danWI said:I've never seen one break like that before.... what happened?
Dang! I'm going to start sending my motors to you. Even after shipping I could send one of my hourly employees home, work their position and come out ahead of the game. Hmmmmm, wouldn't be as much fun though.tbpmusic said:- less than $200 of that was my labor for the total (and I do mean total) rebuild.
Photos were taken after the cleanup and valve job.......
Thats certainly a great rate for someone. However most people don't need to have the motor just taken apart and put back together. There is the time to lap the valves, hone the cylinders, decarbonize the valves and pistons and we haven't even gotten the cases, cylinders and head into the solvent tank or pressure washer yet. Then there is always the paint....like I said, your's is a great rate for all that time AND to be assured of quality job.....priceless.tbpmusic said:Well, I only charge $35 per hour, and I can totally strip and reassemble a 450 engine in 4 hours, easy.....that's barring broken/stripped bolts and such.