RE: [DMCForum] The Village Idiot Returns: PRV Rebuilder/Mechanic in Colu
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RE: [DMCForum] The Village Idiot Returns: PRV Rebuilder/Mechanic in Columbia SC

I wanna know how you scored a crate engine for $500!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: content22207 [mailto:brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 6:21 PM
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> Subject: [DMCForum] The Village Idiot Returns: PRV Rebuilder/Mechanic in
> Columbia SC
> ATTN: Travis G, Louie G (and his new friend), and any other Carolinian
> owners:
> Picked up my new in the crate B27 or B28 (still don't know which -- no
> ID tags) A series engine at the same time a German immigrant PRV
> rebuilder/mechanic from Columbia SC was picking up the other one (what
> a coincidence, eh? I live less than 2 hours from Columbia. Am
> currently in DC where the engines were). Spoke with him for an hour or
> so. This guy knows the block, no BS. If/when the time comes for work
> below valve cover level, I could do worse than to take #5939 to him.
> He also imports Renault PRV products such as triple seal intake
> manifold O rings, metal head gaskets, etc. Contact info:
> Norman Preser
> International Car Restoration
> 754 Kirkland Circle
> Elgin, SC 29045
> (803) 438-6626 (voice)
> (803) 438-6642 (fax)
> Norman is *EXTREMELY* partial to Renault. Totally dismisses Volvo.
> Apparently on the PRV there are subtle differences in everything north
> of the connecting rods (BTW: Norman claims European series connecting
> rods are slightly longer than North American series). Even the pistons
> are different. He was slightly bummed to be getting a Volvo block. I
> am  thrilled to death ($500 for a brand new engine with all
> accessories, ready to drop into a car).
> Took 35mm pics. Will have them scanned them when I get home & upload.
> BTW: In Germany the Renault Alpine is pronounced "Alpeen". 300hp
> version is triple deuce carbureted, not fuel injected. Uses mere 12
> valve heads. Is 10.5:1 compression. Norman claims rocks & rolls LESS
> than F series Volvo. He currently owns an Alpine but is the more
> pedestrian double carburetor (1 two barrel and 1 single barrel).
> Doesn't care too much for the Volvo A series intake manifold (single
> barrel), so if anyone wants to jetison their K-Jetronic he'll probably
> sell the one he just picked up cheap. Plug the injector ports with
> some 3/8" bolts, bolt up a single barrel Weber (A series ap), replace
> everything back to the tank with low pressure hose and pump (Norman
> claims that's what the access hole by cylinder 1 valve cover in my
> other Volvo engine is for -- I'm willing to sell it as soon as I get a
> junkyard replacement to keep weather out), and you're in business 100%
> trouble free.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
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