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#3167626 - 02/17/13 06:21 PM Re: Need advice on Chevy engine.. Build or buy? [Re: TeamMainStreet]
HuntingDicksonDTC
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the 350 "crate" engines from GM are new engines, the ones from a-z, advance etc or rebuilt units - friend made that mistake years ago bought one from advance it wanted to run hot it was bored 80 over! also had bolts threaded into & welded into the heads to repair cracks. DONT BUILD BUY A GM CRATE ENGINE

 Originally Posted By: TeamMainStreet
Not my truck or my engine so by all means buy the crate engine if that's the way you want to go but......I have heard of and seen my fare share of bad deals on crate engines. Stories like welded up cranks that had been broken in a previous life, improper bearing clearances, improper rod, main, and head bolt torques. From places like Advance, AutoZone, and Jasper. I know they have a warranty with them for just these cases but if you are installing yourself they won't pay for the multiple times you have to R & I.


Chevy engine parts are not that expensive , especially 350 parts. I would even look at buying a running 350 and doing a basic rebuild on it. 
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#3167685 - 02/17/13 07:15 PM Re: Need advice on Chevy engine.. Build or buy? [Re: HuntingDicksonDTC]
Phil1979
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Go with a crate from GM.

Edited by Phil1979 (02/17/13 07:15 PM)

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#3167750 - 02/17/13 07:47 PM Re: Need advice on Chevy engine.. Build or buy? [Re: fredfred]
CountryBoy053
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buy one. It might be slightly more expensive but you will have a warranty. We had a 350 built for us from a company out of Atlanta. Everything was picked by us, put together by them. All in all with shipping it was 3100 dollars, but has a 3 yr warranty for anything and pushing over 400 hp to the rear wheels \:\)
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#3168011 - 02/17/13 10:03 PM Re: Need advice on Chevy engine.. Build or buy? [Re: CountryBoy053]
Appalachian American
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Thanks y'all. I'll dig deep and start looking for a good deal on one of those GM motors.

Any advice? I'm not wanting a hot rod but do want some pulling power if needed. I was thinking the 290hp/350ci?
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#3168020 - 02/17/13 10:09 PM Re: Need advice on Chevy engine.. Build or buy? [Re: Appalachian American]
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get a ford
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#3168037 - 02/17/13 10:17 PM Re: Need advice on Chevy engine.. Build or buy? [Re: redblood]
Appalachian American
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
get a ford


I said I was wanting it to last \:D
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#3168044 - 02/17/13 10:22 PM Re: Need advice on Chevy engine.. Build or buy? [Re: Appalachian American]
Grizzly Johnson
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 Originally Posted By: Appalachian American
Thanks y'all. I'll dig deep and start looking for a good deal on one of those GM motors.

Any advice? I'm not wanting a hot rod but do want some pulling power if needed. I was thinking the 290hp/350ci?


Get a lil more than you think you want.... otherwise you won't be happy until you pony up for more....
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