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Technical Engine block ID.....value...????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pilotpete65, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Pilotpete65
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    Good morning everyone,

    Was wondering as to the value of a '71 Mopar 340 LA Bare block.
    Needs a little love at the machine shop but should be able to live and breathe and growl again........

    Any input would be appreciated......

    Pete
     
  2. Burkedore
    Joined: Nov 9, 2013
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    Round here that would be at best a $50 engine block
     
  3. earlymopar
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
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    $400-500 if still original bore.

    - EM
     
  4. Clay Belt
    Joined: Jun 9, 2017
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    Probably $40-80 around these parts.
     

  5. vitamindart
    Joined: Jun 15, 2010
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    to the right person it could be valuable. may want to post the vin ( stamped into the block ) someone might be looking for the engine missing from their restoration. otherwise a few hundo around here
     
  6. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    $50 for a '71 340 block ?? I'll take a dozen please..........

    .
     
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  7. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    from NC

    I sold one 2 years ago at Charlotte, cleaned , magged and wore 12 thous. for $400.00
     
  8. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    paid $150 for one around 1990. Needed boring and has a little chunk out of the bottom of a bore. Been in my wife's car for over 25 years now.
     
  9. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
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    Sell it and use the money to buy a 360. Lots better on the street. Last 340 I sold went for 300 and it needed at least a 30 over bore .. Hemmings motor news is a great place to sell that block.
     
  10. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
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    72 or earlier are worth pretty good money as cores it should tell you on the drivers side of the block the cu in and year it was casted. to the guy who said a 360 is abetter engine has obviously never dumped the clutch on a good tuned duster or dart back in the day Tom
     
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  11. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    the 340 is special....it's a performance engine, the 360 was a smog motor. Sure, you can build either one to do whatever you want, but doesn't it just sound better to say you have a 340? kind of like having a 327 chevy
     
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