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  1. urchinhead
    01-23-2014 06:43 PM - permalink
    The intakes can be pricey, but at least there are a lot of aftermarket ones that pop up on eBay and the FE Forum. I followed a few Streetmaster intakes on eBay, just to get an idea of the pricing, and some didn't even sell. A guy on FE Forum posted one for $125.00 not long ago.
    $2100 is a lot of money, but I'm not surprised. I'm going to make a few local calls, but I might use your guy, so long as you think he's worth it. I'm really about 6 months out from my build. Right now, I'm going over the rest of the car, and I'm planning to order the headers and get the exhaust figured out while I source an engine.
    Thanks for the input, and I'm looking forward to watching the rest of your build.
  2. selash
    01-20-2014 06:13 PM - permalink
    Well, I seem to end up going with more high end shops, as far a machine work goes. I pay more, but usually end up with a great result. Here in the SF Bay area prices are going to be inflated. In fact, most machine shops have left the area because the overhead is too high. So I a left with few good choices. So I pay.
    Having said that everyone I work with knows about sonic checking. I have paid to have several factory new blocks sonic checked and actually found problems.
    My quote for my engine was around $2100. I will probably be a bit higher when done. But I am also sure of the quality of the work I will get. I am lucky that the machinist has built hundreds of FE engines. I am struggling with how expensive the build is, because I want to put all the parts on now. I hope I can scrape together the funds for a Performer RPM intake. The headers were a big hit. $900
    But the headers area must if you want any kind of performance.
  3. urchinhead
    01-20-2014 05:44 PM - permalink
    Your postings have really inspired me to build a motor for my car, rather than deal with what I have. How has your experience been with the machine shop been? I spoke with one machine shop and they gave me a price of $1500 for basic machine work, but didn't seem to know what sonic checking is.

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  • About selash
    About Me
    Have loved these cars for a long long time. Been restoring this one(saving) that wrecked in 2004.
    Where you live
    San Jose, CA
    Cars, fishing, backpacking, singing, building etc....
    Opera Singer. Bass
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    63.5 Galaxie 500. Outa this world!


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