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Old 12-15-2010, 09:38 PM
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looking for an engine review

i have a 65 ustang and looking for a 347 or 331..i want about 400hp with forged pistons and rods..i have a original helby intake and holley 715 lemans carb i want to use.. i seen a blueprint engine that was just what im looking for. does anybody have any comments or reviews about blueprint engines? or does anyone recomend an engine builder?

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I have had horrible luck with 2 383 TBI engines from Blueprint Engines. They both started using about a quart of oil every 400 miles. They sent me another new engine after I told them i wanted the issue fixed. They kept saying it was valve seal issue, seals were popping off and riding up valves. I eventually got fed up because the warranty is junk. If you have a mechanic install engine and there are issues they will only pay $45 labor. How many mechanics these days work for $45? I eventually found that the valves had a lot of play in the guides. I sent them back the heads and they said they all spec'd out. I called it a lost and put some Trick Flow 195 heads on and even with an oil leak in the pan it barely uses oil. So if you install yourself you are on your own. I say go with someone local that you trust. Also my timing chain had over a 1/2 slop at 1500 miles when I pulled the second motor and it looks like they took a die grinder to bottom of pistons to clearance them and left them all chewed up.
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