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Old 08-07-2011, 01:40 AM
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I finally got all the chrome parts together to make an all chrome with accesories engine. except the block and heads (obviously) How much would this be worth if i put it together and had to selll it? because i might have to.

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Old 08-07-2011, 04:50 AM
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Chrome is nice but the engine will pretty much dictate the value. Sure you may be able to get more for it if you are selling it to someone that buys it on looks alone but any serious rodder will look past that shiny stuff to what it is. Honestly, this is just me, if I walk up to an engine that's being sold and it has a lot of cheap(not saying yours are) chrome covers it makes me shy away if they can't tell me the history of the engine........

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Engine size?
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Pretty much all that has been or has not been done to the engine. All these are important when determining the value of an engine....
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Chrome thingamajigs and dodads really don't add much more then a few bucks to an engine. Use quality billet aluminum, it might add a hundred or two. I want to know what's inside an engine, not who made the bling
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Chrome thingamajigs and dodads really don't add much more then a few bucks to an engine. Use quality billet aluminum, it might add a hundred or two. I want to know what's inside an engine, not who made the bling
X2 i'm with Dave on this.


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I finally got all the chrome parts together to make an all chrome with accesories engine. except the block and heads (obviously) How much would this be worth if i put it together and had to selll it? because i might have to.
Probably half of what you spent on it.
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I personally don't like "all" chrome engines so it wouldn't be worth squat to me. I've seen them at car shows and there's no contrast between the parts, just one big chrome mess.........to each his own though.
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Its a 350 boat motor. All hi PO parts.
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Chrome plated steel rusts, aluminum oxidizes in a wet setting, even in a car - and you can't do much to stop it, especially the chromed steel doodads.
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Chrome don't get you home....
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thanks guys

I'm only 18 so I don't have much experience, just knowledge.
thanks for all the input it's greatly appreciated.
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Use quality billet aluminum,
ew... he said billet
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