Somebody buy this REAL 440 engine, quick!

General Discussion

  1. hosehead

    hosehead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    972
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Location:
    Grand Lake o the Cherokees
    Local Time:
    8:19 PM
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Kern Dog

      Kern Dog FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      6,154
      Likes Received:
      15134
      Joined:
      May 23, 2010
      Location:
      Granite bay CA
      Local Time:
      8:19 PM
      What a jerkoff. $3600 + for a used engine needing a rebuild. I have less than that total in THIS 383:

      383 93.jpg
      383 106.JPG

      INCLUDING carburetor, ignition system, exhaust system and a full release massage.
       
      • Like Like x 3
      • pishta

        pishta I know I'm right....

        Messages:
        21,396
        Likes Received:
        10780
        Joined:
        Oct 13, 2004
        Location:
        Tustin, CA
        Local Time:
        8:19 PM
        They bought the car for $100 and now they want $3600 for the tired motor alone? Ooh wait, its marked down from 4500, BUY IT!
         
      • mbaird

        mbaird mbaird

        Messages:
        7,796
        Likes Received:
        4629
        Joined:
        Dec 10, 2005
        Location:
        boise, Id
        Local Time:
        9:19 PM
        And they will keep reposting it for the next 30 years ! Lol
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • Topless69

          Topless69 Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          347
          Likes Received:
          332
          Joined:
          Nov 15, 2019
          Location:
          The Twilight Zone
          Local Time:
          10:19 PM
        • 67Dart273

          67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          51,514
          Likes Received:
          20478
          Joined:
          Oct 14, 2010
          Location:
          Idaho
          Local Time:
          8:19 PM
          ..........The low performance log exhaust manifolds are especially "nice"
           
        • fishmens67

          fishmens67 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          11,022
          Likes Received:
          10835
          Joined:
          Nov 10, 2012
          Location:
          idaho
          Local Time:
          10:19 PM
          A bargain brought to you from Jimmy Jacks Junk Yard.
          Hurry this bargain won't last long. lol
           
          • Like Like x 1
          • oldmopardude

            oldmopardude Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            942
            Likes Received:
            288
            Joined:
            Jan 31, 2011
            Location:
            omaha nebraska
            Local Time:
            10:19 PM
            I don't believe they know what year it is. that is a 68 PCV valve, and likely 67-69 Chrysler since the Holley is on it. The water pump housing has a 68 part number as well.
             
          • oldmopardude

            oldmopardude Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            942
            Likes Received:
            288
            Joined:
            Jan 31, 2011
            Location:
            omaha nebraska
            Local Time:
            10:19 PM
            could be 69 like they say. 1,200 bucks is fair
             
          • Kern Dog

            Kern Dog FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            6,154
            Likes Received:
            15134
            Joined:
            May 23, 2010
            Location:
            Granite bay CA
            Local Time:
            8:19 PM
            ????
            I have never paid more than $700 for a 440 and even then, I felt that I overpaid.....I needed a block quick and didn't see any the self serve yards.
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • oldmopardude

              oldmopardude Well-Known Member

              Messages:
              942
              Likes Received:
              288
              Joined:
              Jan 31, 2011
              Location:
              omaha nebraska
              Local Time:
              10:19 PM
              It could be your location. around here If I posted a 68 440 engine complete that turns over for 1,200 I would have a group of guys standing in line. They are hard to find complete, and mopar muscle cars in this area are very popular, and there are a lot of mopar guys in the area.
              i have bought several very nice clean cars from northern california that would sell for double here,, if they were here. But many guys don't trust buying sight unseen. it takes patience and research, but there are nice people everywhere.
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • Coyote Jack

                Coyote Jack Member #55, I'm old FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                8,372
                Likes Received:
                2905
                Joined:
                May 22, 2004
                Location:
                Baxters Corner N.B. Canad
                Local Time:
                12:19 AM
                The hole in the valve cover is a classic. Must increase the value ten fold.

                Jack
                 
                • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                • famous bob

                  famous bob mopar misfit

                  Messages:
                  19,857
                  Likes Received:
                  8843
                  Joined:
                  Aug 14, 2011
                  Location:
                  okla
                  Local Time:
                  10:19 PM
                  This ignorance is partly our fault , guys paying outlandish prices for mopar parts , just because their mopar and have the coin , people think they can get any price they ask !!
                   
                • Demonracer

                  Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

                  Messages:
                  5,238
                  Likes Received:
                  3294
                  Joined:
                  Jan 31, 2010
                  Location:
                  Cleveland, Texas
                  Local Time:
                  10:19 PM
                  That is typical wrecking yard mentality, they see an area where particular parts are being bought up & jack their prices up. It has been happening for decades & will continue until the parts we are using are depleted. Example, an old friend used to run a hemi powered roadster in the old AHRA/NHRA roadster class. I got to go with him to the Gator Nationals in the early 70's. He scattered his engine after an attempt at a record run, he asked myself & his partner if we wanted to go on an engine run. This meant taking basic hand tools & going to the nearest wrecking yard to scavenge a hemi short block. While we were there, he bought 2 short blocks to have an extra just in case. At that time, he paid $300.00 for each short block. We went back to the track, stripped his engine & the donor engine to build him another race engine. Back in the early 70's, hemis were plentiful & really inexpensive compared to today. As the parts sources dwindle, parts become increasingly more expensive, I'm not condoning the pricing on the 440, I'm just relating how things have changed over the past 4 decades.
                   
                  • Like Like x 1
                  • fratzog lover

                    fratzog lover Well-Known Member

                    Messages:
                    16,409
                    Likes Received:
                    16326
                    Joined:
                    Jun 7, 2013
                    Location:
                    Northeast Alabama
                    Local Time:
                    11:19 PM
                  • beanhead

                    beanhead Well-Known Member

                    Messages:
                    345
                    Likes Received:
                    415
                    Joined:
                    May 21, 2017
                    Location:
                    wackyfornia
                    Local Time:
                    8:19 PM
                    Ha! That's about as bad as the person on the other site asking 3K for a 440 that they say is "rare" because it has a halloween casting date....Ad says it 'was rebuilt but been sitting for 10 years so needs a rebuild' LOL. Like my Okie Irish granny always said, "wantin' ain't gettin"....
                     
                  • oldmopardude

                    oldmopardude Well-Known Member

                    Messages:
                    942
                    Likes Received:
                    288
                    Joined:
                    Jan 31, 2011
                    Location:
                    omaha nebraska
                    Local Time:
                    10:19 PM
                    the Halloween date is a bit spooky, but now a New years Eve day would be Interesting, Sort of like having the last car off the line that year! Lol
                     
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • Agree Agree x 1
                    • RustyRatRod

                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

                      Messages:
                      79,480
                      Likes Received:
                      57944
                      Joined:
                      Jun 7, 2010
                      Location:
                      Georgia
                      Local Time:
                      11:19 PM
                      Then I should be able to get 12 grand for my fresh 400 build I'm fixin to sell.
                       
                    • Kern Dog

                      Kern Dog FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                      Messages:
                      6,154
                      Likes Received:
                      15134
                      Joined:
                      May 23, 2010
                      Location:
                      Granite bay CA
                      Local Time:
                      8:19 PM
                      Some of the problem with these stupid prices is directly related to the FREE ads.
                      If you are a delusional person in no hurry to sell, you can post up some widget on a site that only charges you ONCE the item sells. Auto Trader used to do that when they had those print magazines, Craigslist was free until recently, ebay doesn't charge until you sell, etc.
                       
                      • Agree Agree x 1
                      1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                        By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.