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Old 10-05-2002, 12:54 AM
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Sterling's engines may be good running engines, but they're ridiculously high...like $78K per engine. And even then I hear of guys having troubles with them.

Anyway, people sure have some wild stories to tell. Me too!

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Old 10-05-2002, 01:09 AM
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YA mean K not M right????
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I have heard it both ways actually K or M. But I did change it.
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Old 10-05-2002, 09:19 AM
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I Just had a engine built by Bruce Baker of EXPRESS ENGINES, so far eveything has been exactly as detailed before starting, he has been in contact making me aware of any changes in schedule (we had to wait for Hyd roller lifters as there was a production problem)

Just received my Dyno slips last week and we are withing 1% of the TQ and HP numbers he qouted me (Dyno'd with accessories, including MY exhaust etc.) to get real world Dyno numbers.

Engine is being delivered today, Bruce was coming up this way so he is personaly delivering the motor instead of shipping.

They changed and paid attention to many small items, ordering a different style windage tray etc.

The pricing was VERY fair, I have been impressed to this point, we'll see if the engine has good longevity, I would even consider taking my engine building needs anywhere else.

Trail Marine in Orange Beach pulled my old engine and is handleing the re-instalation, they have taken great care of my boat, and lived up to their word in all aspects of our dealings.
 
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The best way is to learn how to do things yourself. Sure you have to rely on someone else to do the machine work but if you learn how to check it and what to check for then you should be okay.
I have not built a complete one yet... I did rebuild my 540 recently but still had some help on checking tolerances and stuff. But I did the complete assy. from short block to cylinder heads(valve job)
I bet everyone would like a set of Sterlings in thier bilge but that is and probably always will be out of my price range. I just don't understand why people have a motor built out of state. There is just no way to check on the progess of things and I'm sure some of the builders realize this and then push you right to the end of the line.
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