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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudjunkie 82, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. mudjunkie 82

    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    A member here on Ck5 asked me a question on a trade regarding a turbo400/205 transfercase for a 400 small block that needs a major overhaul. Do you think this is a good trade.........I have seen the 400/205 go for 400.00 to 800.00+
     
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    If the 400/205 is an 85-91 round pattern model, I'd pass on the deal unless the owner of the 400 SBC wants to add cash to the mix.

    If it's the figure 8 pattern 84 and older setup, I'd consider it a straight deal as long as the 400 was complete, un bored, and rebuildable (no spun bearings or anything, have it magnafluxed and sonic checked)

    If the 400/205 is in working condition right now that may also add to the value reguardless of which model it is.

    I'll just say that when I go looking for the 400 that I want to put in my truck one day, I'll pay up to $500 for an unbored virgin core. Decide if your 400/205 is worth that to you, and trade it if it's not.
     
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    I would do it if the 400 is an original motor. I had a hard time finding my 400 core and finally had to pay $300 for a virgin 2 bolt main long block. 400's are getting harder and harder to find and one day that 400 will be worth more than any th400/205. What do you wan't with a 400 mud? I know you are trying to get the 540 back in the truck right?

    Tim, you wan't a 400 for your truck? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Hipinion rode in my truck today and thought it had some balls. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif 400's are great!
     
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    Another member asked me about it.Figured I would post and get opinions on it......
     
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    It would have to be a strong running 400 before I made that deal.. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    I know of one..a fellow member has (Tiretown 4 Wheelers)
    He gave one away...a couple months ago... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Tim, you wan't a 400 for your truck?

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    I have wanted a 400 for my truck since I was 16. I've only found two since then, and at the time I was essentially broke both times. The only issue I see in the future about building one is that I don't think it makes much sense to build a TBI 400 SBC. I suppose by then I'll go to some type of aftermarket MPFI, then build the 400 and switch the engines, transferring that all to the new motor and re-program it to work.

    For now this 350 with a few mods works fine, just needs some valve seals. The additional stroke would be nice though.

    Then again, then there's that 4" bore/4" stroke idea. Maybe I'll try that for my next motor. No good over 4500-5000 RPM but it'd be awesome below there for a small block.
     

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