Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Sacramento area
$9k? Whoa that is very bad.
I did a high end 5.3L LS engine build at about $5k. This is forged pistons, forged rods, head studs, balanced/blue printed, etc.
The same shop is quoting me about $2300 to rebuild my 1968 289 with new cam and unleaded valve seats.
In both cases, this is me dropping off a long block plus intake and picking up a ready to bolt in engine.
FWIW, this is outside of the Sacramento, CA area.
Project on deck: 68' Mustang fastback aka Karma Kruiser : resto-mod
Project wrapping up : 71' Land Cruiser FJ55 with 6.0L LSx aka expedition rig
Project on hold : 72' Land Cruiser FJ55 with turbo 5.3L LSx aka insane rig