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Much value to a Chevy 348??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tugmaster, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. 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
  2. xlr8
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 651

    from Idaho

    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.
  3. DeucePhaeton
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 996


    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?
  4. ironwork
    Joined: Nov 25, 2009
    Posts: 26

    from maine

    let me know what you want for it if you get it i go to montville ct alot
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  5. yellow wagon
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 612

    yellow wagon
    from WI

    it has no value. Pay me $50 and I'll dispose of it for ya
  6. I'll take it if you pay me $25
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,254


    The oil dip stick is on different sides.
  8. Rodshop57
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 94

    from Berry Ky

    The 348 truck oil pan has the dipstick on the same side as a 409.
  9. sixpac
    Joined: Dec 15, 2002
    Posts: 553

    from Courtenay

    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 all the info you will ever need about these engines. Heres a shot of mine

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    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
    Posts: 300


    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!
  11. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,263


    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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