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12/16/12 4:39am - Reply: 'Re: Re-manufactured Engine vs my stock engine'
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Hayward, CA - USA

I have 1974 Corvette, with white exterior and silver interior. It has 350.

Joined: 10/9/2012
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Hi, what do you think of this combo? Summit Racing Part Number:CMB-08-0034 I am not thinking of doing anything to my lower block, do you think thats ok? Do you think with the combo above my lower block will be able to handle it? I will also change my carb and add cam. Another question, do you know some that had use obx side exhaust?

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12/16/12 10:38am - Reply: 'Re: Re-manufactured Engine vs my stock engine'
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Rochester, NY - USA

1980 L- 82 fully restored and upgraded.

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It sounds like you trying to do this as affordable as possible. And there really is no cheaper way to re-do a motor then getting a 1500.00 short block and installing your parts to it (ie) intake carb starter exhaust manifolds. Would a numbers matching car be worth more ? My vote in your case is no and with no disrespect numbers matching includes a lot of investment during a restore and you seam happy (rightly so ) to drive and enjoy the car. 

Look to jegs and get there 260hp motor it will be a big difference from what you had OEM 


or complete for 2200.00 

Look at it this way YOU will have factory NEW and no matter what non-sense a builder talks any builder with an ounce of honesty will admit he can not compete with a crate motor for an average joe who simply needs a motor. If they try to walk away there sales people at that moment. 

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12/17/12 11:42am - Reply: 'Re: Re-manufactured Engine vs my stock engine'
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Kimberling City, MO - USA

1976 Stingray

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Vetto1974 said: Hi I have been contemplating in regards to my engine. I came across with this company in California, west coast engines, www.westcoastengines.com. The remanufactured crate engines. I am looking at 350 ci, 325 hp. The price, $2,499 plus shipping and core of $300. They are using vortec heads. It seems a good price. Is worth buying remanufactured engine? Or, it is better to rebuild my engine? Do you think by rebuilding my engine, will I get to 325 hp? Need help to decide.

My younger brother is really into auto and truck parts, and has been for many years now. I am lucky in the fact that he wanted to rebuild my org. #'s engine. Our thoughts were "while it's apart" and what would be simple upgrades...pistons...camshafts...etc. He feels I should get a good crusin car with 300hp. I have had the trans. rebuild at a race shop...heads at a machine shop that we have used in the past! Trans...was a virgin...and engine got a  very detailed hone work over. Org. had 160,000 miles by 2 other owners and cylinder walls showed almost no wear. So long story...short...get someone you know and trust to help you make your choices!  I have waited 20 years...so just opened the bank account and went for it. LOL

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