So is a 70 350-2bbl core worth anything these days?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Smartin, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    I have a 350 engine out of this 70 Skylark parts car...which will inevitably end up as a dust collector after we are done with the car. I don’t want to scrap it if I don’t have to. It’s it worth holding onto in order to sell?
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  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Not worth a damn thing! Hard sells. No one seems to want them. If you got $200 for it, that would be good. That being said, Id keep it if its a good runner. I would tune it up, change the oil and pull it. Roll it under the workbench. Seems like a sin to just chuck a good running engine. Plus you got all the extra room now! Id save it for a future project.
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  3. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    Having bought a couple of them('68-'70), I would say yes.
  4. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

  5. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Leave it in the car when you scrap it. You'll have no issue finding another one if you ever need to.
  6. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    Anything is a pretty low bar. I went to pick up a 350 crankshaft a few years back and got the block and heads for free. Is it worth the effort is a different question to me. Given I have a block and heads that I'm willing to give away for free, probably not.
  7. Adam,

    Does it have a Nice - Original Paint 2bbl. Air Cleaner Assembly on it?

    I am looking for one.

  8. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Pretty sure it’s untouched. I’ll get a pic later up close. This is all I have at this point..

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  9. UNDERDOG350

    UNDERDOG350 350 Buick purestock racer

    It's worth something to someone. If you can show it runs and holds water at temp it's worth more than being unknown.
    If you were in MI I would take it.
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  10. 197064buickspec

    197064buickspec 1964 Special Post-455

    I search every so often for a running Buick 350. They don't come up often for sale near me.

    I could use one for my wagon but I'm not able to afford one at the moment.

    I wouldn't pitch it. Everything has a value.
  11. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Being a 70, most likely has the shorter deck height too.
    Parts are worth something. Dist, oil pan, crank, blk, timing cover if good condition., etc.
  12. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    They're not highly sought after, but to echo Jason, my inner hoarder couldn't toss a running engine and sleep at night. But then I couldn't toss the 2 350's in my barn that aren't currently running, so maybe I'm the wrong guy to ask.
  13. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    $100 to $200 more if its running. They get no respect!
  14. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Why not keep it on an engine stand. Clean it up and do a re ring kit from Northern Auto Parts. Then if you ever need a good 350 swap the heads for TA alum and a good cam.
  15. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Well, even though I have a fresh 35x56 shop, I'd hate to start clogging it up with things that aren't going to move any time soon. It will remain here in the parts car if anyone needs a 350. I'm pretty sure it was running before I tore the front end off. Coolant looked really clean and was full. Gas is a little stinky, but the gas these days doesn't last long.

    Pat, are you interested in the intake?
  16. Adam,

    Nice - Original Paint 2bbl. Air Cleaner Assembly.

    I am looking for one.

  17. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member that wrong. I have the air cleaner. Top is kind of ca ca...but I'll take a couple pics of the entire thing..
  18. Okay Thanks Adam!
  19. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    It's really uglier than I thought, Pat. I'm not going to even post pics. It's full of surface rust.
  20. Thanks for your time!

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