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Old 09-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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RB30 interest

So i was thinking since the RB30 motor is non existent in the USA unless you import of find someone with a motor already.

I was going to price up sending a few RB30 blocks and maybe a couple cranks to the USA. But was wondering if there is much interest in this at all?

parts would be steam blasted, blocks maybe a light hone if i suspect issues with bores. and then everything soft sealed for rust protection. the packaged properly to pallets and shipped.
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you should add a poll to this thread.

if i were in the market for a swap and an rb30 was available i'd be interested.
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Sorry im not used to these forums, cannot work out how to add a poll to the thread. Might not have permissions to do a poll.

Was also thinking if i can get my hands on running motors or long/short blocks. i can strip clean and re-assemble blocks, cranks & rods cleaned and ready to ship.
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I'd be interested. What price range were you thinking.
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I'm Just going to get a few shipping prices from a mate that works in the industry, for certain zones. Will get a quote for Florida as well.

Then work out an average price i can get motors from and a rough price on estimate on my work preparing the motors and crates to ship.

I'm going to prepared one soon and take photo's of the parts ready to be shipped. if i get enough interest i will keep at it.
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Not that I can afford anything like this at the moment, but I would think people would want the full bottom end, un-touched, not cleaned or "light honed" no?
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i'd need to strip it and clean the parts to be shipped. you cant ship something covered in oil still, its classed as dangerous goods living this country. and i cant think of how much cost it'd cost to deliver something like that, if they would.
I will not hone a block if i know the motor is in running condition when i buy it. but if its a rb30 build someone has given up on and the block has been sitting im not going to give a rusty block to someone( unless they are going to enlarge the bores significantly). if a light hone will remove any surface rust and show extensive pitting in bores im not going to sell that type of block to someone wanting to use original bores.
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careful shipping freshly hot tanked and honed blocks across the pacific, lol.

and for what it's worth, I've seen motors come over from japan with fuel still in the rail and oil / ps fluid / whatever dripping.
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that is the reason i'm not going to tank the parts, will clean them up too nicely. I'm only going to give them a steam blast to take off most of the excess dirt and greasy clumps. Also as stated the parts will be soft sealed with a rust protective coating which will need solvents and steam blasted off once you intend on using the parts.

My Rb26 blocks, cranks, flywheel, Z33 adaptor plate and other parts are currently sitting in this state for nearly 1 year now. and still the same the day i sprayed them

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I dont live in Japan, i live in New Zealand. To save the hassle of parts getting rejected or held up cause there a leak coming through a pallet of goods cause some postal guy doesn't want to get his hands dirty. would be to much of a hassle and stuff around for myself and the buyer/s.
I have a way in my head that if i was to purchase some parts that i would expect them to turn up and would expect nothing less. Clean, Packaged, Protected and Secured to a pallet.
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just as a FYI i have one rb30 block complete from deck down for sale in canada.. will ship to states price is 1200CND plus ship


as for shipping these blocks from newzealand / Aus you can fit 3 blocks to a pallet normally, last bunch we brought in we had 3. mainly because of he build we are doing we wanted to be sure we had extras just in case, plus really ther blocks dont cost much, its the shipping that gets you.. depending on wrecker you get blocks from they normally DO NOT have heads on the so deck down, before ordering do you research on what is needed to do the swap right.
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Thanks for the input.

i was going to build a order specific pallet, if someone want 1 block i will build it to suit 1 block. if someone wants 2 i will build it for 2. I used to build pallets for an x-ray company shipping their machines all oversea, so have a fair idea on building something to travel.
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Sounds pretty interesting. I would be interested in a block. Keep us posted. Thanks dude.
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thanks for showing interest guys.

is there anything else you guys might be wanting sent over as well? steam tube manifolds?
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If you can fit 3 blocks on the pallet, that's what I'd be interested in. I know a few other guys around here that'd want them, assuming the price is right.
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i'm guessing you're meaning block,crank,cradle, rods? or just blocks by themselves?
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The short block. Crank, rods, pistons cradle, etc. Also, I would want business references of some sort. What form of payment were you thinking?
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yeah a short block was the general idea of what i would ship, but if someone wanted just a block then the are cheap to pick up.

As for business reference, I'm only a Architectural designer with a passion for cars. see Rb30 wanted adds popping up and though i might see if guys wanted some help sourcing the parts.

Payment wise i was just going to recommend a bank deposit but i could set up a paypal account if guys are willing to pay fee's as well (i do not have a pay pal account as they're not used in NZ). But for the safety aspect of the sale and i see they're largely used on ebay and in the US.
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No offense, but I'd never do a bank deposit, especially with someone overseas... been screwed too many times. PayPal would probably be the way to go.

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i noticed rb30 on ebay sometimes from uk
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Thanks for that info man. I know exactly what you mean, i've also been screwed over the same way. Will look into Paypal tomorrow to make things easier, but all i hear are fee's here and there using them. so will have to take them into account with sales.
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so many RB30's in Aus, typically go for around $150aus from most wreckers
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yeah AUS will be the most populated place of RB30's and cheap. they are here, but not as plentiful cause its easy for guys to do a RB30Det build here and get a reliable 400hp+ from basic mods.

I'm from New Zealand though, and im just looking at providing a service for some guys in the US to get their hands on a RB30 bottom end to build. This isnt a for sale thread im just trying to gain some interest and see if it would be worth while really going ahead with these orders.

I'll show you guys how i plan on doing it all before i go ahead with a sale, I want to provide buyers with as much information and confidence in myself. Im not going to be mad if you can find someone else in AUS to send you a motor. I'll work out costings on shipping pallet materials, shipping costs, my labour to prep everything, the motor or bottom ends.
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So got a couple shipping quotes back. These are to shipping depots in MIAMI and LAX, so gives you a price range of how much to expect. Here are some of the depots the company here uses in the US, U-Freight Website | Office Information

These are not to your doorstep, if you wanted it sent to your door you can either sort that out with the depot near you. or be prepared to pay more in shipping and i could sort it at this end.

these are worst prices of shipping a whole cubic meter. ie 3 blocks and parts. This does not include any Port charges or Customs clearance charges at your end.

To LA depot it would be $360NZD $297USD
To MIAMI depot it would be $450NZD $372USD

Remember that is a cubic meter price, i could fit 3 blocks in for that price.

I'll price up shipping crates materials and my labour for 1,2,and 3 blocks.

and hopefully have a few local wreckers able to supply parts soon also. and can finalise prices.
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Thanks for the interest in this thread at the moment guys. looks like a lot of guys are keen for a RB30 bottom end.

Im currently finishing up my house build here in NZ. so freeing up some cash to purchase the first motor to prep will be on the cards once im moved in and financials are sorted. I am still keeping an eye out for motors or bottom ends here to pick up cheaply in the mean time.

Have had a couple PM's regarding motors, So i'll keep everyone updated along the way.
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