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Where is a good place to buy used parts for a SBC? I'm throwing a project together and I was thinking of running a discontinued edelbrock manifold- mostly for the look.

I know about ebay, but are there any other places to look for used sbc parts? There was a good race auction site I found a while back but I can't seem to "refind" it.

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i know craigslist well- problem is sometimes people on there think a used holley 600 is worth $400... I have gotten a few good deals off of there though, and sold some of my extra crap. It's also a great place to find local hotrodders.
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If you know your stuff, the pick-a-part is a great resource. Its not consistently full of specialty parts, but the flat-rate pricing can't be beat.

I often times go at least once a week. The $2 to get in is more than offset by the in-depth knowledge you get from watching the inventory and knowing what has changed. Its like spending quality time at your favorite bar; you know the prices of everything and you are observant enough to know when they add a new whiskey to the shelf.

I've been known to score some neat stuff. I nabbed an Edelbrock P4B intake for $25, ram horn manifolds for $15 each, a G-body 8.5" axle for $100, and a set of pontiac snowflake wheels for $15 each. They usually don't take the time to research things, and they are often staffed by random labor that doesn't know the value of things. Therefore they use flat-rate pricing. If you go often enough, you'll snag the valuable things before some other hotrodder grabs them.

For new stuff, Jegs and Summit can't be beat. I've recently discovered a new friend with RPM cranks and rods (www.rpmmaxx.com). They are chinese forgings, but they are really good quality for the price you pay. Several high-end builders dropped Eagle just to use RPM which is good enough proof for me. Their claim to fame is that they have never had a crank or rod returned because of failure.

Also, make friends with your local undercar warehouse distributor. Often they will sell wholesale to you directly. They might feel better if you give them a phony business name, but many of them don't care.
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If you know your stuff, the pick-a-part is a great resource. Its not consistently full of specialty parts, but the flat-rate pricing can't be beat.

I often times go at least once a week. The $2 to get in is more than offset by the in-depth knowledge you get from watching the inventory and knowing what has changed. Its like spending quality time at your favorite bar; you know the prices of everything and you are observant enough to know when they add a new whiskey to the shelf.

I've been known to score some neat stuff. I nabbed an Edelbrock P4B intake for $25, ram horn manifolds for $15 each, a G-body 8.5" axle for $100, and a set of pontiac snowflake wheels for $15 each. They usually don't take the time to research things, and they are often staffed by random labor that doesn't know the value of things. Therefore they use flat-rate pricing. If you go often enough, you'll snag the valuable things before some other hotrodder grabs them.

For new stuff, Jegs and Summit can't be beat. I've recently discovered a new friend with RPM cranks and rods (www.rpmmaxx.com). They are chinese forgings, but they are really good quality for the price you pay. Several high-end builders dropped Eagle just to use RPM which is good enough proof for me. Their claim to fame is that they have never had a crank or rod returned because of failure.

Also, make friends with your local undercar warehouse distributor. Often they will sell wholesale to you directly. They might feel better if you give them a phony business name, but many of them don't care.

I already do most of that- but its great ideas! I'm sure it'll help others. Our JY admission is still only $2 down here.

The current sought after item for me is an obscure sbc intake- none in particular just something I can pop the hood and point to. I was looking at maybe a TM1- its not optimal for my combo but this project is hodge podge anyway.
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Hey Ap72,there is a swap meet at Belleville.Il. Sunday ,Dec.28th.I used to sell there every year but just don't have the time currently.It's always a good time.
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