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Old 12-15-2004, 02:23 AM   #1
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You can see the crank damage in this shot! Quite the nasty motor this one was. I was taking it to the ol' shop for scrap. The rotors were just garbage, and the oil pan had shavings and such in it.

These Iron blocks are effin' heavy!
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Oddly enough, I don't think two 3800'* made you any faster
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why did it fail?
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why did it fail?
that is not the one from his car

he got a spare 3800 it play around with
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Hmm, going for a Front-Drive / Rear-Engine setup eh???
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Hmm, going for a Front-Drive / Rear-Engine setup eh???
na he should go AWD with 2 3800'*
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well if you take it to a machine shop to have them machine and magnaflux it then you will know if its actually bad or not
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well if you take it to a machine shop to have them machine and magnaflux it then you will know if its actually bad or not
Why, 3800s are almost a dime a dozen, cleaning, magnafluxing, and especially having to over bore crank journals is freaking expensive. At that kind of cost he would be better off getting a good shortblock and just having the cylinders punch maybe .010 or .020 over, having the block hot tanked. Or even better yet, you can get re-manufactured shortblocks for under $1000, Im going to take a stab in the dark and say $600-700
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Hmm, going for a Front-Drive / Rear-Engine setup eh???
na he should go AWD with 2 3800'*
Actually, I've always wanted to see someone do that.

Hey, we have big trunks... all I'm saying...
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Spiral... I think you are correct here... I have seen the L36 Longblock for $1000 with a good warranty... I'll bet a short block would be in the 700-800 range... And its so true, if there are any problems with the block its self or the crank then things start to get really expensive... By the time you have done all of the work you could have gotten a long block for cheap..
Yea or the best is when you go pick up an engine and they say that one of the cylinder walls were cracked so they sleeved it and it will be another extra $500. WTF ?? You are charging me an extra $500 to put together a crappy engine... NO, you keep that engine.... (sorry that was a tangent)

But yes, machine costs can get pretty crazy if there is anything wrong with the block. Even better yet is when they turn a crank, that ends up costing more than just buying a new crank. Crazy machine shops, luckily enough my friends dad owns an automotive machine shop....
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