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Old 08-12-2018, 02:33 PM   #1  
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305 Block: sell, part, keep? What’s it really worth?

I have a 305 block from my 84 that was seized on two cylinders. I broke one loose. One piston is still stuck good.

What should I expect to get by selling the block, or if I part it out, what’s the bare block, crank, cam, rods worth? Is it worth me keeping for myself down the road, given the work it will take to rebuild and it still being the 305 anyway?
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Nothing. It's trash. If you can get someone to take it without charging you money to haul it away, you're a damn criminal.
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I had one in good shape,the local Schnitzer yard bought it for $125 a ton along with some valuable old Polaris and Arctic Cat snowmobile parts.
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Re: 305 Block: sell, part, keep? What’s it really worth?

$125 a ton works out to around $15 for that block.

NOBODY is gonna come haul it off, even for free, for that little jack. You'll have to pay em to take it.

The crank & rods are worth even less than $125 a ton. Pistons are worth considerably more, but you've only got about 12 lbs or something of those. And to get that extra ¢¢¢, you'll have to totally disassemble them... can't have pins, rings, or anything else attached.

No it is not worth keeping to "rebuild" "someday". Unless maybe if you have a YUUUUUUJJJJJJE barn or something that you never go in and have no useful use for whatsoever and you can just fill it with trash that won't ever see the light of day.

In case you haven't figured it out yet, you have something with NEGATIVE value.
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Find a local scrap yard and get 6-cents a pound for it. I've done this a few times, it really is all that it is worth.

Now if you can scrape up some copper, brass or aluminum, can get much more per pound.

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If it was in good shape I'd come and take it... assuming you were local, but a 305 with seized pistons... scrap. The only way that it's worth more is if you buy something to replace it that needs a core and the 305 qualifies
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Only way its any good is if you plan to refresh and add boost. Else its scrap and a yard will take it for gas money to get there
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If you knock the pistons out, minus the one that's stuck, there's 7 holes you can thread your anchor chain through!

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