Nah, total rip off. Give me his number and I'll call him and tell him off for you!
I found one for $800, that's the best I've seen, and it was already 0.030 over.
Wonder how good the block is. I know you can get it magna-fluxed, or there's some kind of sound-wave technology now, but I guess you'd have to make all the arrangements and pay the fees, which would suck if you didn't want it and feel like wasted money if you did...
"Damn Everything But The Circus..." e.e.c.
I have a complete 401 with Holley Pro-Jection with maybe 3000 miles on before I took the CJ apart to do a ground up restore on it but now I have lost interest in finishing it... So if the $$ was right I would sell it. There is over $1000 in just the Pro-Jection.
I still say pass on it. I know about 6 people who have completely rebuilt their 401's and all of them are having cooling issues. Two of them have removed the engines and torn them down and reinstalled only to have the same problem. I know five of them removed the thermostat completely, will high air flow and still overheating. Three of them are going to remove and install a 360. Another is installing a 454. Whatever floats their boat. Good luck to you whatever you decide...
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A Fine Example of Needless Government Spending
Originally Posted by berserker
Sometimes it a good idea to pull a vacuum hose before the wife rides in it--you can tell her you need a new ____ and once you get your new ____ you can reconnect the hose. :)
84 Cj 7 w/ 4-Banger, 4.5" BDS lift, 1/2 Trans Drop, Twin Stick, 32" Tire, Front Aussie Locker, No Sound System Yet, No Armor, Warn 8274 Not Installed, Webber Carb Upgrade, Luckycheese Ing. Upgrade...
if it helps, I just sold a complete, disassembled 401 in good rebuildable condition for $250 to the first guy who came to look at it. It was for sale on craigslist for 30min and I had 7 phone calls on it with a line of takers. I REALLY wish I'd asked for more, but it was sitting in my garage for 10 years and I had moved it 4 times so I just really wanted to get rid of it. With the money, I bought a good condition running 360, so I am happy.
I bought the 401 in my CJ7 2 years ago, standard bore and standard crank and bearings, less than 30K miles, pulled the heads and pan on the spot to measure. $750 complete, drove to Indianapolis, IN to pick it up. They can be found... I did re-ring, install new bearings and new cam and lifters before swapping it in.
But, I had been looking a long time to find one...