I have been posting occasionally about the problems I have been having with the 400hp/408tq engine I purchased from Golens Engine Service in Mass. First received the engine with a mangled oil pan (fork lift). Reimbursed me for the pan. Next, found a knock after installing the exhaust www.camaros.net/forum/Forum9/HTML/004270.html
It ended up being a bad rod bearing after about 125 miles. So I sent the engine back for repair under the warranty(only covers labor). So after another $1k, I get it back and have it dyno tuned. That is where I am right now.
The engine is on the dyno stand right now and I am only getting 350hp but an impressive 410tq. It should have 401hp plus I upgraded from 1.94/1.50 to 2.02/1.60 valves, so I was expecting about 410. I have already called them twice and they are making me play phone tag between them and the dyno shop. When I first talked to them before buying the engine, they said they guaranteed HP#'s. Today, they said guaranteed to within 5-10% so I am still off 20 hp at 10% and the dyno shop said he might be able to get 2-5 more and thats about it.
I am really venting and trying to save everybody the same headache that I am having.
The engine is a 383 with 10-1 compression, Eagle Crank, Hypereutectic pistons, Eagle 5140 rods, stock Gm 75cc heads w/ 2.02/1.60Manley valves, Performer RPM type intake, 770 Holley Street Avenger Carb, Hei Distributor with MSD in cap coil, Dynomax Headers. The dyno shop is using a fairly new Superflow Dyno.
All comments and suggestions are appreciated
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