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    Yeah but don't those Iron blocks weigh a lot more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SScott View Post
    Yeah but don't those Iron blocks weigh a lot more?
    around 70lbs, and i love mine. 6.0 lq4 with a nice cam.

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    Virginia is where the guy is from whom I am getting the parts. I didn't think about sell my block and have him just put the whole thing together block and all then when I get it just gotta put it up under the heads and swap out the rockers. I am going to see if that is an option.

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    A long block includes the heads , a short block is just that. The block with all the internals like cam-crank-rods-pistons-rod & crank & cam bearings. Just make sure the block has been decked & aligned bored-squared , bored with plates & magnafluxed,deburred & coated.
    GM has the best deal going with a rebuilt LS6 engine complete with a warranty for around $3500.00 I think.
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    GM rebuild LS6 rebuild $3500 w/ warranty. Need more information. Sounds almost to good to be true.

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    Yup...Allen and I had the LQ9 built from scrath by Henricks in Houston.....I just had read and knew of too many bullshit stories with crate motors.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Yup...Allen and I had the LQ9 built from scrath by Henricks in Houston.....I just had read and knew of too many bullshit stories with crate motors.....
    Yep. My engine guy in Houston was an instructor at SAM. Many of his students went on to get jobs at shops cranking out "inexpensive" short blocks, and are always complaining to him about the hurry-up, shortcut work they are forced to do to meet those kind of prices. It's really false economy to skimp there. I'd rather save the $$ on cheap headers that might have to be replaced in a few years.

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    $3500 is a little high for a stock engine, even if it is an ls6. you could get a 402 or 408 economy, eagle crank, eagle rods, and mahle pistons for around $3000.

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    I saw brand new ls1 long blocks for $3300.00 with no core charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sroach20 View Post
    $3500 is a little high for a stock engine, even if it is an ls6. you could get a 402 or 408 economy, eagle crank, eagle rods, and mahle pistons for around $3000.
    And machined and assembled by monkeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistermike View Post
    Yep. My engine guy in Houston was an instructor at SAM. Many of his students went on to get jobs at shops cranking out "inexpensive" short blocks, and are always complaining to him about the hurry-up, shortcut work they are forced to do to meet those kind of prices. It's really false economy to skimp there. I'd rather save the $$ on cheap headers that might have to be replaced in a few years.
    I hear you....Greg Spreen did most of the machining....guy builds dirt track racers and has a machine shop close by...Henricks built and balanced the spinner assembly...I've bounced that Stroker motor off of 7500RPM more than a few times....I bet a SLP crate motor wouldn't have 1) done that 2) lived through it.....I'm just a firm believer in don't buy cheap when your talking your motor.....go cheap on tires/headers/stereo....but not your motor.....I went top shelf on all motor componenets....down to the oil pump ( Lingenfelter)....and I have a beast that will be that way for a long long time.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SScott View Post
    Yeah but don't those Iron blocks weigh a lot more?
    78lbs exactly between my aluminum LS1 and the iron LQ9....relocate your battery and your pretty much back to square one

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