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Nov

Rebuilt Engine on Craigslist – What to look for

I came across this ad for an engine on Craiglist and thought it seemed like a good engine to price ratio. If I was going to buy a rebuilt / built engine, I would verify that it was in new condition, as this ad states. You could call the machine shop & inquire about it, take off the oil pan & do a visual inspection for yourself to verify that this was basically a new crate motor.

If everything checked out, that’s when I would say buying an engine like this is a good idea for the value conscious buyer who doesn’t have to have everything a certain way.

This is the ad:

New High Performance Chevy 350 Engine – $2500

It’s a Late model Chevy 350 (5.7L) roller engine from a 1987 GTA TransAm, one piece rear main seal, Sealed power forged coated skirt “Speed Pro” pistons, bored .030 over (355 cu. in.), balanced rotating assembly with New Eagle Crank, new flexplate and balancer, custom ground Crane camshaft, roller lifters, JEGS precision gear drive, high volume oil pump, ARP rod bolts, billet timing cover, 3 angle valve job on Heads, billet tall valve covers, roller rockers, Double platinum plugs. All machine work was done by S&M Machine and Racing in Warner Robins Ga. It was done right and will make one killer rod/custom engine setup. This is a new motor and is already priced below the cost to build it, so keep the low ball offers to yourself…serious buyers only please!
Call or Text 478-957-57 five seven or email through my website http://www.carsofmacon.com

I also have: Accele 8mm wire set, Pro Billet HEI distributor, Flow Kooler High flow water pump, Aluminum pulley set, Billet Alternator Bracket, Billet timing tab, that can be bought separate for $250 

 

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