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Technical Help picking the right crate engine

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tex Flick, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Not sure where you are located. I purchased a engine from West Coast Engines, Very pleased
    With the product.
  2. Tex Flick
    Joined: Sep 30, 2017
    Posts: 29

    Tex Flick

    If it's mandatory I state where I live, I'm from southeastern Nebraska. Around the Fillmore area.
  3. Tex Flick
    Joined: Sep 30, 2017
    Posts: 29

    Tex Flick

    I probably should update that info in the profile settings :D
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  4. Tex Flick
    Joined: Sep 30, 2017
    Posts: 29

    Tex Flick

    Don't see a point in putting a new water pump on when the "old" one is almost brand new.
  5. You will when it goes bad. Been there done that. :(
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  6. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,551


    I'm sure you've heard the term "ran when parked? Stuff works fine til you remove and relocate it!
  7. Tex Flick
    Joined: Sep 30, 2017
    Posts: 29

    Tex Flick

    I was driving it as a daily until about a month ago. It still runs and goes, but motors just completely wore out. It's starting to lose its compression, that's the main reason I want to get the old motor out of there so I can drive it again.
  8. Some stuff is better off changed because it's relatively cheap and easier to do while it in process. When doing swaps I tell them that it makes no difference to me if I put on the old parts or new parts "while its out and in my hands anyway, the effort and labor is almost the same " however after the fact and if there's a problem it's going to cost significantly more to change it.
    Knowing that stuff seems like common sense but actually living thru it once is enough to make you a believer and it is a no brainer. Gamblers know when to hold em and when to fold em.
  9. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,918


    Having to guess, the camel humps would be 1.94, Not 2.02 heads. Four-barrel we called 'em.
  10. BlueprintEngines
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 9

    from Nebraska

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  11. There is the rub, make sure that the crank is bored for a pilot bearing. Pretty simple thing to do just ask before you plunk down any cash.
  12. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,276


    I agree. But its a toss up, should I keep using good made in USA until it goes bad or buy new chinese crap that probably is going to go bad soon??

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