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I just found an original 302 Factory 4V motor out of a rusted out '68 fastback. It has never been gone through or rebuilt, and has the original Autolite 4300 carb. Engine ran when car was shut down a long time ago, and it still turns freely. Looks like it had some kind of pollution plumbing built into the heads. What's this motor worth in good rebuildable condition? Thanks, and Merry Christmas to all.
 

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I believe that is worth of something since GTs had them and regular V8 had open chamber heads. So, they might be valuable for somebody doing a 68 GT resto. Whether GT-350 had different 4V than GT I don't know.

As a performance head it is as good (or bad) as any 289 head.
 

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I appears you have a smog equipped 68 J code engine. Heads are unique, and COULD be worth a little something to the right person. I had a set of those heads some years ago, and they flowed terrible. The big cast bosses for the air injectors blocked the passages, and you could not open them up because they would cut directly into the injection ports. Finally sold them cheap.
 

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Was it for an automatic or a manual? I would say the carb alone is worth $100-150 as-is. Distibutor $75-100. Rest of the block is worth maybe $150-200.

If it was for a manual, and has the thermactor set-up the whole thing may be worth more to somebody building a concours car. Anybody wanting any pep or performance will not value the heads, the emissions, or the carb. If it was for an automatic, it does not have the thermactor, but as mentioned above, still has the bosses for thermactor in the exhaust passages. These can be cut out, but the heads are generally not worth the effort to do so.
 

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If you take it to www.californiaspecial.com , you may find a buyer. Some of those guys really want a j-code to finish off their concours as long as it has the emissions stuff with it.
 

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This was a manual car; engine still has it's bellhousing, and front brackets. Car had factory AC. Thanks for all the ID help!
 

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I'd love it if my '68 was a J code! Of course up here it would be without the CA crap!
The '68 302 4V was kinda a one time thing prior to the Boss. Of course there was
the special order Trans Am high performance 302 but that doesn't count!
 

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Someone will jump in and remind me of the '68 Shelby, I'm just a poor guy, that
doesn't count!
 

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351stang said:
This was a manual car; engine still has it's bellhousing, and front brackets. Car had factory AC. Thanks for all the ID help!
Sounds like a very nice core.
 
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