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« on: November 30, 2017, 06:39:52 PM »

Howdy, I picked up a pair of 1979s. Both engines are bad shape. Wanting to know if you would resleeve or Bore current cylinders. If I resleeve I only need to do the bottom cylinders on each engine and buy one piston.(broke it beating it out) if I bore I will need to buy 4. Would like y'all take. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 06:42:50 PM »

if your keeping the motors then do it the right way.
-But remember, Good work isn't cheap and Cheap work isn't good.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 09:39:28 AM »

You can probably pick up running 50HP motors for less cost than to rebuild them.  Heck, you can buy running bikes for less than it cost to rebuild a WB motor.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 08:48:52 PM »

I will look around for running engines. I paid 200 a piece for the bikes. Talked to a machine shop he said he would bore for $150 per engine and pistons I have found are basically a hundred plus rings. I can do everything but the machining.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 09:15:42 PM »

The crank is the expensive part.  About $1K to rebuild one right. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 10:40:36 PM »

Gotcha. The crank and bearings IMO seem fine. Everything moves freely and no rust on bearings.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 04:42:30 PM »

Send your crank to John at Northern Crankshafts. He does them all the time and should be cheaper than 1K.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 04:51:16 PM »

I meant $1K for a complete motor rebuild.  What does Northern charge for a complete crank rebuild with parts?
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 12:32:55 PM »

It depends on what is needed. It has been a couple of years since I had one done. Call for pricing. Phone: (218) 681-4577
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