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Old 01-27-2009, 11:07 AM
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I am looking for the the best place to buy a remanufactured high performance engine, I would like between 340 and 380 horse but not spend more than 2 to 2500 dollars. Is there a place and more importantly am I dreaming trying to find one for that price.
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I am looking for the the best place to buy a remanufactured high performance engine, I would like between 340 and 380 horse but not spend more than 2 to 2500 dollars. Is there a place and more importantly am I dreaming trying to find one for that price.
try scrap yards
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Tousley Ford in MN. 10% over cost.
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Yeah, you're dreaming. Which is not to say that dreams can't come true, it just won't be easy. Also, a lot depends on the engine you're building. 340hp from a 460 Lima motor is pretty simple. From a 302 Windsor is a little more difficult.

In any engine build, labor is a big cost. If you have the tools to do it, do your own assembly. Performance Automotive Warehouse sells unassembled engine kits. Parts are there, machine work is done. www.pawengineparts.com

Special tools needed are a torque wrench, feeler gauges, ring compressor, plastigauge, balancer installer, and a good book.

Heads and cam are about the most important components of the equation. Check e-bay and crags list. You'de be amazed what you'll find if you're patient. I sold most of a 475 hp windsor on craigs list for 2,500 a couple of months ago.
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find a built one, and pay someone 2500 to steal it, im kidding thats a really tight budget for that kind of power, my advice is to look around town and find used stuff like a block that someone has just sitting, you'll save a ton of money buying from bros, for instance my friend got a brand new chevy 350 for about 3 grand, 300hp motor never been in a car, got it off a guy who had it laying around
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i do not no if they have craigslist in ill. but you can find just about anything you need for cheap in there... just put in what yr and engine and shop...
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