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    If and when I need a new engine

    Other than SBT (would be my last resort) what are some reputable builders that are recommended...are there any the ship a complete long block so it just plug and play...I have reasonable mechanical ability so how difficult is it to install a short block yourself
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    id say its easy as a car if not better , attach carps , run fuel , assemble electrical ,

    old friend rod says it as easy as change brakes to do it your self i beleive em becuase there are only prolly 20 moveing parts compared 2 a 4 stroke which is prolly 80 depending on how many clys

    get the parts your self , let your local machine shop do your hone or bore if need , new top end and crank cant go wrong

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    there are www.shortblocks-r-us.com and pmcna.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kids3pets View Post
    Other than SBT (would be my last resort) what are some reputable builders that are recommended...are there any the ship a complete long block so it just plug and play...I have reasonable mechanical ability so how difficult is it to install a short block yourself
    2kids, it really isn't that tough but if you gather the parts and don't want to worry about piston ring clearances, proper fitment of cranks and seals, having the cases pressure checked etc. just send the parts to Randy or the Sharp's and get it done. Randy did a beauty job on one of my 1200 modded engines. If a guy can bore cases to make cylinders fit, build and tune race boats for the pro's he can certainly rebuild a little ole' engine.
    I'd say the most important aid would be the FACTORY service manual.

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