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Old 11-24-2003, 06:37 AM
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How much does it run to get an engine dynoed?

Sad complications have caused me to have to most likely abandon my beloved 383 project.

So ebay here I come.

Anyway, I thought with all the BS out there about engine hp #s, it would be cool if I could sell my engine with actual engine dyno sheets.

What price range am I looking at for having the engine dynoed?

-Erik

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Most of the price to add into the selling, is the cost of parts and machine work.
Don't forget most crate motors are cheaper than a built one and should be considered.
If I was to buy a motor, the first I would do is to drop the oil pan to take a good look at the bearings, crank and up in the bore.
Then the heads.
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"Most of the price to add into the selling, is the cost of parts and machine work. "

Of course. Only there's so many shady machine shops who can't spell or correctly assemble engines selling 350/ 475 HP!!!!! FAST!!!! BUY NOW!!!! engines on ebay, that they drag the prices down for everyone else too.

So I was thinking that by being real upfront, explaining why I'm selling it (frame of my car is broken), scanning receipts, and including real power #s, I could get a fairer price for it.

Don't get me wrong. The dyno sheets are going to cost the buyer extra in the price, but they can feel more secure in bidding on it.

"Don't forget most crate motors are cheaper than a built one and should be considered. "

Actually I don't think there's any crate motor out there that's less $ for more power than what I'd be selling. I would have gladly bought an engine with this much power for the price I'm going to have to sacrifice it for. In fact, that's the reason I had it built, I couldn't get as much power as I wanted without spending an arm and leg! (in contrast, I only had to give an arm to build this )

"If I was to buy a motor, the first I would do is to drop the oil pan to take a good look at the bearings, crank and up in the bore."

I could do that. I was planning on having photos of it in just about every way and from every angle so someone buying it would really know what they were going to get.

"Then the heads.
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Being that I haven't fired it yet and it's still on an engine stand, that's a possibility.

So anyone? How much to get the engine dynoed? I know I'll need a few pulls, changing the jetting, etc. $200? $500? $700? One jillion?

-Erik
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Most shops for an engine stand dyno are $350 to $500
per day plus fuel and labor for any tuning by the shop.

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Take a look in the National Dragster or on NHRA.com and look for a race engine builder near your home. They will do it at a standard rate. They all very in price.
Do a web search on dyno's in your area, you should be able to find one.
You are doing it correctly in order to sell it. LOL
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Dyno

The cost of a good dyno will vary on the amount of work needed or wanted. It is no fix number. I had my Alfa dynoed with dual carbs. They needed re-jetting. The distributer needed recurved. The dyno cost 250. The work 500.

I had my 383 done in my el camino. Because I had them do the work they reduced the price to 200. But again the carbs where rejetted to sea level and the distributer was curved to match the type of gas I was running.

Basic cost. $200
Extras $ A lot more.

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Thanks for the general ballpark figures, guys. I'll check at a few places. Just wanted to know a little bit what to expect.

-Erik
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