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Unread 01-02-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Got a lead on a complete 401

I am waiting for a guy to send me some pics.

It's supposedly complete minus the carb for $500.

What do you guys think? Is it worth that much?

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Unread 01-02-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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Thers one on ebay now, claims its running for $699.00.
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Unread 01-02-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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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...
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Unread 01-02-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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you pass let me know
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Unread 01-02-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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You don't want it, trust me. Ur better off with sticking with a 360...
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Unread 01-02-2010, 06:09 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 01-02-2010, 06:46 PM   #7
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HOLY SMOKES that's a nice 401. You wouldn't mind donating it to me would you?
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Unread 01-02-2010, 07:27 PM   #8
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I am waiting for a guy to send me some pics.

It's supposedly complete minus the carb for $500.

What do you guys think? Is it worth that much?

I'd want to hear it run for $500... or at least be able to inspect the bottom end. If it's in rebuildable shape, that's probably a fair price. Good luck!!
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Unread 01-02-2010, 09:12 PM   #9
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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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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:33 AM   #10
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I'd want to hear it run for $500... or at least be able to inspect the bottom end. If it's in rebuildable shape, that's probably a fair price. Good luck!!
I'd be less concerned about that than the rest of it. The crank is forged and can be welded.


But I share your concern. I'd assume that one would not be ready to run and that there would be considerable rebuild costs associated with it - even if it just needs parts and not machining.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:45 AM   #11
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The guy has really been flaking on me and it's hard to get him to send pics or even reply to my emails.

I guess that tells me something right there.

I can get motors from local U Pull It's for less than a $100 complete so I guess, I'll just keep my eyes open for one.

If I have to spend that kind of money only to pull the entire thing apart, then I might as well save some coin and buy a salvage motor myself.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 01:32 PM   #12
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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.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 08:41 PM   #13
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IronMaiden,

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...

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