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    What do you guys think of this engine?

    Thinking about buying it. Says it is 500HP

    PREMIUM GM 4 BOLT BLOCK
    CNC BORED AND MILLED USING A RMC V-40
    BLOCK IS PERFORMANCE PREPPED AND FILLED WITH BLOCK CRETE FOR EXTRA STRENGTH
    JE FORGED 2618 FLAT TOP PISTONS
    FORGED 4340 RODS
    CUSTOM STROKE CRANK
    BRAND NEW GM / CHEVY PRO COMP ALUMINUM HEADS
    HI FLOW 210 cc INTAKE RUNNERS
    STAINLESS STEEL 2.02 X 1.6 VALVES
    SCREW IN STUDS W/ GUIDE PLATES
    HEAVY DUTY STAINLESS STEEL ROLLER ROCKERS
    CUSTOM VALVE COVERS, TIMING CHAIN COVER AND CUSTOM OIL PAN
    THIS ENGINE IS RATED AT JUST OVER 500 HP 550 FT.LBS

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    PREMIUM GM 4 BOLT BLOCK
    CNC BORED AND MILLED USING A RMC V-40
    BLOCK IS PERFORMANCE PREPPED AND FILLED WITH BLOCK CRETE FOR EXTRA STRENGTH
    JE FORGED 2618 FLAT TOP PISTONS
    FORGED 4340 RODS
    CUSTOM STROKE CRANK
    BRAND NEW GM / CHEVY PRO COMP ALUMINUM HEADS
    HI FLOW 210 cc INTAKE RUNNERS
    STAINLESS STEEL 2.02 X 1.6 VALVES
    SCREW IN STUDS W/ GUIDE PLATES
    HEAVY DUTY STAINLESS STEEL ROLLER ROCKERS
    CUSTOM VALVE COVERS, TIMING CHAIN COVER AND CUSTOM OIL PAN
    THIS ENGINE IS RATED AT JUST OVER 500 HP 550 FT.LBS
    If it is dirt cheap. Go for it.

    Too many things about that ad just don't sound right.

    No certain product brands or descriptions.

    Cahnces are likely that by the sound of the ad, they just might not own any CNC equipment, and if they do it seems strange to tie it up doing menial tasks like boring blocks.

    Frankly like I said, if it is cheap how can you go worng even if you have to pull it apart and verify the clearances.

    To me it looks like the ad is worded by someone who has no clue and I doubt that engine will come close to 500 hp. PAW did a 406 and it did just a little over 425 hp years ago for a crate motor. Who knows maybe those cylinder heads will mke it step up and run a number but I doubt it.

    You have no promises of anything except what head brand is used. Everything else is called Heavy Duty, CNC, Premium, Custom, Forged 4340, Hi-Flow, I do see they are claiming JE 2618 pistons. Sonuds odd to me. Most would be using the SRP/JE pistons which are not flat top in a 2618 version.

    The description of their block filler is a turn off too. Hard Block or Moroso only. No grout. no concrete.

    Sorry,
    You asked for an opinion.

    Ed
    " Let all things that hath breath, praise the Lord. Praise Ye the Lord" Psalms 150 vs 6.

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    I'm with ED, on this one.
    You don't say how big the engine is, but why would they even put block filler in the motor at all.
    Also theres too many variables on what parts are used, and you aslo didn't say what the price is. You can buy those parts for less than $3,000.00, but you wouldn't be getting good quality parts, like you can buy 4340 rods for less than $300.00 or you can pay $600.00 for good quality rods.

    Just my .02

    Zip.

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    You can buy a custom stroke crank for 299.00 too

    It sounds like a big dissapointment to me as well as junk

    You got a link to the add for the engine?
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    Sounds like an ebay ad I have seen.

    If you are looking for an engine, place a wanted classified out on RJ classifieds, I think you can do better.

    Besides there are some awesome builders right here in this forum.

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    It was on Ebay. It was a SBC 427 and went for $3200, of course that wouldnt have included shipping. I didnt bid becuase i could not get a response from the seller of any of my questions. That dont mean anything though as its labor day and alot of people arent around.

    Here is a link to it:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...150987475&rd=1

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    I think you did good to let that pass by,

    An engine of that caliber would cost upwards of 8,000 from carb to pan,but you definatly will have a real nice engine.

    Don't be fooled by the low prices,it just might cost you double and then some.

    Read the user feedback part of the site,I'd also reccomend asking us here if you find some thing that interests you.It might save you some grief and money.Beware who you give your hard earned money to.

    And yes there are some good builders here on the site that have built combos like what you are looking for.
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    hey guys, i too agree bad deal, my 422 block was machined on the rmc v30 and with filler, splayed mains align bored and honed plus clearanced for 3.875 crank and painted with bearings it cost me $510 just for that. www.rmcengine.com

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    This is a High Performance Chevy 427. Cam has a NICE LOPELY RACE IDLE AND A GREAT POWER BAND THAT MAKES PLENTY OF TORQUE. Compression is around 11.5 TO 1. THIS IS A RACE ENGINE THAT IS RECOMMENDED TO USE WITH RACE FUEL. IT WILL RUN ON PREMIUM PUMP FUEL WITH THE RIGHT TIMING. THIS ENGINE WILL FIT IN SEVERAL YEAR MODELS. PLEASE ASK IF IT WILL WORK WITH YOUR SET UP. We can customize for the winning bidder after auction or the winner can finish it on there own. We will crate it up for $80.00. We can have it shipped to most of USA for $200 to $350. We also have 327 334 340 355 383 400 406 409 413 sbc race or street just let us know what you need. No CORE Required!! We accept cashiers checks, money order, wire transfer. $500 DOWN Payment must be made within 7 days. LAYAWAY ALSO AVAILABLE. Bidders with less than 10 feedback need to get permission via E-mail. Questions welcome.
    Well that is a cheap price. Maybe at 427 cu in it might make that 500 hp who knows.

    I notice he takes lay=awake paments. Seems like that is mostly what I end up doing too. Well if he is suing enough of a stroke to get that 427 cu in he muct be using sime kind of an aftermarket crank and rods. Maybe he is buying up the defect Import stuff that Eagle, and the others put on sale.

    I can't do a 427 even using Eagle for that in parts cost.

    Hmm'

    Ed
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    It's your money but i wouldn't touch it, the carnk is probably a 5140 crank. You really can't buy good Chinese parts for that price, and know that they meet specs. Again i'm not knocking the builder, but he's going to build the motor on your money, after you pay him and maybe it will be delivered in 2 wks. but maybe in 6 weeks. Again it's your money and i think you have had some good advice here.

    Just my .02

    zip.


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