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Old 11-08-2018, 01:57 PM   #26
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Labor isn't free. It was $14.99 shipped.

I have more money into my 123GT and it sits in the barn not even making it's 115hp.

Thanks for sharing such a fun build!
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:09 PM   #27
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A great part is that if a fuel pump fails to deliver enough fuel, or an oil filter collapses, or whatever and he vents the block, almost all of that gets reused, it's jsut another barely touched common as dirt (close) junkyard longblock that is needed. Not some long build with shiny $$$$ parts and long careful engine builds. Just fresh from the junkyard - take the heads off, swap the cam and valve springs, slap it back together, back to the races.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:11 PM   #28
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This is exactly why I built my turbo LS 240. Love the build man and love seeing what can be done on the cheap.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #29
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The engine is an unopened 6.0 that I bought with the transmission for $700. Add Cam, valve springs and a chinese 80mm turbo and the power is there. Where, IMO, it gets a little pricey is building the support to hold the power (torque converter/ trans etc). I would guess total for the entire car with the fuel system, wiring, ecu etc. I have somewhere around 8k in it. Now labor is a whole other subject!
A friend of mine started getting into the turbo LS game a few years ago. Making 1070 whp on a very similar setup it seems. He's having a lot of fun dropping turbo ls engines into everything he sees:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO_sWXPxXqI
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:33 PM   #30
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Both are nice vids of strong pulls.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:40 PM   #31
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A great part is that if a fuel pump fails to deliver enough fuel, or an oil filter collapses, or whatever and he vents the block, almost all of that gets reused, it's jsut another barely touched common as dirt (close) junkyard longblock that is needed. Not some long build with shiny $$$$ parts and long careful engine builds. Just fresh from the junkyard - take the heads off, swap the cam and valve springs, slap it back together, back to the races.
Bingo. The engines are dirt cheap... It is all the stuff hanging off them for conversions purposes that adds up.

FWIW the most recent Engine Masters (aired on MTOD Wednesday) took a 5.3 through the paces NA stock, stock +boost, NA head&cam, and head&cam +boost. Interesting as always. My only beef is that they whore Holley crap all the time when not necessary... I know $ponsor$.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:24 PM   #32
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so does it cost real money to make that much power, or is even 900+ becoming "cheap" (a relative term of course)
it's all relative to what you consider real money, and how resourceful you are really.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:25 PM   #33
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Gone in 420 seconds..
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:09 AM   #34
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Great power! Really awesome sleeper! Good Job!
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