motor comparison...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kevin90lx, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. kevin90lx

    kevin90lx New Member

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    so i have a buddy that is going to sell his wife's car and we were thinking about trading motors, mine plus some cash for his wifes, before he does. The car is a clean '91 white coupe with a/c and a good trans and rear end. They want to get about $6000 out of it. my question is this, what do you guys think is a reasonable amount of cash for the exchange that would keep us both happy? Or in other words, what would you pay for the car with the 347 vs. the car with the 302? Here are the motors:

    Hers
    CHP 347
    Edelbrock Performer Heads
    Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake
    TFS 1 cam
    Pedestal Mount 1.7 Roller Rockers
    15k miles

    Mine
    Stock short block rebuilt with all Federal Mogul/ARP Stuff
    GT-40P Heads (milled 30 thousandths)
    Edelbrock Performer Intake with ported lower
    Custom FTI Cam
    Stud Mount 1.6 Roller Rockers
    8k miles

    No dyno on either. Let me know if you think you need more info...Thanks
     
  2. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    Are you talking about trading JUST motors right? Since there the ones wanting to do the trade...asumming for a better DD and cheaper gas then you have the upperhand I would offer $1,500 ontop?
     
  3. kevin90lx

    kevin90lx New Member

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    yes, just trading motors.

    anyone else have any input?
     
  4. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Well-Known Member

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    The big thing I think is the stroker short-block, the heads play a small part here also. Matt's advice of offering 1500 sounds good to me, it just depends on how bad you want it, assuming it runs good (no problems with the engine) it would save some hassle in you getting a motor like that on you own meaning getting all the parts together and assembling them when its already put together and accessible to you right now.
     
  5. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    If you plan on adding a power adder I would pass if they are using a stock block. But if you plan on staying n/a then 1500 sound fair.