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Where to buy a longblock

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MountainMan, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. MountainMan

    MountainMan Registered Member

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    Where is(are) the best place(s) to look for buying a new longblock?
     
  2. Shawn

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    Stock or performance?

    Size?

    I called Autozone the other day and they sell complete longblocks for $1200 with a 3 year warranty. Hard to beat that. That was for a 400sbc. 350 may be a tad cheaper.

    I'm sure there's other places, I'm still checking around.

    Also, where about in HR do you live?
     
  3. MountainMan

    MountainMan Registered Member

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    350 and its going in my 86, i would like an engine thats not going to be tempermental on me but still give me more HP than i have now (which i think is about 166), say 250-300 range?

    I live off broadway between Highlands Ranch Parkway and Wildcat Reserve, You???
     
  4. Shawn

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    NE of Colorado and University just behind the new school and storage place they built. You're super close to Fox.

    You might also see if you can get a complete 96 350 so you get the newer Vortec heads. :)
     
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    I'd check with the local GM dealer- I paid $1300 for the Goodwrench 350 with 4 bolt mains (excluding core charge, but if you have a core no big deal). I'd much rather trust the GM warranty than a local parts outhouse, Your GM dealer will be much more willing and able to get a new engine in there if it goes bad, and I think they even pick up the install labor if so. I believe it is 3 years/36000 miles for vehicles originally equipped with a 350
     
  6. MountainMan

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    Very cool, well here is my thinking on the engine swap... First, the idea of doing it myself is pretty intimidating to me so i figure go with a long block and thats less for me to screw up. I have no idea what year of engine i want other than i dont want to drop 2K to end up with the same power i have now. I also dont want an engine that is so high perf that i have to baby sit it. And lastly if i can squeeze EFI in the mix i think that would be cool. This is my daily driver and i fear that as soon as i take something off it its going to be out of commission for 6 months while i figure out what the hell i'm doing LOL

    so that being said, all guidance is welcome (please)

    So if you ever need a extra pair of hands working on your rig Shawn let me know, i may be only good for heavy lifting but i am wanting to learn anthing i can about working on my own... :D
     
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    1700 bucks

    went to my chevrolet dealership and got complete long block with warrenty for 1700 with 100 dollar core charge. might be worth checkin out
     
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    Hey look on ebay there is a guy named coreman255 that sells them for a good price sometimes i got mine from him for $800 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8008853683&sspagename=ADME:B:WNA:MT:12

    250hp @ 4500rpm, 350lbs torque @ 3600rpm
    12 month 12,000 mile warranty the shipping is pretty cheap and if you close enough you can pick it up like i am

    R&L Carriers will deliver for $80 (loading dock) with an add'l charge of $30 for a home delivery (tailgate service) Except : Calf, Oregon and Washington we use Roadway for $150.

    i think this would be the best way to go.
     
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    Which one did you get ? Part # please


     
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    These are the most common GM Creat Motors, you pick which one will be right for you:
    P/N 12499529 350ci
    290HP at 5100rpms,
    326T at 3750rpms
    $1600.00
    or
    P/N 10067353 350ci
    250HP at 4300rpm,
    350T at 3600rpms
    $1400.00
    These are all new made in Mexico, with GM Warentty
    I say get the torque motor, its less $$$ :doah:




     
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    Why not get a GM crate engine. I've been eyeing the 290 horse 350cid GM crate engine for a while now. [​IMG]
    Local GM dealership wants $1,600.00 for one.
     
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    very good, i was actually thinking a Crate from GM might be the wisest path... i think that 290hp guy might be it, so the engine is 1600, if i had them do the work what cost should i expect there?

    also, what is the deal with emissions when you do something like this? will I pass?
     
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    Its pretty easy. Just takes a little time. Be sure to get everything you need so you're not running around at the last minute. I have an engine hoist you can borrow and I'll be sure to let you know if I need a hand.
     
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    um, anyone have a list of these items? :confused:
    other than the hoist which i will take you up on, i only have basic tools.
     
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    I bought a crate L31 vortec from Scoggin-Dickey Chevrolet a couple years back. It was new, not reman, for about $2200. Reasons I prefered it over the 330hp/350 the offered were: harmonic balancer included, roller cam and slightly higher compression ratio.
     
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    Make sure you get the correct flywheel. The 86 motor looks like the pre-85 motors (valve cover bolts around the perimeter of the valve cover), but instead of having a two piece rear main seal like the pre-85 motors the 86 has a one piece rear main seal like the 87 and up.

    Basically the 86 motor is a combination of the 85 and below and 87 and up motors.... I think all you need is the correct flywheel to make it work properly.
     

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