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Old 04-27-2007, 01:16 AM   #1
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My 2nd used motor is on the way, and I'll be removing the new old one soon. It'* got 51K on it, but holds no oil pressure.

I can't imagine anyone will want it, or any parts off of it, if for no other reason than shipping costs probably prohibit it.

I'm sure I can let the mechanic do whatever he wants with it, but just wondering if maybe I should take it and learn the fine art of engine rebuilding. Something to plunk around with.

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but just wondering if maybe I should take it and learn the fine art of engine rebuilding. Something to plunk around with.
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Let'* not forget why we bought a used motor instead of rebuilding.. It'* more costly to rebuild than buy used.

I threw mine on the floor. The mechanic probably has a place that picks up his scrap metal for recylcing.

Some here have sold old parts... Heck.. lots of the parts are still good. Like the heads, front timing cover, valve covers, rockers etc etc... Those are all good parts. Maybe put up a "possible" for sale thread and look for potential customers.
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Yeah.... you're right. I'd love to have the motor to work on and learn about, but then I'm looking at an engine stand, a few specialized tools, etc. I'll call the salvage yard, see if they want it back, and if not, put up a for sale ad.
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they won't want it..the only thing they can do is melt it down for metal, shipping would cost more than it'* worth.
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Yeah, that'* what I figured too. But isn't the same true for parting it out? I'm guessing the heads are heavy enough to fall under the same category; then there'* the hassle of crating/shipping.

I'm thinking maybe the best thing is to just let the mechanic take it to the scrap yard.
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If rebuilding it is truly what you want to do, it may not be a bad thing if you want to spend the money on it a little at a time.

I had thought about buying a S2 L67 as a spare and rebuilding the entire thing with Modded parts of course. Not sure the same mods are available for your particular motor but it could be a good thing to have a spare laying around should your othe motor give way. Just MO
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just taking it apart will gain you much knowledge
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hey keep it never know take it a part rebuilt and port the head maybe you can rebuilt it later .if you have the space keep it
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Take it to a scrap yard, they will give you money for the steel parts.
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