340 Short Block Find

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  1. SharpDart71

    SharpDart71 Well-Known Member

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    i have come across an add posted by a gentleman selling 4, 340 shortblock engines. Years 68, 69, 70, and 71. He is asking $1,700 each and has available additional part for added cost.

    Any thoughts on this pricing? Unfortunately no pictures, but he has claimed to race an build engines since he was 14.

    Thanks
     
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  2. 72Dart6pack

    72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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    That's $425 per engine. Price is too high. $340 at the MOST per engine. Just bought a 340 short block for $250 Monday.
     
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    Is this guy in Central NY and advertising like $10k worth of engine and racing parts inventory?
     
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    No pictures? If he is not willing to do that? I'd not bother with him. He wants your money without you seeing it? Tell him to F off.
     
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    dukeboy_318 Get off my lawn!!! FABO Gold Member

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    where the hell did you manage to find that deal?! Ive been looking for a bare 340 block, I can't find squat anywhere for anything near that. All the ones I see posted are going for 750+
     
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    dukeboy_318 Get off my lawn!!! FABO Gold Member

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    if they are close enough, go look at them. take pics and post them up. 1700 for 4, short block 340s would be a pretty good deal to me, as i said above,around here, round here, 340s are rare and go for several hundred bare block.
     
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    Is that $1700 each or for all 4? I recently (within the last 6 months) sold two 340 shortblocks with loose heads for $1200 each, and one block for $400. If they indeed are $450 each then snap them up!
     
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      Decent price for four IMHO.... those things don't grow on trees.
       
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        Going rate is $350.00 to $400.00 for a bare 340 block around here..
         
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        Building race engines since 14 is BS.

        I've been a space cadet since I was like three weeks old.
         
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          Paid $250 for this Monday!

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          Sorry guys, $1,700 for ONE engine. They're complete short blocks. Middle PA area
           
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          $1700 each?! That sounds like a great deal!! I have $6800 I'd like to burn, can you send me his number?

          Also I was born yesterday :)
           
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          SharpDart71 Well-Known Member

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          :lol: Yeah thats pretty expensive, when you can get a complete crate engine from Blueprint for 5k
           
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          are they freshly built etc?
           
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          Nope
           
        • toolmanmike

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          Too rich for my blood.
           
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          • Dartnut

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            The guy is on drugs if he thinks they're worth that.
            Ridiculous!
             
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            • 69_340_GTS

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              But it won't be a 340. And that's a big deal for some people.
               
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                I have a standard bore 340 block in billings mt if anyone is interested
                 
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                • sireland67

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                  My last 340 was gave to me, missing crank and mains, but had one X head.
                  Cheap enough to build.
                   
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                  • RustyRatRod

                    RustyRatRod Just another dumbass. FABO Gold Member Technical Editor

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                    He can cram um up his ass.
                     
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                      Doubt they'll fit...
                       
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                      • diymirage

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                        i dont know, they are smaller then their more powerful brother, the 360
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