Ouch ..... Engine build quote !!

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    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 !!!
     
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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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    Makes a brand new 525hp LS3 a bargain at $7500
     
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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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    I hear ya, rebuilt 406 reusing most my old parts and still cost 7g
     
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    I think you can build one for less than that, seems a little high.
     
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    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.
     
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