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Post by alowerlevel on Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:07 am

Well Im swapping a 5.3 LS into my '67 this winter, so Im trying to figure out what I should try to sell the current 350 for.

Its a 4 bolt block .040 over (357ci), forged crank, 9.3cr with hypereutectic pistons, world products sr heads (1.94/1.50 76cc), Edelbrock performer rpm intake, Comp cams xe274 cam. Through a th350 & 2400 converter with 3.73s Ive gone 13.20 @ 103mph with it.  Will be sold intake to pan, no carb.

And if I do say so myself, it sounds damn good through 2.5" exhaust and 40 series Flowmasters




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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:03 pm

Man All these kik A$$ motors coming for sale to LS Transplant Wish I had a Barn to stick them in LOL
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Post by 77mali on Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:08 am

If you want to unload it fast I'd say put it up for $2000-$2500 & see what happens.  You prob spend more on it w/ that cam & heads but hey, it's "fresh cash".  Is the car included?
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:21 am

Should be able to get at least 2 for that. What is the new LS going to be like? The Chevelle is on my top 10 "going to buy one one of these days cars". My brother in law has his father in laws  66 ss 396. The guy bought it new here in town.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:33 pm

77mali wrote:If you want to unload it fast I'd say put it up for $2000-$2500 & see what happens.  You prob spend more on it w/ that cam & heads but hey, it's "fresh cash".  Is the car included?


EDIT *Carb (not car) LOL
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Post by alowerlevel on Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:13 am

ant7377 wrote:Should be able to get at least 2 for that. What is the new LS going to be like? The Chevelle is on my top 10 "going to buy one one of these days cars". My brother in law has his father in laws  66 ss 396. The guy bought it new here in town.
Just a stock all aluminum 5.3 with headers, intake, and exhaust for now, on a pretty tight budget to get it done. Then next winter once I have some more cash Ill do a cam and other stuff to it.


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77mali wrote:If you want to unload it fast I'd say put it up for $2000-$2500 & see what happens.  You prob spend more on it w/ that cam & heads but hey, it's "fresh cash".  Is the car included?
EDIT *Carb (not car) LOL

Haha, no neither the car or the carb would be included (the carbs on long term loan from a friend)

I guess Ill just end up listing it for $1700 when the time comes and see what kind of interest I get.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:33 pm

It's hard to get back any real money invested in a motor but I think at $1700 someone should scoop it up quick!
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Post by alowerlevel on Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:49 am

Anybody else wanna throw their 2 cents in? Motor is getting pulled out in the next 2-3 months....still curious if my thoughts of getting $1700 is reasonable
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:58 am

$1700 with a detailed video of running shifting thru the gears ( driving ) Is well worth that asking price I believe, But browse CL in areas other than your own and racingjunk dot com you will get a better idea of its worth. The only downfall I see of it is, has the 1.94 valved heads BUT that's an easy swap IF they want to do it....
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Post by alowerlevel on Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:13 am

Yea I agree the heads are its biggest downfall, but as it is it still went 103mph in the 1/4 with my 285lb A$$ driving Laughing .  I tried to take a video while driving it but it came out crap, lol, trying to steer, work the shifter, watch traffic and video it all at the same time is kinda hard,  Very Happy
And its never hiccuped or overheated on long trips, hell my mom and dad are gonna steal it in about 2 hours to go to a show 40+ miles away
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:10 pm

alowerlevel wrote: I tried to take a video while driving it but it came out crap, lol, trying to steer, work the shifter, watch traffic and video it all at the same time is kinda hard,  Very Happy

Have mom and dad film it today or have your dad Drive it for a few blocks while you video It always options out there LOL Anyways I don't see why you couldn't start at 2k and come down a little if needed, for you can always go down in price BUT never can you raise the price LOL
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Post by pila on Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:50 pm

Yup ! always start higher than what you will actually settle for ! Very Happy

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Post by 73guna on Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:37 am

I personally think it would be a hard sell if you take it out of the car first and then try to sell it.
Leave it in the car in running condition so potential buyers can hear it run and test drive.
You'd be much more likely to sell it at top dollar in car running then on an engine stand.
I'd start at $2500, $1500 would be my low.

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Post by alowerlevel on Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:27 am

While I would like to keep it in the car because I agree it will make it easier to sell, it sure makes it alot harder to start putting the new engine in Laughing
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:22 pm

I would start at $2500, and go from there. Just take a video of it running and rip it out. I took a video of my 383 noting the oil pressure and easy of starting and ended up selling it for $2500 after it was out of the car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7omKWz3IZ7I
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:10 pm

Sorry Off topic but Brian where did you get that Radiator cover that hides all that stuff in front ?? Like it a lot


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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:15 pm

Limey SE wrote:Sorry Off topic but Brian where did you get that Radiator cover that hides all that stuff in front ?? Like it a lot


I made some templates, and then had a friend fab them up out of metal.
http://www.g3gm.com/t5400p45-74malibu383-build
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:22 pm

Should market them I would buy one

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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:25 pm

For the amount of time he spent making it, I'm not sure the market would be there. Obviously it would be faster the second time around, but it would not be cheap.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:31 pm

Still like it cleans up that area and helps cool a little !!  Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Post by pila on Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:27 pm

Your friend did a nice job making those pieces ! Using aluminum would make it easier than steel.......

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Post by alowerlevel on Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:14 am

Well its now up on craigslist for a craigslist price Very Happy   https://southjersey.craigslist.org/pts/5524557271.html
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Post by alowerlevel on Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:51 pm

Well amazingly enough it sold last night at the posted CL price Suspect
Ive never had a better buyer from CL, he came in looked @ the engine and said "ok Ill take it", didnt haggle on the price 1 cent..... Maybe I listed it too cheap Laughing Laughing
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