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Tim Cash
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From: Clarksville, TN, U.S.A.
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-05-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Cash   Click Here to Email Tim Cash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Need some advice. I am pulling the engine out of my 88GT (118K) We pulled the intake and heads last night and it did not look real good at that point. A few of the push rods had mushroomed and not alot of oil present on the arms.

We are going to complete the pull next week and take a look. Even if she looks alright, do you think I will be throwing money at a oncoming problem by just replacing all the gaskets?

I have started to look for a shortblock with some mild upgrades, but really don't have the money (or so the wife says) to spend on it (Want to stay under 2k).

Weather is getting warm and I want the top down again soon!


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rm302 boss
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From: Austin Texas
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 04-05-2003 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then do a clean up on the motor. all the wearables cam, timing chain, etc. A kit from Summit is from $449.00 with forged pistons, rings, gaskets bearings,and an oil pump...
Re do the heads and pick up a new cam and lifter combo and with machine work you should be at $1500.00 A Ford target motor is like $1700.00
You can do a lot under 2K..
Rene

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Tim Cash
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From: Clarksville, TN, U.S.A.
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-06-2003 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Cash   Click Here to Email Tim Cash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been talking with a guy out of S.C. who has a shortblock setup bored .40 over for under a grand. He has been real helpful and has actually advised me against some higher priced parts that I was looking at to add onto the shortblock.

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Stewart
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From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
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posted 04-10-2003 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tim Cash:
I have been talking with a guy out of S.C. who has a shortblock setup bored .40 over for under a grand. He has been real helpful and has actually advised me against some higher priced parts that I was looking at to add onto the shortblock.


Careful, Tim. This guy may be knowlegable, but does he have YOUR interests at heart? Or is he just making you want what he has to sell more attractive?

What parts has he advised you against?

Stewart

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Tim Cash
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From: Clarksville, TN, U.S.A.
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-10-2003 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Cash   Click Here to Email Tim Cash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stewart, good to see you back. Long story on this one. The guy is more or less a middle man (Making Money). He advised me against a performance cam and a high flow oil pump to start. Said "his" engines were golden as is.

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