1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Am I crazy.... AA vortec

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Mavric1298, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Mavric1298

    Mavric1298

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Is this a good deal on the engine?? Im thinking about getting one of AA vortecs to put in my DD. What else do you need to actually get the engine running, exhaust, adapters, and starter?
     
  2. Medusa

    Medusa

    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    My opinion is that the AA crate Vortec is overpriced. With patience and some work you can find low mileage salvage yard Vortecs for closer to $3000. A new crate engine clearly has some advantages, but a salvage yard unit with, say less than 10k miles can save you some $$
     
  3. devo

    devo

    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2002
    Location:
    denver
    I think the AA Vortec is strong choice if you have a larger budget. Does it include a wire harness for your application?
    I found a '97 5.3 with 28k miles for $1800.00 and after buying every thing else it was cheaper. You'll be buying everything that makes it all work from AA anyway. Devo
     
  4. fj40charles

    fj40charles

    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    Texas
    I'd pass on the AA vortec. You can get much cheaper from a low mileage truck in a junk yard. I know a guy that sells a complete vortec 350 with the wiring harness modifed so you just have to hook up only 5 wires for 1600. He is located in NW Arkansas. Email me and I'll send you the info.

    Charles
    charles.kim@attws.com
     
  5. Medusa

    Medusa

    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    I found a '97 5.3 with 28k miles for $1800.00

    If it is a '97 it is either a 4.3 or a 5.7. The 5.3 L Vortecs were not introduced until 2000.
     
  6. Mavric1298

    Mavric1298

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    It comes with stand alone computer, so the only wires are the 6...two of which are for electric fans. I went to like all the yards today, and not one had a vortec. ??? all of them in th e general area......about 40 miles
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    got my vortec for 3k at a junkyard, they even pulled it and had it shipped to the guy who did the conversion. this included a steering column, harness and whatever else I asked for (cats, computer, etc.). 11k miles on a 99 engine. I was very careful in looking for a vehicle that had been rolled and not had a head on collison. The guy who was in the donor vehicle did a slow roll, nonetheless totalled it but no front end damage. I also asked them to start the engine and check compression in front of me to make sure all was good.

    Noah
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I picked up my 1997 5.7L Vortec for $2200 from a local junk yard that specializes in later model American vehicles. The engine is from a 4x4 Tahoe with 28K miles on it. I got an absolutely complete engine for that price. ::)