Keep or scrap?

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  1. fatkid_racing

    fatkid_racing Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've been a hoarder of BBC stuff for a good while, which brings me to the question in the title. There's a 70/71 402 chevelle/monte carlo suffix partial short block that's been here forever would make a nice builder, steel crank, and dimple rods. Nobody wants it because it's an 854 casting 402 block not some coveted 396 casting, nobody wants the crank because it's turned .020 even though it's all very useable.

    Should I just throw it on the scrap pile or content to hoard it?

    Also on the pile is a set of 69 427 corvette exhaust manifolds. Keep or scrap?

    And a 71/72 402 287 casting Camaro intake manifold. Keep or scrap?
     
  2. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Don't know your space limitations, but anything that can be tracked to a Corvette (especially Corvette only) I would keep. The Camaro intake I would also keep as it doesn't take up too much room. The block and crank I would send to the great beyond. Run of the mill big block stuff I think is lessening in value due to the LS motor craze.
     
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  3. 71 rs BBC

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    Everything goes in cycles. Pro street, pro tour, factor correct restorations. If it doesn't eat any hay I'd hang on. M2c
     
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    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Keep it. As soon as you scrap it, someone will want it.
     
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    Keep.
     
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    Keep it, but the intake will bring between $150-$250 on Ebay.
     
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    Zstar Veteran Member

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    The intake and exhaust manifolds I would keep. If you have had the 402 more than 6 months with no interest, it's time to go.
     
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    EBay is the way to go. If no one hits on it then maybe scrap. Me I have too much stuff too. I guess when I die someone will have a field day.
     
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    I have a 67 396 that my brother gave to me when I was 12. (1&2 bearings spun) It's on a cut off shopping cart base for almost 40 years. I still get offers for it. lol usually from someone doing a chevelle ( date code) One day somebody will want a date code BBC
     
  10. CamaroDoc

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    I'd say hang on to it. I've seen cranks turned .060 under that worked just fine...
     

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