Originally Posted by Uncle Scotty
so why did you buy a 'built motor'....and how much would it have cost to buy a new stock motor and have it blow up again and have it swapped out again??
Nah, I didn't mean it like that. It's just more than I wanted to spend on my car at the time. I would have much rather upgraded other parts prior to shelling out for a built short block (just to clarify the build a little). And unexpected elements caused the build to go longer than anticipated. It all worked out very well in the end and the motor runs great. I'm glad it went well, but just as glad it's over with.
I had hoped the stock motor would have held longer. The build was just more time and money than I wanted to deal with, period. Overpriced purchase I had no intent on getting into.