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69firebird19
Tribal Scout

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2015 :  6:10:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What are some things to look for when buying a pontiac 400 block well any block? Ima use it to build me a 461 strocker...so far i know he said its a 69 block, standard bore...he sent me a pic and it has some rust im guessing that will clean off...when i take the block to get it preped...he is asking $400 how much are they worth?

cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5335 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2015 :  6:53:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
69 block is a good one, they're worth what people pay but i don't think 400 is terrible. I'd rather pay that for a greasy old pull with the brackets etc there that hasn't been touched yet, but you take what you can find.
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69firebird19
Tribal Scout

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2015 :  7:03:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes there are hard to find over here in california
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7216 Posts

Posted - 02 Feb 2015 :  9:05:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agree with Cort, a greasy grimy old lump that's complete is my number 1 choice. Even better if I have to pull it or buy a whole car with it for "parts". I'm always suspicious of "blocks", "builds" and the like.

There are still some deals out there if you're patient and aren't in a hurry. If you don't have the time, proceed with great caution.

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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Bill Boyle
Horse Feathers (Charter Member)

USA
4794 Posts

Posted - 03 Feb 2015 :  08:59:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bill Boyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Phil, you remarked: "Agree with Cort, a greasy grimy old lump that's complete is my number 1 choice."

Keeping as many original parts together will save many long hours hunting them down later. Old, grungy parts can be cleaned and refurbished to look new. I agree as well.

"Dedicated to keeping the classic Pontiac engine alive."

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400 bored +.030, forged TRW pistons, ported 62 heads, Hedman headers, 2.5 SS dual exhaust X Pypes, Comp 276AH10 cam, Scorpion 1.65 RR, 850 Q-jet, stock intake & tuned HEI; original owner.
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