Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-02-2011, 12:56 AM
patman247's Avatar
patman247 patman247 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: lincoln, NE
Posts: 726
patman247 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.patman247 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
junkyard motor, what should i pay?

im going to build a new 300 L6 for my 91, im going to start with a used motor from a junkyard, what have you guys payed in the past and what can i expect to pay?
__________________
-Patrick M.-
'91 F150 XL "layla" 300 I6,4spd, 4X4<gone but not forgotten, looking for replacement 1-ton cclb deisel
'93 mazda 626 DX 2L 5spd, daily driver <aspirations of forced induction

LIFE MOTTO: "If it ain't broke, fix it until it is"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-02-2011, 09:16 AM
L. Ward's Avatar
L. Ward L. Ward is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Graniteville
Posts: 957
L. Ward has a good reputation on FTE.L. Ward has a good reputation on FTE.
Depends on location and how complete, but usually $200-300 MAX for a buildable core. At the local P&P, a complete motor runs around $150 for a gasser, running or not.
__________________
Speed costs money! How FAST do you want to go? '04 Excursion EB 4x4, 6.0 PSD, '94 F350 Crew Cab (Emergency Response Vehicle), 4x4, carbed 460 , E4OD, 4.10 Gears; '90 F250, carbed 460, E4OD RIP; '78 Bronco 460, C6 4" lift, 38" Swampers RIP
If I helped, please show some love above
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...2-11-10-a.html
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-02-2011, 06:52 PM
StumpPullerF1 StumpPullerF1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 266
StumpPullerF1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Man, thats cheap. I was at the local yard a few weeks ago and asked just for the heck of it and he said $500 without a tranny.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-02-2011, 08:10 PM
Restoman2 Restoman2 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 67
Restoman2 is starting off with a positive reputation.
It depends. Run tested and pulled, start at 500. If you pull it yourself they start at 150, but you don't know if it runs.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-02-2011, 08:39 PM
Eddiec1564 Eddiec1564 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Arcadia, Fla
Posts: 2,104
Eddiec1564 has a good reputation on FTE.Eddiec1564 has a good reputation on FTE.Eddiec1564 has a good reputation on FTE.
Just today went to the junkyard, they wanted $308 for compleat engine. Did not find a worthy engine this time around. I am also getting a 300 I6 to rebuild and rid the 302 out of my F250 for better pulling.
__________________
95 E350 460/E4od 4.10 The Bus
89 F250 2x4 300/AOD 3.55
84 F250 4x4 300/np435 3.55 The BLUE MULE
85 Plymouth Caravelle
73 Buick LeSabre
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-02-2011, 09:50 PM
jk89cat jk89cat is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: vernon hills IL
Posts: 975
jk89cat is starting off with a positive reputation.
just beware of the cash for clunker trucks, those engines are done!
__________________
ford parts guy by trade!
1969 cougar , 347 efi resto mod project!
1964 galaxie 352 fe -currently undergoing restification!!!
1996 f150 ,351 supercab , 4" lifted, hot rodded,monster tow truck !
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-02-2011, 10:10 PM
75Three90's Avatar
75Three90 75Three90 is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Santa Fe Tx
Posts: 2,983
75Three90 has a very good reputation on FTE.75Three90 has a very good reputation on FTE.75Three90 has a very good reputation on FTE.75Three90 has a very good reputation on FTE.
i pay 400-500 for a complete drop in motor ready to run for a rebuildable core i pay 100
__________________
ROBERT FTE TEXAS CHAPTER LEADER

