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I had a local college rebuild my engine. They originally quoted me $800. Its a college so they cant charge for labor. $800 easly turned into $1400, or so they say! The heads were rebuilt and the engine was bored 0.40 over. Next thing I know they wanna charge me $2300. I know for a fact that I could have rebuilt a LT1 engine for that price (in parts). They did not give me a radical cam as I requested, I do not have edelbrock performance kit yet (carb, manifold, valve covers) So W/T/F? How much do you guys think this project is worth? Even the machinic told me that he wouldnt spend $2300 on a 307 (remember free labor)..

Why should I spend $2300 on a 307, when I could have bought a crate engine?

So now theyre bullshittin on my car! If they put my car to sleep, ''Im going to put them to sleep''!
 

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Originally posted by T BONE@Dec 16 2003, 02:19 AM
what school is doing it?
St.paul tech.....

I went up ther today and told them I am not spending that on a 307.. They tryed to give me another 307 for cheaper, as if they want to bring down the value of my car. After we talked for 1/2 hour they took off $400 in tax and $200 in enviornment fees.. I still dont feel comfortable spending 2 stacks on a 307...


I will post my itemized bill tonight so you guys can tell me if I was over chargerg for anything...
 

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Originally posted by schmidt64@Dec 16 2003, 01:31 AM
seems high considering the price they want on this site for a kit???
http://www.northernautoparts.com/ProductMo...uctModelId=3627
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that kit is 1980-1985, i have and 88. The 88 has fuel economy B.S, are are 140hp slower... Im just going to throw in a 700r4 tranny, so I can burn rubber (if I ever have to)..
 

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Originally posted by TiggerLS@Dec 17 2003, 04:27 PM
homeboy just get the 700 tranny and get a rebuilt 350 chevy engine for 1500-1800 installed. stop being dumb
How many miles does you 350 have? Did you get free labor? The rebuilt kit for a 307 is atleast $800... I will post my bill in an hour..
 

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you could have got a new 307 for that much....
 

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I know, that why Im pissed.... I really wanted a 1970 olds 442 350 rocket..... But I will have a reliable engine, 307s start in sub below weather... 350s constantly need to be tuned up, It seems like every year a 350 has to be serviced... I drove my 307 3 summers without being serviced....

But I know that this is no excuse...
 

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Originally posted by northcoastrida+Dec 17 2003, 06:33 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (northcoastrida @ Dec 17 2003, 06:33 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--TiggerLS@Dec 17 2003, 04:27 PM
homeboy just get the 700 tranny and get a rebuilt 350 chevy engine for 1500-1800 installed. stop being dumb
How many miles does you 350 have? Did you get free labor? The rebuilt kit for a 307 is atleast $800... I will post my bill in an hour..[/b][/quote]
1500-1800 bucks includes eveything for a rebuilt 350 with Edelbrock performer RPM intake, and Edelbrock 600 carb
 

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Originally posted by TiggerLS+Dec 17 2003, 05:16 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (TiggerLS @ Dec 17 2003, 05:16 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 17 2003, 06:33 PM
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@Dec 17 2003, 04:27 PM
homeboy just get the 700 tranny and get a rebuilt 350 chevy engine for 1500-1800 installed. stop being dumb

How many miles does you 350 have? Did you get free labor? The rebuilt kit for a 307 is atleast $800... I will post my bill in an hour..
1500-1800 bucks includes eveything for a rebuilt 350 with Edelbrock performer RPM intake, and Edelbrock 600 carb[/b][/quote]
Why are you puttin it in my face ''youll make me go to jail for murder 1'''. I dont like paying for unnessary shit...

How much does a 1988 307 rebuild cost? If I install a 700r4 I will be able to smoke up the block, wont I ?
 

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Here is my bill:

enviornment fee $30.00
jet clean $59.00
bore v8 $144.00
cam bearing $42.00
flot fit $120.00
reed rod $112.00
misc/labo $32.00
Grd v8 crk $105.00
bushing $15.92
mas. kit $1177.96
oil pump screen $6.29
button $5.94
enviornment $11.40
RR guard C $112.00
8 suronly $72.00
guide $19.52
exhaust valve $6.49
water pump $16.49
oil pan gasket $8.49
fuel pump $17.79
oil filter $1.79
ignition $34.19
sparkplug $18.32
thermostat $6.69
dist cap $14.49
rotor $5.69
temp switch $10.49
temp sensor $7.79
motor mont $64.37

total parts $2249.55
20 % admin cost $2761
total 2761.93

Are they smoken crackkkk?
 

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Originally posted by northcoastrida@Dec 17 2003, 10:42 PM
Did I get ripped off or what?
I think where you went wrong is the engine kit from MAS, that must be some tuff shit. I wouldn't buy that unless you plan on running fucking notrous or something.

You can buy a 383 stroker for cheaper than that at checker.
 

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thats pretty crazy i was gonna rebuild mine, but instead i got a 350 and am just rebuilding that and its only gonna cost like 800 but im doing all the work besides machine shop work... you should have had it in writing... like they probably said well if we have to replace this then its gonna cost this and just replaced all that shit.... anyways with 2500 you should have a hot rod engine or id be pissed lol
 
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