Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Vancouver, Washingon
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Re: Buick 350 engines & BOP Turbo 350 For Sale
That's an interesting idea. Usually the engines that are rebuilt by the Auto Shop students are there own. The students are allowed to bring only the long block assembly in to the shop. Student vehicles are not allowed to be kept overnight unless there is a prior agreement. The shop space is very limited. Most of the funding for the Auto Shop program is provided by local Auto Dealerships and Auto Manufacture grants, not tax payer money like some tax payers think. The Auto Dealerships are more interested in students learing the new diagnostic tools and equipment for warranty work, it's there funding so they get just that[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img].
The rebuilt Buick 350 is from a Portland High School that was forced to discontinue it's Auto Shop program due to program funding issues. Only a few Auto Shop programs are sill open in Portland, and with just a few Dealerships still supporting Auto Shop programs there will even fewer Auto Shop programs in the future.
The 77 Buick Regal engine and transmission were removed to teach the beginning students how to use tools, and automotive system identification. The 77 Buick Regal will be stripped down and sold for scrap for program funding.
I'd like to say, yes[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] we will rebuild your engine. The current funding contract of the Auto Shop program would not allow such a departure from the prescribed Dealership cricuulum[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img].