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Old 10-13-2004, 04:47 PM
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What else do I need?

Hey Guys,

Assuming I've just bought a 1970s smallblock Chevy longblock, what else do I need to buy before I can fire up the engine?

Intake manifold & carb
distributor
alternator

What else?????

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Plugs, wires, battery, gas, lol.....etc.etc.
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:26 PM
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If the engine has a new cam be sure to break it in properly, If you do a search in the engine forum for cam break in You'll find the whole process.
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Come on Guys,

I'm here because you folks are supposed to know engines!

Harmonic balancer

Fly wheel

Do these come with a longblock?

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ok, assuming the following is included in the long block;

block
crank
main bearings
rods
rod bearings
pistons and rings
timing chain
cam
cam bearings
heads
lifters
pushrods
valves
springs
retainers, shims, etc.
rockers


you're going to need;

oil pump+hardware
oil pan
intake manifold
carb
air cleaner
carb linkage
timing cover
balancer
pullies
alternator+bracket
power steering? pump+bracket
water pump
plugs
wires
distributor
valve covers
full gaskets+fasteners
belts

Did I miss anything?
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Odium,

Fuel pump came to mind today. Thanks for your help. I'm trying to figure out how much this engine's going to cost me.

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Yea, fuel pump. You also have to take the trans into account, propper cooling for the power your going to make, correct fuel delivery, engine mounts, etc. And a starter.
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Well, where i'm from, you buy a used long block- everything comes with it. Unless you are buying a long block from a manufacturer, why wouldn't these things be on there? Including the balancer, flywheel, water pump, and all the covers. Guess you should be more specific as to the term "long block".
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If you are putting this in a certain car, you should have most of the parts already........................
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Hey Guys,

The "longblock" comes from a company that specializes in re-manufacturing engines.

http://www.rebuilt-auto-engines.com/...51104093868.7b

This engine will be going into a '26 Lakes Modified Roadster designed around the Chevy smallblock.

http://www.zippermotors.com/page17.html

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ask the people your buying your long block from what comes with it.... they just might be able to tell you what else you need...or buy a crate motor complete.


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Hey Tazz,

The engine builder will build to your specs and do complete engines. As with a lot of builders, $$$$ is my limiting factor. In fact Zipper Motors will build the car turnkey for a price. My wife and I are putting most of our extra income into the mortgage right now, so the house will be paid off when she's ready to retire in a couple of years--24 payments left. "My Car" gets the left overs and money from second jobs.

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Look for a donor car/truck with a a good drive train and use it until such time you decide to disassemble it to build your project. Or watch the papers..do you have access to: www.cruisintimes.org/
and see if you can hook up with something you can use.


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