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 Post subject: reconditioned engine
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:45 pm 
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hi guys im looking at getting my engine reconditioned im my ed and was wondering roughly how much it might cost. im also looking at getting a wade cam put it while its getting done. do u have to upgrade anything else to put a performance cam in ?
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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:49 pm 
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I'd put some better springs in and get some headwork done while its getting done too...

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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:52 pm 
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but how much extra would that cost
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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:58 pm 
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Is someone in newy doing the reco ? i dont think springs would be over $150 and depends how much porting you get done to the costs...

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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:27 pm 
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i dnt no where im gunna get it done yet iv only recently moved down here, anyone ud recomend. theres a mechanic out here in the bay i was gunna ask coz iv been to him a few times for different things and he seems like a decent guy
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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:37 pm 
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theres a few place's up here,at work we get all our machine work and heads done at HB sales and we reassemble them but just have a look in the phone book and get some price's.Are you taking the motor out or you dropping it off and picking it back when done..

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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:49 pm 
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im not sure i just assumed theyed have the car until its done and do it wateva way they wanted. but yea ill have a look tomorow and make a few calls on my lunch break
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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:12 am 
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Rough guess for what you want done ( port & polish, cam & v/springs + vernier ).....$5,000 to $6,000.....thats drop the car off, pick it up when finished.

 

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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:08 pm 
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Maybe think about an AU motor into the ED instead?!

If you kept your current motor and got them to rebuild it, an ACL rebuild kit is about $800. Get them to use an AU metal headgasket ($100) which will save you grief down the track.

A camshaft - brand new billet - will be about $400-600.
Regrinding a standard cam into something a little more lift = airflow = potential power/torque costs $150-$250.
New performance valve springs are about $150 for Crow (Ebay price)
Vernier timing gear is $180ish (Ebay price)

If you go the porting it will start at a few hundred at least. 'Pocket' porting gets the most bang for buck.

Maybe a good start might be just get a 3 angle valve (seat) job which will cost about $250. I've rang a few around Newcastle recently. HB sales didn't sound interested and were a bit exxy for the valvework.

To all that add labour. How much can you do yourself?
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Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:45 pm 
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i wouldnt really be able to do any of it my self as i am just learning and can only do basic things atm, how much would labour cost
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Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:48 pm 
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jordancoe wrote:
i wouldnt really be able to do any of it my self as i am just learning and can only do basic things atm, how much would labour cost


I thought the same thing. Spent some money on tools and did majority of my mods myself do to money constraints...best learning curve ever.

If in doubt, buy a second engine and work on that. At least if you fail, you would have learned from your mistake...however if all goes well, you're ahead.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:28 am 
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Buy a low km AU motor and cam to suit.
inc fitting you are looking at $1,000 to $1,500.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:50 pm 
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MadMatt wrote:
Buy a low km AU motor and cam to suit.
inc fitting you are looking at $1,000 to $1,500.


Up here the wreckers want $1250 just for an AU engine.....then + + + after that.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:00 pm 
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You can get AU engines here in Sydney for as little as $150, with quite low kays, say under 150k.

You can then install it yourself, along with a BBM conversion for well under $500.

No need to rebuild at all.

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 Post subject: Re: reconditioned engine
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:25 pm 
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i bought a au motor complete for 175 with 55 000 km's about 3 years ago.. i rebuilt it anyway myself and its the best thing i ever did. a shop manual + search on fordmods and u will be able to do it yourself.. set me back about 4k all up but thats to performance spec..basic rebuild yourself about 2k.
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