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Old 03-18-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Thomas Cameron
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Anyone have any experience with these folks?

I found these folks on Froogle. They sell rebuilt engines at *cheap*
prices with a 7/70 warranty. I wonder if anyone has ever dealt with them?
Any opinions?

http://www.rebuilt-auto-engines.com/

Thomas
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone have any experience with these folks?


Thomas Cameron wrote:
> I found these folks on Froogle. They sell rebuilt engines at *cheap*
> prices with a 7/70 warranty. I wonder if anyone has ever dealt with

them?
> Any opinions?
>
> http://www.rebuilt-auto-engines.com/
>
> Thomas



You get what you pay for. "Engine Remanufacturers" mass produce and
sell motors machined out to the max that are filled with sub-standard
parts. They roll the dice hoping they go the distance and figuring you
won't be keeping the car/truck/boat for the duration of the warranty.
Check out the prices on the 'marine' 460 motor. Less that 1600 bucks.
Hmmm, it'll be good enough to idle at the dock and putt around a
smaller lake but its nothing I'd want to have my life depend on out in
big water.

Thundersnake #5

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Old 03-22-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone have any experience with these folks?

keller428@hotmail.com wrote:
> Thomas Cameron wrote:
>
>>I found these folks on Froogle. They sell rebuilt engines at *cheap*
>>prices with a 7/70 warranty. I wonder if anyone has ever dealt with

>
> them?
>
>> Any opinions?
>>
>>http://www.rebuilt-auto-engines.com/
>>
>>Thomas

>
>
>
> You get what you pay for. "Engine Remanufacturers" mass produce and
> sell motors machined out to the max that are filled with sub-standard
> parts. They roll the dice hoping they go the distance and figuring you
> won't be keeping the car/truck/boat for the duration of the warranty.
> Check out the prices on the 'marine' 460 motor. Less that 1600 bucks.
> Hmmm, it'll be good enough to idle at the dock and putt around a
> smaller lake but its nothing I'd want to have my life depend on out in
> big water.
>
> Thundersnake #5


Yep. It's hit or miss. I had to go with these due to budgetary
constraints. The first one, from a local rebuilder, had a collapsed
lifter after 6000 miles, and I had to be somewhat of a jerk to get the
parts store to honor the warranty, in that I had to threaten a lawsuit,
and mean it. We both naturally wanted to avoid that miserable ball of
wax, so like sane people, we agreed to work it out in a more
constructive fashion.

I'm not recommending cheapie crate motors, because I've known too many
guys to blow them, -especially- when never touched. I did get an ATK
motor as a replacement, and it's been fine for 40,000 with a mild
performance build, and driving it without abusing it. All the cam I
dared put in it was a Comp. 256XE (212/218, .477/.484 @ 0.050"). I'm
never going to spin it any harder than low 5000s, because I honestly
don't trust it to take any more than that. Buy a good motor and you
won't have to worry.


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Old 03-24-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Anyone have any experience with these folks?


"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
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> keller428@hotmail.com wrote:
>> Thomas Cameron wrote:
>>
>>>I found these folks on Froogle. They sell rebuilt engines at *cheap*
>>>prices with a 7/70 warranty. I wonder if anyone has ever dealt with

>>
>> them?
>>
>>> Any opinions?
>>>
>>>http://www.rebuilt-auto-engines.com/
>>>
>>>Thomas

>>
>>
>>
>> You get what you pay for. "Engine Remanufacturers" mass produce and
>> sell motors machined out to the max that are filled with sub-standard
>> parts. They roll the dice hoping they go the distance and figuring you
>> won't be keeping the car/truck/boat for the duration of the warranty.
>> Check out the prices on the 'marine' 460 motor. Less that 1600 bucks.
>> Hmmm, it'll be good enough to idle at the dock and putt around a
>> smaller lake but its nothing I'd want to have my life depend on out in
>> big water.
>>
>> Thundersnake #5

>
> Yep. It's hit or miss. I had to go with these due to budgetary
> constraints. The first one, from a local rebuilder, had a collapsed
> lifter after 6000 miles, and I had to be somewhat of a jerk to get the
> parts store to honor the warranty, in that I had to threaten a lawsuit,
> and mean it. We both naturally wanted to avoid that miserable ball of
> wax, so like sane people, we agreed to work it out in a more constructive
> fashion.
>
> I'm not recommending cheapie crate motors, because I've known too many
> guys to blow them, -especially- when never touched. I did get an ATK
> motor as a replacement, and it's been fine for 40,000 with a mild
> performance build, and driving it without abusing it. All the cam I dared
> put in it was a Comp. 256XE (212/218, .477/.484 @ 0.050"). I'm never
> going to spin it any harder than low 5000s, because I honestly don't trust
> it to take any more than that. Buy a good motor and you won't have to
> worry.
>
>
> --
> Wound Up
> ThunderSnake #65
>


One other perspective. A local street racer bought an Auto Zone rebuilt
engine and changed the cam, lifters and valve springs. Then pounded on it
for years with Nitrous. It finally broke. It was in an El Camino and ran
tens at the strip. He had about $1,400 in the complete engine.

Al # 35


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