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Old 07-21-2002, 06:24 PM
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i got a month before i go back to college i just tore my car down so i could junk the body off of it and i kept the 302. (i smashed it...ooops? right?)
well i need money bad i spent a lot on fixin that up and now im broke because of it i got like Hooker super competition headers for it chrome ford valve covers and oilpan thermostat housing i got some heads off a mustang that have been ported and polished with those triple valve springs in them, now i want to give this thing a quick rebuild im not sayin quick as in hack but i got bearings for it im goin to buy a summit cam package with the lifters and new piston rings etc
ya know rebuilding so i can put all these parts on it and sell it for college but the cylinder walls have some major ridges at the top of them
i heard if you hone out a cylinder too much ill have too much blow by but boring out is wat too expensive for my budget right now, is there anything i could do and maybe you could me the names of some people that might wanna buy it for when im done?
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Old 07-21-2002, 07:24 PM
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the first thing i would do is take it to a machine shop to get it checked out. if you need cash dont spend more to hope you get it back later, gather up what you have and get what you can for it . as for rebuilding the motor i think most people would rather buy the motor unasembled so they can see it for themselves. hope this helps good luck.
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Old 07-22-2002, 05:21 AM
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If you have any money invested at all, buying more parts and/or hiring any machine work will preclude you from making any money on your engine. As helrazr3 posted, many guys would prefer to buy your parts disassembled to allow for proper inspection (also saves you the price of freeze plugs and gaskets) and even if it is together, many guys will dis-assemble it anyway before using it. The more money you "invest" in this kind of a situation the more you stand to lose. Sell it, as is and move on. (JMHO)
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