1999 F250 3in dp, 5in exaughst. 4in lift 35's.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-02-2011, 10:19 PM
Kapusta's Avatar
Kapusta Kapusta is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Nuts & Bolts, Mostly Nuts
Posts: 720
Kapusta has a very good reputation on FTE.Kapusta has a very good reputation on FTE.Kapusta has a very good reputation on FTE.
I paid $400 for my 302 and I put about another $150 for a new timing gear set and oil pump + misc gaskets.
__________________
...never owned an automatic in a Ford pick-up...
"Frankenstein" 94 F150 4X4 XLT with 92 5.0 and 89 ZF542
Ford pick-ups I have owned:
63 F100 SWB 292 V8 3 speed w/od
72 Courier 1.8L 4 speed
85 F150 Std Cab LWB 300 I6 4 speed od
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-03-2011, 01:27 AM
joshofalltrades joshofalltrades is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,538
joshofalltrades has a good reputation on FTE.joshofalltrades has a good reputation on FTE.
I once bought a 300 from a private seller for $300, its always a gamble if you haven't heard it run, mine always had a pretty heavy rattle, which I never properly diagnosed until it striped the timing gear, found my lifters were stuck. Turned out to be a pretty good engine, but you never know... if you have to pull it yourself, try to stay under 200, unless you test drive it first, if its already pulled and tested by someone else,3-4 is quite reasonable
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-04-2011, 10:36 AM
patman247's Avatar
patman247 patman247 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: lincoln, NE
Posts: 726
patman247 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.patman247 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I see the words rebuildable core alot, exactly what do u mean by that? What's all included in a "rebuildable core"?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-04-2011, 10:49 AM
L. Ward's Avatar
L. Ward L. Ward is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Graniteville
Posts: 957
L. Ward has a good reputation on FTE.L. Ward has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by patman247 View Post
I see the words rebuildable core alot, exactly what do u mean by that? What's all included in a "rebuildable core"?
Rebuildable core means a component (engine, trans, etc) that may or may not be operable in its current condition, but is still within spec to be rebuilt to working condition. It can cover a wide range of conditions depending on the part referred to.

Example:

A bare engine block, that is still within spec to be bored and decked for rebuilding is a rebuildable core.

A complete engine with a good crank, heads and block is also a rebuildable core and would obviously cost more than a bare block.

A complete engine with a spun bearing and a cracked head is NOT a complete rebuildable core, as the head is shot and the crank MAY be shot, in this case the only rebuildable component is the block itself. Cost should be the same as a bare rebuildable block.

If buying a core to rebuild, check and see what kind of warranty is offered on the parts. At the minimum it should be a 10 day replacement on the parts to allow time for disassembly and checking to make sure everything is within tolerance and spec for rebuilding. If the supplier is not willing to give a warranty, walk away and look elsewhere as I have seen blocks, heads, and crankshafts that appeared to look good, but failed to be within spec to be rebuilt.
__________________
Speed costs money! How FAST do you want to go? '04 Excursion EB 4x4, 6.0 PSD, '94 F350 Crew Cab (Emergency Response Vehicle), 4x4, carbed 460 , E4OD, 4.10 Gears; '90 F250, carbed 460, E4OD RIP; '78 Bronco 460, C6 4" lift, 38" Swampers RIP
If I helped, please show some love above
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...2-11-10-a.html
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-04-2011, 11:14 AM
nstueve's Avatar
nstueve nstueve is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 2,705
nstueve has a very good reputation on FTE.nstueve has a very good reputation on FTE.nstueve has a very good reputation on FTE.nstueve has a very good reputation on FTE.
Cores need a rebuild and drop in engines run and won't need a rebuild. Here are a few for you to check out in your area. How many miles does Layla have on her now>????? Keep in mind 300 I6 Core engines are dime a dozen in old beater trucks. you should be able to find a old truck with engine or just a core for $200-$500 really easy! I like the first link below the best unless you want a parts truck... You can use that rebuilt block and turn it into a long block with rotating assembly with head. You'll probably need a seals and gasket kit for $100 and a few things from your engine but it would be the cheapest way to get a zero mile I6 into Layla!

