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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2012, 08:27:40 PM »

I guess for that price I could break up a complete original engine an sell it piece by piece and get 8k . Lol
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2012, 04:41:30 PM »

I don't believe you will get anywhere near that parting it out, but I could be wrong, I would be interested in seeing your breakdown of the value of each component. Most things are worth more parted out.

Intake            $500 at best
Heads            $400-600 maybe on a good day
Block              $2500-3000 might be high on this as well
Crank             $500
Rods/Pistons    $300
Misc Tin          $100 unless there is something I don't know
Valve Covers    $200 if nice
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2012, 06:10:27 PM »

ebay LINK

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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2012, 06:33:20 PM »

Here's the Craigslist ad...  http://richmond.craigslist.org/pts/3255190069.html

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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2012, 09:35:31 PM »

I really don't want to sell it , I want to keep it with my z ! But it's not the original, and maybe I will recoupe money to send my car back to the body shop for another shot. But thanks again guys or the info , I will see how the auction goes!
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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2012, 06:46:22 PM »

Went to 3,550, which is a fair price. I don't think you'll see much higher than that, unless the original car would show up.  Anyone else buying it would probably value it like you stated above " But it's not original" 

If someone pays $8000 for it, I'm betting they are in the re-stamp mode.   Sad
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2012, 07:28:21 PM »

The heads would be a deal breaker for me with the guide plates etc.
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2012, 10:40:35 PM »

Thanks.  I was told recently from a long time Chevrolet mechanic(since 1955) that the 291 heads had a problem with pulling the pressed in studs out , hence why they changed in late 69 early 70 to screw in studs and guide plates on 302s. He said that when a 302 came in with this issue they swapped out heads with this done under warranty, he did say that he had no idea what castings they were replacing them with. Has anyone seen this ?
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2012, 06:41:59 AM »

To my knowledge Chevrolet never had a screw in stud and guide plates on production heads or replacements. I have personally never seen a set or heard this and I have been in the repair side of dealerships for almost 30 years. The did have an issue under certain conditions of pulling the studs so back in the day we did use screw ins on our own stuff when we were building heads, but we also would commonly pin the studs in place as well if it was for a moderate build.
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2012, 08:33:54 AM »

I thought Chevy went to the screw in stud/guide plate arrangement in 1970 with the 350 LT1? Performance engines only?

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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2012, 09:13:21 AM »

I thought Chevy went to the screw in stud/guide plate arrangement in 1970 with the 350 LT1? Performance engines only?

Jimmy V.
Correct...1970 Z28 and the Corvette LT1.
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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2012, 12:01:17 PM »

I did not know that, I guess the ones I have seen I just assumed were modified.
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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2012, 12:41:17 PM »

I got the screw in studs that look like pressed in and don't use guide plates.  Pioneer rm-348.
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