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3rd Gen ('78-'80): Engine shot

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Old 06-27-2019, 06:44 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Chicago
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Unhappy Engine shot

I'm new here just trying to get the lay of the land... I bought my '79 Monte about 6 months ago. The engine has a bad knock, and I'm trying to inquire as to which kind of engine would be best to put in this car. Right now it's got a 267 V8 and it runs like ****. Will a 373 stroker small block fit? Will I have to replace transmission as well as engine? Please leave suggestions for me, or even links to motors that aren't $6,000. Thank you much! Dominic
 
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:34 PM
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Houston Texas/Pasadena Texas
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  1. rebuild the one you have
  2. buy one that working on Craigslist
  3. buy one from junk yard and hope it works.
  4. Buy rebuilt long block one from Jegs or Summitraceing
I took my (85) 350 to be rebuilt with new parts at Precision at 6847 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011 in side Thunderbolt. You can also buy a core in good condition from them and have them build on it.(If they have a core of the size engine you looking for )
Rebuilt Engines - Precision Engine Rebuilders
 

Last edited by Leonardo Brocato; 06-27-2019 at 11:39 PM.

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