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    Time for a rebuild

    I Blew a head gasket, so I was taking off my heads to get them magnafluxed etc, well when I took them off today I found this...

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    So it looks like it has to be rebuilt, which is a good thing, but a bad thing when you're broke lol...
    1995 Formula M6- Red... Throttle body airfoil, K & N FIPK2, TB bypass

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    that sucks since you said you're broke, but now you can stuff a 383 in there did it just happen out of nowhere or where you pushing hard on the motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empatho View Post
    that sucks since you said you're broke, but now you can stuff a 383 in there did it just happen out of nowhere or where you pushing hard on the motor?
    Yea 383 sounds very nice... I am broke lol, had a lot of things that had to be paid... Well, when it happened I was at a stoplight and 3 cars who were racing each other, 2 hondas and a mustang pulled up next to me. I just washed n waxed my car so I didnt really wanna race, so I didnt bother lookin at any of them, light turns green they take off, I take off normal.. We were in town so they shut it down at about 75, I catch up to them and pull up next to the mustang, and he asks me to rev up so I do, then my tb stuck open and my car started to redline like crazy, so i turned the car off, then turned it back on same result, still redlining, then boom, blew the gasket, coasted it to a sonic parkin lot, and chatted with the guys who were racing for about 3-4 hrs lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red4Mula View Post
    Yea 383 sounds very nice... I am broke lol, had a lot of things that had to be paid... Well, when it happened I was at a stoplight and 3 cars who were racing each other, 2 hondas and a mustang pulled up next to me. I just washed n waxed my car so I didnt really wanna race, so I didnt bother lookin at any of them, light turns green they take off, I take off normal.. We were in town so they shut it down at about 75, I catch up to them and pull up next to the mustang, and he asks me to rev up so I do, then my tb stuck open and my car started to redline like crazy, so i turned the car off, then turned it back on same result, still redlining, then boom, blew the gasket, coasted it to a sonic parkin lot, and chatted with the guys who were racing for about 3-4 hrs lol..
    wow that would suck!!who won the race.. the hondas or the mustang?

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    I hope the mustang, sorry about your car, but wouldnt it be cheaper to do a motor swap? Hell even throw in the LS1

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    Cheapest, fastest way out would be a junkyard motor. On the other hand a stroker kit would be the ticket if you could come up with a grand or so.

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    why not get a LS7

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    You might want to bid on this one...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-Ls...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Hmm with 3 days left I dont think the price will stay that low. But down here I got a few quotes to drop an LS1 into an LT1 body for $3500. Does that price sound around fair? The motors are usualyl 1,500 and 2 grand into labor and all the tuning ect. and I think transmission was included too i need to check on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Ten View Post
    why not get a LS7
    Complete ls7? From GM it's around 12-15k. The block alone is 6k.

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    Complete ls7? From GM it's around 12-15k. The block alone is 6k.
    oh wow.. lol nevermind

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