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Re: Eurovan 2.5L available?

In a message dated 11/13/99 12:56:52 PM Central Standard Time, gsnow@iea.com 

<< I agree that the MC engine can be acquired for probably way less money than
 the 2.5/2.6 engine, especially a new 2.5/2.6 engine versus a wrecking yard
 sourced MC.  But if the 2.5/2.6 is a "bolt-in" taking a couple of weekends,
 versus many weeks of custom fabrication and fitting for the MC, or the
 $6000+ that some of the specialty shops are quoting for a turnkey
 installation, then I would think that the 2.5/2.6 would end up costing less.
 And that doesn't even include the cost of rebuilding the MC to bring it up
 to the "new engine" condition that the one would get with a 2.5/2.6 off the
 pallet.  Maybe my information is incorrect, or not complete, but that is the
 reason for my question in the first place. >>

Well the 2.5/2.6 is not a bolt in in fact it is far from, A few items need to 
be machined if used with the eurovan type tall block and if using a shorter 
block you are looking at custom pistons and/or rods.. how do I know you ask? 
I built one three years ago. in fact I  supplied the parts and adivce for 
Jeff Goggin's 2.5.  Plus I wouldn't expect more than 160 horsepower and that 
would be with significant head mods..