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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T__N__A, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. T__N__A
    Joined: May 31, 2006
    Posts: 356

    T__N__A
    Member

    I just pic up a couple of 346 caddy motor and I was curious what they are worth. One is a complete long block with an automatic tranny and the other is just a short block. I was told the long block was running when it was pulled 6 years ago, im thinking i got them for a good deal but i was just wondering what there going for.

    Thanks
     
  2. 38caddy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 62

    38caddy
    Member
    from RI

    You know, I don't know what they are worth, but if you do a search on the Bay, you can see what some people want to charge for them. Here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1937...6QQihZ002QQcategoryZ34202QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    is one that is up for $149 with no bids as of yet. Of course, I can't recall any actually selling. In my opinion, they are worth somewhere between $200-$1500 depending on condition, completeness and if its running or not. Depending on the year, I don't think the tranny is worth all that much... maybe a couple hundred bucks.

    I think there are two problems with these engines, if you are looking to sell them. The first problem is perceptions of worth. I have seen people looking to get $1500 for a "was running 5 years ago when it was pulled" model that looks like it was kept in a field or even a pond and is missing many of the extra pieces like water pump, distrib., carb., etc.

    The other problem is the fact that they are different. People would dump a wad of cash on a stuck tired Ford Flathead, but shy away from a solid running Caddy flattie with far more power.

    Anyway, if you want to get rid of them, I could maybe throw a couple bucks at you for scrap metal. :) Actually, nevermind. I might be able to sneak 1 into the garage without the wife noticing, but definitely not two. :)
     
  3. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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    Based on the intro and information you shared, I would say their worth is NONE ON ALL THE STREETS.

    How long have you been part of the witness protection program?


    Mutt
     
  4. T__N__A
    Joined: May 31, 2006
    Posts: 356

    T__N__A
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    since there not worth anything ill probly just srap them, their pretty heavy I might get a couple bucks back.


    as long as I can remember....
     

  5. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    seymour
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    from PNW

    They weigh nearly 1/2 a ton. I'd scrap it.
     
  6. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
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    dabirdguy
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    I'll give ya $50 each for them if you will deliver.
     
  7. 38caddy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 62

    38caddy
    Member
    from RI

    You can always try to sell them here:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=7

    Or even here:

    http://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/cgi-bin/user/forum.cgi?select=/clc/clcsale&action=view

    You never know what the right person will pay for them. There is always the eBay route too, but as I said, I haven't ever seen one sell there. I would try the "free" classified routes first before you go forward with scrap prices. Set the price for $50 more than you would get for scrap and you will still be getting extra cash for them. I would love to have an extra motor to build for max power, but I just don't have the space. Right now, my all my body parts (for the car) are laying on the concrete floor until I clean out my garage. I really need to do that... :)
     
  8. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 919

    vonpahrkur
    Member

    Sounds like the engines I was trying to buy on "The Streets" of Bakersfield. Funny how people think these engines are highly desireable or worth a fortune. You can still find new tank engines in the crate in cosmoline never ran with stewart warner tachs and tach drives if you look hard enough. I've seen them for $4000 and less but keep in mind that's for a brand new engine!!
     

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