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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:40 am 
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Car Model*: 1974 Dart Swinger
Hi All,

I am looking at buying a used 74-76 225 Super Six complete engine to replace my current 100% stock 225 set-up.

The sale includes:

"Mopar 225 " Super Six" / Carb to oil pan Engine is removed from car and on a stand

Approximately 3000 miles on engine.

Engine block is new along with many other parts. Pistons, cam, water pump, fuel pump ect.

Pertronixs electronic ignition.

OEM aluminum two barrel intake, headers included.

Google Mopar super six for more information

I have videos of engine running.

I also have custom bent exhaust from headers to under floor for A-Body car."

Does anyone have advice on what this set-up is worth, assuming everything is listed accurately?

What other questions should I ask the seller?

Thanks for any help! (Mods, please feel free to move if I've posted in the wrong forum.)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:17 pm 
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Location: San Diego California
Car Model*: 1982 D150
No real way to know,
what brand parts were used?
who built the engine?
are they telling the truth?

In my opinion, a used engine is a used engine...

worth from a few hundred dollars, to maybe $1000.00 or so,.
I personally would never pay more than a few hundred for a used engine unless I new for certain the exact condition of it.
I would rather buy a good core and spend the money building it properly if it came down to that.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:13 am 
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Location: Salem, Oregon
Car Model*: 58 Plymouth Plaza 2dr, 63 Valiant Signet 200 2dr
I'm always leery of buying an engine that has been "rebuilt" unless it comes with paperwork.

Lately folks on Craigslist seem to think a running Slant is worth north of $400, I see people trying to sell them in my area for close to $700.. and no one is buying at that price.

If it's in a car that I can drive first, I might consider giving more, but an engine out of the car without paperwork, I consider a core and pay accordingly.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:17 pm 
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Location: San Diego California
Car Model*: 1982 D150
I second Thor!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:23 am 
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THOR wrote:
If it's in a car that I can drive first, I might consider giving more, but an engine out of the car without paperwork, I consider a core and pay accordingly.


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Unless I am familiar with the owner/builder I go by what the parts I can see are worth to me. Internal parts mean nothing unless they will pull the head or pan for a look, and that is usually not going to happen on a running engine. I have seen way too many threads on the internet about "I bought this from so and so and it blew up 10 minutes after I got it running".

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:18 pm 
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Location: Seattle, WA
Car Model*: 75 Dart SE (2),75 Swinger, 74 Dart Sport,91 Ram RV
"Engine block is new along with...." What does that mean? Did they buy a factory new block from Chrysler? Or is that confused verbiage that doesn't mean anything to the seller? If a seller can't communicate clearly to me, I don't have to trust his integrity.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:29 am 
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I agree with the above.
What is meant by, "engine block is new"?
If you could hear it run, that would be nice.

Ever hear of a "Rust-oleum Rebuild?"

At the very least, you need to open it up, and know what it is you are looking for.
Gaskets are cheap.
If it is legit, the seller should have no objection to opening it up, and showing off all the nice new machine werk...


Other wise it is just a pretty piece of iron on a stand.

It sounds like a good thing, including the exhaust pipes and what not.
How well do you know the seller?
Did you tell him the application or did he mention it first?
What it seems to be, and what it is can vary greatly.
Remember the old adage, "Caviote Emptore", meaning, buyer beware.

Good luck in your en devour.
Looking forward to, "The Rest Of The Story".


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:50 am 
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Car Model*: 75 Dart SE (2),75 Swinger, 74 Dart Sport,91 Ram RV
or "aerosol overhaul"? :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:26 am 
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Location: Timberlea, Nova Scotia
Car Model*: 1973 Dodge Dart 4-Door Custom Sedan
Another vote here for Thor's assessment.


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