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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 2:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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EBAY Engine

Have anybody purchased or know of anyone who has purchased an engine from this company on eBay? If so what are your thoughts???

CHEVY CHEVROLET BBC STROKER 496 454 509 ENGINE 576HP 1990 &UP 4bolt MAIN 427 540 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F233314485088
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 4:44 PM
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I have not, but knowing a little bit about engines. The one you made a link to has lots of Pro Comp stuff in it. History has shown, Pro Comp isn't the best stuff. I don't know the company, but if they are willing to sell you low end stuff, they might not be the best to buy from. IMO. I'd recommend sourcing a local shop with some sort of reputation to build a mild BBC. Then if you have issues, they are close to you for help. Ask some buddies, or post ur location and I'm sure someone on here will know a good shop close by. If you want something good to go and not have to worry about it at all, I highly recommend VortecPro, Mark Jones. You won't be disappointed.
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ProComp crank, rods and heads.
Pass. All day, pass. Then pass again.
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He has received one bad feedback rating on that engine in the last 12 months. Here is what it says: "Quoted 600-800 for shipping, charged 1300. Mains not honed, springs single weak"

NO WAY it costs $1,300 to ship an engine - even coast to coast, with a residential surcharge. I would a steer clear. Contact Mark Jones (Vortecpro) or Mike Lewis Racing Engines. You will be much better off in the long run.
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I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve contacted Mike Lewis since he was the closest to me. He informed me that it will be about 6 to 8 months before he even take new orders. Every corner I turn , people say go with Vortec Pro. That’s probably what I’ll do
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Iím in the San Francisco Bay Area. Iíve contacted Mike Lewis since he was the closest to me. He informed me that it will be about 6 to 8 months before he even take new orders. Every corner I turn , people say go with Vortec Pro. Thatís probably what Iíll do
There is a two day drag race at Sonoma raceway this weekend. You might want to take a trip up there and walk through the staging lanes when some of the bracket classes are running, such as Pro or D-gas. Many of them have their engines built locally, you might get a lead on a decent local builder.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 3:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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My chevelle will never smell the track. I just want a weekend cruiser that I can take to car shows and cruise ins. I just want enough power to throw me back into my seat when I press the gas
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My chevelle will never smell the track. I just want a weekend cruiser that I can take to car shows and cruise ins. I just want enough power to throw me back into my seat when I press the gas
Approximately 600 horsepower can run 10ís at the track in a car like a Chevelle. It doesnít matter if you are going to ever take your car to the track, itís about finding a lead on someone that builds quality engines. Would you rather take the word of a guy at a car show thatís never run his car hard or someone that has proven performance. If a builder can put together a good bracket engine they will be able to build a good street engine, that doesnít always work well going the other direction.

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Engine considerations are really tricky. Donít fall for the allure of cheap high horsepower. It will not be durable. Iíve had a machine shop Iíve used for 30 years. They did and do a good job of building a moderate engine. But if you want to push more than 1HP per cubic inch you better have someone who knows the combinations. There are some of the best builders of big block chevys in the country on this site. Read a lot in the Performance section.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 8:27 PM
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be real careful with anybody pushing a pile of white box Pro Comp stuff. There's no quality there. the fact that he advertises that stuff means he's a bottom feeder. No matter what happens to it, he'll deny warranty, blame you and leave you stuck.
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If you do go with Mark, you won't need a stroker rat to get MORE power than that group of parts in the ad. Yet, I bet he is also as far as as Mike.

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