[DML] Re: 11501 Update & Looking for new/used B28F
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[DML] Re: 11501 Update & Looking for new/used B28F


I can't help you with locating a used engine, but I am curious where 
you are located. You can reply privately if you want.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "natesky1980" <ncskalsk@xxxx> wrote:
> I Thought I'd let the list know how vin 11501 is fairing after 
> succumbing to a engine block defect.  
> The repair was simple and cheap (good clues of a less-than-long 
> repair). I patched the hole with epoxy and did some trivial 
> maintenance (dist cat, wires, water pump, etc).  I haven't taken 
> out any where, just up the hill I live on ( I figure if I only 
> up, the ol' gravity `engine' can always bring me home).   I've 
> working on smaller projects to keep me occupied and not thinking 
> about the mess that is my engine.  Recovered the headliners, 
> my steering wheel bushing, touched up the frame with POR-15, and 
> bought/installed a small fortune worth of stainless fasteners.   I 
> was able to scrape some of the epoxy of the frame, but thankfully 
> haven't found any rust, other than some surface rust on the edge 
> the front crossmember.   The car is really clean, everywhere.  So 
> begs the question of how the valley of death became so 
> Given that I expect to have the car well into the +20year range, 
> decided this winter I will put a new / rebuilt used engine in.  
> Again, I'm not looking to swap a different engine, just a 2.8 PRV 
> with one less hole.
> I've contacted a few vendors/individuals.  I was planning on 
> purchasing a shortblock from DMC Houston for ~$1.5k as listed on 
> their online store, but they aren't offering them anymore.   They 
> offer a longblock, depending on how the numbers land I may do 
> I'd like to have at least a short block, rather than having to 
> swap/replace everything into a new block.  
> I've looked around for B28F's in the local market.  There are a 
> couple, but all in the +100k mile range (would you belive someone 
> telling you a 85 volvo has less??).  There is a local-ish company 
> that sells rebuilt engines; they have the Volvo B28F and the B280F 
> the inventory. But for a grand more I could have a DMCh long block 
> and not have to switch cradle/lower crankcase.
> So in the interests of having options; if you have or know of a 
> (Volvo or Delorean) engine that's available, please let me know.  
> (Especially in the mid-west, Minnesota region). 
> Thanks!
> -Nate
> Vin 11501

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