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Old February 26th, 2014, 04:17 PM
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I have a 70 w31 block thats been rebuilt I was going to put it in my rallye 350 but have decided to go with a rocket 350 instead which it came with. I know who owns the car that my w-31 originally came from. my question is : What is this engine worth to the owner of this car ? I want to be fair yes, but I also want to make sure I get full value.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rallye rick View Post
I have a 70 w31 block thats been rebuilt I was going to put it in my rallye 350 but have decided to go with a rocket 350 instead which it came with. I know who owns the car that my w-31 originally came from. my question is : What is this engine worth to the owner of this car ? I want to be fair yes, but I also want to make sure I get full value.
Is it just the block, or do you have the balancer, correct carb and intake as well? Those three things take the value up a LOT. That being said, I've paid $500+ to get an original 455 bare block to one of my cars back in the past. It's definitely worth having for a rare machine.

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Old February 26th, 2014, 04:47 PM
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I think it's worth whatever it would be to anyone else on the open market. Gouging someone because it's their original motor sucks
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Old February 26th, 2014, 04:56 PM
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No just the block, I had it rebuilt back in 86', just now able to finish car, life kinda got in the way. Anyway the fact that I didn't have the balancer,carb, intake etc is what prompted me to reconsider putting it in, as you know they are almost impossible to find and pricey! I have other people interested but I really think it belongs in this car, just have to come up with a fair $ amount
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Old February 26th, 2014, 05:24 PM
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That's why I'm here, to get a fair value but obviously this engine is worth more to the original car,so shouldn't that reflect in the price ? wouldn't his car be worth more with the original engine?
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Old February 26th, 2014, 08:47 PM
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If it was me and I was willing to sell the motor for $500. I would sell it to anyone for that price. I couldn't sell it so somebody else for more just because I thought I could. I would rather sell it the original car. Just to make one more correct car on the road. I might even make that guy a better deal.

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Old February 27th, 2014, 12:40 AM
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Isn't the vin on the block?
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Old February 27th, 2014, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by rallye rick View Post
That's why I'm here, to get a fair value but obviously this engine is worth more to the original car,so shouldn't that reflect in the price ? wouldn't his car be worth more with the original engine?


In this situation I feel that a sum of $1000 is fair to both seller & buyer. Both parties need to benefit.
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