Justjim75
Justjim75 Reader
8/22/18 11:28 p.m.

My Challenge engine donor turned out to be a steamy pile.  Need at least a block and reciprocating assembly 

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
8/23/18 6:52 a.m.

OK where do you live, fill out your profile info, I don't care unless you can come help, lol.

being that shipping is out. Even if I bought an engine complete I Would take it apart to look If I hadn't seen it run. FIRST HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU HAVE.  A machine shop for an engine not picked up, go there don't call with THAT sort of Question. craigslist Swap meets THE NELSONS, PATRICK. Because I don't know where you are. I bet we can make you a recipe for you. A streetable, 400 hp engine is just a good combo, 500  starts to cost, and to me where new stuff aka LS becomes affordable, because 500 hp is going to cost around  5 grand, no  nos . budget shoppers can do  better . PS I would jus  buy Scat, crank rods KB pistons, aluminum  heads/190cc max chamber match pistons ie street 10 to1 race 12 to  1 cheep excluds roller cam.

Justjim75
Justjim75 Reader
8/23/18 9:35 a.m.

Montgomery Alabama,  willing to drive several hours.

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
8/23/18 2:22 p.m.

well atlanta craiglist is always full, first sat. of the month is a huge swap meet at Commerce dragway. that'a a long 1.5 hrs north of atl up 85 so 3.5 4.5 hrs to there. but likely my friend Lance has stuff. I will call him tonite 

Justjim75
Justjim75 Reader
8/23/18 3:27 p.m.

In reply to GTXVette :

Thanks a bunch Vette.  My $2018 Challenge is about to go belly up

Justjim75
Justjim75 Reader
9/1/18 10:46 a.m.

Desperation bump?

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
9/1/18 5:03 p.m.

so you didn't go to the swap meet,  Craigslist Atlanta search    Chevy Engine      in parts I saw bunch of stuff, including a 2 bolt 400 block 400.00 bucks I think. Crank spacers 3.25 large journal crank 6 inch rods good pistons 12 to 1 just nice aluminum heads, makes a 355 that will scream. again find a scat crank and rods KB pistons if you can find some

frenchyd
frenchyd SuperDork
9/1/18 6:14 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

How many racer friends do you have?   Talk to them.  I put together a race motor from their discards and replaced parts.  You don’t need the best stuff in fact 2nd best will do wonders at a place like the challenge.  

If you don’t have at least six friends willing to give/lend you that sort of stuff I suggest you start working on your people skills.  Friends don’t cost money and a real friend will really give you the shirt off his back.  

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
9/1/18 9:37 p.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

All my friends run LS, RB and 2J stuff.  Unless its Volvo powered, which won't do much for a 4500 pound wagon.  

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
9/1/18 9:39 p.m.

In reply to GTXVette :

So is that a no go with your friend Lance?

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
9/2/18 7:33 a.m.

he's been gone racing so haven't had a chance  55 chevy straight axle Gasser.

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
9/2/18 11:06 a.m.

hey, pulled up lance's car pic's been awhile since I saw them. in builds.

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