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Old 04-14-2019, 11:11 AM
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1969 4 bolt ,standard bore, casting 3970010, dare code E 7 9. Can be reused as a standard bore block. What would this be worth?

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Old 04-14-2019, 11:37 AM
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Zero to about 150 bucks.
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1969 4 bolt ,standard bore, casting 3970010, dare code E 7 9. Can be reused as a standard bore block. What would this be worth?
You'd have to find a buyer, if a scrap yard or mass rebuilder it's worth whatever the current value of scrap iron per pound. If you find a private party maybe a 100 to 150 bucks if it still has its main caps and is crack free, without main caps it's just scrap. The machining required for missing caps and the cost of replacement caps is about 4 to 5 hundred bucks this makes the rest of the block only worth scrap metal value.

A comparison could be a remachined block from a mass remanufacturer where it's fully reworked on all machined surfaces, checked and guaranteed to be crack free the retail is about 800 bucks; wholesale about 500 to 600; the rebuilder has about 200 to 400 bucks in it for crack and dimension inspection, machine time plus capital tooling recovery, storage and shipping costs so they will only pay scrap value otherwise there isn't any cost recovery let alone profit.

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Those 350 SB Chevrolet 4-bolt main empty blocks, in good condition, are available on e-bay from $300 to $900. Some with free crating and shipping.
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Thanks guys! Just trying to learn a few things... have main caps, this block came off 69 vet brand new at the time because guy wanted a big block. This block is ready for build. Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:04 PM
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Ready to machine about $200 around here.
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Thanks guys! Just trying to learn a few things... have main caps, this block came off 69 vet brand new at the time because guy wanted a big block. This block is ready for build. Thanks for the feedback!
The 010 is a pretty common block, used for the late medium journal 302 and 327, and certainly home to many performance 350's but mostly found in pickup trucks it is a sturdy block and a 1969 will be pre thin wall casting. For people in the know about this stuff this is a bit more valuable than post 1972 blocks with the same casting number but are cast with thinner sections. This goes back to the first sentence of my first reply, if you can find the right person it's worth toward the high side.

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Thanks guys! Just trying to learn a few things... have main caps, this block came off 69 vet brand new at the time because guy wanted a big block. This block is ready for build. Thanks for the feedback!
EVERY loose SBC is out of a Corvette in case you didn't know...
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:16 PM
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Thanks guys! Just trying to learn a few things... have main caps, this block came off 69 vet brand new at the time because guy wanted a big block. This block is ready for build. Thanks for the feedback!
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EVERY loose SBC is out of a Corvette in case you didn't know...
Stamped application code on the head deck surface, just above the waterpump mount point, passenger side of block on that rectangular pad will tell you if it really came from a Corvette or not.

Somewhere mystical there is a 10,000 acre field full of engineless Corvettes if you believe everyone out there who has a "Corvette block"....

Block is worth zero until it has been Magnaflux checked for cracks and passed that test....once it passes a couple hundred bucks to the average guy just looking for a 4 bolt block, up to maybe $500-1000 if it has got a corvette application stamping and you find a '69 Corvette guy needing it for his numbers matching restoration.
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Thanks for the feedback! Yessir i hear what your saying. Its stamped CE9A99108 date code E79
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I sell entire 10 long blocks with distributor and aftermarket intakes for around $300. If it has a spun bearing etc. The long block goes for around $100.

Just the block I would sell for $40. Iron heads $10-20 pair.

A 10 block is nothing special.

Even with the "special" blocks like the high nickel content, aluminum, or diesel (350) blocks I sell them around $80. I know they are rolling the dice on it until they get the thing magnafluxed, square, even, and back from the machine shop.

Get it out the door, make a bit of profit, and keep everyone happy so they will get the word around. If you can't make a profit scrap the thing. You can only have so many v8 coffee tables and heavy work bench's.
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Thanks for the feedback! Yessir i hear what your saying. Its stamped CE9A99108 date code E79
Well, sorry to say, you just lost the lottery..."CE" coded blocks are over the parts counter replacement blocks, either as complete long blocks, short blocks or bare blocks.
Sold by a dealership parts department to any individual who wants to purchase an engine or bare block, or by the dealership as warrantee blocks. "CE" code translates to "Counter Engine" or "Chevrolet Engine", depending on what published source you look up.

It has no value to a restoration guy as far as a "Corvette" matching numbers block.....even if you removed it from a Corvette yesterday.

Sorry to have to burst your bubble, but that's the facts.

a fun little bit of Hotrodder info for you:...
Reason you may see some of us laughing is that it is a very common "old wives tale" that you'll find out as you age and observe that nearly every 4 bolt main 350 block for sale in classifieds, Craigslist, Ebay, Autoswapper guides, and word of mouth are "genuine Corvette blocks" according to the sellers.
We laugh because if you were to believe this enormous number of ads and sellers then there must be some huge wrecking yard somewhere hidden from the world with nothing but engineless Corvettes as far as the eye can see or you could walk in a day, just millions of them LOL
People tend to look up the block casting number of 3970010 and see it listed as being used for Corvette, Pass car and Truck, 1969-80 and only remember they saw the word Corvette....in truth the vast majority of this block number were used for everyday Truck applications.
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Your feedback was welcomed. Thanks for being honest and not too harsh!! 🙂
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