Engine rebuild or new Long Block
Ive been talking to shops in my area about rebuilding my engine. they say it will cost anywhere between $1500 and $3000. A long block would cost me around $1500. I already have an RPM Air Gap manifold, headers, a 750 cfm edelbrock carb., new belts, new spark plugs, new Spark plug wires, new HEI distributor cap and rotor, and MSD ignition, and a good starter.
My question is, would it be better for me to go with just buying a new or reman. long block instead of getting my engine rebuilt?
Also, would it be better to have the long block installed by a pro with the better tools and engine crane? I'm on a very tight budget, infact I have to apply for a credit card to get the money (my credit is great so it shouldnt be a problem).