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Old 12-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I drive a 94' YJ with a stock 2.5 AMC. Or did.

Bad news today from the shop is a blown rod, so it is time to toss the engine. I just don't know what to do in terms of a rebuild. I have been contemplating buying a 2012 Rubicon, and keeping my 94' as a project, but I worry that I won't get my money out of it when I decide to sell it.

What do you guys think? Should I find a used block (or new one) and fix it up or just sell it as is not running and be done with it?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Well, unless the block is bad why not rebuild? Now if the block is toast why not get a crate motor?

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Yeah, it becomes a choice depending on what you want.

If I needed a motor in it, I would find a replacement at a junk yard or something; or even a crate motor.

If it were going to be my toy, I would sell it and buy a 6cyl Wrangler to do it with.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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I have a 2.5 that ran when I pulled it from my '92 project car. Depending on your location you could pick it up pretty cheap and put off your decision on keeping it as a project.

However, if you go into a project with the idea you are going to break even you probably shouldn't start because costs are always higher than expected and resale values are hard to predict.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #5
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I also have a 2.5 that i would let go of cheap. Bought it as a spare.
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