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Ferris Bueller #1467621 Wed Sep 21 2022 10:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,785
Bang for the buck?
Buy an entire big block car for the engine, and leave it alone

Ferris Bueller #1467899 Fri Sep 23 2022 05:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 520
Well I plunged in with both feet. I have gone back and forth on so many things, crunched numbers every which way to Sunday and tried to factor my time into the equation as well. I searched local bone yards for used stuff, looked into the LS swap at bone yards and clist, buying things individually etc etc etc.

Long story short the cost of buying a turn key is less than buying everything individually, almost the same as buying used stuff, and refreshing. Less if you buy a wrecked or used rig (LS or no LS), but then there is the headache of R+R, computers, etc.

I ended up going in deep with a traditional SB engine and 5 speed trans package. I am planning on keeping the 283 4speed together and selling as a pair or keeping with the truck if I ever sell it.

Cost was up there, I didn't need it, but I am having a ball with this restoration. There was a 10% discount for some promo I didn't know about. I do think it is going to solve many headaches before they present themselves. Should be getting here for Christmas!!!!

Here is the package. Pics shown are for a auto. I am very excited for this to start going back together this winter.

1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.

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