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Old 08-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default 87-93 notch.....wholesale-engines.com good or bad idea?

hey guys i was thinking of getting a 87 thru 93 notchback for a really cheap price and dropping in a rebuilt engine

i can buy a motor shipped to my door for a little over $1000 think it's worth it and also has anyone ever bought from these guys he's on ebay and has a website

he claims that a 302 bored 30 over with a nice set of heads and intake should make 350hp
does this sound right? again thanks



website is wholesale-engines.com and here's a link to all of his ebay ads thanks

http://stores.ebay.com/Wholesale-Engines?_rdc=1
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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A 350hp N/A engine for a shipped to your house for a grand? Sounds to good to be true. Might wanna do a little more investigating..
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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$1000 bucks gets the motor but you still need heads and intake for 350hp the ad says they used holley SysteMax II parts i did some reading on that setup and some people don't like those heads and intake what would you guys suggest
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my experience, dealing with companies like that on ebay, is they don't even have the motors built yet and build them on a as needed basis, so wait is usually a extended period of months
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Get one from LRS for $700.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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Story of fact here.
About 30 years ago, I needed a job real bad. I went to work for an engine 'rebuilder'.
I could only take it for about 2 weeks till I picked up and left.
The quality that was acceptable was low beyond belief, stuff like only boring 2 cylinders out of 8 and then spending minimal time measuring anything before assembly, grinding surfaces with a disk grinder with an 80 grit sanding disk.....
I can only imagine what they want to sell you.
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Story of fact here.
About 30 years ago, I needed a job real bad. I went to work for an engine 'rebuilder'.
I could only take it for about 2 weeks till I picked up and left.
The quality that was acceptable was low beyond belief, stuff like only boring 2 cylinders out of 8 and then spending minimal time measuring anything before assembly, grinding surfaces with a disk grinder with an 80 grit sanding disk.....
I can only imagine what they want to sell you.
lol, back in the early 90's my Brother GOT an ATK (aka pile of chit) rebuilt motor for his 84 ranger, after a while it started chugging oil and blowing the blues, upon teardown 2 cylinders were .040 and the rest stock bore/worn, it was still under the warranty period but ATK wanted my bro to ship it back to them on his dime and pay to ship back if and when they deemed it worthy of a claim......he said "f" that!!!! I need my truck back on the road by the end of the week!!! ATK bar none is one of the CHITTIEST rebuilders out there if they are still around.............
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:46 PM   #8
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wow thanks for the heads up guys sounds like a hit or miss with these rebuilding places

lrs must mean late model restoration $700 is right in my budget, now i just need a nice notchback worth doing a swap
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Late Model Restoration is cast pistons, no cam or timing set.
$700.
I would say to just save your money and get something better.
Ford also sell rebuilt shortblocks/engines......
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hey guys i was thinking of getting a 87 thru 93 notchback for a really cheap price
good luck...

of course if you go the 4 banger conversion you'll save some money
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