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05-17-2013 08:03 AM
AutoGear Back in the olden days one of my vague relations used to boost thing like BB Corvettes; pull the motor, deck the block, and either sell the rotating assembly, sell it as a shortblock or let the parts sit around a little so they didnt look brand new and then move em. He did this for years. Sometimes he'd dump a used truck motor in the car and dump it, sometimes not. He quit in the 70s and tried his luck at it again in the 80s, got caught in a boosted mercedes benz with coke and pills. Hes been in and out of lockup ever since; never really saw his kids grow up, all kinds of health issues, lost his parents now.
Karma is a bad thing to screw with; rest assured they'll get theirs.

This aint new. Sorry it happens, and with the economy getting tight, scrappers here have picked up whole car bodies overnight and turned em in for scrap. Even the catalytic converter on your truck isnt safe. If you bought it all from summit; you should be able to get a purchase record from them to take to the insurance company, and hopefully your machinist has a copy of your invoice as well. Sorry buddy
05-15-2013 03:41 PM
itsjusti Any news on this? Ive looked and searched but have nothing. I got it on all of my accounts and have listings on sale sites I use vut with it not being locally its hard to get a good solid lead. I found a few ifs but they were slim and without meeting with them in person and act like im interested and go over it in detail watching n listening to the responses they are hard to prove as solid.
05-06-2013 09:29 AM
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Have you turned it in to your insurance company? It may very well be covered under your homeowner policy.

Or if it was in the car and the car was insured then auto insurance might cover it too.
05-06-2013 09:15 AM
boothboy Have you turned it in to your insurance company? It may very well be covered under your homeowner policy.

05-04-2013 07:38 PM
496CHEVY3100 Its probably painted orange all parts intact ,runnin around on street ,I cant see any parting that engine out ,But stranger things have happened,
05-04-2013 05:16 PM
Originally Posted by 48Frankin View Post
Itís just a thought. My mind has been racing with possibilities and hopes. I guess if it were me Iíd try and separate the externally viewed parts from internally i.e. the casting #ís on the block. So youíd have to bring the internals and heads in to get fitted to a new block.
It's not rocket science to put the heads on a block. I think most people would have little trouble pulling and putting heads on, so no reason to go to a shop. They could also pull the heads and machine the block pad off in front to eliminate the numbers. When an engine is decked the numbers are milled off in the process, so nobody would suspect it was done to hide them.
05-04-2013 05:06 PM
bigdog7373 Keep checking craigslist. Not only for the engine, but for each part too. They might try to sell the carb, or valve covers or something. Go look at the part and see if the engine is there then either call the cops or bash his face in and take the engine back, depending what kind of person you are lol.
There was a case a few months ago where a guy had his show car wheels stolen from his garage. Each one was worth almost $4000, only made in japan, very limited production and super rare. He found them on craigslist a month later, the guy was trying to sell them for $600! LOL he had no idea what he had stolen.
05-04-2013 01:14 PM
48Frankin Yes Minnesota. I honestly canít say for sure when this occurred. I keep my truck in the driveway so I didnít use my garage at all this winter.
05-04-2013 12:00 PM
itsjusti What date did this occur on and it was located in minnesota at that time?
05-04-2013 11:36 AM
48Frankin Itís just a thought. My mind has been racing with possibilities and hopes. I guess if it were me Iíd try and separate the externally viewed parts from internally i.e. the casting #ís on the block. So youíd have to bring the internals and heads in to get fitted to a new block.
05-04-2013 10:45 AM
1971BB427 I don't know of any machine shop that runs numbers before doing work. Some write the numbers down for warranty work, but no database of stolen numbers, or a way to look them up.
Best you could do is canvas all the shops with flyers that have pictures and numbers on them, but I really doubt it will get to a machine shop if it's fresh, and running. Why would someone steal a complete running engine, and then take it to a shop?
05-04-2013 10:30 AM
66GMC Man ... that just plain sucks!
I can only try to imagine how "violated" you must feel.

The only thing I might offer in the way of advice is that the culprit will likely tear it down and try to identify exactly how big of a "score" he got. Back in the old days, he would have to pick up a phone and start making "How much is a _____?" calls.

With on-line outlets like Summit, however ...

All you can hope for, IMO, is for him to brag about this "score" to someone with a conscience that reports him.
05-04-2013 10:12 AM
48Frankin Donít machine shops run the numbers before the do work on blocks, heads, crank etc.? Maybe somebody someday would take the internals to a shop and have to transferred to a new block or take the heads in to have work done.
05-04-2013 09:38 AM
1971BB427 Unfortunately all SBC's look alike, and whoever stole it probably wont part it out, they'll probably change valve covers and intake; then repaint it and use it. Without opening the hood of every hotrod around with a SBC, I doubt you'll ever find it.
Had one SBC stolen many years ago, and never saw it again. But then my '55 gasser was also stolen in 1972, and never saw it again either. Just a shame that some of these dirtbags don't get caught in the act, and disappear!
Sun. morning someone tried to either steal the battery, or my '69 Suburban. Came out at 5:00 a.m. and hit the alarm disarm, and no beep. Looked at the truck and saw the hood open. Seems they carefully opened the hood and didn't set the alarm off, but when they pulled the positive battery cable it alarms as you remove power. I guess they got spooked and ran off at that point, because that's all they did. Neighbor saw someone running down the street at 3:30, so might have been the culprit.
05-04-2013 08:29 AM
48Frankin Itsjusti I appreciate your help. I had TrickFlow 195 heads and TrickFlow fabricated valve covers. Edelbrock super victor intake, Mahle pistons Callies Compstar crank and rods (383). The unique part was I deburred and sanded the block (perfectly smooth) and sprayed it í04 Mustang gt blue.

I am going to try and load up pictures. and sorry for the low quality photos its all I have.

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