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    GM Goodwrench 350 crate motor prices?????!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can someone explain to me why a GM Goodwrench 350 crate motor has gone from $1800ish to $2800ish in less than two years????????
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    chinese cast iron prices maybe?

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    Green tax????

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    popularity ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipeliner View Post
    Can someone explain to me why . . .
    The truth - George Soros bought up all of the '350
    Chev Crate Stock' - to identify his enemies
    . . .

    The Lie - Mr. Goodwrench's stock has been allow to
    shrink - due to lack of demand . . .

    The vehicles that 'take/wants' a 350 - are becoming
    fewer and fewer . . .

    It a matter - 'of supply and demand' - shop around
    before they get more expensive . . .

    hth


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    383 “stroker”
    Would be my pick for SBC

    350 went out with bell bottoms


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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    383 “stroker”
    Would be my pick for SBC

    350 went out with bell bottoms


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    That's what I put in my 69 Camaro after I blew the 350 that was in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    383 “stroker”
    Would be my pick for SBC

    350 went out with bell bottoms


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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    383 “stroker”
    Would be my pick for SBC

    350 went out with bell bottoms


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipeliner View Post
    Can someone explain to me why a GM Goodwrench 350 crate motor has gone from $1800ish to $2800ish in less than two years????????
    Dunno but I've been happy with my reman from Jegs, still available for about $1800.

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    Looks like somebody's car got squirted with mustard..............A LOT! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAVEMANN View Post
    Looks like somebody's car got squirted with mustard..............A LOT! LOL
    Hahaha I agree. When I first got it I hated it I said first thing I'll do is paint but it grew on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    383 “stroker”
    Would be my pick for SBC

    350 went out with bell bottoms
    I’d love to but just can’t justify it. Plus it would scare the living bejesus out of everything else on the old truck and it would all poop the bed at once.
    "You can't out puke a buzzard"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmar35 View Post
    Hahaha I agree. When I first got it I hated it I said first thing I'll do is paint but it grew on me

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    My 69 Olds 442 came new in "Yellow Jscket Yellow" with black stripes just like your Camaro and a black convertible top. By the time I bought it around 1978 it had been changed to metallic silver with black stripes and I eventually changed it to an antique white with a little pearl in it and a white top, no stripes. The white made it look real classy. I also put a 455 in it. Of course seeing what they sell for now I wish I had kept it, and kept it all original.
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    My wife's much older brother was smartest man in the world. Lest we forget, he announced it several times an evening.
    He shopped & shopped, finally found the cheapest crate motor. Well............the cheapest rebuilt motor. His was a 400 Chevy. I'd heard little about a 400, knew nothing of it. He found a high school class willing to install it in his dually van motor home.

    With less than 1000 miles on his "rebuilt" motor, it failed again.

    It then went off to a more expensive motor shop, where they started over. All 8 cylinders were bored to the same size. 8 new pistons were fitted, connecting rods were changed to have 8 that matched. The crank was ground, all bearings were replaced. The cam was dealt with, I don't know if new or ground. Timing was refreshed.

    Second time, he had a good engine. I never heard any bragging about how little he paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    My wife's much older brother was smartest man in the world. Lest we forget, he announced it several times an evening.
    He shopped & shopped, finally found the cheapest crate motor. Well............the cheapest rebuilt motor. His was a 400 Chevy. I'd heard little about a 400, knew nothing of it. He found a high school class willing to install it in his dually van motor home.

    With less than 1000 miles on his "rebuilt" motor, it failed again.

    It then went off to a more expensive motor shop, where they started over. All 8 cylinders were bored to the same size. 8 new pistons were fitted, connecting rods were changed to have 8 that matched. The crank was ground, all bearings were replaced. The cam was dealt with, I don't know if new or ground. Timing was refreshed.

    Second time, he had a good engine. I never heard any bragging about how little he paid.
    Knew a guy that replaced a 350 with a 400 in a 1 ton with a stick trans, nobody informed him that the 400 was externally balanced... He used the front dampener and the flywheel from the 350. It didn't live long before the front of the crank broke off, what a mess to fix.

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    There's plenty of garbage out there, a guy at work bought a reman for his Dodge van and the block had been welded. I still remember my stepdad shopping around for the cheapest price on a Buick V-6 for his station wagon, it was warranteed for a year and lasted just a tad over that. I got stuck replacing it, I think we ended up putting in a used one.
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    Jack died a couple years ago. He has rebuilt several engines for me. When he finished an engine it was right, ready to use. He rejected several blocks because of some problem or other. I believe the most expensive one he ever did was $2400, that included him supplying the block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipeliner View Post
    I’d love to but just can’t justify it.
    If you are working on a budget, you can save money and get a horsepower/gas mileage boost by finding a junkyard LS or LQ engine. The are about the same size and weight as a SBC, you just have to accommodate the fuel system.
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    Private shop rebuilds have gone up even more... price out the parts and you'll see why, but if you have a reputable shop, the results of a proper blueprint can also yield a better motor.
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    bigb


    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    My 69 Olds 442 came new in "Yellow Jscket Yellow" with black
    stripes just like your Camaro . . .

    it had been changed to metallic silver with black stripes . . .

    I eventually changed it to an antique white with a little . . .
    no stripes . . .

    it look real classy. I also put a 455 in it . . . what they sell for
    now I wish I had kept it, and kept it all original.
    The muscle car era - was when my Balls Dropped . . .

    I am familiar with all - Ford/Mopar/Chevy/Pontiac/Olds/Buick/Rambler
    variants, of the same car . . .

    But - Mopar's 440 with a 6/Pac [personal experience] was top-dog . . .

