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Old 06/23/2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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I've just purchased a GT/CS without an engine. It's going to be a RestoMod since I want to drive it regularly. Since it's not a numbers matching situation, I was looking at crate engines. I am looking to keep it under $3000 so what companies do the members of the forum recommend for crate engines?

I have read a number of articles (including a good one in Mustang Monthly ) that address this but I'm really looking for people with personal experience to comment.

Alos, what did you do for Smog (I know Smog Checks aren't required right now but you're still supposed to have it in California)?

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Old 06/23/2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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tri-star engines in Wisconsin. 347 stroker for $3200. they build to your needs, so i imagine you can get within your price range. remember the cost of shipping though.

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Old 06/23/2008, 07:57 AM   #3
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Alos, what did you do for Smog (I know Smog Checks aren't required right now but you're still supposed to have it in California)?
Nope, in California, if your car is older than a '75, then no smog test required ...

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Old 06/23/2008, 08:40 AM   #4
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For crate motors, check this out:

http://www.fordracingparts.com/crateengine/main.asp

... and shop around for the motor you like (check with different places that sell these motors) ... these are also new motors (not remanf. or rebuilt) from Ford with a 12mo/12,000mile warranty (at least for the 302s) ...

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Old 06/23/2008, 03:55 PM   #5
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Cool

... Mustang Monthly July issue (Buyers' Guide) is plugging these guys:

http://www.f-p-s.com/engines/index.html

(I don't personally know how good they are)

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Old 06/24/2008, 10:11 PM   #6
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I've found some nice engines, thanks for all your input. Tri-Star's engine link on their website was down so I ended up calling them. FPS is nice but expensive. I did find an inexpensive place for engines with a 7 Year / 70,000 mile warranty and thought it was worth mentioning to the forum. S and S engines (http://www.rebuiltautoengines.com/ford-engines.html) has a good list with decent prices. The 289 is $1,089 plus core charge. Needs some add ons but seems like a good company.

Also came across TuffDawg and 5 Star on eBay. Nice products and reasonable prices there too but only a one-year warranty.

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