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Old 12-16-2003, 11:42 PM
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need motor or core san diego 88 190e 2.3

hi everyone. well my car needs a motor or a good core
don,t know where to look in the san diego area.
maybe a good used motor or a donor six cylinder car.
i tried the parts forum but no luck
the motor in my car needs everything, cam, pistons ect...
be easier to find a motor that only needs a basic rebuild
would love to put a 3.0 in it but may be too much without a donor
thanks for this space

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Old 12-17-2003, 02:44 AM
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Try Onagers at Brown Field in Chula Vista. the owner is a MBCA member.
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Old 12-17-2003, 11:39 AM
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Could also try All-Smash, which is near Brownfield/Otay Mesa, actully just below the mesa. If you know the back way to Heritage Road from 805 via Main Street you pass very close by. Phone # is 619-421-5397, they might be able to provide a complete running engine for you.
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Old 12-18-2003, 01:37 AM
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thank you

thanks for the info,i will call both tomorrow
not in a hurry, would like to find a complete motor that looks cherry. have a few months.
just found out about my door lock keys, that pot metal piece.
lots of money, must fix trunk lock
thank you very much
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