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Old Jun 22nd, 08, 03:32 PM
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thats cool if you dont want to actually see who what and where your engine is being built. for me and the rest of the locals to the long island area, to have a guy around such as shafiroff build your motor and involves you in each and every step, is priceless compared to a pic on the web and a fabricated numbers sheet. IMHO
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oh btw, free shipping to anywhere in the u.s! me, im having the drop it right in the back of my pickup
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I have been very satisfied so far. I'm still tuning (mostly suspension), and the 3600# car (with driver) has run a best of 10.55 so far. I just got Draglites, and a bunch of suspension upgrades, as well as new 4.10's. I am hoping to shave off another .2.

My only complaint about the engine would be the carb. I went with the 950HP since this is a street car. Since then, I found out that the 950HP only flows 830 CFM, way too small for a 540 spinning at 6800. I need to upgrade to the 1000HP, but I have other things that are more important right now to drop $800 on.

The other thing to be aware of, between the 950HP and the Vic Jr, I had NO vacuum ports. I needed vacuum for the brakes, distributor, and trans, so I had to replace the baseplate on the carb.

To make a long story short, I would recommend Shafiroff to anyone. First rate stuff (for the money).
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thats cool if you dont want to actually see who what and where your engine is being built. for me and the rest of the locals to the long island area, to have a guy around such as shafiroff build your motor and involves you in each and every step, is priceless compared to a pic on the web and a fabricated numbers sheet. IMHO
Yep- I know what you mean...it was a calculated risk me buying my motor on ebay!
Budget was the deciding factor for me- and being in the UK I couldn't be there to to watch it dyno'd...just that there are plenty of his satisfied customers on the Chevelles forums (and me) to vouch for the quality of his work, so I thought it might be worth mentioning as an option for you...and btw, he builds them himself with one other guy (his machinist).
Individually built engines, with dyno sheet for that money?....pretty good deal!
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Default Re: Anyone have any experiences with Shafiroff crate engines?

bought a 434 ultra street last year from them, happy enough with that that i have a 540 on e-85 that came of the dyno this morning from them at 828hp. over 800 from 6000 to 7400, can't wait to get it here and plug it in.
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ok heres a video of the 540 in a 55 chevy...no windshield/ no traction

http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j3...t=a98e2bef.flv
Beautiful, my friend. u just gotta love those mid 50's chevy's

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I've heard good things about Shafiroff...however if it was me, I'd buy this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/454-5...spagenameZWDVW

Looking at the Shafiroff package, it looks like you need a grand for the carb package, plus 600 for the MSD setup...closer to 11k ?

I have an engine from Vortecpro (the ebay guy), and can tell you it's the best bang for the buck that I could find! The builder is Mark Jones in Colorado- he posts on the Chevelles forums (as mike1231) and knows his onions!!!

Just a thought as an option....
I agree Laurence, thanks for your support, did you see my dyno test at Westech on the chevelle forum? Thanks Mark
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Hey Mark,

good to see you on this forum...and yes I keep up with ALL your posts on Chevelles!...BTW-engine is running great- will pm you with a couple of questions I have...

(apologies if this is off topic)
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I have been very satisfied so far. I'm still tuning (mostly suspension), and the 3600# car (with driver) has run a best of 10.55 so far. I just got Draglites, and a bunch of suspension upgrades, as well as new 4.10's. I am hoping to shave off another .2.

My only complaint about the engine would be the carb. I went with the 950HP since this is a street car. Since then, I found out that the 950HP only flows 830 CFM, way too small for a 540 spinning at 6800. I need to upgrade to the 1000HP, but I have other things that are more important right now to drop $800 on.

The other thing to be aware of, between the 950HP and the Vic Jr, I had NO vacuum ports. I needed vacuum for the brakes, distributor, and trans, so I had to replace the baseplate on the carb.

To make a long story short, I would recommend Shafiroff to anyone. First rate stuff (for the money).
I also have same 540 with no complaints. As stated above, the 950 is to
small for the motor. I called Mike at Shafiroff and he recommended using
a 1050 Dominator (approx 25hp gain). Mike said the 950 acts as a restricter on the motor.
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I have been very satisfied so far. ...
...To make a long story short, I would recommend Shafiroff to anyone. First rate stuff (for the money).
Seconded! I just love it for it's High Powered Performance.
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