Please help! Did i get ripped off

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by my75camaro, Aug 16, 2009.

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    71cmro Veteran Member

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    "he's asking $ 4,000.00 for it and it has over $ 8,000.00 in it"

    That 350 better have a blower on it for 8K.
     
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    My 383 we ran in the dirt car has a tiny balancer like a early 327. Pull the pan.
     
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    Iv got my mechanic pulling the numbers off it today, so i can find out what it is. So its no way of this being a 305 i should be fine. If its a 302 , 327, or a 350 ill be ok with that atleast.
     
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    Why are you paying a mechanic?

    -- Joe
     
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    BECAUSE HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE IS DOING..........
     
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    Sounds like his mechanic doesn't either.

    Hobby is not so much fun if your paying all kinds of money for stupid people to make the same mistakes, yet hide them.

    -- Joe
     
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    Since 302's are pretty rare, and the 327 hasn't been mfg'd since '69 it's a pretty good bet it's a 350 block. (the first 350's were made in '67) Until you check the stroke there's no telling what it is. lol
    Don
     
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    Even aftermarket cranks have part numbers engraved on the main counterweight (my Scat has it on the first large counterweight). The crank will tell the story of whether it is a stroker or not. But whether it is a 377, 383, etc., you'd have to mic the bore or find the number on the top of the piston. I would definitely take the heads and pan off before installing the engine. Its easy, its quick and it does not cost a fortune. It would bug me to no end not knowing for sure.

    Keep us informed!
     
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    My forged Ohio crankshaft doesn't have any markings at all. That is how all of their cranks leave.

    Although probably not all that uncommon, it happens from time to time with some vendors.

    http://www.ohiocrank.com/home.html

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    Actually I Work For A Dealership, And One Of The Mechanics Here, His Uncle Builds Drag Cars For A Living. So I Figured If This Guy Can Build All These Built Nova's And Chevelle's And Etc With These Huge Big Blocks, He Should Be Able To Do A Small Block. Iv Seen This Mechanics Work And He Does A Good Job. And He Is Only Charging Me A Small Amount Too Which Is Good. But Hearing Everyone On Here Is Making Me Question Him Also If He Knows What Hes Talking About.
     
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