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09-30-2011 10:49 PM
SONICobra nvm...

glad to hear you got everything worked out, makes me feel like i got raped by VT back in the day though
09-30-2011 04:35 PM
sleepercobra
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Originally Posted by splytsecond View Post
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.
09-29-2011 08:50 PM
splytsecond glad paul is treatin ya well! can't wait to see what the car does when its done
09-29-2011 07:10 PM
01Cobra
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Originally Posted by sleepercobra View Post
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.
09-29-2011 03:41 PM
sleepercobra
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Originally Posted by 01Cobra View Post
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
09-29-2011 02:07 PM
01Cobra Mike @ AES is good people.

Picking up my heads Friday.
09-28-2011 04:30 PM
sleepercobra
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Originally Posted by TurboJuice View Post
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.
09-28-2011 04:22 PM
TurboJuice Any updates? Seems like you have had one hell of a saga.
08-21-2011 01:41 PM
sleepercobra
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Originally Posted by 01GTvert View Post
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
08-21-2011 01:36 PM
01GTvert you're golng to drive this year round?
08-20-2011 02:07 PM
sleepercobra 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.


















04-14-2011 04:32 PM
sleepercobra
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Originally Posted by Zack View Post
Did you try haggling? It works!
no, i was just so disgusted with this shortblock that i took everything and left.
04-14-2011 03:58 PM
imported_VicRattlehead
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Originally Posted by sleepercobra View Post
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
04-14-2011 03:23 PM
Zack Did you try haggling? It works!
04-14-2011 03:17 PM
sleepercobra
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Originally Posted by Zack View Post
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.
04-14-2011 03:07 PM
Zack
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Originally Posted by sleepercobra View Post
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.
04-14-2011 03:00 PM
Bigturbonotch doesnt seem TOO high
04-14-2011 02:58 PM
sleepercobra
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Originally Posted by Zack View Post
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.??
04-14-2011 02:48 PM
Zack
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Originally Posted by sleepercobra View Post
Update: Engine no longer being assembled at AES, took it out of there today.
Oh dear why is that?
04-14-2011 02:47 PM
sleepercobra Update: Engine no longer being assembled at AES, took it out of there today.
04-02-2011 04:08 PM
Aron
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Originally Posted by sleepercobra View Post
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?
Hans at Deans Performance.
04-02-2011 03:54 PM
sleepercobra dropped off engine today at AES. pics to come after they put it together.
02-18-2011 08:48 PM
sleepercobra 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?
01-25-2011 12:54 PM
sleepercobra
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Originally Posted by Zack View Post
God sorry to hear that.
Buy my running Terminator engine for 3k, puta whipple on it and drive the snot out of it.
i cried.. anyways i have this block and heads i wanna put together. i thought about your termi engine but i have so many parts i gotta buy to make this thing running again i dunno when thats gonna happen so i figured i would get this thing put together before it starts rusting and maybe sell it or use it if things go well this year with $$.
01-25-2011 12:40 PM
Zack God sorry to hear that.
Buy my running Terminator engine for 3k, puta whipple on it and drive the snot out of it.
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