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Offline 76_TA_455

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A 73 455 super duty
« on: November 02, 2006, 07:58:32 PM »
I am going to look at a so called supper duty engine.  It just got out of the shop and was bored and the works.  Ladies husband left her and she wants it out of her garage.  I know what to look for and how to tell a true SD from a HO but the problem is I have never seen one for sale and don't know the values.  Like a running one or a dismantled one or a brokedown one.  I know they are alot any condition.  So if anyone could give me some advise on values that would help me out.  Oh by the way I am going Sat. and no I won't give anyone directions. IT'S MINE (if true SD)
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 10:16:16 PM »
OK drove 120 miles to view this "SD".  I got there and it was easy to see it was not a SD.  The engine was all apart so I had great access. The owner was telling me that I was mistaking and this is a true SD and showed me an inscribed SD scratched into the block with what I would of figured was a nail.  I thaked her for for her time and as I was getting in my car to leave she asked if I wanted to see where the GM master engine builder signed the engine back in 1973.  Pretty seeing how I saw the block number to be a 1977 455 HO.  Wow wonder how many people are out there like this.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 10:18:22 PM »
Sorry the engine was a 1976 455 HO.  Shes got me all jazzed up.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 11:37:10 PM »
What a bummer especially since she was trying to pass it off as an SD. People like that really piss me off.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 03:26:17 AM »
I hate those idiots like that also, it's so annoying. Just goes to show that knowledge is a great tool. A while back on ebay there was a guy trying to say his red 77 TA was a rare red SE and it had the engine upgraded to a chevy 400......He was pelted with questions that he could not answer. He wound up not liking me to well.....
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2006, 04:27:21 PM »
:D  Its always good to hear someone not getting fooled into not buying the real deal! Its a shame soo many people out there try to B/S all the time.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 05:14:30 PM »
okay i have 10 of those sure fine SD motors   :lol:  :lol:  with a little welding i can even put your name on the block!!!! for a little customization......hahahahaha


sorry i just cant pass this up

p.s.  I dont have anything SD
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