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What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

I know of only one off the top of my head and thats RoadMaster
Are there any others?

Any that you have delt with?

Its for a 4.3
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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

Try Jasper.com A friend in a big motor pool uses Jasper. They buy a few hundred per year and he recommend them.
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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

Thanks i will take a look and see what there about.
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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

Jasper is all I would buy, but I am within driving distance for them so I can get the engine delivered and the core picked up no shipping!!
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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

Jasper has a very good reputation and has been growing for years, located in Jasper IN... they have lots of requirements to comply with their warranty and are a bit expensive.

Would also bet that you will be paying for some shipping even if it's rolled into the price.

<u>Jasper Engines and Transmissions</u>

So if you are willing to consider an out of state re-builder here's one that I have used for two long blocks, one the 304 in my Son's CJ-7, no problems with either. They don't have a web page.

Component Machine Inc.
1631 Gent Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-635-8929

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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

dont discount goin right to the source mach...i was lookin to rebuild my old K5 350TBI bout 5 years ago and Dobles in manchester priced me a NEW 350 long block at about $1500

i ended up not doing it, but their price for new wasnt much more than rebuilding my old(not including hot dip, magnaflux, and all the other stuff you should do in a rebuild)

may be worth a call, assuming your intake etc are good to go
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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

Personally, I think Jasper is ridiculously overpriced, at least for my application.

When it was time to rebuild the Automatic trans and replace the torque converter in my 98 Ram 1500 4x4, Jasper wanted $2600, $600 core, a shipping and skid fee, PLUS labor charges to install, and over a week to do it. My local Dodge dealer rebuilt the trans, replace the torque converter, in two days, with factory Mopar parts, for less than $2000.

When the rear axle tossed a pinion bearing, lets just say Jasper charges more for a core for that axle than the Dodge dealer charged me to rebuild the ENTIRE axle. (under $1000)

And since those prices consider DEALERSHIP labor in the ultra-expensive NYC area...I Can tell you my local dealer will continue to get my business, and Jasper can keep their overpriced remans. Maybe they're cheaper for Jeeps, but I wont forget the bad taste I had when I needed a trans.

Besides, with this being my only vehicle, that I travel with cross-country alot, I needed a nationwide, no questions asked warranty. From what I've heard, getting something repaired under warranty from jasper is like pulling teeth.
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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

The engine in my Jeep is a RECON, out of Pennsylvania. I picked it up at the local installer, and they just dropped it right into the back of my pickup on a skid. Then just dropped my core back off at the installer. Came with all of the paperwork - what the crank was ground to, that kind of thing. I've had no problems at all with it. I put it in about 5 years ago.

www.reconengines.com

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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

I did call GM and they wanted $2400 for a long block 4.3. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

funny thing was they wanted the same price for the 350 i wanted to put in my truck. and they wanted a core.

I did not get why they need a core for a new motor but the guy did not know.
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Re: What is a good Rebuild place? Long Blocks.

I had to buy a long block for my 4.0 this spring from Jasper engines. It was also in the $2200 range. It has much more power than the original engine. So far I'm happy with it, but it has only about 4,000 miles on it.
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