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



This was my plan..  One of the goals of my conversion
was to make it easy to copy...  Now all I need to get
it done!


--- DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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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