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Has anyone any experiance of Larrys Performance?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul Y, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Paul Y
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
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    Looking at rebuilding my belly button 350sbc and came across these guys offering a 383 stroker 4 bolt short engine kit for $1200.

    http://www.larrysperformance.com/data/assemkits.html

    Sounds too good to be true so has anyone any experiance of them or can suggest an alternative?

    P.:D
     
  2. Probably Chinese crank. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
     
  3. Paul Y
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
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    Thats what I though. I have sent them a mail asking for details of the components and will report back.

    If I was in the market for a 383 short block has anyone got any recomendations?

    P.
     
  4. I bet shipping over there would be a killer as well.
     

  5. RagDoll
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    I've had Larry's performance rebuild 2 engines. Neither a HAMB car but am still happy with their work after 3 years. The camaro was sold so no idea how that's doing, but they rebuilt a 302 for my 68 mustang. I brought it all the way down to LA from Northern CA and drove it straight home with no problems. Not sure where they get their stuff, but I'm still happy with the work done on my car! They had everything in their shop ...saw a bucket, a 50's vintage and a later model sedan type thing...some 90's vintage thing. Never had a probolem with the service.
     
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  6. Paul Y
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    To be quite honest Richard it is not too bad if it is part of a container.

    The machining costs to just have the block taken to +30 and the crank to + 10 is not far off $700. Add a Summit $199 dollar rebuild kit would take the cost to not far off the cost of this kit.

    So, Landed in Pounds to the UK this kit would be about £900, add a set of Patriot heads and the bits off my old engine and I have a 383 for £1400 which is what the cost of a crate 350 would cost.

    Would be nice to hear from anyone who has used them as this is a very attractive deal from where I am sitting!

    P.
     
  7. Paul Y
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    Ragdoll, that is the sort of information I was after. Anyone else?

    P.
     
  8. Paul Y
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    A quick bump to get some other opinions.

    P.
     
  9. Here is the 383 stroker kit I use'd $650.00 I treat it like a rental car!

    http://www.northernautoparts.com/ProductModelDetail.cfm?ProductModelId=1674

    Worked perfect. slight notch of the pan rail.

    Great power with AFR 190 HEADS

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  10. kopis
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
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    I have heard good things about those guys, thats all that I can say.
     

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