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    interest in 250 parts?

    So im going down the road of the 250. Im still trying to source parts and I would love to use the engines only kit, but its no longer in production. I did make a phone call to JE pistons and they have a minimum order of 4 and they will not copy a previous customers design. It sounded like they may have a way to work around it, but youre still talking about 4 pistons. Im still waiting on a call back, but im thinking of trying to bug frank at engines only to produce more kits if I can get a group buy. Im assuming he would want 4 kits. So my question to you guys is are there any willing parties to go in on the remaining three sets? Any one serious knows that theyre not cheap, but you get what you pay for and this is not a penny pinching operation. For now im just looking to see if i can even make this happen
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    I have some interest. I think if you share a projected cost you will get more feedback.
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    I have some interest as well. A guesstimated price would be helpful as Doug noted.
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    Once ive made contact with frank ill know more about price. Its a sizable undertaking because you have to have a 225 bottom end to start and the tw output shaft machined then you get into the big bore kit. If I recall it was about 600 bucks for the piston and resleeved cylinder or 900 for that plus a reworked head back when he had it on his website. since Im going to ask/beg him for a favor Im guessing it could be different from that cost.
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    Hey Axel,

    I am a definite maybe on this buy (depending upon the cost estimate). I already have a running XT225 engine and a modified TW output shaft all ready to go.

    Brian

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    Ok just got off the phone with frank. 600 bucks a shot. Custom piston and rings. And a re sleeved cylinder. You will need to provide a core cylinder. Also head and base gasket I believe. I need three others. Who’s in?
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    How soon? I am doing a stroker also. I can do it in 2 weeks!
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    It’s a bit of a wait for him to have the pistons made. So as soon as I can get 3 people to get on board I’m gonna get it going.
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    alrighty it looks like the interest is there and building. Ive got one PM about it as of tonight. If I can get others to PM me as well that thery're definitely in once I get to atleast 4 total Ill call frank back and see how we wants to continue. I suspect he will have us all call in and make a deposit. Not to rush, but if you've been on the fence now is the time. Its quite a wait for him to get the parts and do the final assembly. Im unsure at this time if he really wants to deal with the head that he had been doing. If he will ill probably bite on that too, but if not ill probably just do web cam parts. I dont think he needs a group for the heads since the pistons from JE are what require the 4 minimum order.

    And just to coax a bit..... You know you need it brian......
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