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Old 01-18-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Much value to a Chevy 348??

I am in the proccess of working a deal on another car project. The seller is including a 348 block, heads and intake. The block has been dipped and maxnafluxed and cam bearings installed. The heads still need to be done. I'm not a big block guy and am wondering if I should try and buy the car without the motor OR get it with the 348 and flip it for some $$. I know nothing about these so hopefully someone here can give me some insight. Thanks, Todd
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

Once a 348 is installed in a car it can't be told from a 409, so I would say for anybody considering the W-block look it would definitely have some value.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

Buy it and flip it if you have no interest.
However that said, The cool factor is a lot higher for one of those vs. a sbc. Also the amount of a rebuild is higher but a lot cheaper than when I did my first one back in '81. What is the car you are dealing on?
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

let me know what you want for it if you get it i go to montville ct alot
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

it has no value. Pay me $50 and I'll dispose of it for ya
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

I'll take it if you pay me $25
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

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Once a 348 is installed in a car it can't be told from a 409, so I would say for anybody considering the W-block look it would definitely have some value.
The oil dip stick is on different sides.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:14 PM   #8
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

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The oil dip stick is on different sides.
The 348 truck oil pan has the dipstick on the same side as a 409.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #9
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

I have a 348 in my 28 ford sedan. I got 300 hp and I love it. Has great sound and looks pretty cool. There is a site for 348 409 s its www.348-409.com all the info you will ever need about these engines. Heres a shot of mine
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

First year '58 blocks and heads have less value due reduces water passages. Get the block and head numbers from the site sixpac mentioned above. Good Luck!
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:16 PM   #11
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Default Re: Much value to a Chevy 348??

Block, heads, and intake, is there a crank? Main bearing caps? No exhaust manifolds, rockers, valve covers, oil pan, any of that shit?

If it's pretty bare the engine won't bring more than $300 unless they're the big valve heads, and as stated, '58 stuff isn't as good as 59-61. More complete engines have some decent value as cores but missing everything is going to make it a tougher sale.
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