Ouch ..... Engine build quote !!

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Just talked with a local Race Engine Shop in my area for a pump gas 550 - 600hp 434sbc build !!!

    This is with all forged internals and Dart Little M block , they quoted me $20k and a 2 month build time !!!! . Wow the prices sure have gone up in the last 20 year's since I had an engine built !!!
     
  2. Peck

    Peck Veteran Member

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    20k seems very steep to me. You are getting close to Nelson racing prices at that point.
     
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  3. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Makes a brand new 525hp LS3 a bargain at $7500
     
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  4. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  5. xten

    xten Veteran Member

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    This is why our engine builder retired. Getting too hard to stay competitive. It's hard to even get an engine built around here anymore. Machine shop jail is getting as expensive and as long of a wait as paint shop jail.
     
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  6. 80sz

    80sz Veteran Member

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    I hear ya, rebuilt 406 reusing most my old parts and still cost 7g
     
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  7. 1980RS

    1980RS Veteran Member

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    I think you can build one for less than that, seems a little high.
     
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  8. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    I have about that much info my whole car, but I only have 450hp. And that's after rebuilding the bottom end from the previous builder screw up.

    I don't have big dog cash.
     
  9. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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