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    • #56570

      Okay, for the past 25 years I’ve wanted my great grand dad’s ’66 alpine. Now I have it and find out a ball park for rebuilding this engine is between $2500 and $3500. Holy dinero! Is this actually the going rate for an almost 40 yr old 4 banger? That is just for the standard rebuild they’ve said, not even worse case scenario they said. Holy mackeral, I said. Will I have to add engine rebuilder to my resume so I can still feed my wife and kids?

    • #59854

      Jan Servaites has posted elsewhere about this topic.. i quote him:

      [quote="jumpinjan"] None of my labor is shown here, but would be in the range of 1500-2000 depending on my involvement with the car (I am NOT a shop):

      -PARTS PROCURED- (Engine)
      Piston set – flat tops, 0.020” $76×4= $304.00
      Bearings – 0.010”Mains $45.00
      STD Chevy rods $33.00
      Bearings, cam $24.00
      Thrust washers $18.00
      Head; In Valves 4x $15.00= $60.00
      Ex Valves 4x $15.00= $60.00
      Spring shims $5.00
      Valve guide inserts $6 eachx8= $48.00
      Water Jet $6.00
      Gaskets; Head Set $47.00
      Bottom Set $23.00
      Oil Pump $50.00
      Connecting Rod set $125.00
      Timing Chain $18.00
      Hex bolt to replace crank bolt $2.00
      Water pump $75.00
      Water outlet, thermostat (new) $36.00
      Clutch Cover $96.00 (Ian purchased)
      Clutch disc $89.00 (Ian purchased)
      Exchanges flywheels 7.5” for 8” N/C
      Alternator, Lucas ACR (plus wiring) $130
      Engine mounts, rear $23×2= $46.00
      Engine mounts, front $13×2= $26.00
      Release carbon bearing $22.00
      Misc, new grade8 hardware $20.00
      Pilot bushing $12.00
      Oil & filter $10.00
      Rubber Damper ring $8.00
      Side block drain (homemade) $3.00
      Pet cock $6.00
      Exhaust gasket, manifold $10.00
      Clutch hydraulic line (homemade) $5.00
      Clutch hydraulic rebuild kit $8.00
      Slave $66.00 (Ian purchased)
      Fan belt $15.00

      SUBTOTAL $1300

      -SERVICES- Engine
      Camshaft reground $60.00
      Lifters reground 8x $4= $32.00
      Rocker arms resurface 4x $4= $16.00
      Crankshaft reground & polish $129.00
      Chevy Rods honed for 1725pins $75.00
      Engine Block Bored & Honed $60.00
      Engine decked $40.00
      Engine block hot tanked/Magnaflux $40.00
      Head welded $60.00
      Head milled .016” $40.00
      Competition 3-angle valve grind $95.00
      Insert new guides $40.00
      Chopped Flywheel $60.00
      Balance components & fly’l/clutch $170.00
      Remove/installed exp.plugs $18.00
      Dip drive shaft $20.00
      Dipped oil pan $10.00
      Dipped side cover/ft cover/mounts $25.00
      SUBTOTAL $990
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    • #59855

      Alright, I guess I’ll be donning a new hat. I wonder how the wife and kids will feel about rice. Lots and lots of rice. Maybe a bean or two for flavor.

    • #59856
      quote stik:

      Alright, I guess I’ll be donning a new hat. I wonder how the wife and kids will feel about rice. Lots and lots of rice. Maybe a bean or two for flavor.

      It just goes to show, owning a Sunbeam Alpine encourages a healthy lifestyle. Everyone should have one. ❗

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