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Okay so i have to rebuild my 351W. My mechanical experience is limited and i live in an apartment so space and equipment is an issue also!! I have a quote for $1400 for a machine shop to rebuild my engine..... On the links page i have searched a Ford Engine website and i can pick up a 1969 351W fully rebiult:-

- New Manley valves - New Elgin valve springs and keepers - New Badger pistons - New Hastings molly rings - New Dynagear timing gears and Durabond cam bearings - New Dynagear timing gears and chain - New Elgin lifters, push rods, rockers, balls and nuts - New Dynagear oil pump - New FelPro gaskets - Cylinder heads are pressure checked - Diamond honed valve guides - Three angle cut valve seats - All head surfaces are broached - Blocks are bored with deck plates, cylinder walls are diamond honed - Crankshafts are ground and polished for .002 clearance - Camshafts are ground to O.E.M. specifications, hardened and polished - Connecting rods are sized to .002 clearance

for around $1000. What it doesn't come with i can get off of my existing engine!! So what do you think?? Your opinions please, would you go for a local rebuild or a new rebuild?? I need to check with my machine shop to see if their rebuild includes all this and what else if anything?? Obviously i will have to pay someone to hoist my engine out and put the other one in!! Your opinions are appreciated!!!
Many Thanks

Stu - :D
 

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What about the warranty? What's it cover? How long and how many miles?

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I say go with the reman, because if it is the one I've looked at you can get a 429 or a 460 for less than $1300. And you get a 7 year/70,000 mile warranty.
 

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Machine work is expensive, if you have the heads and block magnafluxed (check for cracks)It get's pricy if there are extra problems.
Make sure the reman engine has a warranty.
Where in So Cal are you?
I've got a lift and stand.
 

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See if you can upgrade the pistons. Badger is cheap junk. Also, don't expect to be able to put a performance cam in this motor without changing valve springs, retainers etc.

For that low price don't expect much.
 

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You can buy my 69 351 M-code for $500.00 you get everything radiator,shroud,motor and FMX tranny.Then you will have a spare!
 
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