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Built Motor... Which one and why?

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  1. Red Poison

    Red Poison Over it Established Member

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    So a buddy and I were having a discussion about built motors and which he should go with. Considering there are some mass produced motors and custom built motors, we were in conflict when it comes to overall reliability, longevity, cost, and convenience (return services/location, etc).

    As there are many out there, we figured it be best to get an overall concensus from SVTP members and their experience.

    Instead of making it a poll with specific choices, I figured the most information would come if it were left open for individuals to speak on their selection.

    So, if you have built a motor, which did you go with? And most importantly why? Was it cost, reputation, quality, overall power, durability? The more explanation the better.

    He's in the market for a motor and wanted as much information before dropping coin.

    Edit - I forgot to mention the car will primarily be used for street use. Not a daily driver.
     
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  2. 01Jes

    01Jes Z06 bought with food stamps Established Member

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    Reman from Ford or L&M engines. Unless you can build your own these are the only folks I would trust.
     
  3. Red Poison

    Red Poison Over it Established Member

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    Thanks. He pays for all his work so someone would be doing it for him.
     
  4. Nolimit

    Nolimit New Member Established Member

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    Interested in same info. How much does L&M charge?
     
  5. itSSlow98

    itSSlow98 Active Member Established Member

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    Ive heard great things about L&M and Livernois. I wouldnt have an issue picking either if I had the money.
     
  6. 1Kona_Venom

    1Kona_Venom A&P Mechanic Established Member

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    ......add Kurgan, which is who will do mine when the time comes
     
  7. LS-WHAT

    LS-WHAT why-try Established Member

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    kurgan build engines in house or dose he send them out? moving back to GA and need a new engine.
     
  8. ctgreddy

    ctgreddy Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That's who I was going to suggest. Either is great. I dont know about L&M but Livernois does everything in house, block machining, balancing, assembly, head porting, etc. I'd assume L&M is the same tho. The reman option is also a good one as seems like most people who go that route are pleased.
     
  9. TRBO VNM

    TRBO VNM Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    Really Mustafa
     
  10. Livernois Motorsports

    Livernois Motorsports Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    We specialize in the Modular engines and have a proven track record with support and the overall reliability of our products. We pride ourselves on the drivability of our packages.
     
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    D-MANN Active Member Established Member

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    How reliable are the modular stroker shortblocks you offer? The argument is that strokers dont live long and are a poor choice.
     
  12. Andy@Livernois

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    Strokers are just as reliable as a non-stroker, IF, and only IF it has properly performed machining, and designed components. Unfortunately many engine shops are not familiar with the special prep work and tolerances needed for proper longevity. Also, too many times people arbitrarily machine an engine .020 over, which weakens the block, and make it have a shorter life than one that is only .002-.005 over like we target. The other side is that many companies take a standard modular piston, and make minimal changes to it's design to make it "work" in a stroker application. It takes both proper parts, and proper machining, but if both are there, it will live.
     
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    D-MANN Active Member Established Member

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    I was referring to some of the comments about strokers in this thread
    http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981015
     
  14. GTpower01

    GTpower01 Active Member Established Member

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    +1 L&M... L&M makes engines for livernois i think.... anyhow any of those 2!!! No MMR!
     
  15. ctgreddy

    ctgreddy Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Absolutely not. Everything they do is done in house. But I agree NO MMR!!!
     

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