    Overall - 'not impressed' - the only way to get this much weight to move
    was to add more engine weight - this formula was only good in one axis.

    They handled like a Greased Pig - and stopped like a Meteor . . .

    Shifting Performance Paradigm - This is the engine, that powered the car,
    I took my Drivers Test when I was fifteen . . .


    Attachment 1714599


    The entire car was equally engineered - on the open road, Muscle Cars are
    a Public Health Hazard . . .

    bigb

    To redirect: I agree - unless, 'it's a body off chassis/full cook' changing the
    color = diminished returns . . .

    hth


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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    383 “stroker”
    Would be my pick for SBC

    350 went out with bell bottoms



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    Why not use a 400 and save some work. Or buy a big block and gets the most power for the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPUS FERRO View Post

    bigb




    The muscle car era - was when my Balls Dropped . . .

    I am familiar with all - Ford/Mopar/Chevy/Pontiac/Olds/Buick/Rambler
    variants, of the same car . . .

    But - Mopar's 440 with a 6/Pac [personal experience] was top-dog . . .

    Overall - 'not impressed' - the only way to get this much weight to move
    was to add more engine weight - this formula was only good in one axis.

    They handled like a Greased Pig - and stopped like a Meteor . . .

    Shifting Performance Paradigm - This is the engine, that powered the car,
    I took my Drivers Test when I was fifteen . . .


    Attachment 1714599


    The entire car was equally engineered - on the open road, Muscle Cars are
    a Public Health Hazard . . .

    bigb

    To redirect: I agree - unless, 'it's a body off chassis/full cook' changing the
    color = diminished returns . . .

    hth


    Opus



    .
    At 15 I was impressed with Mopar. Mother had a 69 Fury III with a 383. A sort of relative was 20 with a Road Runner with 383 Magnum.That was how I defined power!

    A few years later, I figured out fast wasn't always about horsepower. I obsessed about Jaguars, missed a XK120 basket case. Blueprinted engine & transmission. Dip stripped body & frame, newly reupholstered in glove leather seats. It turned out the for sale asking price wasn't enough.

    I later settled for a 68 XKE 4.2. Jaguar claimed 300 HP, they lied. Wow, that car cornered!
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    Pipeliner


    Excuse - Jacking the Thread - you know how things mutate . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    . . . MOPAR . . . That was how I defined power!
    . . . later, I figured out fast wasn't always about horsepower.

    I obsessed about Jaguars, missed a XK120 basket case . . .
    reupholstered in glove leather seats . . .

    I later settled for a 68 XKE 4.2. - Wow, that car cornered!
    [Glove leather car upholstery is called Bisquick]

    This is one of the reasons XKE's handled so well -

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inboard_brake
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%276...79&safe=active


    Bast Fackward . . .

    July 1978 - Professor Lathrapp [Yale era Doonesbury character] devoured
    Mr. Diamond - in a Backgammon venue.

    The short story - via a coin flip, by a bar maid - [I won the toss] -

    Mr. Diamond signed over the title to his 1953 Jag XK 120 to me . . .
    I gave Professor Lathrapp 5000.00$ . . .

    Mr. Diamond's Backgammon debt had been served . . .

    Fast Forward . . .

    In the package was 10# of documentation - including the original
    'Bill of Lading' via New Orleans - and a full set of Whitworth tools.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britis...dard_Whitworth

    It only had 84,000 miles - and would pull to 120 mph faster then the lay
    driver should drive - on 'Open Road Racing' it is still a contender . . .

    Evidently, 'The Prince of Darkness' [Lucas Electric] took a day off when
    my car was built . .

    Everything worked: interior sedan & boot lights, all instrumentation the
    Gas-Gage 'low fuel' warning light - and the OEM tube-radio played -

    Faster Forward . . .

    XKE's had synchronized trannies - 120's had 'Crash Boxes' - aka . . .

    https://www.google.com/search?safe=a...d+transmission

    Driving a 'Crash Box' at speed [double clutching] is a lost art . . .
    'the sound is over dubbed' - in thousands of Movie and TV sound
    tracts to this day - and few know what they are hearing . . .

    Long story short . . .

    I took the car to a 'professional shop' to have the 'botched under the
    fender 12v battery'
    - restored to OEM Twin 6 volts, behind the seats.

    Later that night - two drunk Bubba's [with access] thought the car was
    the Orgasmatron from Barbarella . . . and when on a joy ride . . .

    I am in bed - and my extended family is shouldering 'hate phone calls'
    [in real time] from 'Prom Night' parents because . . .

    The Jag tried - to bifurcate the Prom King, from the Prom Queen, on a
    remote stretch of county road - by driving between their parked P.U.
    [lights off] trucks . . .

    The King/Queen and P.U.'s were unscathed - the Jag was totaled . . .


    To redirect -

    Post #21 - this a link to the attachment that didn't post -

    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22c...h=754&dpr=1.25

    'More power Scotty' - you can't leave me in the transporter for ever . . .

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    If we sidetrack a thread, we do it in style. I loved the XKE. Four wheel independent suspension was not real typical on this side of the pond. Even if it didn't have inboard brakes, it would still have outperformed everything but corvette.

    That said, I still regret missing out on the XK120.

    I looked at it on a Sunday night. It was owned by the niece of an acquaintance, a beautiful college student. I agreed on the asking price of $1000 she wanted cash. I offered to return next morning, she wasn't available until 3:00 PM. I had to work, but sent my mother with cash. When she got there, a Cadillac Eldorado was waiting in the driveway.

    Several phone calls later, the bidding was was lost.
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