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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 04, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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Have a few in mind:

2. I saw these engines on Ebay, but I am real skeptical about purchasing from ebay with all the horror stories

I haven't got the time and knowledge to buy a block and put together a engine myself so that is why I want to purchase one of these ready to go. Any suggestions you have on where I could purchase a low-budget engine is appreciated.


P.S. Just finished installing subframe connectors [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] (Thanks for all who posted info on installing them, it came in handy when I installed mine)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 04, 07:22 AM
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I have heard good things about the guys in Summerduck, VA. I actually spoke to them on the phone and was impressed but ultimately just rebuilt my current engine. If I had it to do over I would probably buy a short block rather than hassle with the machine shop for 2 months! [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]

You can try and speak to Daryl White. He is a great guy and has some good deals on engines. He's in the Nashville area.

Good luck!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 04, 07:48 AM
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I did a ton of looking around. In the end I ordered a World Products engine from Summit. That 430 does look good!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 04, 08:36 AM
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I am new to the Camaro scene and have a zillion questions and concerns. From the day I bought my car (three weeks ago), I have been thinking about the engine that will eventually power it when restored. I have been looking at crate engines as well as built engines advertised in many places. I drive by an engine/machine shop on my way to work every day and stopped by on my way home last week. I was very surprised with the amount of help they offered me and the expertise they had. They will order one for me at a reduced cost or they will build me one from scratch. We threw around some numbers and it wasn't any more to build one than ordering a cookie cutter engine (depending on components of course). Plus, I would much rather deal with someone face to face with a handshake than on the phone with someone 1,000 miles away. If you have a shop in town, stop by and check it out. I'm glad I did!

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