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    Bad news today

    Well today im driving and all of a sudden at a red light i see a shit ton of blue smoke pouring out my pipes. So i took it up the street to my friends hose and his dad a mechanic says i need a rebuild my rings and or lifters are f**Ked so im here asking for advice and if anyone has so parts they wwould like to get rid of Im located in illinois if that helps but id like to rebild it before it goes to storage at the end of october...

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    ouch, sucks man ... looks like you need a rebuild. Time for a swap!!!

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    yah wha should i put in it i have about 5k total i can spend being that im only 19 but anyways i with that 5k i need to do a few suspension things a hood and motor rebuild whats the best rebuild for right around 3500-4000

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    Look to drop a bit more on that rebuild. Since you will have the block cracked open look to some upgrades. But a budget rebuild would be cam and lifters, hardened push rods, alighn honing, over bore, matching pistons and rings, new bearings are a must, same with gaskets and seals.

    Look into getting some upgraded engine part for future build up. Its cheaper and easier to it now then later. If anything look into forged pistons and con rods. Up grade to ARP bolts and studs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screaminbird View Post
    yah wha should i put in it i have about 5k total i can spend being that im only 19 but anyways i with that 5k i need to do a few suspension things a hood and motor rebuild whats the best rebuild for right around 3500-4000
    that is close to the price of a new engine... do your self a huge favor and build a LQ9 or LS2...

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    look into a crate short block for a good way to go. in the new gm high tech mag thay have a list of some good short blocks you can pic up for around 4k. or lsx heven had a moter and trans with i think 89.xxx on it for 2500 +shiping

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    check the sponsors for specials on forged shortblocks...wheni spun a rod bearing in my old engine i almost bought a forged shortblock for i think $2800...now add some stability goodies and you back in business...and you can check the classafieds to save you some loot for your other goodies as well.. Just my .02

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