I've been looking for a 440 block and crank to start an engine build. I've been in the market for only a few months, and since my area is southern New England, prices seem to be higher within my search of 100 miles of CT. I've read about members finding blocks or complete engines for a few hundred bucks but all the stuff I see runs 800+. I'm not sure if that's just a regional thing. I have a lead on a '69 block/ crank/ heads/ accessories which the owner claims to be a std. bore. Even though my car is a '68 I don't mind the '69 motor as long as it's legit, no issues. His price seems to be negotiable. I talked to another guy that had a complete '68 440 HP motor which he sold the same day for 1800.00. I wouldn't have paid that much anyway. My dilemma is do I hold out for a better deal, or do you guys think this what the market is bearing these days? I'm not in a hurry so I will also put out a request on the parts wanted page. Thanks.