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Typical motor build costing??

Old 06-28-2010, 07:09 AM
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My friend has been costing a replacement "built" motor for his GT and I've been steering him toward a prebuilt assembly such as the Aluminator which can be snapped up for around the $3k mark.

Assuming his motor hasn't grenaded and is a good runner, what would typical shop costs be to essentially swap out the short blocks including gaskets & sundry parts etc...

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bump....... I'm curious about this too.
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:34 PM
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the cost of the internals plus the labor of a shop doing the work will wind up about the same as buying a built short block. you are probly better off buying the short block. if you do the work yourself, getting the rotating assembly may save a few bucks. but if your not used to working on engines, i would get the aluminator.
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Originally Posted by onederful100 View Post
the cost of the internals plus the labor of a shop doing the work will wind up about the same as buying a built short block. you are probly better off buying the short block. if you do the work yourself, getting the rotating assembly may save a few bucks. but if your not used to working on engines, i would get the aluminator.
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I already said the plan would be to buy the assembled short block and am questioning the additional cost of installation into the car
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Typically, on modern Ford cars, you're looking at about 20 hrs in labor for an engine swap (stock to stock)...
So depending on the labor rate where you live, it can fluctuate a lot.
In FL, the dealer will charge you about $80 an hour.
An independent shop will be around $55/60.
So by the book, from $1200 to $1600 roughly...
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According to Ford's manuals its a 23-24 hour charge depending on auto vs. manual transmissions.
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You can figure about $400 in gaskets and hardware on the low end. That's if you do the shopping. Retail will be significantly more.
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An Aluminator short block such as the M-6009-A463V, would be a great replacement. Usually an OHC replacement will be between $700 - $1000 in labor if you leave the shop a few days to a week and have them take their time.
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Originally Posted by SpartaPerformance View Post
An Aluminator short block such as the M-6009-A463V, would be a great replacement. Usually an OHC replacement will be between $700 - $1000 in labor if you leave the shop a few days to a week and have them take their time.
Sounds quite reasonable.... Hmmmmmmmmmm
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Yeah, I wouldn't pay more than a Grand for the labor...
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