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well, there are schools of thought on this. Some ppl wont touch any motor they havent seen put together, others dont have an issue with crate motors. I build my own from stroker kits, and I know a cpl of reputable builders. Maybe the question is, will you be comfortable with a crate motor, assuming you get a decent warranty?

Personally, I would learn to roll your own. Its prob the most satisfying part of resto-modding :)
 

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I think this is the only way to go , if you don't want to build your own engine.
They test run and video the engine and document everything for you, they even send a video for the installation.

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Not to sound like an A hole, but if that's the pict of your car, I'd question going to high on HP, unless you've done significant frame and body mods, as well as tranny, suspension and rearend. Personally, I'd not go above 320HP if you haven't. But a crate engine would be fine.....as long as you get a good warranty.
 

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The FRPP crates are pretty good. Watch out for the valves though. I had one fail on the track with disasterous results.

You will need a timing cover, oil pan, dipstick, plug for late-model dipstick hole, fuel pump eccentric, fuel pump, 50-oz dampner and induction setup.
 

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I like this solution better. It's a little more money, but it should drop right in.

The electronic ignition is a nice touch.

Verify whether the valves used are one-piece though. You will sleep better if they are. I know I would.
 

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For that $,it should have forged pistons....not the "H" stuff. Check out gofastparts.com, they have all oem crate engines with warranty, prices are very good, friend of mine got a 350 gm 4 bolt 250 hp for his truck for $1500 (long block). They have engines that put out up to 500 hp.
 

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Jim,

I ordered this very engine from these guys (just came in last week) and am very happy with them. I have not installed it yet, but it seems to be a well built engine.

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with all that new found power, i dont think those dinky lil bicycle tires will do any more heh. and um look into better motor mounts !!! i dont think my engine even makes 320 at the fly, and, i have gone through enough sets of motor mounts let me tell you...i finally resorted to a method nearly exact to that of what DODGESTANG did to hold down the engine. works like a CHAMP..not to mention, hes doing it with a stroker 408 and its holding up for him.
 
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