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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    do not buy parts of any kind until you have the entire build on paper and know that everything will work with everything else.............for sure.....

    Do not use Play-Doh for this operation. It will not hold its shape. Ask me how I know.
    Would love to hear that story!

    Kidding aside - this is what happens here on this site - tons of knowledge and good informaiton that when combined will give you a guide to engine building that could not be bought in any book store. Pay close attention to Tech's #3 as the "stack of parts" is truly a critical measurement.

    Are you still with us V8orBust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennsexton View Post
    Are you still with us V8orBust?
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    V8orBust may be in sticker shock, Glenn, considering his "all in" of $2500 to $3K and your excellent summary blowing by $8K for a runner.
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    Well... I don't want to be a doomsday prophet but...

    I know that Pat and others have much better processes and could save him in the long run over building an engine himself. I've done this too many times and it's all the little $50 and $75 things that add up. What he wants just can't be done for $3K. When people start bolting a bit-of-this and a bit-of-that together it usually turns out really bad. And I always love the "... I have a buddy who says he can port my heads with a Dremel tool on the kitchen table and it's good for 200 more horsepower..." stories.

    I really hope V8orBust stays with us and perhaps we can help with his project.
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