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SBC hris
11-14-2005, 07:51 AM
My poor little 350 needs a rebuild this winter but I don't have the time or knowledge to really do it myself. Anyone know a place where I can get it done?

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kootenaycat
11-14-2005, 07:32 PM
Better off buying a crate motor if you can afford it. By the time you add up the maching (big bucks!), and parts, labour to disassemble, clean, assemble, you can buy a crate motor. Check Lordco, they have specials on right now through the fall trade show catalog.

SBC hris
11-14-2005, 09:49 PM
Cool, I'll check it out, thanks

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MetalMan
11-15-2005, 04:45 PM
It'll probably be about even, rebuilding a motor right does cost some money, if somebody tells you they totally rebuilt their motor for less than 2G's it was done halfass.

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caveman
11-15-2005, 08:26 PM
It also depends on how long u want to keep the vehicle. I have done cheep rebuilds and they can still last u for a good amount of time!
just my .02

SBC hris
11-16-2005, 11:31 AM
I want to keep my truck for awhile, anyone know what a good crate 350 is worth? I don't want anything crazy, just a little extra power.

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kootenaycat
11-16-2005, 04:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris

I want to keep my truck for awhile, anyone know what a good crate 350 is worth? I don't want anything crazy, just a little extra power.

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Checked the Lordco Fall catalog (which is only available to jobbers), $1800-$1900 for a 350, probably bone stock rebuild.

I gotta agree with Caveman, I've built a few engines without doing any machining, and they have been abused pretty hard! As long as you measure EVERYTHING, and they're within specs, it'll probably hold together. Small block Chevy's seem to take a lot of shit as long as you don't have a lot of out of round or taper in the cylinders, and at the very least plastiguage the mains and cons, and follow the torque sequences.

HEAVY METAL
11-16-2005, 05:25 PM
not a big fan of lordco....

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caveman
11-16-2005, 07:23 PM
I think a gm goodwrench 350 is about 2200 to 2500!

BigBadB2
11-16-2005, 07:48 PM
I work for Lordco Machine Shop in Mission give me a call and we can work something out the names Steve 604-826-4362.
Sorry Metalman to here that were all not the same shop

SBC hris
11-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Doesn't sound as retardedly expensive as I though it might, I'll give you a call soon Steve.

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Milkman
11-17-2005, 08:44 PM
They have a hemi crate motor that is ready to go. If any of my motors ever go again I will go crate. It is not cheaper a lot of time getting them rebuilt.

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