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Old 02-14-2003, 05:55 AM
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Question Rebuild vs. Crate

OK, I made a comparison chart for my situation. 1974 Nova, AT.

<a href="http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/239f569b/bc/My+Folder/engine.htm?bcgSTT.AEOURCz7A" target="_blank">http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/239f569b/bc/My+Folder/engine.htm?bcgSTT.AEOURCz7A</a>

I compared a short block from Scoggin-Dickey to an engine rebuild done by a "Nova" mechanic down the street. He quoted me $3,000 for a 350hp engine. That includes everything on the list, installed and running. If I get a short block and add the pieces I'm missing myself, I'm still looking at about $2,200. Please review my list to see if I'm missing something. The overall savings is about $770. If economics is what I'm concerned about, is it really worth it? I know there would be fun and pride to do it my self. Just would like your input.

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The site wont pull up. Get a crate motor with warrenty. Heres GMs site
<a href="http://www.gmgoodwrench.com/dhtml/index.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.gmgoodwrench.com/dhtml/index.shtml</a>
For $700. more you can have a new 383 motor.
12497317 - HT 383 $3,705.00

Specially tuned for torque, the all new HT 383 delivers great truck power in a small block package for your truck or street rod. With its 3.80" stroke and Vortec cylinder heads the HT 383 makes awesome torque, down low where you need it for towing or four wheeling off road. Peak torque is 435 ft.lbs at 4000 rpm, but the HT 383 makes over 400 ft.lbs. from 2500 to 4000 rpm. Developed with a roller cam, special heavy duty forged powdered metal connecting rods, "4340" forged crankshaft and hypereutectic pistons the HT 383 is designed ot be worked. 340 horsepower at 4500 rpm doesn't hurt either. The HT 383 is an ideal replacement for any 1977 and older carbureted engine or off road application.
Just add carb and distributer.

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