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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    ATK engines

    Anybody ever used ATK engines?

    I'm thinking about buying a 454 from them. I've been checking around and haven't found anybody that comes close to their prices.
    With msd distributor, Weiand intake, plug wires, and Street Avenger carb, It's about $4000 shipped to my door.

    http://high-performance-engines.com/...duct_Code=HP40

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    Company A...........5500
    B...........5600
    C...........5550
    D...........5700
    E............5650
    F............5400
    etc etc ...5300-10000
    ATK........4000

    first thought..............hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    second thought.........what's the difference?
    third thought.............a thousand voices saying "something that seems too
    good to be true, usually is".
    fourth thought...........let the buyer beware

    it's your move..................................

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    Well said!!!^^^^^^^

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    We had tried to use some ATK engines in the past ops: . We dont use them anymore :wink:

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    Thanks for all the replies.

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    Re: ATK engines

    Quote Originally Posted by slowmotion
    Anybody ever used ATK engines?

    I'm thinking about buying a 454 from them. I've been checking around and haven't found anybody that comes close to their prices.
    With msd distributor, Weiand intake, plug wires, and Street Avenger carb, It's about $4000 shipped to my door.

    http://high-performance-engines.com/...duct_Code=HP40
    What are you looking to put this in and what hp level are you looking to achieve? Also, do you plan on running 87 or 92 octane gas?

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    i used atk engines about 10 or 12 years ago when i had my auto repair shop. we used the stock replacement engines not the hp. i used them for there price and warranty. i only installed 2 of them. one was a 4.3 in an astro van and one was a 2.5 in a cutlas ciera. they shipped fast and they looked really good and i didn't have any problems with either one. i was impressed with what i used and the service. they probably have a lot higher standards and tolerances with there hp line of engines.. matt

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    Re: ATK engines

    Quote Originally Posted by tcarda
    Quote Originally Posted by slowmotion
    Anybody ever used ATK engines?

    I'm thinking about buying a 454 from them. I've been checking around and haven't found anybody that comes close to their prices.
    With msd distributor, Weiand intake, plug wires, and Street Avenger carb, It's about $4000 shipped to my door.

    http://high-performance-engines.com/...duct_Code=HP40
    What are you looking to put this in and what hp level are you looking to achieve? Also, do you plan on running 87 or 92 octane gas?
    I'm going to put in in a '32 Bantam altered. I want to run slower than 9.50. That way I can run Pro or Super Pro or even double enter if I want. It would be nice to be right at 9.50 so that the other Pro cars have the chance to red light first.
    Using http://www.golenengineservice.com/ht...rs.html#DRcalc
    If it weighs 1900 lbs (we're not sure on that) 415 hp is 9.67. I know there are alot of variables to consider. Just using it as a guide.
    As far as fuel, I want to run pump gas to save on buying racing fuel. So even 92 octane would be fine.


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    Slow Motion,
    Where are you located? Maybe I' can see if I can put something together for you if you are not too far away. I hate to toot my own horn but to me 415 for any BB Chevy is laugh material. Maybe I can't equal that price. Don't know. Haven't built a mild 454 in a long time. If I can still get either the 049 or 781 heads, for that power level you could run them pretty much stock with some slight mods by hand but keep the little valves or go up some and put the bigger valves in it. Still even with a hydraulic cam I can see no way possible to be at 415 hp for a 92 octane engine.

    What are you seeking in an engine?
    Race?
    Street driving? (I thought you were installing it in a race car by what I read).


    I have daily street driven SB Chevys on 87 octane that are equaling that power level. Fact is I am wondering what in the world they could be doing to hold any kind of built BB down to 415 hp. I am guessing it has either stock factory rods or cheap aftermarkets? Pressed pin pistons or floating? Cast Iron Crank? Factory Steel? Aftermarket Cast Steel?

    There are several engine builders here on Racing Junk. Why not at least call to Bill hendrens, or Awsome Engines (?) or Frank at Advanced Engines, or RhinoEngines and talk with Ron. See if any of them will worl you up a package in your budget range using stock block heads etc. Like I said, Maybe I can, and maybe I can't. I do know this though if you had one of mine with hydraulics you wouldn't be even touching the rockers for adjusting except maybe every once in awhile if at all.

    Who knows, maybe they have a friend at the Junk Yard and can get parts cheap.

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


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