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Old 08-12-2011, 08:17 AM   #3263
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If you can stroke an LS3 block to 427, then why not do that and just go with the forged bits? How would that play versus ordering a short block and forging internals?


Is that essentially a stroked engine then? (I quoted you too quick and missed the last piece)
I know when I was THINKING about stroking mine the cost of using my block and using forged internals and stroking it to 427 PLUS labor , machine work etc was almost 9 k........ BUT a real 427 is 27000.00
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:22 AM   #3264
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I know when I was THINKING about stroking mine the cost of using my block and using forged internals and stroking it to 427 PLUS labor , machine work etc was almost 9 k........ BUT a real 427 is 27000.00
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:30 AM   #3265
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I know when I was THINKING about stroking mine the cost of using my block and using forged internals and stroking it to 427 PLUS labor , machine work etc was almost 9 k........ BUT a real 427 is 27000.00
.... didn't see that price point coming
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:35 AM   #3266
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That is what I said.

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.... didn't see that price point coming
I saw the money when it was all broken down. Alot of labor to pull the motor, tear it completely down and then re-assemble plus machining cost, blue printing, balancing, re-tuning, and oh yea PARTS. Just didn't want to swing that much into a motor that I wasn't dragging, racing etc....just to say I have a 427.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:37 AM   #3267
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I'm no expert, but wouldn't it be better financially to part out the old motor (return it to stock) and then sell everything else off separately? Or is Em's motor past the point where you could return it to stock?

Way past. I've sold the intake manifold with fuel rails and injectors, the heads and throttle body have been ported. Cam, lifters, springs, push rods, etc. have all been swapped. It would cost way to much to put in back to stock.


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Old 08-12-2011, 08:39 AM   #3268
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IPS Brandon said I would be able to get about $1500 for my stock block. He said "the hot rod guys love them."
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:47 AM   #3269
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No, that's not stock anymore either.
Dang, I was trying to save you a couple bucks
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:51 AM   #3270
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Way past. I've sold the intake manifold with fuel rails and injectors, the heads and throttle body have been ported. Cam, lifters, springs, push rods, etc. have all been swapped. It would cost way to much to put in back to stock.
Ah ok. Maybe have you considered doing a swap with anyone who buys your parts? You know you take their stock part and they get your fancy one, plus a little cash in your pocket?
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:53 AM   #3271
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Ah ok. Maybe have you considered doing a swap with anyone who buys your parts? You know you take their stock part and they get your fancy one, plus a little cash in your pocket?
It's not the cost of parts that is the hang up. It's the labor costs. Putting the the motor back to stock would cost way too much in labor to be worth it.
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Ah OK, yea that makes sense. Can't believe I didn't think about that until now.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:26 AM   #3273
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Ah OK, yea that makes sense. Can't believe I didn't think about that until now.
Once you start paying $80 to $100/hr labor costs, that's all you'll think about.
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Once you start paying $80 to $100/hr labor costs, that's all you'll think about.
yeeeeaaaaaa......that right there is why I'm a DIY guy. I think I've saved 2-3 thousand dollars by going the DIY route.
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yeeeeaaaaaa......that right there is why I'm a DIY guy. I think I've saved 2-3 thousand dollars by going the DIY route.
I do what I can via DIY. But, I cannot manage to pull an engine. I don't have the know-how, the tools, or the strength to do it. I am happy to do my own mods when I know what I'm doing and I'm physically able to do it, but I also have enough sense to know when I'd be in over my head.
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I do what I can via DIY. But, I cannot manage to pull an engine. I don't have the know-how, the tools, or the strength to do it. I am happy to do my own mods when I know what I'm doing and I'm physically able to do it, but I also have enough sense to know when I'd be in over my head.
I get you, but yea...I don't have any of that "sense" bit. Can't count the number of times I've gotten in over my head with a mod
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