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Old 04-01-2003, 07:36 PM
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my grandfather recently passed away and in his garage is a ford flathead out of a 53 model truck, my dad wrecked the truck and they kept the engine and the transmission. the engine only has about 60,000 miles on it and i was kindov wanting an idea of what is is worth like it is, the engine and transmission, together and seperate. we have had a realative that runs a machine shop call and kindov ask about it, but we are wanting to keep it for ourselves but i would still like a reasonable estimate of what it is worth
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Old 04-04-2003, 01:16 PM
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It depends on the shape.
How long has it been sitting?
Does it leak oil or burn it?
Has it been repainted?
Does it run? Is it 100% complete?
Is the clutch good? Clutch release bearing?
Is the tranny still good, does it leak?
Is the carb there/been rebuilt?
Is the block cracked anywhere or leaking coolant?

There is a lot of stuff that can hurt or help the price. I've seen seized/not running flattys sell for $20. I've also seen rebuilt ones, painted and restored, go for just under $800.
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Old 04-11-2003, 11:48 PM
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Well good question. My step dad was offer I think 3000 dollars for his 1950 ford with the flathead and tranny. it was in pretty bad shape parts everywhere seat was nothing but springs and a little bit of fabric or whatever left. but the engine looked good so did the tranny. Now he has the body on a 79 4x4 frame with a 351m and np435. bad move in my book.
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