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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:39 pm 
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Im looking into a crate engine assembly from rocket industries - the 514 cubic inch 625hp @ 6250rpm monster from ford racing....

Anyone purchased or looked into getting something similar ?

Also waht sorta prices im gonna be up for ? .... rockets website doesnt have pricing

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:12 pm 
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never got one but the quote was around $15000 for the one I wanted.
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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:22 pm 
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Yeah big dollars. I would say the 514 cubes one will be over the $20,000 mark.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:30 pm 
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Yeah I would imagine it would be $15-20k. My friend just brought over a 502ci 600hp crate engine and that set him back just under $15k from memory.
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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:13 pm 
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ok gives me soemthing to go off ... probably just outta the budget for now tho .. thanks for the comments

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:45 am 
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VPW have similar engines, I think they are listed with price..You could buy Man o war / Dart block and buld it up too...

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:57 am 
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much cheaper to build it yourself and then you don't have to worry about assembly line style quality like the crate engines.
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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:41 pm 
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But if you build it yourself then you have no warranty if it goes bang. The main selling point with crate motors is that they are thrashers with warranty, some of them are even delivered pre run in. All you do is bolt them in, turn the key and bury your foot through the floor.

But if you know how to spin the spanners and put together an engine that can last more than a few mins then it would be much cheaper for you to build it yourself.
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:25 am 
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Yeah id say im abit too inexperienced to build it myself ... might no some people that could help tho :P

It be great to get a bit more know how when in come to the mechanical side

 

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