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Old 11-03-2004, 11:05 AM
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When I was a kid I was told crate motors came from a stork.
Nope, I had to explain this on another thread.

Storks only bring "CRANE" cams and "WEB'er carburetors HEHEHE

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Old 11-03-2004, 11:31 AM
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hehehe....I just hope Santa can find it in his heart to bring me a Merlin Big Block.
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I would think a bill of sale from the builder with block # will work just fine, This would be the same as replacing the engine in any auto with a crate motor or New, verses a used or salvage yard.
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Which brings up a point; Which is more American, a Chevy that is built in Mexico, A Ford that is built in Canada or a Honda that is built in Lexington Kentucky?
Ford built in Canada, hands down. Just pray you didn't buy a car that was assembled during a hockey game
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You forgot to mention the very bland, but very capable GTO that's made in Australia. At least the engines and transmissions come from your shore, and all the profits that Holden make go back to its parent company GM in America. And Holden is doing very nicely indeed profit wise. Unfortunately it's not all glory over here. The 4cyl engines that power Daewoos are manufactured by, ahhem' Holden. A thousand apologies.
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:19 PM
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we build the best GM has to offer in the US. us, the individuals who choose to have more.
Yea, of course, who can build the engine we want and when it fires for the first time, can a crate motor provide the same pride as a homebuilt hotrod engine? But I love the looks of that Ramjet 350; too bad it's not made here in the 'states.

As far as that Hondas made in Kentucky go, that's out stupid global economy gone bad. The chinese should make chopsticks and sushi and those little white take-out paper boxes people get from chinese resturants. The Japs should make hondas and toyoduhs and whatnot. The 'states should make anything made here the Standard of the Wold. The old-timers (and young historians like me) shoud remember that as Cadillac's jingle from the glory days.

Too bad those days are gone.
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:37 PM
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I didnt even know that ANY company used old blocks? Shouldn't they write it on their product/advertising that they arent new blocks?
Also are the blocks they use GM blocks or do they just cast their own blocks??
Edelbrock offers some nice crate engines that look like a good price for what you get. Do any of you guys know if Edelbrock makes them or just slap their name on it?






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