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Old 02-16-2011, 10:06 PM
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What can I expect to get?

Buying a 351W pulled short block from a 1993 F250, oil pan, oil pump, water pump and balancer included, stock bores.

Seller does not have motor in his possession, it is at a friend's house, the only numbers he has to give me off the block are "351 WCP-9" - not sure what that means...

The price is right so I will just go ahead and buy it, but what can I expect to get?
-roller block?
-2 or 4 bolt mains?


 
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:14 AM
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No 4-bolt 5.8 Ws, all 2. Block is roller "capable", notice the holes in the lifter valley. Stock roller parts (retaining spider) will bolt right in. Block # is on flat pad above starter mount.
 
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Thanks for the reply

I just heard back from the seller, he listed the price "wrong" he now wants $250 for it "as is"

I think that is a bit too much for an unknown condition block - is it?
 
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Buying a used engine's a crapshoot whatever the price & nothing but a magnaflux check will say for sure. $250 for a re-buildable 5.8 core is OK, not great. I personaly don't care to buy a core that has had its heads off for a significant amount of time as that one appears to been.

Question is, if you get it home & take the pan off and find a broke rod wedged in one bores, can you get your money back? I just used that as an example of something "obviously" wrong, not that 5.8s have a history of breaking rods. (They're pretty stout stock rods)
 
 
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