Originally Posted by fxr50l
why not buy a 302 block and put all your stuff on/into that.
My engine cost me in excess of $10,000 to get done. It's only 20,000k's old. Don't want to waste more $.
For a second there, I even thought it might have been a 302 block as I had 2 Clevo's buzzing around for awhile. 1 302 which came in the XB when I bought it and 1 351 that came in an XC I used to have. I rebuilt the 351 and threw it into the XB.
If it came down to it? I'd just spend the $ on a car thats already done then swap my engine into it.
I am finding it hard to come up with the $7000 to purchase a car in NSW already done. In Vic people are asking $14,000 for the same spec'd car.
I think I've found a decent chassis and I am hoping I can build my own car. Won't save any $ but at least I'll know I built it. I can also do it bit by bit when I have the cash. Building a car without running gear will cost about $8000 inc purchase of the car excluding running gear.