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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Galt View Post
Well the dust doesn't really say much, it sounds as though the seller has an automotive shop, it could be he paints cars too for cash and that creates a crap ton of dust. The price is the only problem for me.
I wouldn't have a problem with all the dust, if the asking price was $400. After dropping a valve in one of my "good" motors in one of the many g-body cars I've had, I picked up a free SBC that was sitting on the floor of a body shop for god knows how long. And believe me, if it weren't free, it wasns't worth it. That dust was in EVERYTHING.
Too bad you weren't closer, seems like I can find 401's on a weekly basis around here for a decent price. Heck, I'm pretty sure I have a bare 401 block here actually.

'76 CJ5
434 pump gas SBC with an NX/HVH plate system
th350/Coan 5,000 converter/Dana 300 tcase
Dana 30 front with 4.56's/Dana 44 rear with 4.88's
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