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Projects 216/trans/torque tube value?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RMONTY, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
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    Wondering what a running 216 engine trans and t/t and rear axle from a 1952 Chevy is worth? Got it listed on CL and guy wants to trade a Shopsmith 10ER even/steven for it? Any thoughts? I'm no woodchuck!
     
  2. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    The 216, 3-speed transmission, and torquetube driveline/rear end that came out of our 51 Bus Coupe I GAVE AWAY, just to get rid of them; they too were running/driving. Everyone seems to want a full pressure 235 or 261, and not the "dipper" 216 or 235 dipper style motors. To a restorer, they may have some value. Our engine/transmission went to one guy who wanted to see/hear it run, and I delivered the driveline/rearend to another guy 50 miles away, and I was happy to find someone who actually wanted it; usually, everyone wants the Powerglide versions with 3.55 gearing, and not the 4.11, or 3.70 if it's a 53-54 manual transmission setup.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  3. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
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    ^^^^What he said. Shopsmith s are cool.
     
  4. RMONTY
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    Seen some Shopsmiths on fleabay for between $400 and $550. Might be a worthwhile trade?
     

  5. jlckmj
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
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    I tried giving the trans, torque tube, and rear end away. I had it on several boards including the HAMB and noone wanted it. I ended up keeping the trans and giving the rear end to a scrapper.
    I think the 216 has some value, but not much. I would make the trade.

    Jim
     
  6. RMONTY
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    I actually struck a deal with the guy. I think it will work out for both of us. He is building a little putt-around bucket of old school style and I'm getting a couple items I need for my project. Amicable on both ends so life is good!
     

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