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amc 258 rebuild kit

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Does anybody have recomendations as far as where i should order a rebuild kit from for a 258, or what brands/names i should be looking for in the kits? i dont want anything cheap, but nothing over $800.
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OK, you want to rebuild a motor... do you have all the tools and measuring equipment required. You will surely have to pay for some machining.....

I would call around and see if you have a rebuilder in your area that will take your long block and rebuild it... likely be around $1000. You don't have to buy a kit at all, but then there are all of those other parts that you need to buy anyway. New belts, hoses, plugs, wires, cap/rotor, motor mounts, clutch parts.... It's never ending until you are done and you didn't spend all of your time on the motor it's self but got to concentrate on the OTHER things that need attention at the same time

I had a 304 done for $1,300 and it really was a bargin in some aspects, an SBC would have been about $900... that's life you just can't win.

Just a thought!

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yeah thanks, but i want to rebuild the engine myself.

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I can respect that and think that it's great.

I'm old so I don't have much time left.

Also as I thought about it there was no way that I could finish things up and complete that project in the time frame I wanted (Son's 84 CJ-7 w/304).

As for the money it almost seemed less expensive if I factored in just one or two screw ups on my part. I have a 360 that I will do sometime in the future and will likely just strip it to the long block and drop it off with the rebuilder. Also on the plus side I get a warranty.

As for the learning experience.... that's priceless.

Go for it!

Good Luck
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