Re: [DMCForum] Legend VS Other Options
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Re: [DMCForum] Legend VS Other Options

What i want to see is somebody to make a complete kit to do a 
conversion where all you have to do is supply the engine. I don't care 
if it is a Vortec V6 or Cadillac Northstar kit because i would buy it 
for the right price. You know like all engine mounts, electrical plug 
and play harness, bell-housing and any other part except the engine.

Mark V

On Friday, April 16, 2004, at 09:19  PM, timnagin wrote:

> I do agree that the $20,000 for the NorthStar conversion is way over 
> priced.
> I would also think some advancements have been made in the last twenty 
> years
> where some of the then custom parts may be readily available
> over-the-counter now, but have different applications.  Hell, DMCH had 
> to
> start somewhere with their upgraded engine and it would seem likely 
> they
> took advantage of current technology as well.
> But again, are all the specifications of your engine documented?  That 
> would
> give a much better starting point than tearing yours down.  With the
> resources available today it would be easier and quicker than when
> originally created, and I bet more desired by other owners.
> Greg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Levy [mailto:malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 9:23 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] Legend VS Other Options
> I think it would approach 20K for the whole deal..
> Look at it this way, the Island twin turbo kit is like
> 8K now??  And that is just for the turbos, exhaust
> manifolds, and turbo plumbing..  Now add in the custom
> pistons (including custom rings, and connecting rods),
> custom cams, custom gaskets, custom head bolts, fuel
> enrichment system, intercoolers, custom intake
> manifold, and a bunch of other parts I dont remember
> off the top of my head.  It adds up!
> For 20K, you can get a Northstart installed... and
> when you blow up the Northstar, go to a junk yard and
> get another CHEAP..  Not to mention, none of the
> issues that go along with forced induction.  (I am
> ignoring the fact that you could probably do a
> northstar conversion for more like 8K, 20K is silly!)
> --- timnagin <timnagin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> How much of a cost difference are you talking about?
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