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Technical How much should I ask for a long bell housing 331 Hemi block and crank?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Early Ironman, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Early Ironman
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    The block is virgin bore. Crank is virgin grind.
    Lifter valley covers included.
    Have been asking 400.00 which I think is reasonable. But the best offer has been an 8-71 blower rebuildable core in trade.
    How much do you all think this is worth?

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  2. 270dodge
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  3. Squablow
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    Extended bell blocks are a super tough sell without heads. I've seen complete buildable core engines for $500 If I had what you've got there and someone offered me $200 for it I'd take it in a heartbeat.
     
  4. RichFox
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    I must say the virgin crank looks a little rusty. I don't think I would run it as is. The bores look better, but not "Virgin".
     
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  6. 302GMC
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    Do the parts listed on the invoice come with the deal ?
     
  7. Remember it is going to cost a sizeable chunk of change to put that back together, even you already have a set of heads sitting around. $100 seems about right. $400 is quite a bit too high.
     
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  8. Early Ironman
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    No, just the block crank and lifter valley cover. That invoice is 56 years old. The rest has been lost in time. I picked this up last year. Passing it on down the road.



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  9. Early Ironman
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    I have seen the long bellhousing 331 cranks listed for $500.00 to $600.00 on eBay. I wonder if anyone is getting anywhere close to what they ask.
    Well, I'll take it to the Monroe swap meet with a truck load of other stuff in a few weeks. Will try unloading it for $250.00 there.
    Thanks for the input everyone!


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  10. If I had it, I'd build it.
     
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  11. Yea! Would be cool to build it since you have it. Sell? It is only worth what someone is willing to pay.
     
  12. Bearing Burner
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    You can ask anything you want. Getting it is another matter.
     
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  13. Beanscoot
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    $400 seems like a good deal to me, if the crank and bores cleaned up within specs. with a little polish/hone. Better get out the micrometers and telescopic gauges.

    This is assuming one ended up with a nice piston to cylinder fit so had something almost as good as a rebore.
     
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  14. Early Ironman
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    Well, I sold it for $300.00
    Glad it is out of my way now


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