> 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
>> Any opinions?
> 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
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.