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Cummins12V98

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Thanks, understood about the weather. My Daughter sent this to me from near Olympia this am.

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blt2ski wrote:


Nothing new since yesterday. Have prices on a new GM long block, rebuilt ones. Know where there are some decent prices replacement trucks are.


Just for reference, last year we put a Spartan/ATK reman long block from CarQuest in my son's '89 K1500 project truck. $1,350 for the long block or $1,500 with the pan, timing cover, and valve covers. It's not a HiPo engine but has ran just fine so far. There are a few bad reviews on these but I talked to a builder who said the engines are good and nearly all the complaints are due to shade tree install errors. Of all the shop installed engines 99.9% have zero issues but maybe 10% of the personal installs have problems directly related to the owner messing up.

Depending on the condition of your current truck, and how motivated you are to do an engine swap, you could get it back on the road in a weekend and for around $2K. It looks like the 5.7L Vortec 4-bolt main for your truck runs right at $2K with all the tin already installed.

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KJ

A reman is a thought. My sons have all the tools, hoist etc. One made a comment about a possible do it on a weekend. Altho we are doing a install of some outdoor seating for a bar in Seattle this weekend, ha ha, next weekend or two at most.......

I've seen prices from 1400-1900 or so, plus upwards of 400 for a core. Have not pulled mine apart to know how bad it is inside, or what broke.

I can get a LB GM for around 3000 iirc also.

Then again, a rig with 4wd, being as we have 12" on the ground, altho that is not common in greater Seattle puget sound region. A rwd with a locker vs this being open would be better! And double the mileage with some of the 1500 GM offerings, or heaven for bid a frod with the 2.7ecoboost would work too. The suspension on those versions are a bit on soft and lower weight rating.....

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... sorry, wrong thread


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Marty...I know you are a GM guy, and a 1500 V6 may work for you. Since YOU mentioned the ecoboost above, IMO, an F150 with either boost engine, would work well for you. MPG would be good, not towing, and exceptional power available for towing. With the max tow, the RAWR is a bit over 4K, but adding E tires a good help.

If you can get the Chev running again for 2K or so, may as well do that too.

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That's unfortunate with only 100K.
I've owned 350's in the past and all were bulletproof....but in our youth we did indeed " throw some rods " while drag racing and wore the lobes on the cam

You'll likely be looking at replacing rods and bearings, crank and even pistons are rings.

You don't seem like your stressing over, would be my approach as well.

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kellem wrote:

That's unfortunate with only 100K.
I've owned 350's in the past and all were bulletproof....but in our youth we did indeed " throw some rods " while drag racing and wore the lobes on the cam

You'll likely be looking at replacing rods and bearings, crank and even pistons are rings.

You don't seem like your stressing over, would be my approach as well.


Where did you see it only had 100k miles? I don’t think he has posted the mileage at the time of death.

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Have 153000 on it.

Jerry,
Both ecobosts will work. Looking at used vs new. Most of the 2.7s have 3300 lb ra. Gm come std with a 3900.

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If I made the effort to make it run I would drive it another year+ to think about my next step.


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CRAZY, my wife's 99 Tahoe 350 Vortec has 240k and can set for a month at a time with zero noise at startup.

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