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wardywakeboard
04-02-2011, 03:30 PM
Hi, I have a 1997 prostar with the 5.7 v8 vortec engine. Because we had an unusually hard winter the block cracked and also a couple of heads are gone. I would like to know what or where you guys could recommend me to get to replace it. Where would I get the best value? Any help would be much appreciated.

1redTA
04-02-2011, 04:23 PM
vortec blocks are plentiful in 96-98 chevy fullsize trucks, finding a good core should be relatively easy. You can buy new heads for around $500, without brass freeze plugs, and the short blocks are also available in jegs or summit

2RLAKE
04-02-2011, 07:21 PM
discount inboard marine has complete engines for sale ... try this

http://www.skidim.com/

etduc
04-02-2011, 08:15 PM
If you want plug and play, Jasper Engines: http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-cclean&p=jasper%20engines&type=

thatsmrmastercraft
04-03-2011, 01:24 AM
If you want plug and play, Jasper Engines: http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-cclean&p=jasper%20engines&type=

I can't say enough about the quality of the products Jasper puts out. I was a sales rep for them for a while and sold hundreds of engines and transmissions. Their facilities are second to none and are unbelievably clean. I had them build a 5.8 for my F150. I have over 225,000 miles on it, and it is still running strong. Not the cheapest option, but if it is in your budget, there will be no regrets. Good luck.

Jeff Lyman
04-03-2011, 11:11 AM
Two thumbs up for Jasper ! Or check with your local GM dealer. Crate engines are a popular purchase from them. I would have to increase the HP a bit, if thats your choice now is the time.

Matt L.
04-03-2011, 11:39 AM
http://www.larrysengine.com/engine_pkgs.htm

Take your pick!