1. Josh owen

    Josh owen Well-Known Member

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    What's the going rate for a 71 340 bare block now days? I found one but dont know what they are worth
     
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    dano Evil Handy Man

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    Condition and completeness is everything. Bore size? Main caps included? Damage in the form of cracks, broken motor mount or bell housing bosses? Rust inside and out? Any sleeves? I've seen decent blocks be as high at $1K.
     
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    • Josh owen

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      All standard bore been in a garage for 40 years so it will need boring im sure main caps are there and cam I have the heads off of it as well
       
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      HemiSSDart Dartus Interuptus

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      I had real sales of two blocks and a short block late last year, both blocks were $500-700 each short block was $1200.
       
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      • Josh owen

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        Sounds good, thanks guys
         
      • 72Dart6pack

        72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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        I paid $275 for this last year. It's 30 over.

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        • Josh owen

          Josh owen Well-Known Member

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          I'm paying $50 so I knew i was in the clear but now i know i better pay the old guy more so I dont feel guilty
           
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          • Treblig

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            Don't pay too much....until you get it to a machine shop you don't know what you got!! If it checks out good then give the old guy what you think is fair.
             
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            • DentalDart

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              I'm Jealous! Wish I could find one that cheap...

              I hate you! Im jealous beyond words :rofl:
               
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              • 72Dart6pack

                72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                Maybe if your sold your Astro Turf? And got Real grass. Maybe your luck would change. :)
                 
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                • 72Dart6pack

                  72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                  I'll probably just make a Coffee Table out of mine. :poke:
                   
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                  • pishta

                    pishta I know I'm right....

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                    Bargains are out there. I sold one needing a sleeve for $40. Didn't want to haul it to my next house.
                     
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                    • JBurch

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                      It's worth what you are willing to pay
                       
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                      • stroked340

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                        Damn,wish I could find one even close to that.I've been looking for over a year now and can't find one for under $500.00..I had 2 but sold them because some people really needed one,for $400 each..
                         
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                        • Syleng1

                          Syleng1 Karma is real and Life is short... FABO Gold Member

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                          Don’t be afraid to post the vin number from that block here or lost and found. You may help reunite and engine and car!
                           
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                          • 71GSSDemon

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                            I paid $300 a year or so ago. Std bore 71 block with caps in the ballpark of date code for my Demon
                             
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                            • missing linc

                              missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                              I sold a std bore 72 with caps and rods for $ 500.00 about 8 years ago.
                               
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                              I got 340 of these blocks for $29.95!! Not one was oversized.

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                              • Josh owen

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                                I'm putting it in my 71 duster but deals are out there still for sure just sadly internet has a high mark up
                                 
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                                  If you get tired of looking at it, I'll help you out and get it out of your line of sight. :thumbsup:
                                   
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                                  • Josh owen

                                    Josh owen Well-Known Member

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                                    Everything is always for sale. I was gonna build another cranky 318 (kinda) but couldn't pass up another one luckily I have a couple in cars already but hate parting with something ya may need to fix one of the other cars
                                     
                                  • autoxcuda

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                                    Watch for rust in cylinders from sitting a round in storage. Bare block typically have some.

                                    What might seem like surface rust might not clean up at 30 over.
                                     
                                  • Josh owen

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                                    odds are this will be going .060 and acquiring a stroker crank we have one that's 340 based 422ci yet to be started but will probably build another one with a bit bigger cam than the last one since this one will have a ln A833 behind it rather than an auto BUT these cylinder walls have minimal rust and I mean barely any to.catch with finger nail which is shocking being in a barn in Wisconsin
                                     
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                                    Before going that far overbore, I would sonic check it. It's the only way to know you're in the clear.
                                     
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                                    • autoxcuda

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                                      if it will clean up a 0.30 over why not just do that?
                                       
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