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PostSubject: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 11:30

Got the chance of a closed deck block (early classic one) long engine inc inlet but he says its been out of car for a while. He's checked inside the bores and there is no signs of any damage and states that it had no running issues prior to being taken out.

Think I should risk buying it??? Mileage unknown aswell

Im going to swap the engines over myself as a project (so not going to be done in a day, say couple of months), is there anything in particular I should be asking/looking for if bought and doing when bought prior to fitting into mine?

I could just go down the safe route and give it to someone like andy kindon lol

P.S its from Ireland so I cant see it prior to buying


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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 11:53

If its the one on SN, i'd steer clear as the chap has said from the off he can't remember what its like. So if anything goes wrong, he can't be held responsible. If its a replacement your after, i'd be looking for something a bit closer to home.

Surley you could do an engine swap in a day ?.
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Agree, there are better ones out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 14:29

maxboost wrote:
If its the one on SN, i'd steer clear as the chap has said from the off he can't remember what its like. So if anything goes wrong, he can't be held responsible. If its a replacement your after, i'd be looking for something a bit closer to home.

Surley you could do an engine swap in a day ?.

That's whats putting me off him saying from the off that he cant remember what its like which isn't good is it  Crying or Very sad 

I haven't got the time at the min so it would be half an hour here half an hour there and it would be my 1st engine out job so I will be taking my time so I remember what goes where lol

Hmmmmm decisions decisions
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 14:31

Jonny Gav wrote:
Agree, there are better ones out there.

Agree mate but at the price its a quick fix and maybe a starting block for a decent build, or just a starting block if its knackered hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 14:32

maca wrote:


Hmmmmm decisions decisions  

The right everything is worth waiting for mate - car, part, bus, taxi, woman - you name it.

Give this one a miss and wait for a better one - if you are in no hurry don't spend your hard earned on a potential piece of scrap. Wherever there is any doubt - there is no doubt!
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Wise words Mario!! That, might just have convinced me  Wink 
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Is it just me or does anyone feel bad when being sensible!  Laughing 

Im normally daft! haha
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maca wrote:
Wise words Mario!! That, might just have convinced me  Wink 

Only wise words coz I made those feckin' mistakes myself bud lol!  A mistake is only a mistake if you don't learn from it  Lucky! 
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True! Cheers mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 17:31

Ive just been having a bit crack with him and its been stood for 2-3 years and he reiterates that he CAN NOT remember how it was running so ive told him im going to leave it, safest way.

Thanks for advice lads  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 19:57

wasnt there a full sti engine for sale on here ? i would just buy that then sell the bits you dont need.
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 20:00

Been offered an v4 sti short motor with forged pistons for £250, are these blocks any good? is it a direct fit into my v2?
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 20:01

bazpro88 wrote:
wasnt there a full sti engine for sale on here ? i would just buy that then sell the bits you dont need.

Newage? if so there is but he doesn't want to be left with the heads n I don't need them.
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 20:20

can you not sell them on ?
i remember when mine went bang i ended up getting it rebuilt off drew but did think about buying a newage sti motor and selling the bits i didnt need. wasnt any for sale at the time though.
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 20:43

bazpro88 wrote:
can you not sell them on ?
i remember when mine went bang i ended up getting it rebuilt off drew but did think about buying a newage sti motor and selling the bits i didnt need. wasnt any for sale at the time though.

Got enough bits lying about that are surpless to requirements  Laughing 

I don't really want to be buying bits I don't need, offered him an option to just sell the block and he didn't fancy it so ill keep looking  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of advice required   Bit of advice required EmptyThu 26 Dec - 21:19

A V4 Sti short motor for £250, is it in good nick / Anything else with it bar pistons ?
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Still waiting for him to get back to me with info on pistons, mileage on block etc... Stick
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