Already rebuilt and needs assembly (good deal!):
300 Ford 6

Rebuildable core:
300 Ford Industrial Engine
ford 300cidw/4spd&transfercase
1985 Ford F-150 4x4
1990 ford f150 parting out
1988 ford bronco ($100?????)
Drop in replacement engine.
1995 F150 4.9L 300 inline six motors
92' E150 van $650.00 OBO parting or all

Keep in mind if you find one that is running and sounds good. Chances are you're not going to have problems rebuilding it and using it as a core. That's why I'll buy a parts truck for $500 or less if i can drive it away or hear it run. You know the engine is good at that point and the rest of the truck can be hauled to the metal recyclers to recoop some $$$$!
__________________
02 F250 SD 4x4 V10 4R100 SCLB
Thumper 88 F250 ZF 4x4 4.9L 3G 238K-main work horse
Zeus 89 F250 ZF 4x4 351w 143K For Sale - New rebuilt engine!
Ol' Girl 83 F150 NP208 300 T18 - Sold

Nathan - FTE Iowa Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-04-2011, 01:17 PM
ptboi94 ptboi94 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 41
ptboi94 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Take some fuel injector cleaner that you hook into the fuel line and a jump box and start the engine in the junkyard. That solves the problem of not hearing it run.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-04-2011, 03:26 PM
patman247's Avatar
patman247 patman247 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: lincoln, NE
Posts: 726
patman247 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.patman247 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Thanks for all these tips guys!!!!! Now I have another question im planning on rebuilding an I6 and putting it in my truck, is this doable on a budget of about 8 or 900 bucks?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-04-2011, 03:47 PM
nstueve's Avatar
nstueve nstueve is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 2,705
nstueve has a very good reputation on FTE.nstueve has a very good reputation on FTE.nstueve has a very good reputation on FTE.nstueve has a very good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by patman247 View Post
Thanks for all these tips guys!!!!! Now I have another question im planning on rebuilding an I6 and putting it in my truck, is this doable on a budget of about 8 or 900 bucks?
no... not really. it might be possible but not probable. The machine shop is going to cost you at least $300-$500 to clean, magnaflux, crack check, line hone, install new freeze plugs, install new cam berings, turn and polish crank journals if needed, connect rods and pistions, check and resize pistons and caps to fit crank... Oh and did you need head work? Decking the block or head, new valve guides and seals, valve jobs, optional P&P work... Did you say a stock or aftermarkey grind on the cam... If aftermarket your going to need screw in studs so the don't pop loose. You'll also need new valve springs to match your cam. Some of this may not pertain to a EFI motor since I haven't been inside a EFI block before...

However, you can blow $1500 easily getting your block, machine work, and new parts. I've probably dropped the better part of $2000 on my 351w. Machining $307.61 (no head work), Comp cam and lifters $200ish, oil pump $30, rebuild kit $373.95, timing set $35, plugs-rotor-cap-wires $60, water pump, piston machineing and pressing $120ish.... and this is all without any head work!!!!! That's why I suggested the I6 that already had machining done and new parts in... $425 is stupid cheap for all the machine work and parts if he has them all. Plus he said the head work is done! head work alone can cost $300 pretty easy if you just droped a head off for rebuild and picked it back up. That block may not be EFI though so there may be some differences... I'm not really sure what they would be but there could be a couple...
__________________
02 F250 SD 4x4 V10 4R100 SCLB
Thumper 88 F250 ZF 4x4 4.9L 3G 238K-main work horse
Zeus 89 F250 ZF 4x4 351w 143K For Sale - New rebuilt engine!
Ol' Girl 83 F150 NP208 300 T18 - Sold

Nathan - FTE Iowa Chapter
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 03:47 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
01 tan interior color ufvj217 Excursion - King of SUVs 1 12-14-2012 09:54 PM
Auto Junkyards in Dallas TX. BlackCustom77 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 13 07-19-2010 08:49 PM
What's in your junkyard toolkit? girlwithatruck 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 88 08-13-2009 05:25 PM
Scored at the junkyard today andym 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10 04-11-2005 12:39 PM
Because of Junkyards... Peter94 General Automotive Discussion 15 07-15-2004 09:55 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
302, checking, cyl, engein, f150, ford, included, junkyard, motor, motors, navigation, pay, price, putting, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup