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Just stopped off at a local "u pull it" yard to check out 351W availablility. Found one with a factory 4bbl intake in an old early 80's van. Guy at the counter wanted $250 for the long block! Geez, you'd think the thing still ran!

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Mike,

bare blocks here in SoCal at the swap meets are fetching 250 to 400 bucks. If the long block is sound (ie no broken crank, cracked heads, etc) I would think that was a pretty good price. If you are going for a performance buildup, go for the short block as you will definitely want a different set of heads...

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i have a 77 351W i paid 250 for a while back out of an LTD its complete 2v , i figured id use it for something sooner or later, thought i got an OK deal......

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Maybe he wasn't so crazy. I guess I was spoiled by seeing a few friends of mine have old engines given to them to "clear the junk out" of places. Maybe I'll pony up the $$$ for a 94 or later block so I can use a roller cam. BTW is that your 68 Shelby?

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I payed $200 for my 390 and C6 together from one of the local wreckers

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You'd smoke crack too,if you wallowed in a bone yard everyday for $6.35 an hour.
 
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Here in socal, I bought a short block (351W, the one I'm building now) for $50!! Hope this helps!!

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I have found, that If you don't need an engine or trans right now, they are dirt cheap. If you want/need one the price is in direct proportion to how badly you need/want it.

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P.S. My donor engine/Trans is a '91 Ltd Crown Vic Police Car with an AOD Trans. Car only has 104k, will pull motor/trans and drop in '67 coupe without a rebuild. I drove the Car home for $500.00

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