Now see, instead of that edelbrock carb, you could have gone for the efi,
and maybe thrown in a turbo for good measure. $2500 to rebuild the engine.
My Machinist rebuilt my 302 mustang motor for $600. I guess the rest is in
the add on components, and boring and Pistons.
I still think it depends on who's doing the work.
From: Sexmnypwr@aol.com <Sexmnypwr@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: engine options
> Try not to take it personal. I've been "chastised" a few times on this
list and on the Z list, but it's not meant to be in a mean way. I just tune
out the bad and try to learn from the collective info of the list.
> I've been watching this thread with interest as I've started my Buick
215/Rover 3.5L conversion into my '66. There are a LOT of mods necessary
and I'm into my 2nd year of development...a hint to those thinking of any
conversion...these things take time and patience. There are a lot of issues
with the 215 swap. Email me directly for any info you might have and I'll
let you know what you're in for.
> The good things: the 215 puts out 185hp stock, and weighs 319 lbs fully
dressed. Bored .040, with a Edelbrock Performer intake and Edelbrock 500cfm
carb, ported exhausts to custom header, EI and MSD6AL, I'm hoping for + or -
> After reading about the SR20DET engines putting out about the same HP for
@$2-2500K used, I'm a little bummed. Seeing as how the mods necessary are
probably less than what I've already gone through. I've already spent $2500
rebuilding the engine, $800 rebuilding the Rover 5spd. tranny, and still
have a ways to go installing it, exhaust system, need to add u-joints to the
steering shaft and figure out a custom radiator setup.
> Be ready to spend lots of time and money...
> Some days, you end up just staring at the thing, dreaming of one day
> Stan Wada