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Old 12-03-2002, 03:15 PM
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hey people, i was going to rebuild a 318 to put in my duster, but i have never rebuilt an engine. what should i do first, and what parts should i use, i want it to be streetable, with a small shot of nos.im not sure how to build an engine that will be trustable for the distance and still have alot of power!also what trans should i use to back it up? any advise greatly apreciated. thanks
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Old 12-03-2002, 03:55 PM
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The first thing would be for you to do a little homework. Get a couple books and magazines and do some reading on the subject.
I would also suggest finding a reliable machine shop and have them clean and inspect the block. Don't start buying parts before this. You may end up having to have the block bored and then you would be stuck with a set of pistons or some other parts that you can't use because of the machining.
Also, stick around here and ask a lot of questions. There are tons of knowledgable people on this board!
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The most cost effective way is to find a good block and have a local shop rebuild the long block assy (heads and block). You do the intake and oil pan etc. etc. This way you can check the work and also take your time getting the assy correct and looking nice. Good shops around here get $1900-$2100 CDN for a long block assy with sound castings done properly for high perf use.
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thanks thats good info. so when i am assembling it, what all should i look for,
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