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Machine work advice needed

Post by AirPat » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:03 pm

I have my motor (cad 472) in the machine shop and wanted to see what you guys thought about what the guy is telling me. This is my first time to rebuild a engine so I don't really know if this is a fair deal. It's going to be around $1,500. I am considering converting to a 500 with a new crank and pistons but don't know if it's worth it. What do yall think?
He wants to:
1. install cam bearings
2. do a valve job
3. install valve seats
4. install valve guides
5. rebore block
6. grind crankshaft
7. hone cylinders
8. recondition rods
9. press work for the pistons and rods
10. cylinder head surfacing (x2)
11. flux block
12. deck block
Thanks

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Re: Machine work advice needed

Post by brett711 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:10 pm

how much is for a new motor...

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Re: Machine work advice needed

Post by beebelawn » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:02 pm

I hope hes not gonna do em in that order!!! When he says recondition rods does that mean he is sizing them?
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Re: Machine work advice needed

Post by flyin blind » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:36 pm

is he gonna use deck plates when he punches out the block? u might want to check out kendrick automotive in san antonio texas! jmo 8)
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Re: Machine work advice needed

Post by yobee » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:40 pm

im assuming hes doing all of the take down and assembly as well, not to mention a couple different hot tank baths in between some of the machining. So if he is doing everything yeah i say that sounds about right, machine work isnt cheap sadly, haha. It gets to a point where you do need to ask yourself if you can find another motor for cheaper.
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Re: Machine work advice needed

Post by rost495 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:33 am

but if you find anotehr motor cheaper... what are you getting, how do you know, at least this way, you know its rebuilt and basically starting new... just my take on it.

Jeff

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Re: Machine work advice needed

Post by AirPat » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:32 pm

I did all the take down and he will re assemble. I don't really want to buy another motor for the reason Jeff gave. I got screwed on this one and don't want it to happen again. I bought the boat in October and was told it was a cadd 500 in good condition. I have had it in the water 1 time and found out the truth. What is a deck plate? What questions should I ask this guy?

Flyin Blind, do you have a contact at Kendrick? I will be is S.A. next week.

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Re: Machine work advice needed

Post by plumcrazy » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:39 pm

price is fair talk to some of the guys customers talk to the suppliers he deals with see if he has a good relation with them, thats a lot of motor work

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Re: Machine work advice needed

Post by rost495 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:57 pm

as to motor being good, or not... it can be just fine today and the next time you run it, not.... my 500 just did something to me..... It was running 2950 and dry ground and 2 months later I start it, it makes this popping noise, one bad cylinder, and won't touch 2250 rpms... no time to pull it down yet.

I've no clue but its not always the seller..... its a break out another thousand..... damn shame of it is I keep lookign at new felber motors and 8000-12000 doesn't sound so bad anymore...

Jeff

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