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Yoday my 78 just passed the 180,000 mile mark. And immediatly started freaking out... Nothing major but i have a feeling that a breakdown isn't to far away. So far i've only done a exauhst job but i plan to do some more performance mods. How many miles can i expect out of an L28 and how much should i expect to pay for a rebuild. As long as im working on the engin im considering doing a zx turbo swap. What times in the 1/4 will i get out of a turbo in stock form. Also is there any way i can get imported engins or rebuilt engins cheap?

I know my questions vague but im just trying to figure out where to go next...
 

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I don't know where your at, but there is a guy in Dallas,Tx that I found that has Z motors relatively cheap. To get a full rebuild, I had quotes of up $2000.

This guy has a rebuilt, or low mileage motor, with the Turbo for around $500. Almost sounds too good to be true, but he will even warranty some of his stuff too.

If you need the number, I will look it up. Let me know.
 

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Ask around and check prices. I have been quoted prices between 1,000 and 2,500 for the same work. I'm having mine done for around 1,400 for a stock bottom end with a ported & polished head. My 78 has 318,000 mi. and was running pretty good until I burned a valve.
 
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