Fraken-Keep how much would you say your engine swap project has cost in money and time?
MONEY - $5000 (INCLUDES TUB, ENGINE, LIFT KIT ALL NEW METAL TIRES/WHEELS) ENGINE ALONE, $1500 OR SO. PLUS ANOTHER 450 FOR CUSTOM DRIVE SHAFTS. REWIRING, I BOUGHT A "PAINLESS" KIT (300) AND RE-WIRED EVERYTHING.
TIME - HUNDRED HOURS FOR THE ENGINE CAUSE I HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS, EVER. LOTS OF CUSTOM WELDING TO ACCOMODATE THE GM STUFF.
are you doing all the work yourself?
MOSTLY, BUT I DID HAVE HELP WELDING.
If you could start all over would you do it again?
WELL, THE ANSWER TWO DAYS AGO WOULD HAVE BEEN "MAYBE". BUT YESTERDAY I FINISHED ALL THE WIRING AND THE DAMN ENGINE TURNED OVER AND FIRED UP!!! I WAS WAS SO THRILLED THAT I DID THIS MOSTLY BY MYSELF! I SAID "IF I CAN DO THIS, ICAN DO ANYTHING!" SO, I SIGNED UP TO COMPLETE MY MASTERS DEGREE TODAY!
Let me know if you have any other questions.
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