440 engine What do you think this is worth

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  1. AZ Steve

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    Hi, well this is my second post. I am replacing this engine with a fresh date code correct one. its currently in my 67 GTX. I was going to put this in a 1967 R/T builder car that I am selling. however, I would like to see what you guys think its worth. I might go a different direction. This is a running engine, its tired but is not using oil. block date code 10*2*67, casting 2536430-6. Tab code D440 see pic, factory 1968 exhaust manifold, edelbrock CH4B intake. and the Carb (which needs rebuilt). please look at the picture and let me know what you think. Oh the R/T is very solid and quite complete but needs completely restored . I do have another 1978 440 and a date code correct 1967 Block.

    Thanks a bunch

    Carb number.jpg carb.jpg D side.jpg Engine numbers.jpg engine tab.jpg pass side.jpg
     
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  2. oldbee

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    Rebuild and run it. Save the other for later.
     
  3. AZ Steve

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    This is a spare, Im putting a fresh date code correct engine my 67GTX.
     
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    • 65-440

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      Depends on who wants it I guess, and how bad they want it....
      I can pretty much have anything besides a hemi and a 340 around here for free, nice to have buddies with hoards of stuff!
       
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      • AZ Steve

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        Yep, sounds like it is.
         
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        Any used engine to me is "just a core", so in my area that means around $250 to $500 max.

        The problem is you cannot know what kind of parts are INSIDE a 50+ year old engine and even worse yet you can very seldom trust the person who built it (if its even known who built it) to know what they are doing.

        So again, used engines default back to "cores" only.
         
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          I agree with "it's a core".
          However, you'd likely be a few bucks ahead if you part out the items like those M/T covers, the carb, exhaust manifolds, etc and sell the engine as a complete long block.
           
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          • oldbee

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            LOL, you can ask me! Rebuild in the 70's, still running and I did it myself. I do understand what you're saying though.I can't remember what NAPA/TRW pistons are in it though!!!!!
             
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              I am by no means an expert, but to me a running 440 that isn't using oil would be worth at least $750 - $800 with all of the brackets, tin etc? Wouldn't the '67 have the 915 heads, albeit likely the smaller valves? A running motor can go into your car while you sort things out and then later be rebuilt.

              Maybe I'm missing something re the definition of "tired" ... heck, I'm 60 and feel a little more "tired" everyday!
               
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              • Mopars & Missiles

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                Yes, oldbee, some people can be trusted about what was done/what is in an old engine when they have credibility. But most time you just get some sort of story about what they were told by so and so way back when that can't be substantiated without a complete teardown and inspection. The seller may mean well but most times really doesn't know much about the used engine he has for sale himself. Very few car owners build their own engines and even fewer know how to do it properly and how many of them have documentation/photos/parts lists/receipts for an engine they built? So for me at least it usually means I default back to the "core" engine value if I'm in the market to buy.

                And like you, I build my own and have the docs to SHOW you exactly what I did. But I don't sell the ones I build, I drive them! :steering:
                 
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                  You've got some valid points, all the brackets/accessories do add up. And if you can see/hear it run prior to purchase, that is a plus. As for the 915's, not sure those are worth what they used to be, what with all the modern aluminum options out there now. And who's to say this particular engine still has 915's? From the photos, its certainly not a "stock" 67 engine and someone has obviously done several mods to it over the years. Who knows what might or might not be inside?

                  So my price value just reflects my "prove it to me", "cheap ass" opinion that is still based back in the '70s & '80s and hasn't been updated to modern times values! (I'm older than you & probably more tired too!) :lol:
                   
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                    A running 440 with a forged crank would bring at least 500 on up around here.
                     
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                      FYI Looks like a "D" 1968 model non-HP, 350 rated hp engine like out of a C body, or towing class B body. It would not have 915 heads if original, it would be the first year of the 906 heads.
                       
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                      • furious70

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                        Video of it running, compression check, or see it running before pulling add a lot of value imo.
                        Some people may get free cores, maybe some get free running engines, but if you have to build one these days...

                        I sold a truck forged crank 440 that I had verified running as I drove the truck home years ago for $800 last summer. It was stock.
                        If yours had good compression check I don't know how it wouldn't be worth $1500 hearing it run.
                         
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                        • AZ Steve

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                          You are correct the heads are 906 i pulled the valve cover. casting numbers on everything seem to be 1968.
                           
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                          • AZ Steve

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                            LOL, WOW and that is that.
                             
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                              I build mine as well. I haven't had this one apart
                               
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                                Thanks to all who responded. I guess I will rebuild and use it to replace the 383 in my sons 68 satellite.

                                Thanks again
                                 
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                                  Now you're talkin!
                                   
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