468 BB Chevy - What is this worth?

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I'm planning to sell the 468 BB currently in my K5. It runs very well. Doesn't seem to burn oil and has an Edelbrock intake and carb (need to figure out model). It isn't visually appealing (valve cover paint flaking, overall dirty, pcv valve and hose is oily, etc...). No rust in coolant. It sat, unstarted, since November and it fired right up yesterday. I have no idea how many miles are in it or when it was installed. Looking for a ballpark for what I could get for it or if it's even worth anything.
 
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Some things that might help the sale:
When was it built
how many hours/miles
detailed parts list and machine work.
do a compression test
maintenance records
fix the leaks, clean it up, and give it a rattlecan paint job

if its all in good condition Id start at about half of what it would cost to buy the same engine as a crate motor

my 461 cost about 5500 completed with a carb on it. 12 yrs ago.
 

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It came with the truck. Zero idea about miles/hours. Income maybe do a compression check before I remove it. Not even sure what correct compression would be. I could give it some paint once removed but would need to get it out first. I was thinking 2k out the door but might have to go lower.
 

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You can do a compression test on the floor, just secure it well, take out all of the plugs and hit the starter.
you should be around 140-170 and its important that they are all within 10% of each other.
 

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You can do a compression test on the floor, just secure it well, take out all of the plugs and hit the starter.
you should be around 140-170 and its important that they are all within 10% of each other.
It's still in the truck so I will do that in the next day or two. If their compression is good would $2,000 be reasonable?
 

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You can do a compression test on the floor, just secure it well, take out all of the plugs and hit the starter.
you should be around 140-170 and its important that they are all within 10% of each other.
Just got home and took these pictures. Sun is messing with exposure.

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Imo, unless you can prove there's anything special about it, it'll just be a running used motor and probably get around $1000. If you want real money, you're going to need to prove it's worth more than a Craigslist motor.
 

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Another thing working against you is the LS motor fad. I'm not hatin, I'm 100% pro BBC but when people can go buy a take 5.3 with efi for $1500 (or less) that's all you're going to hear from the tire kickers.
 

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few videos on the phone showing cold start up temps and oil psi . also tail pipe for proof no smoke . and how noisy the engine is under the hood on cold start up .

but even then as some have said its a used engine unless someone trusts you or just dont care and buys it .
 

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And like John said, if you cant prove what it is, its just another 454. Depending on where you are that could be a 500$ or 1200$ engine as it runs and they can at least hear it run. If you pull-it before selling it, at least take a video.
 

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Take pics of the valvetrain to show its clean inside!
looks like the valvecovers should switch sides?
 

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That is not an Edelbrock Carburetor. It is a Quadrajet sold by Edelbrock.

Martin
 

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That is not an Edelbrock Carburetor. It is a Quadrajet sold by Edelbrock.

Martin
Edelbrock made new qjets in the late 90's early 2000. I bought one then best $400 dollar carb ever. Still works runs every day I'm changing things.
 
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