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Old 12-04-2002, 12:27 PM
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Man! Less then 300 bucks for a complete kit with lifters and a cam! Cant beat that. I am looking to repuild a little 305 I have, The kit seems to be pretty name brand stuff. Cam is Sealed Power. Anyone had experiance using them? Good? Bad?
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Old 12-04-2002, 04:30 PM
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I did for a customer once who was on a budget,,, a budget tighter than a tick`s shoe string. after 35,000 miles it still runs good, no problems yet. although we didn`t use the timing chain, we used a double roller.
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they are a reputable company, the only problems we have had with them is tech problems on the newer small blocks, their kits supply the old type pistons and the late model metric small blocks have to have the new pistons or be rebalanced, but they don't inform the customer, same goes for the 4.3 v-6 they sell 1 basic type rebuild kit for this motor and there are three variations of motor. use the kit in the wrong engine and it will shake you out of the vehicle. They claim it makes no difference but it does. there is 55 grams different in just the pistons.
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Old 12-04-2002, 06:01 PM
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Northern auto parts is A-OK in my book, I haven't been there with the later engines like Bob though, thanks Bob I'll keep that in mind. But let me tell you about Carolina Auto Supply House, my brother ordered a kit for his 4.3 chevy (you need a tax number to order from these guys). The kit came with a set of V-8 rings (350), and that was fine everything was the same except we had some leftover rings (same bore and stroke). The stupid thing is that they also sent a V-8 cam!! When he called to straighten it out they said he must have ordered a V-8 kit (real snotty like), so my brother says "Then ya' guys still screwed up 'cause I got a 4.3 gasket set!!". He told them to stick there parts up there *****! This place is real cheap on there parts, but not worth the B.S.
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I live right down the street from them! I'm really happy with my kit. Its not a really a pre-packaged kit really. They just go in the back and grab everything thats listed for the kit. You can get upgrades on everything too! If they don't show it in their catalog, just ask, they'll have it.
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