Engine is a 302. Sale or not

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  1. dcart1

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    The numbers come up 69 Camaro Z28
     
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    If there is a die hard restorer looking to pay big bucks for a 302 engine, I would say sell it. To someone like us, a iron SBC is a iron SBC...
     
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    Yes. If someone wants to pay you way too much money for it, sell it. You dont want it for its historical value, and if you blow it up, it's worth nothing. You can blow up 500 dollar generic small blocks all day long, or build a really nice one and still have money in the bank.
     
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    Hell I might be interested in buying the 302.
     
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    Pics and numbers?
     
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    Torqueless wonder. Sell it. Build a big block.
     
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    Does it have the dome pistons in it?
    The Vin pad is the easiest method of finding out, but if the block was decked, the numbers might be gone.
    Money in the bank for sure.
    I seen an original Cross Ram intake complete with Carbs and linkages for sale at the Pomona Swap meet in Pomona,CA. Back in 1990 for $2,000
    (In hind sight, I should have RAN to the bank) those intakes are going for as much as the cars themselves these days!!!!!! If only time machines existed!!!!!!!!!! Imagine the possibilities!
     
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    Humm...302 SBC in the car with the AFR's, 14:1 comp, huge roller cam with a tunnel ram and 2 660's on it. 9K screamer.
     
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    Had a 12 to 1 302 in my old 69 z28. 754 solid cam, 4.88 gears. It would sing at 8000. Ran 11.50s

    Best sounding and most fun car I’ve ever owned.
     
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  10. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I would say that 302 designation is probably worth a lot more to someone else than it is to you.
    Certainly enough to buy an aftermarket 4.155 block and start on a monster.
     

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