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what's the differnce?
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Turnkey means you are pretty much ready to go out of the box. Hook up the power to the coil and start the baby up. This means that the engine has all the tin, alternator, ignition system, fuel system, etc.. While a long block is simply the motor it-self so case, crank, rods, pistons, cam, heads (a small block has no heads, that is the difference between a small block and a long block). I think this answers your question. Are you planning on getting a new motor? What are you thinking about getting?
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If You buy a turnkey engine, it possibly means You are going to do Your old engine up, as You will still have all the tinware etc.. If You buy a Longblock engine, You are probably going to throw the old engine away, as You have to use all the tinware etc on the New Engine...
I haven't heard of turnkey engines being sold in Australia.

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I have been looking into the two definitions and from what I've seen, 'long block' is a complete engine minus the carb. I would assume that a 'turn key' would be with the carb setup. Hence, 'turn key' and it starts. Make sense?
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turnkey is exactly that i think, and long block, is the case/cylinders/heads/covers. all the top end stuff you have to put on yourself. like, everything else.
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Yes, I think You are correct Wayne.. Connect up the fuel line & Battery & ignition, and turn the key.
So, basically, if You didn't have an engine in Your car at all, or if it had been on fire etc.. The turnkey would be ideal... The difference in price between the two would be substantial, at least here in Australia...

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