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Mudsport96

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But I'm trying to make some small sacrifices for my future and my family's future. <sigh> So it's a little stressful. :(
Man i feel you on that. My wife drives the 06 Tahoe, my daughter drives the 06 Silverado ( her grandfathergave it to me to fix for her to drive needed trans and oil pump work) , and me... i drive a 95 f150.
Id love to get a vehicle thats hell even 15 years old but dont want another bill. So they get the "new" vehicles and i rock the literal classic lol.
 

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Man i feel you on that. My wife drives the 06 Tahoe, my daughter drives the 06 Silverado ( her grandfathergave it to me to fix for her to drive needed trans and oil pump work) , and me... i drive a 95 f150.
Id love to get a vehicle thats hell even 15 years old but dont want another bill. So they get the "new" vehicles and i rock the literal classic lol.
The sacrifices we make as men.
 

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Well, crapola. Seems most of the major remanufacturers (including Nu Tech for Autozone and XP engines) are all 4-6 week backordered or more.


So I'm back to square one, looking for a low-mileage pulled motor on Ebay. :(

Here's one rebuilt....
Big Power but big compression......LS2 spec
No core though, so you could sell yours and escape for $2500?
Pull the 799s and throw on 317s (about 3 hours of work, use ARP head bolts)
Then compression will be around 10.1 or 10.2.
Would make around 470HP.......
Good engine to go with that stereo.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/REBUILT-6-...rentrq:a8ead2081780a45e738db9ccfffda108|iid:1


NEVER SETTLE!
 

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Or......since you're whining so much.
I'll buy that engine and you can buy my 155K long block for $800
You have to come get it in AZ.
Dump your one headed 5.3 for $400.
Net cost $400
My engine runs fine and has 862 heads.
I didn't run the turbo on this one, I swear.
 
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Yeah that one was gone before I saw it. And in searching Ebay for weeks, never came up in my searches. Oh well...
 

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NOW they are saying headers won't fit on drivers side between steering shaftt an drivers side and are hitting the firewall
 

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