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Old 03-15-2006, 11:02 AM
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Quick question.

Ok, this is for you guys who live in souther Ohio (around the Cinci area).

I need to know who does the cheapest quality work in machined engines. I need it bored, dipped honed, and sonic checked and I would like to know who does it the cheapest, but also with quality.


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Ok, this is for you guys who live in souther Ohio (around the Cinci area).

I need to know who does the cheapest quality work in machined engines.

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Holly-roller.
There is no such thing as cheap and quality in the same sentence.
Be carefull or you will pay a lot more the second time.
Go ahead, ask me how I know.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:58 PM
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Hmm, well do you know any good places under 300$?
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You are not out of line on your price. Any good shop should be able to do it for that.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:50 AM
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You are not out of line on your price. Any good shop should be able to do it for that.
Bob

Well, I called the shop up by my house to get a price, and they said 600$ for the block and 30 $ each rod... I was like @#$#!!!!!! Becuase I have gotten like 30 blocksdone when I lived in California, and they were all around 300$.
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:04 PM
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30 blocks at the age 16. That?s impressive! What types of engines have you been building? With the experience that you have, I would love learn more from you, I am sure that all the older members on this forum would agree that you could teach us a lot

Mostly Chevy 350's and 454's. Though, I have rebuilt a Buick 455, talk about torque! Also, my favorite project, was one the the old Pontiac 350's that they made into a diesel engine. Basically, what they did, was take a gas engine block, make it extra thick to hold the compression of a diesel engine, and BAM, theres your diesel. They ran like crap, and nobody wants them, but you can still bolt on 350 heads, switch the cam and crank, throw in a distributor some plugs and wires,and you have an extremely thick 350 small block that can be seriously bored!

And as far as the older members on this forum, they mostly take me as a joke because of my age, and it is true, I am young, havn't lived long enough to gain the experience that they have, but I truly do know ALOT for my age. But as far as learning from me, if your being serious, then ask away, I can probably answer most of your problems.
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Old 03-18-2006, 12:37 AM
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Also, my favorite project, was one the the old Pontiac 350's that they made into a diesel engine. Basically, what they did, was take a gas engine block, make it extra thick to hold the compression of a diesel engine, and BAM, theres your diesel. They ran like crap, and nobody wants them, but you can still bolt on 350 heads, switch the cam and crank, throw in a distributor some plugs and wires,and you have an extremely thick 350 small block that can be seriously bored!

And as far as the older members on this forum, they mostly take me as a joke because of my age, and it is true, I am young, havn't lived long enough to gain the experience that they have, but I truly do know ALOT for my age.
Major MISTAKE here. You do have more to learn but I would like to know about that Pontiac engine they made into a diesel.
I don't jack people on this board, and don't expect to be jacked in return.
But when there is a MAJOR mistake like you typed above I just thought a correction is in order.

What you MEANT to say was Oldsmobile 350 diesel, didn't you?
And no you don't have to change the crank when you swap it back to gas operation, because a small block Olds crank WON'T fit, with the big block mains. A popular crank swap is the 425, and the oil feed needs plugged for the hole that is left behind when the injector driveshaft is removed.
I happen to have a 1981 Olds 350 "DX" block "conversion" deisel engine in the shop that I AM doing this conversion to, as well as putting it in my 1991 Chevy S-10, and to call you out on this some more:
What has to be done to the gas heads to fit on this block?
Which heads do NOT need this modification to fit the DX block?
Will a Gas Olds 260 oil pan fit a Diesel Olds 350 block?
Will a small block Olds head, bolt on to a big block Olds engine?

Here's some picture postcard proof of the beginning of my project.


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Also, my favorite project, was one the the old Pontiac 350's that they made into a diesel engine. Basically, what they did, was take a gas engine block, make it extra thick to hold the compression of a diesel engine, and BAM, theres your diesel
And you wonder about the first remark

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Well, I called the shop up by my house to get a price, and they said 600$ for the block and 30 $ each rod... I was like @#$#!!!!!! Becuase I have gotten like 30 blocksdone when I lived in California, and they were all around 300$.
Doc here,

Musta lived in Barstow...

Last I checked, Labor was $99 an hour in the bay area..

HOWEVER..to give you the benefit of the doubt...I have a Block going into the shop this month..I will be GLAD to post back the charges when it comes home...

I find 30 Blocks at age 16 a bit dubious..I'd be hard pressed to do 30 blocks in five years..

Where is your photo journal?

We have a provision for that here..Interested in seeing some of these projects and what your driving now..maybe your tools...

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Sorry, didn't mean to say Pontiac, my mistake )= But I guess it's too late to change it now, because everybody already thinks I'm such a big liar, but thats ok, my main goal in life is not to prove myself to a bunch of guys on the internet. Ok, 30 blocks, I didn't actually mean 30 blocks, it was a figure of speach. All I meant was that I have done many blocks. Let's see here... The 65' Buick was a Skylark, the 310 wildcat is the original engine in that car....but you already knew that.... Yes Doc, actually I lived on Ft. Irwin, a military base about 30 minutes from Barstow. The 350 is in the mustang, and my 454 went into the Chevelle... I thought I posted pics of it a while back...















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/Continued\










Few pics of the stang before the conversion..









I'll get some updated pics of the Chevelle this weekend. So far, it has the engine, trany in it, I have ordered the Autometer Phantom guages, and a complete interior kit from ground-up. I had to custom make my dash insert out of wood, you guys will love that it looks great.

Ok, whatever thats all I have to say untill I can get the rest of the pics.
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This kid still says he's got a 350 in a Mustang.

Got any pics of the ENGINE, I'd like to see someone put a 350 in a Mustang and NOT get laughed out of the country by the ford guys.

I always tell my kids to "DREAM BIG", and I'm sure YOU believe in this motto too.

I have a Cadillac 500 BIG BLOCK in a 1982 Chevy C-10 ˝-ton 2 wheel drive truck. Picture proof again.
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