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Offline 1976bober

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72 or 73 400
« on: October 09, 2011, 03:29:42 PM »
I just located a pont. 400 that was said to come out of a 72 formula. It has been taken apart and cyl. honed ,crank polished ,new valve guides, 4-x heads ,new cam brgs,comes w/e/brock intake and original 4brl. int. and all the original parts that was taken out or off it I don't remember seeing a carb. Is this package worth 400.00 bucks ??? Need an answer as soon as poss. Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline Chuckles

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Re: 72 or 73 400
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 03:52:33 PM »
If he has receipts and you can see the work, sure it's worth it. Is the engine still disassembled?

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Re: 72 or 73 400
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 04:29:48 PM »
and if the work wasnt done 2 years ago or something..   are they getting rusty ?   how was the crank stored?  installed I hope.
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Offline 1976bober

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Re: 72 or 73 400
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 04:43:38 PM »
He brought the stuf w/him from fla ,I don't think he has any paper work .The block appears to be unrusted and the swirl marks in the cyl. walls are visable , The heads and the crank are in plastic and appear to be clean w/no rust .The crank is not installed but it is in a plastic bag of some sort . It is presently in a dry garage and appears he has kept everything dry .He said the car was a driver before a tree fell on the car and it sat for a period of time before he got the motor out it !

Offline 1976bober

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Re: 72 or 73 400
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 05:03:09 PM »
OH I forgot the ? about it being assembled ,NO, but I guess you can figure that out but the the rest of the info !!!!!LOL It is a yt code if that matters !!!

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Re: 72 or 73 400
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 06:59:54 PM »
I think what 4 speed was trying to say is that crank storage is important . When it is out of the engine it must be stored upright or it will be out of spec and destroy bearings . Most people just let them sit on there side which is a big no no

Offline 1976bober

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Re: 72 or 73 400
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 09:17:02 PM »
So not knowing how this crank has been stored over time means this is not worth buying if I can get it for a little less should I get it ? Can a machine shop tell if it has a problem ?

Offline Chuckles

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Re: 72 or 73 400
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 10:04:02 PM »
Yes, either way...$400.00 isn't that bad of a deal. But, if you can haggle, do so.

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Re: 72 or 73 400
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 09:24:16 PM »
Thanks guys , I appreciate the help .