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What would you pay for an R code block?
#1
I"m generally happy with my big block(other than it being so heavy and limited header choices),But I know a local guy that owned several Mach 1"s years ago and has an R code 351 hiding in his mothers basement for the last 30 years.I believe complete but apart.Just curious if I should try to snag it for someday and what I should offer the guy?

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#2
I posted this response on a similar thread but it applies the same here:

If it is the read deal - you might advertise the motor and respective partial VIN and re-unite it with the car it came from. Or even sell it to a Boss 351 or 72HO owner looking for a correct motor but non-matching car setup. Make a few bucks for handling the deal and then have the money to buy something trick and more efficient for your car.
Just an idea.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#3
I'm facing a similar deal, but with a 'basic' 351C-4V.

I'm thinking about having a spare engine on-hand (as back-up for when my .060" blows up, as has been predicted by so many Wink )

Eric

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#4
I have a similar line on a like engine locally, complete with VIN tags and title, for $500.
Never has been apart.

Basket cases can be good (for inspection of parts) or really bad (missing/damaged/rusted parts).
Its a crap shoot either way.

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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#5
I may see what he has in mind for a price.Of course depending if it is complete & how rusty it is from being in a damp basement for 30 years.

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#6
Yep, always worth a look-see.

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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#7
If it's a real deal 4-bolt mains std. bore 351c block, you might want to try to sell it for Detomaso Pantera guys. They're allways looking for std. bore blocks and usually they're loaded with cash - just a thought.

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#8
Thanks for the imput guys.Big Grin

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#9
Did you ever check out the engine? I know where an R Code body is with no engine and trans.
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mweeps;134940 Wrote:Did you ever check out the engine? I know where an R Code body is with no engine and trans.

No , I have not spoke with him for a while .

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