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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by 91crxturbo, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. 91crxturbo

    91crxturbo Junior Member

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    Anyone have experience with a block built by "kidlatz" on ebay??? I am thinking of buying a block from him but i wanna make sure it is built right....thanks!
     
  2. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    I wouldn't buy a 'built' block by anyone on ebay, unless RLZ started selling builds on there.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    his feedback from previous blocks he sold doesnt look bad.. everyone seemed to be very pleased
     
  4. 91crxturbo

    91crxturbo Junior Member

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    Thats the only reason im even considering this....
     
  5. 91crxturbo

    91crxturbo Junior Member

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    Anyone else with some input?
     
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    smarty009 Senior Member

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    well he has 100% feedback...the only bad one was a neutral comment and that was just from poor communication pretty much...at least thats the way it seems...

    what does your gut tell you to do? go with it or not? cuz thats what it all boils down to.
     
  7. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i would rather find someone local and just buy all the stuff. then you know what it looks like. plus you don't have to pay for shipping on something so heavy. like they say, trust your gut.
     
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    91crxturbo Junior Member

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    He is about 45 minutes from me, i emailed him and he said i could pick it up if i wanted....
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    thats whos assembling my short block.
     
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    Well, give it a shot...at least you know you can go look at it first
     
  11. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Just don't let him touch your engine management.

    If he's only 45 minutes from you, go check out the motor and have him leakdown test it in front of you before agreeing to buy it.
     
  12. 91crxturbo

    91crxturbo Junior Member

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    Well i called the guy and asked him if i could look at the motor before i bought it and he said no....so i'm pretty sure he just doesnt want me to see it for a good reason....
     
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    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    I wouldn't give it another thought then. It's probably trash.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Links etc, or is this just more hear say?
     
  15. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    its hearsay from personal experience of a mod on this forum. ill vouch for the dont let him touch your EM. If you are looking for an LS block we have a b18a1 in the shop. Wed be happy to do a full build up if you send us the head.

    check my sig for shop information.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    I didnt know Mike had Jeff tune his car.
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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  18. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Admin Mike (Calesta) did. I tuned my own, and mine hasn't blown up yet. Cal's llast build did blow up. Now his rods are in my engine :)
    Still going strong after about 16,000 miles. Still have a very slight knocking at WOT top end, but I blame my own lack of funding for larger injectors, and 91 octane california gas for that. Jeff had no excuse for the poor tuning job on Cal's engine. At least that is what he blames it on, and I am sure he'll back up his statements if he sees this thread, or else I have been mistaken. Never heard of any bad builds coming from him though. I had my engine built by myself and rocket, so no worries here.
     
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    wow...he wont let you check it out first...then i would say no...forget about it
     
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