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ronnieg
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« on: September 05, 2012, 10:05:15 PM »

I am getting ready to offer up my MO 1968 complete engine. I bought it with my z 10 years go. It was completely assembled, with an inch of body shop dust on it and I was told I was all new but took it to a machine shop to be inspected. After the heads were removed , it is evident it had never been fired.  It is 30 with correct pistons but they used full floating pins, correct crank, pan, intake , heads , rockers , all is correct expect cam, it was a hydraulic that was  removed. I just wanted to see what a reasonable price would be to ask. I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 07:49:34 AM »

The concern would be an engine that has set for 10 years even a fresh build, if it hasn't been turned regularly, like every month or so then it may have issues. Valve springs can get weak from sitting in one position too long, it happened more with older stock springs but even the new one can suffer, so the heads would have to be disassebled and the springs checked or at the least check the seat pressure. The other thing I would personally want is a cylinder inspection with a borascope if the engine is assembled as well as a full visual of the crankcase, timing chain area and lifter galley.

I would think if it all checks good then, $5-7K is realistic, with a possible premium being paid if the original car still exist and the owner is a buyer. Not talking about gouging just probably less haggling to get top of the market. I think there would also be an advantage to some if the block and heads were in the same date code build range. I know if my original T/A block surfaced I would pay the price within reason.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 10:01:36 AM »

Post the partial VIN and the suffix code. Let's see if the car's in the db.

Ed
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 11:20:24 AM »

Post the partial VIN and the suffix code. Let's see if the car's in the db.

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18N438462  V0516MO

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2012, 11:58:58 AM »

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18N438462  V0516MO

Thanks Paul. Not in the DB.

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 05:37:29 PM »

Thanks for he replies. The short block is together and the heads are off but complete.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 05:38:43 PM »

I really wish the car was around to get it to its owner.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 06:13:30 AM »

So do you have the timing cover & chain, VC, or exhaust manifolds? These items would change the price. An engine not assembled would be at the lower end of my estimate I believe.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012, 05:38:16 PM »

Here are a few pictures of my engine
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2012, 05:39:08 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2012, 05:40:55 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2012, 09:36:21 PM »

No cam, rockers or push rods pictured. No exhaust manifolds or carb from what I see. I wish someone else would give a price I am thinking I may be high for the assemblage of parts.
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2012, 04:45:22 AM »

I have the rockers, pushrods, and a can. It can be reassembled quite easily with just a gasket set. Thanks again for the info.
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2012, 12:37:18 PM »

If assembled, dynoed and running it may be worth $5-6K. Like it is $3-4K.
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