[V8] bent valves and a broken timing belt :(

Curtis Helton fatboy03 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 19:34:48 PST 2009

Thanks guys for all the responses. I'm leaning towards replacing the engine.
Their is a guy on JFR that has a whole car for 750.00 that SUPPOSEDELY
includes a newer motor w/ 85k miles. All new TB,WP, rebuilt tranny,lowered
ect. and he's 4 hrs away. I've talked to the guy on the phone twice today.
But it just seems to good to be true. And oh, it doesn't have a title. Or
the title is not complete. I could pull the motor and put it in my son's. Or
keep it, try to get a title and let him drive it and keep his for parts.

  Has anyone ever dealt with this guy? He goes by Audicaos on JFR's.


On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:50 PM, NIck Miller <chance9121 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Second that motion.
> An engine swap will be easy.  Any internal engine work on these things is a
> little tricky.  The cylinder heads are do-able, but bottom end work is the
> real killer there.
> In this case, I'd recommend a used motor, one that hasn't been opened up,
> take care of what gaskets need it and go from there.  You can always get the
> heads magnafluxed and checked for trueness on the mating surface, and
> rebuild them or keep them or sell them from the wasted motor, but rebuilding
> that set might get pretty spendy.
> Either way, good luck with it, and make sure you do the timing belt
> properly before the motor goes in.

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