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    Posted: Aug/01/2017 at 11:36am
Ran across a 68 390 for sale locally. Just curious on the value in comparison to what he wants. What I know about it is the, came out of a 68 Amx has a m-12 auto attached to it but not included in the sale, don't need it anyway. The car sat for years in a yard, the owner said the engine ran when parked then a local member bought the car, sold the body and the engine and tranny was stored in a shop under his work bench for the last 15 years or so. Out of the elements, it is totally complete except carb is missing and I believe the air cleaner, pulleys and all. It seems it has never been rebuilt, but really don't know for sure, engine turns over just fine. I know it's a crap shoot until a person tears into it. But anyway, up here in the Northwest a person just doesn't run across these things very often. The person I would get this from is a friend and a very much a AMC guy. Any thoughts on a value, he wants a $1000 for it.
Thanks for any input before I pull the plug.
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If it turns freely then it's worth the risk at that price.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bcsideshow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2017 at 4:29pm
I agree with Boris.  Seems like 1000-1500 for a complete core is the going rate.  Not uncommon to see the crank for 4-500 and the block 4-500.  
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Buy it Rod.....
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Originally posted by 401MATCOUPE 401MATCOUPE wrote:

Buy it Rod.....


X2.  The magic phrase is "...it is totally COMPLETE except carb is missing...".  It's that little stuff that always is a pain to get and costs money.  If you can get it all with the engine you are money and grief ahead.
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I have plenty of Motorcraft 2bbl carbs that I need to sell so this type of issue is negligible to me. Just pay attention to head gaskets and exhaust manifold seals and you should be good.
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Sounds like a decent price to me...........go for it.
















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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rodhhrod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/18/2017 at 1:31pm
Well I did by it, unfortunately is wasn't as I thought. It is bored 060 already, I do believe I am screwed.
The dice didn't go my way this time. 
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