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Re: Rebuild c3 engine (6/16)
 7/16/21 11:11am
flash1070
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Spokane, WA - USA

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1976 red and black with brown interior


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so after some thinking and listening to others, I will be buying a crate engine and new transmission to be put into the corvette.  I will also be keeping the engine that is being pulled out.  I believe it is the original engine.  I have only owned the corvette for one year.  So I do not know what has or has not been done to the engine.  This way I will know all about the engine and will be able to have a warranty with it.  Thank you all for your advice.

Re: Rebuild c3 engine (7/16)
 7/16/21 11:18am
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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Good plan.  👍



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Re: Rebuild c3 engine (8/16)
 7/16/21 11:50am
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Good luck, I ordered a 355, 300 hp crate from Jegs back in April. Was told end of October. Hope you have better luck. AKT I believe do the crates for a lot of the sellers and they say they just don’t have any blocks and parts to build for awhile. 

Re: Rebuild c3 engine (9/16)
 7/16/21 2:44pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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You might try getting a crate engine from Chevrolet as they have several performance ratings and a 3-year warranty.



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Re: Rebuild c3 engine (10/16)
 7/16/21 2:57pm
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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I've also heard good things about Blueprint Engines.



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Re: Rebuild c3 engine (11/16)
 7/16/21 4:15pm
flash1070
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I talked to a place in my home town and they said they could build me one in 6 to 8 weeks.

Re: Rebuild c3 engine (12/16)
 7/16/21 4:16pm
flash1070
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they company I talked to has a 7 year 100000 mile warranty.

Re: Rebuild c3 engine (13/16)
 7/16/21 4:28pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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How does their cost compare with the Chevrolet crate engine?



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Re: Rebuild c3 engine (14/16)
 7/17/21 8:20pm
flash1070
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the engine will be 2462 dollars.  This is a 350 with 350 hp.

Re: Rebuild c3 engine (15/16)
 7/17/21 11:15pm
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What company?



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Re: Rebuild c3 engine (16/16)
 7/19/21 1:03pm
flash1070
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s&j engines in spokane wa.

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