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  1. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I looked into getting the machining done down in Tijuana, and the guys said you’re really only saving a couple hundred bucks to get it done right, so it’s not really worth the hassle.
  2. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I looked into that, but, man, they’re expensive. Dart is definitely worth the money, but I’d rather spend the money on an LS swap if I was going to spend that much.
  3. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I’ve heard the same. Blueprint has a new block design for their 400, which is supposed to solve the issues of the original small-block design, which is another pro doing for it.
  4. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    Haha exactly what I get elsewhere. The 300 forum I’m on is, sadly, a bunch of people who just want tint, tune, and exhaust advice. No real discussion about anything beyond that.
  5. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    This is why I love this forum as much as I do. No other car forum comes close to the amount of discussion that this forum sees on a regular basis. Thank you to all who have replied thus far, and I eagerly await more discussion as time goes on.
  6. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    Th That’a definitely something to think about! Thanks for the heads up!
  7. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I know plenty of people down in Tijuana that probably know a reputable shop down there. I hadn’t thought of that. Thanks for the tips!
  8. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    It’s a good reference for cost, but I also want to lighten up the front end.
  9. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I originally wanted to do a 377, but from all the research I’ve done on 377 Vs 400, everyone says go for the 400, even the old 377 guys.
  10. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    Probably just store it in the garage.
  11. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I think I’ll just rebuild my 350 when I eventually pull it out, and that’ll be my rebuild experience for another future project.
  12. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I guess my idea was that, if it were cheaper to build my own motor, that I could start now and piece it together over the years while continuing to save money, instead of buying-once/crying-once with a crate motor. But, sounds like the crate motor is the way to go! I’m waiting on the economy...
  13. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    This is exactly the advice that I NEEDED to hear. Thank you!
  14. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    Most definitely. I honestly think I’d be happy with 400 hp. I already place well with my original, anemic 350. I appreciate the advice.
  15. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I’ve got a coworker building a 6.0 with LS3 heads for his Bronco. I’ll talk to him about expenses. Thank you for the advice!
  16. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    I’ll probably end up doing the LS in the long run and just rebuilding my current 350 for another project, unless it blows up on me sooner rather than later.
  17. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    This is probably what I needed to hear most, and really what’s been holding me back from pulling the trigger for so long. Thank you for the honesty!
  18. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    Maybe I should just change this to a simple question: Can I build a 450-500 hp 400 for significantly cheaper than Blueprint’s 400 crate motor? They want about $6200. I figure about $2000 for the machine shop work, and another $2000-3000 for heads and valvetrain.
  19. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    Mostly for autocross, but I still want to drive the car around town.
  20. sandiego74

    2022 Cost to Rebuild Engine Vs Crate Motor Vs LS Swap

    How do you like that 427 sbc? I’d love to have one, but, man, they are pricey.




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