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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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how much should a rebuild be....

I just bought a 85' GMC 3/4 2wd. It has a 350 which isn't runnin to good. (smoking, white and blue) Can you guys tell me what a good price is to have it rebuilt?

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Re: how much should a rebuild be....

no one knows?
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Re: how much should a rebuild be....

I sure don't know. Never rebuilt an engine. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] (I know I'm a lot of help [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img])
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Re: how much should a rebuild be....

umm, i imagine between $5-700. you can buy a full straight rebuild kit from around $350 i think from PAWS.

..then again, i've never rebuilt an engine either...just bought a new one and called it good [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: how much should a rebuild be....

Well... if you have a reputable shop rebuild it, between 1400-1800 bucks. That is depending on whether you want it (or need it) bored, decked, line-honed etc. Also depends on whether you want the heads P&P'd, perf. valve job, bigger valves put in. The options are endless. Northern auto parts online can get you a damn good deal on the complete master kit, which is everything but a crank.
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If you need to know more about it, you can call my machine shop here in Flint Michigan and Dale Burris can tell you just about anything you want to know. He specializes in racing engines and has done rebuilds ranging from 1000 bucks up to 35000. Just call Brown and Sons Automotive on our toll free line and ask for the shop - 1-800-852-6933.
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Re: how much should a rebuild be....

If you've never done a re build and do not trust anyone local 150% then a crate motor will be your best bet. Some are bluprinted and balanced, 3 yr warr. etc. Some have a core and some don't. Talk to your local auto parts people and they can tell you or go to http://www.paceparts.com/product.asp?3=3169 and spend about 1300
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Re: how much should a rebuild be....

just dont buy a parts america or advanced or the like POS.

A GM targetmaster crate is a good cheap option.

Spending a bit mopre money can get a local shop to build you one with a bit more grunt tailerd to you.

Or you could build your own. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

You interested in rebuilding your motor?
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