What do you guys think?

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  1. gs462

    gs462 Veteran Member

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    I can buy this motor from a coworker for 800 bux let me know what you guys think It has no distributor or carb. its been on the stand since 2001, he turns it often and has the rockers loose so the springs arent compressed. Told me his Chevelle went low 13's with it.
    What kind of horsepower do you think it makes.


    1969 350 .030 over Stock rods n crank
    flattop pistons 9.75-1 actual compression
    .515lift/[email protected] 108/106lsa Cam unsure of the brand
    world sportsman cast iron heads
    Roller tip rockers,
     
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  2. NYH1

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    I'll be honest, I've never liked buying used motors. Whenever I buy older car's or trucks, I always figure I'll end up rebuilding the engine at some point soon after I buy them. I just don't trust anyone else's work and I like rebuilding motors.

    I'd be awful wary of an assembled motor that's been on a stand for 9 years. JMHO, YMMV!

    Good luck, NYH1! :bowtie:
     
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    ^^^I'll second what he said.^^^ Nine years on a stand is an awfully long time. I'd consider it as a complete motor in need of rebuild and knock that price way down.
     
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    I wouldn't trust even my own motor after sitting that long, withotu tearing into it
     
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    Offer him $500 unless he tears off the top end and pan so you can inspect the bores and journals.
     

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