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    For me it would be a rebuild, i've done 2 now with my dad and half of one alone, makes it more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt--8 View Post
    For me it would be a rebuild, i've done 2 now with my dad and half of one alone, makes it more fun.
    It may be fun matt but like others have allready said it works out more expensive ? And if you dont have all the equipment to measure all the tolerances your enginge might not last as long as one that is factory built> I would go down the crate route myself

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    Never had a problem with the 2 crate motors i've bought.

    If it worries you though, buty thru someone like WASP or other UK suppliers. The engine still comes from the States but the UK supplier issues the guarentee.

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    Id guess it depends on funds and what you want from an engine

    If i had the money, Id buy a crate (with an engine in)

    But

    As you know im re-building (stock) my chevy and at the moment its cost less than an empty crate
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    Thanks, looks like all the "got 1 with swarf in the sump, didnt make the power it was spose to & the crank wasnt machined properly" stories, are just that, tales & stories.

    Now, just gotta see which engine ?? !!
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    take it that you havnt sorted out your engine issues then steve ?
    i say, anyone for a spot of tiffin...

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    Er no mate. Kinda one step forward & one step back
    Hopefully it should be sorted in a few weeks, one way or the other.
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