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So I'm buying a car that apparently dropped a valve, or through a rod. Regardless I'm pretty sure the existing engine is toast.

So I'm looking at replacing it with either a complete motor or a rebuilt longblock. I've found a rebuilt longblock for $1300 to my door which I think is pretty good. The question I have is what else will I need to install the longblock?

From what I understand it should come with a rebuilt block, pistons, head, valves, crank, etc. Should I just be able to switch over the intake manifold, starter, alternator, etc no problem? Anything I might need other than new gaskets? Any special tools before I get started? Does anyone know of any online step by step guides?

Thanks for any help and guidance.

Keith
 

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Check and see if the gaskets needed for the installation come with the longblock- sometimes they do. Other than that, at minimun you'll need oil and oil filter, an air filter, a gallon of coolent (3 quarts, actually). There'll be some misc. stuff as you proceed with the job.
 
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