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Old May 8th, 13, 11:45 PM
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Default 68 chevelle 396/402

Motor is complete from carb to pan ran when pulled 2 years ago..said to have a little bigger cam in it...asking 900 firm looking for a power plant for my 66...is it a deal?
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Old May 9th, 13, 12:45 AM
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Do you have pictures? Are the intake and carb stock or aftermarket? Does it come with brackets and pulleys?

If you can hear it run it's most likely worth the money. If it's sold as a lump on the ground, that's a crap shoot.

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Old May 9th, 13, 1:30 AM
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Default Re: 68 chevelle 396/402

Too much $'s for a 402 engine with unknown internals. Consider it a rebuildable core. Complete with all the exterior brackets $200-300.tops. Without brackets, $200.
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Old May 9th, 13, 7:55 AM
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Its a sstock intake no pulleys i dont think...he saidbhe would toss in vent window assemblys cuz i need those dor my 66 and stock ac parts for it too
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Old May 9th, 13, 8:15 AM
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He said he would pull the valve covers and would prob do seals and gaskets from sitting
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Old May 9th, 13, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: 68 chevelle 396/402

Technically not a 402 in 68, unless it was punched.

A bit much for something that has sat for two years. Was it rebuilt prior to that? Doesn't look like it has been touch, which is good and bad.

At the very least I would want to see it with the pan, TC cover, and heads off. If it visually checked I'd throw a gasket set and valves seals just get by.

Got a number on the carb?
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Old May 9th, 13, 10:26 AM
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It looks like its more used up, than used. For what he is asking I would want something that was ready to be dropped in and run, as is.

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Old May 9th, 13, 11:59 AM
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Think I can find a 396 ready to run for that or look for a 454 and be done? I want a driver but I also want to run the ss emblems and I don't know if I can bring myself to do that with a small block lol
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Old May 9th, 13, 12:00 PM
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I'm open for suggestions so let's hear them!
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Old May 9th, 13, 2:25 PM
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I think it's too much since you can't hear it run... it doesn't make sense to pay that much and budget on a rebuild (cores are cheaper! $250)....

For a budget motor to stick in your chevelle i'd consider this one (or keep looking!), off of craigslist in IA:
454 stroker to 427. fresh rebuild, built for 450hp, never installed in a vehicle. complete less carb. and dist. asking 2000/obo. call 712-621-2750
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Old May 9th, 13, 3:42 PM
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Its what I am looking for, but it would seem to be a core to rebuild to me.
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Old May 9th, 13, 3:43 PM
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So low ball him or pass?
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Old May 9th, 13, 4:02 PM
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So low ball him or pass?
IMHO it is not low balling if its only worth what you're offering.
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Old May 9th, 13, 4:54 PM
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Think I can find a 396 ready to run for that or look for a 454 and be done? I want a driver but I also want to run the ss emblems and I don't know if I can bring myself to do that with a small block lol
Why not? It's still not an SS396 regardless of the engine but people put SS396 and Super Sport script on 66 Malibus all the time.

Agree on the other comments, probably too much for essentially a core.
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Old May 9th, 13, 5:33 PM
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Im not worried about it being true numbers matching...im goibg to clone it i meant id hate to put on ss396 and its sportin a sbc when u pop the hood. And i agree it seems steep but wasnt sure if it was worth it since its a 396
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