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#2368241 - 09/10/17 10:15 AM Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale?
gregsdart Offline
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Here is what I have.Nib Apache heads loaded, Molner 3.888 crank with matching H beam rods, early 5.7 core motor, Jeep SRT 8 exhaust manifolds, both truck and car timing chain covers, Drag Pack cam,(229/236/110 dur, lift,.550? Springs that came with cam. 485 hp crate motor intake, loaded with every thing that came on it. Wiring harness from helcat engine, blower needing bearing in front. Blower turns smooth, no noise. Coils.
There are shelf stock forged pistons that would fit with my crank and rods.
The question is, if i build a 388 to 392 stroker that makes probably 500 hp, and have a dyno sheet on it, do you think I would do better than selling the parts ?
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#2368369 - 09/10/17 02:10 PM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: gregsdart]
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That's a tough one, The quickest sale item you have are the Apache heads, that crank is an odd piece, but it's something that I would buy....but I can be an odd guy.
Established G3 builders have an easier time selling complete runners than "hobbiest" I have no doubt that a G3 that you would build, will be a good solid beast, but the crowd who are deep into these hemis seem to be clickish, I think some of it is because so few people really know how to squeeze that extra HP out of them.
My opinion on selling parts right now is, unless your willing to take a hit, it's hard to sell, not sure if it's economics or too many keyboard racers.
I don't envy your decision.
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#2368708 - 09/11/17 08:18 AM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: gregsdart]
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Unless you're a "name brand" builder I think you'd have a hard time selling a complete motor (not at all questioning your skills but as previously mentioned it's a cliquey). Probably easiest selling parts.

Quick question, were you planning on running the Hellcat blower on the early block? If so, where there any issues with getting the blower belt system to integrate with the early 5.7 belt system/front cover? What would the crank pulley arrangement look like?

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#2368716 - 09/11/17 08:48 AM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: gregsdart]
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Still interested in the crank if you are selling.
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#2368789 - 09/11/17 11:11 AM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: gregsdart]
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I know you've asked about the blower value more than once... at this point it doesn't seem your going to build something with it, so sell it.
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#2369045 - 09/11/17 07:49 PM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: gregsdart]
gregsdart Offline
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The idea was to dyno the motor to validate its' power and reliability. But I understand the part about being a "known" builder. My build would use the factory 485 hp intake and the drag pack cam. With that much cam I assume it should go well over 500 hp with ease. I would also have a megasquirt 3 computor if it can run the dbw throttle body. All machine work would be done at a shop that does all the machine work etc for at least two drag pack cars.


Edited by gregsdart (09/11/17 08:00 PM)
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528 cubic inch alky injected 440-1 wedge, 3055 race weight.
8.779 at 153.16 mph. 1.289 60 ft. density altitude 1617 feet. Best 60 ft 1.24

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#2369260 - 09/12/17 06:40 AM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: gregsdart]
ric3xrt Offline
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Originally Posted By gregsdart
The idea was to dyno the motor to validate its' power and reliability. But I understand the part about being a "known" builder. My build would use the factory 485 hp intake and the drag pack cam. With that much cam I assume it should go well over 500 hp with ease. I would also have a megasquirt 3 computor if it can run the dbw throttle body. All machine work would be done at a shop that does all the machine work etc for at least two drag pack cars.



I'd like to see it on the Dyno myself.
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1975 D-code D100
1975 D-code Ramcharger(swapping to a G3
1977 D-code Warlock
1977 D-Code D100
1978 D-code Mid Nite Express
1978 Lil Red
1979 Lil Red
2004 Rumble Bee
2005 Ram GTX
Any info on these trucks is greatly appreciated
2005 Ram 1500 (drag truck in building
2014 1500 tradesman(shhhh, it's hiding a 7.0 short block under those eagle heads.

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#2369655 - 09/12/17 06:41 PM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: gregsdart]
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Sell the BB in the race car, get a Gen 3 performance block and build a 2000hp turbo engine.
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#2370962 - 09/14/17 08:22 PM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: 72Swinger]
gregsdart Offline
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Originally Posted By 72Swinger
Sell the BB in the race car, get a Gen 3 performance block and build a 2000hp turbo engine.

No budget for that! (social security, you know frown

I put everything up for sale. Thanks for the input. A buck in the hand is worth two in the bush smile


Edited by gregsdart (09/14/17 08:24 PM)
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528 cubic inch alky injected 440-1 wedge, 3055 race weight.
8.779 at 153.16 mph. 1.289 60 ft. density altitude 1617 feet. Best 60 ft 1.24

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#2371344 - 09/15/17 04:15 PM Re: Sell my parts, or build a motor for sale? [Re: gregsdart]
Medlock51 Offline
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Where's the stuff for sale?

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