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Old 04-05-2021, 02:31 PM
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I am having an engine built. I am wondering what a reasonable amount of time is a engine rebuild. Big block , nothing fancy.
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04-05-2021, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by smokediver View Post
I am in south Florida.. parts are in and have been. I dropped my engine off in December.. for the last 4 weeks I have been told I would be receiving pictures but so far nothing. I am on the west side of the state and the shop is on the east side. I am not going to call anyone out. Thatís not my intent. I would like to go boating and am getting to the point where I am wondering if swallowing the 10 grand I have in parts plus my original engine and ordering an engine from mercury , to save myself from further grief. Itís not like I am made out of money but I am certainly losing patience.
I believe I would make time and drive over to get a first person look at it myself. That's my personal opinion on that. I'm sure others would do the same as well.
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A lot depends on how backed up the machine shop is, availability of parts and how many engines are in front of you. Actual assembly can be done in a few days.
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Yup, and if the Murphyís stop by with Snowball .
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Where you located Smokey
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Parts availability is one of the biggest issues right now. Some companies are still having issues with inventory, but are catching up slowly. I know one set of my pistons took over a month to arrive after ordering, as were the valves that were ordered at the same time. Luckily Eddie does his own machine work so that was one we didn't have to rely on someone else to do.
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I am in south Florida.. parts are in and have been. I dropped my engine off in December.. for the last 4 weeks I have been told I would be receiving pictures but so far nothing. I am on the west side of the state and the shop is on the east side. I am not going to call anyone out. That’s not my intent. I would like to go boating and am getting to the point where I am wondering if swallowing the 10 grand I have in parts plus my original engine and ordering an engine from mercury , to save myself from further grief. It’s not like I am made out of money but I am certainly losing patience.

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Originally Posted by smokediver View Post
I am in south Florida.. parts are in and have been. I dropped my engine off in December.. for the last 4 weeks I have been told I would be receiving pictures but so far nothing. I am on the west side of the state and the shop is on the east side. I am not going to call anyone out. Thatís not my intent. I would like to go boating and am getting to the point where I am wondering if swallowing the 10 grand I have in parts plus my original engine and ordering an engine from mercury , to save myself from further grief. Itís not like I am made out of money but I am certainly losing patience.
I believe I would make time and drive over to get a first person look at it myself. That's my personal opinion on that. I'm sure others would do the same as well.
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Should have been built and in the boat by now .
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Originally Posted by bencini231 View Post
Parts availability is one of the biggest issues right now. Some companies are still having issues with inventory, but are catching up slowly. I know one set of my pistons took over a month to arrive after ordering, as were the valves that were ordered at the same time. Luckily Eddie does his own machine work so that was one we didn't have to rely on someone else to do.
FYI, Is Eddie (Eddie Young) if so he does not do his own machining, sends it out to a shop about an hour away, and they are very busy as well
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:29 PM
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This shop is all in house machine work , etc...
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