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Old 08-25-2005, 21:26   #1 (permalink)
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Who builds their own engines?

Just curious, like the title says...
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Old 08-25-2005, 21:31   #2 (permalink)
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I build my own engines always have and always will.
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Old 08-25-2005, 21:51   #3 (permalink)
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I'm the new kid on the block and have only built one 351C and one 302W and have much to learn, but I just love the challenge of turning a large lump of cast iron (with 8 big holes in it), into a fire breathing animal.

What a feeling of accomplishment when you're pounding down the road powered by a motor you built. I've got another 351C and a 302C that I'm looking forward to building. Just got to finish this damn shed.
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*raises hand*

Only done one, but I'd love to do another. Went pretty damn good too... now all I have to do is shove it in my wagon as it's awaiting transplant...
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Old 08-25-2005, 23:10   #5 (permalink)
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Just curious, like the title says...
l build my own plus i do them for other people as well
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I prefer to do what i'm good at and pay an expert to build my engine.
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Old 08-25-2005, 23:11   #7 (permalink)
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I didn't put mine together but I did all the reseach and part collection for my 393 alloy head engine .
Maybe next time I will have a crack at the assembly to .
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I have done the last 2 complete builds of my 351, including setting up of the valves, selecting matching springs/retainers/locks and getting spring pressures correct. I originally thought it was going to be hard, but found out it was quite easy, if you are thorough and keep everthing nice and clean.(and use common sense. hehe)
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Old 08-26-2005, 00:57   #9 (permalink)
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I had one built by a "you beaut" engine builder here in Brissie cost me $9000 it went hard for the first 2 laps of Qld Raceway then piston hit the valve and it was f**ked best $9000 i'll ever spend "NOT".
Now I build all my engines and for other people as well.
It's amazing how an engine that you build yourself sounds totaly different to one that costs you big $$$'s, must be the satisfaction of an engine being started for the first time and hearing it purr.
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:36   #10 (permalink)
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I've built all my own engines so far and many for other people as well including holden and chev v8,s,ford sixes as well as a triple weber 208 holden six. I,ll be the first to admit that i've made mistakes as well but i won,t make the same one twice.
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