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Old 01-31-2005, 03:02 AM
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86 Monte Carlo

Hey guys, I plan on purchasing an 86 Monte Carlo SS this year. I don't really care much for the 305 , so I'm going to swap it with either a 350 or 383.

I don't really have the know-how to rebuild my own engine, so where are some of the places you guys purchase engines.

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Old 01-31-2005, 07:47 AM
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As most anybody on here will tell ya it all depends on the amount of money you want to spend. Most local part houses sell remanufactured engines. The thing is most times you pay for what you get. I have heard some bad (and some good) stories about those places. If youre gonna put a little money into a good, solid engine I would simply go to a store and pick up a copy of Car Craft, Hot Rod or the like, flip to the back where the ads are and take your pick. There will be plenty to choose from. That is as good as place as any to start from.

By the way, like the choice or ride....Good luck.
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buy an engine...

get ahold of a cruisin times mag. www.cruisintimes.org
inspect the mag on line, CK out the ads and See if you can't hook with somebody out of there. Around here Murry's and auto Zone both sell re-man engines. Then there is the GM crate engines.


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thanks guys, i think i'm just going to be reading old posts for the next 6 months to get up to speed.
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I put a Goodwrench 350 in my 84 Monte. I got it through ScogginDickey, a performance parts place out of TX. It's a good motor if you just need something for a daily driver only cost me $1200 but that was a few years back.
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this won't be a daily driver, but thanks for the info

i'll look them up
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You can get a 330 hp crate motor from GM for about 2350.00 for the engine without intake and carb. Add about a grand for a complete turn key engine with warranty. Not a bad deal.
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You can get a 330 hp crate motor from GM for about 2350.00 for the engine without intake and carb. Add about a grand for a complete turn key engine with warranty. Not a bad deal.
would a 330hp engine get me to the times i'm looking for though? i'm not a bottomless pit of money, but i can afford something larger. unless the boltons will get me there.
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