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Old 07-08-2018, 11:37 PM   #1
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Crate SBC best deal?

I am looking for a crate 5.7 for my 72 K10 actually my brother is likely in the market as well. We aren't looking for crazy horsepower or trying to go fast. And we will likely both run the Fitech or holley sniper EFI system.

I have been away from the truck scene for a couple years as I just have not had the time to deal with it and the basic GM crate motor sure seems to have shot up in price as it looks like its running close to $2k now while the crate L31 and TBI replacements really haven't gone up in price. Am I missing something?

Also it doesn't have to be GM whats a reputable builder even on ebay for that matter

Thanks guys look forward to your
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: Crate SBC best deal?

L31 is the best bang for the buck but keep in mind it is replacement engine, not a performance engine. But it comes with roller cam, optional 4 bolt mains, one piece rear main seal, Vortec heads, It is a brand new engine, not a rebuild and a one year warranty.

I did some rough numbers and that is about what a complete rebuild would cost me.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:38 AM   #3
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Re: Crate SBC best deal?

Agree, L31 is the best bang for the buck, especially if you are going EFI, since it does not have the hole drilled to run a mechanical fuel pump rod.
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