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Old 07-30-2020, 10:58 PM
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What’s this motor worth?

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Old 07-30-2020, 11:13 PM
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Ya gotta do better than just some pictures. What is it a 289,5.0,or 5.7 L. What is inside, Miles,parts used cylinder heads you know the drill, In order to establish what you have how it was built and what parts were used. A stock 289 ain't worth a lot except to someone needs a 289 as opposed to a 5.0 or a 5.7 that is built with quality equipment... List what ya got and condition and I am sure someone will pipe up and give ya an estimate.
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Hi, this is a 66 289 bored 30 over, new pistons, cam inside.
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Details, my man, Details.....you're not going to get any kind of educated response without a ton of more details.
Those details could swing the value by as much as $2000 difference high to low.

Being sold as a short block,.... long block, ....long block + intake, waterpump, and harmonic damper....or everything seen in the pictures?
What cam spec?
What cylinder heads?
What compression ratio?
Are pistons cast, hypereutectic, or forged?
Stock crankshaft, or aftermarket?
Stock connecting rods, or aftermarket? Brand and type if aftermarket??
Full roller rocker arms....just roller tips...or stock rocker arms?
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I don’t have any of those details and I still need a ballpark price. How close is $5000 if it’s just a moderate rebuild? Ballpark.
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I don’t have any of those details and I still need a ballpark price. How close is $5000 if it’s just a moderate rebuild? Ballpark.
Moderate rebuild with stock crank, rods, and cast or hypereutectic pistons, flat tappet cam...even with aluminum heads and everything pictured $5000 is too high to me if buying from an individual.
$5000 will build you a much higher powered 400"+ stroker in a 351W block, or a 347" stroker in a 302 block.....there is nothing special about the fact it is a 289 block.

As far as I am concerned, even if everything is brand new and never fired, those new parts are worth at best 1/2 to 2/3 of new price.....because if I'm going to pay top dollar for new parts I'll just buy then from the company that makes them, and thus have warrantee and customer service if I find a problem...or straight up from the engine builder/machine shop that will stand behind their work.

IMO, without details as to what the parts and brands involved are, no more than $2500, that way if it is screwed up you can at least part it put and get most of your money back out of it.

If the guy has receipts and prof/invoices then the value could go up.
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With no other details, and not being able to hear/see it run, ballpark would be $1000-2500 if it looks good and I specifically need a 289 (not just a SBF). There are too many ways to screw up a rebuild, and no documentation means it’s now just a cleaned up junkyard engine with a nice coat of paint and some new accessories.

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If it's just looks you going for, it's okay but certainly not a pro-level build.



Here's a slightly dressed 306 Ford Engine in the Blueprint line-up.


https://blueprintengines.com/product...tor-bp3060ctcd


$5800 and they will dyno it before shipment for free. Plus includes a 2 1/2 year / 50,000 mile warranty.



It's not a straight comparison but at the same time the person selling this has given you a $$ number that they want for it and you mentioned $5k so I would save $800 more and go with the Blueprint Engine.
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Plus includes a 2 1/2 year / 50,000 mile warranty.
this pretty much guarantees it will run as expected
weird time limit
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Ricky Racer fan, Fosdick air filter assembly, single-plane intake manifold and spark plug wires laying all over the place and stainless braided sleeve over rubber fuel line would be enough for me to say no thank you. Won't pass tech at the drag strip. Worm-screw clamp is a dead give-away to any tech guy. Cheezy parts outside, cheezy parts inside.

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With no other details, and not being able to hear/see it run, ballpark would be $1000-2500 if it looks good and I specifically need a 289 (not just a SBF). There are too many ways to screw up a rebuild, and no documentation means it’s now just a cleaned up junkyard engine with a nice coat of paint and some new accessories.

Bruce
Yep, if I heard it run and it ran perfect, revved perfect, with no smoke, but no details, $1500 - 2000 MAX... not hear it run, $1300 MAX... maybe more with a reliable guarantee such as established builder/racer or safe 3rd party hold the money...
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Gentlemen Motörhead’s! As helpful as this post has been, I must end it here as the seller of the motor told me he sold it today. Thanks for all your help. Looks like I’m rebuilding mine. I’m sure I’ll be back for help✌��
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You dodged a bullet.
Begin your build by measuring the block deck height on all four corners of the block and recording it in your build book.
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