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Old 02-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #26
 
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so i know who is gonna be working on my engine, now i need someone that can install a 26spline input shaft in my t56 and maybe replace the synchros. any suggestions? anyone wanna make some extra cash if you have the experience?
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dropped off engine today at AES. pics to come after they put it together.
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so i know who is gonna be working on my engine, now i need someone that can install a 26spline input shaft in my t56 and maybe replace the synchros. any suggestions? anyone wanna make some extra cash if you have the experience?
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Update: Engine no longer being assembled at AES, took it out of there today.
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Update: Engine no longer being assembled at AES, took it out of there today.
Oh dear why is that?
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Oh dear why is that?

Dont feel like spending $16xx.00 in just labor. The shortblock i gave them ended up having 2 spun rod bearings which also burned up the rods (dont know why i didnt notice that before i purchased this thing) and a spun main. Looks like i will be calling mmr soon if i cant spend under $3000 to get this shortblock back together.

Is $1600 normal for just labor to regrind a crank, install 8 new rods on the current stock pistons, balance the engine and put the shortblock back together with heads, covers, etc.??
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doesnt seem TOO high
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Dont feel like spending $16xx.00 in just labor. The shortblock i gave them ended up having 2 spun rod bearings which also burned up the rods (dont know why i didnt notice that before i purchased this thing) and a spun main. Looks like i will be calling mmr soon if i cant spend under $3000 to get this shortblock back together.

Is $1600 normal for just labor to regrind a crank, install 8 new rods on the current stock pistons, balance the engine and put the shortblock back together with heads, covers, etc.??
If its just labor thats high.
If the new rods are figured into that price it sounds right.
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If its just labor thats high.
If the new rods are figured into that price it sounds right.

there not...

I figure $16xx.00 labor + $500 rods + $200 for bearings = $2300.
MMR's stroker 1000se 4.75 liter costs $2799 plus shipping.
I think the mmr stroker makes more sense to me....

Just to be clear, im not bashing AES. I paid the $150 for their time and took the parts back after the quote. I am not upset at all.
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Did you try haggling? It works!
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Dont feel like spending $16xx.00 in just labor. The shortblock i gave them ended up having 2 spun rod bearings which also burned up the rods (dont know why i didnt notice that before i purchased this thing) and a spun main. Looks like i will be calling mmr soon if i cant spend under $3000 to get this shortblock back together.

Is $1600 normal for just labor to regrind a crank, install 8 new rods on the current stock pistons, balance the engine and put the shortblock back together with heads, covers, etc.??
That's right in line with what our pricing is for the same work.
Off the top of my head we are at $$232 for grinding the crank and $915 to assemble longblock. if you want a second opinion call Randy at PER the shop number is 815-254-2333
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Did you try haggling? It works!
no, i was just so disgusted with this shortblock that i took everything and left.
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updating this thread, took all my parts to paul knippen and im having him install this eagle stroker kit part#14424. also having him also install some 97 cobra intake cams. enjoy the pics for now. hopefully will have this thing put together in the next month and on the road before the first snow fall lol.


















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you're golng to drive this year round?
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you're golng to drive this year round?

with the enormous dent this thing put in my wallet this year i might as well lol. it will be stored in winter
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Any updates? Seems like you have had one hell of a saga.
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Any updates? Seems like you have had one hell of a saga.

update is my engine should be done sometime this week from paul knippen. on the outside the engine shouldnt look any different then a regular 4v. i wouldnt recommend anybody but him. from quality to price its unreal how great he is.
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Mike @ AES is good people.

Picking up my heads Friday.
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Mike @ AES is good people.

Picking up my heads Friday.

They have a good reputation so i dont doubt it. all the guys seemed very nice when i met them.


Is that your car in drews garage hes working on?? sucks what happened bro
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They have a good reputation so i dont doubt it. all the guys seemed very nice when i met them.


Is that your car in drews garage hes working on?? sucks what happened bro
Yep. Just rollin with the punches.
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glad paul is treatin ya well! can't wait to see what the car does when its done
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glad paul is treatin ya well! can't wait to see what the car does when its done

maybe 550hp with a ported eaton? that will be my guess.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:49 PM   #48
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nvm...

glad to hear you got everything worked out, makes me feel like i got raped by VT back in the day though
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