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Old 08-01-2005, 03:25 AM   #1
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Planning a new engine for my -73 Vette and almost ending up with Shafiroffs 540 cid. Anyone having own experience on theit carte engines of short blocks off parts or service... or knowing a frien that has made business with them?

Can you trust them, are they so professional and precise as they advertize in the homepages?
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I know of two or three people who has ordered an engine from them and they seem to be very pleased with the performance and quality.
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You are dealing with legendary Chevy performance. On the order of asking if Bill Jenkins (aka Grumpy Jenkins) knows beans about making power. Stellar reputation in the performance world.
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Planning a new engine for my -73 Vette and almost ending up with Shafiroffs 540 cid. Anyone having own experience on theit carte engines of short blocks off parts or service... or knowing a frien that has made business with them?

Can you trust them, are they so professional and precise as they advertize in the homepages?
Ask-around in the drag-racing section of this Forum:
I believe the guys over-there might know what you need.....

Although I have never dealt with him, I've heard he is A-1.

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Wheni was building oval track motors thats all i used was scotts stuff,great people do deal with.
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Shafiroff,Riolo,Reher-Morrison etc old "names" are trustworthy.They are "big" names and really know their stuff. Are you after serious race engine or just looking for a bigger crate engine? "Cheap" and reliable choise would be GM Performance crate engines. Up to 572 cid.
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Shafiroff,Riolo,Reher-Morrison etc old "names" are trustworthy.They are "big" names and really know their stuff. Are you after serious race engine or just looking for a bigger crate engine? "Cheap" and reliable choise would be GM Performance crate engines. Up to 572 cid.
Im looking for a bigger crate for the street - of cource I also will go to 1/4 mile maybe twise a summer and also to road racing circuit maybe twise a year. GMs 572s seem to cost around 2000$ more than slightly more powerfull but somehow comperable 540 from Shafiroff...
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GMs 572s seem to cost around 2000$ more than slightly more powerfull but somehow comperable 540 from Shafiroff...
Sorry! Seems i havnt done homework on this. I would bet at Shafiroffs engines would cost a lot more than GMs ..

Anyway , my choise would be GM if you are after street engine.
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Yep, Scott's motors are the choice of many a sportsman drag racer. They are one of the most reliable engine's around. One of my friend's has been running them for over a year with no problems. And he turns times in the high 8s.
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Im looking for a bigger crate for the street - of cource I also will go to 1/4 mile maybe twise a summer and also to road racing circuit maybe twise a year. GMs 572s seem to cost around 2000$ more than slightly more powerfull but somehow comperable 540 from Shafiroff...
The GM has a realatively mild build up to to get it's 600 hp it's not straining. That's why they can give it a 24,000 mile warranty.

With either choice your going to have some problems with putting the power to the ground. with over 600 hp and 500+ ci it might be a handful out on the road courses
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Nothing wrong with Shafiroff, nice people to deal with will help you to select the right stuff for your needs. Their engine kits are good, but make sure you see/ask about all their options for internals and such before ordering. Opting the Donovan alu block you can get a REALLY BIG motor, all under 700ci motors are for kids to play with!
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shaffiroff has street crate motors in small and BBC 540 and a 598 with tons of power and a 2 year and 24,000 mile warranty. I don't think there is any better for reliability or pure power. all of the folks there know their s&*t and they are super helpfull. I have a new super street 598 with 835 horse and 896 ftlbs and I would not buy any other motor again. I will go back to scott for all my needs in the future. I spent $11,238.67 for a complete 598 835hp/896ftlbs complete carb to pan and it even came with a case of synthetic oil and a filter. the is way cheaper than anything chevy can come close to.
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Nothing wrong with Shafiroff, nice people to deal with will help you to select the right stuff for your needs. Their engine kits are good, but make sure you see/ask about all their options for internals and such before ordering. Opting the Donovan alu block you can get a REALLY BIG motor, all under 700ci motors are for kids to play with!
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shaffiroff has street crate motors in small and BBC 540 and a 598 with tons of power and a 2 year and 24,000 mile warranty. I don't think there is any better for reliability or pure power. all of the folks there know their s&*t and they are super helpfull. I have a new super street 598 with 835 horse and 896 ftlbs and I would not buy any other motor again. I will go back to scott for all my needs in the future. I spent $11,238.67 for a complete 598 835hp/896ftlbs complete carb to pan and it even came with a case of synthetic oil and a filter. the is way cheaper than anything chevy can come close to.
With that price and the charasterics of your engine
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