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  What's a 68 302 4v (J code) engine worth?

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joleksy
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posted 01-19-2005 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joleksy        Reply w/Quote
I have one that i just had the motor and heads rebuilt, original heads, block, etc. Edelbrock (performer cam, lifters, push rods, intake), ford racing oil pump, ARP bolts, roller rockers. bored 30 over. I decided not to restore the car back to original and i'm going with a bigger block.

Fastback68
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posted 01-19-2005 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
These engines are, of course, quite rare, and folks like myself with J code cars take a little pride in owning them - but at the same time wondering how things might have turned out if they'd bought the car without an engine, at which point they'd have gone for a 351!
I'd say its value is the same as a built 289, then add 20% (?) if - IF - you can find a buyer who's doing a concourse resto on a J code car.

joleksy
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posted 01-19-2005 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joleksy        Reply w/Quote
fastback, so how much is that?

Fastback68
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posted 01-19-2005 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
Wow, that's a really difficult question. If you're looking for an asking price to kick negotiations off, I'd personally think along these lines ...
For the unbuilt engine, rough all round, but complete, $350.
Then add to that what you've spent. That's your asking price. Be prepared to drop it by 20% if the buyer is not desperate for a J code.
I've literally just rebuilt a 351C 2V to stock specs, and it's cost me $1,000 all in, not counting the original cost of the engine, which came in a parts car. So call it $1,200. So this guy says he wants to buy it. But there's no way he'll give me $1,200 for it.
For a clearer answer to your question, first add up all the receipts for the work done on it. You do have all the receipts, right?

joleksy
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posted 01-19-2005 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joleksy        Reply w/Quote
i have all the paperwork. i prob spent $1300 in parts alone, and another $400 in labor.

Moneymaker
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posted 01-19-2005 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
I'll pay a buck 380 for it.

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joleksy
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posted 01-19-2005 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joleksy        Reply w/Quote
are you offering me $1380 for it?

Fastback68
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posted 01-20-2005 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
Ooo dear, Alex is our local jokester, among other things I think he's underscoring the point that no matter what you spend on something, there will always be someone who will offer you peanuts.
Selling is tough, and that's a fact!

Moneymaker
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posted 01-20-2005 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
That was in Martian money by the way.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,'04 &'05
First SS/MA in the TENS!
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 01-20-2005 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs        Reply w/Quote
Theres one complete in the local paper not rebuilt for 600.
Bob

joleksy
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posted 01-23-2005 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joleksy        Reply w/Quote
here's the engine if any one is interested. I'm going to put it on ebay if no one makes me a good offer.

http://www.oleksy.com/engine/

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