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Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 02-14-2018, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Lotsacubes
Love my SST 600 with .64 OD. Price is fair. I’d...

Love my SST 600 with .64 OD. Price is fair. I’d use SST again but would probably get the shifter upgrade. Mine’s fine but when doing a major upgrade like this I’d want all the bells and whistles....
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 12-21-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,951
Posted By DONR
JRZR, In my 66 conv. I am in the process of...

JRZR,

In my 66 conv. I am in the process of installing a GM ZZ383 crate motor I bought off of a forum member. At the same time I am installed Borgeson Power Steering, and a Tremec 5 speed I bought...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 09-20-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Nowhere Man
Tom Dewit is the only name in town a link to his...

Tom Dewit is the only name in town a link to his web site is on the right
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-23-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Crunch527
Why do you always seem to make snide comments...

Why do you always seem to make snide comments towards others opinions/inputs?
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Revfan
You might try posting where you are at/near and...

You might try posting where you are at/near and folks may know of a good rebuilder near (enough) to you.

If you are in a Corvette club, they might know of a Corvette favorable rebuilder... (if you...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By emdoller
Agree with MikeM $2000 excluding pulling the...

Agree with MikeM

$2000 excluding pulling the engine. You should learn how to do that yourself. It's not hard. I'd call other places or better yet, ask the folks on here for a recommendation in...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By MikeM
It takes a couple of casual hours to pull it, a...

It takes a couple of casual hours to pull it, a couple more to install it. Another casual two hours to tear it down. Maybe five hours tops to put the engine back together. That's eleven hours...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By AkrHack
Down the road, I think you'll be glad if you opt...

Down the road, I think you'll be glad if you opt to rebuild the original 327. The only way I'd put in a crate motor is if you had the space to store the original engine.
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By MikeM
Yep!.

Yep!.
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 12:39 PM
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Views: 1,598
Posted By LouieM
Use the KISS principle. Rebuild the engine and be...

Use the KISS principle. Rebuild the engine and be done with it.
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By jrs 427
A " look at my car " ad vs power train question. ...

A " look at my car " ad vs power train question. Does the white seat option increase or decrease performance. Very nice car. If you don't know, let your wallet decide. Everyone has an opinion....
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Tampa Jerry
L-79

If you decide to go with a complete rebuild, make sure the machine shop does not deck the block all the way through to the engine pad. Keep us posted. Jerry
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-22-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By MikeM
You said best for overall value. Subtract...

You said best for overall value.

Subtract the cost of the rebuild from the value of the car as it sits now and you have potentially lost money if you were to sell it if the engine is running well....
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By GearheadJoe
In my experience, low compression on one cylinder...

In my experience, low compression on one cylinder is more likely to be a head problem than a ring problem (often a burned exhaust valve). As a first step, you might consider pulling the heads and...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By jkredwing
I have been waiting for years to get to my #s...

I have been waiting for years to get to my #s matching L79 project up and running. The body needs some work, the engine seems to be at worst a rebuild. I'm chomping at the bit to do just that. I...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By 68hemi
If you like the idea of a 350 or 383 why not just...

If you like the idea of a 350 or 383 why not just rebuild the original block with a stroker crank kit to make your original engine the 383? The 327 and 350 are the same bore so it is the same crank...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By cuisinartvette
Do both, stroke the original and get some...

Do both, stroke the original and get some enjoyment out of it why sell yourself short?


Trick Flow sells a set of aluminum look alike "Double Hump" heads which are stellar in comparison to the...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By TCKT B8
Rebuild the original - it'll take up less room in...

Rebuild the original - it'll take up less room in your garage than keeping the original and dropping in a crate motor. I just finished an upgrade to my numbers matching 327/300 (heads, carb, intake,...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Duck916
Retaining the stock motor will retain the most...

Retaining the stock motor will retain the most value, if that's important.

What's wrong with the head? Does the motor run well, otherwise? Does it burn oil?

Depending on what you know about...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By GTOguy
You've basically answered your own question: It's...

You've basically answered your own question: It's matching numbers now. You have a correct replacement head. What's best for overall value? Fixing the engine that's in the car now. It's correct, it's...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Boyan
Engine

The question was what retains the most value, that would be keeping it original. Have you done a leakdown test on the offending cylinder to narrow the problem down? There are plenty of 90k mile...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By woodsdesign
I had my L-79 and 4 speed rebuilt. The stock...

I had my L-79 and 4 speed rebuilt. The stock combo ran and shifted good.
Now they are in the corner of my garage and I am running a SBC 400 with at TKO 600. It is a blast to drive. Just saying.
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Frankie the Fink
I didn't see where the poster asked us to...

I didn't see where the poster asked us to consider the 'do nothing' option...
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By MikeM
Any issue posted here is always met with the...

Any issue posted here is always met with the usual cascade of those willing to spend other's money for what gain?

:D:lurk:
Forum: C1 & C2 Corvettes 08-21-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,598
Posted By Frankie the Fink
I'd rebuild it in a flash. I wonder how...

I'd rebuild it in a flash.

I wonder how many times somebody mothballs an original motor to replace it with a crate mill and the old motor just corrodes away or becomes separated from the car......
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