
12-29-2009, 10:44 PM
My wife wanted me to swap out the motor in her cruiser. Started that when my son was born. He's 12 now. Migh be done next year.

mini
12-30-2009, 01:20 AM
good luck with that

bigblueford
01-03-2010, 10:56 AM
well it wasnt it was an auto before and now has dual tcase so i think that is pretty good since i had to cut out a k member...