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Old 01-13-2018, 04:48 PM   #1
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worth keeping orignal engine parts after rebuild?

I rebuilt my original 402 last summer and held on to all the old parts. Are they worth holding on to for resale if I ever decide to sell the truck? I'm talking about things like the oil pump, balancer, rockers, intake manifold ect... I'm really close to tossing them as I dont have endless room to store the stuff. so what do you think? thanks
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:36 PM   #2
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Re: worth keeping orignal engine parts after rebuild?

Certainly an OEM balancer and either OEM cast iron or Edelbrock manifold should have some value if not damaged.. I'm guessing not the oil pump. I would suggest taking a few photos of your parts and posting them on this forum in the for sale section - also maybe on craigslist - the ad is there for a week for free and after a couple weeks you would at least know if the prices you asked are high or low.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:38 PM   #3
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Re: worth keeping orignal engine parts after rebuild?

No real value at all if you ask me. The balancer probably has brittle rubber between the hub and inertia ring. Cast intakes are boat anchors, and stamped rockers are a dime a dozen. I'd never reuse an oil pump... they're still cheap enough to replace easily.

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:02 PM   #4
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Re: worth keeping orignal engine parts after rebuild?

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I rebuilt my original 402 last summer and held on to all the old parts. Are they worth holding on to for resale if I ever decide to sell the truck? I'm talking about things like the oil pump, balancer, rockers, intake manifold ect... I'm really close to tossing them as I dont have endless room to store the stuff. so what do you think? thanks
personally, I'd hang onto things that can't be worn out with use or degrade with time on a shelf - I'd pitch the oil pump and balancer (unless the rubber still looks good - probably not though, as mentioned above), most of the rockers, etc. I'd hang onto the manifold, a few rockers in case a new one galls, any carbs or carb parts, exh manifolds, etc. Someone restoring a big block would probably love to have the intake since so many people tossed the originals over the years. At a minimum, you could offer em up on the board for free pickup and it will save you a trip to the dump. Pistons make good ash trays and distributor caps make excellent pencil holders. It holds 9!
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:22 PM   #5
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Re: worth keeping orignal engine parts after rebuild?

thanks for the reply's. I was just wondering since it was all original stuff and I know that the hardcore restorers want all that number matching stuff.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:20 PM   #6
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personally, I'd hang onto things that can't be worn out with use or degrade with time on a shelf - I'd pitch the oil pump and balancer (unless the rubber still looks good - probably not though, as mentioned above), most of the rockers, etc. I'd hang onto the manifold, a few rockers in case a new one galls, any carbs or carb parts, exh manifolds, etc. Someone restoring a big block would probably love to have the intake since so many people tossed the originals over the years. At a minimum, you could offer em up on the board for free pickup and it will save you a trip to the dump. Pistons make good ash trays and distributor caps make excellent pencil holders. It holds 9!
I agree with holding onto carb, air cleaners, manifolds (intake and exhaust). Even if they have no value to you, someone out there is looking to have a stock vehicle somewhere and once they are gone, they are gone
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Hang onto it BUT be sure to label it!
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thanks for the reply's. I was just wondering since it was all original stuff and I know that the hardcore restorers want all that number matching stuff.
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My 1972 GMC 1500 Super Custom (Creeping Death) "long term" build thread.

The Rebuild of Creeping Death after the wreck

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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"
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Certainly an OEM balancer and either OEM cast iron or Edelbrock manifold should have some value if not damaged.. I'm guessing not the oil pump. I would suggest taking a few photos of your parts and posting them on this forum in the for sale section - also maybe on craigslist - the ad is there for a week for free and after a couple weeks you would at least know if the prices you asked are high or low.

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Re: worth keeping orignal engine parts after rebuild?

Every OEM part has a use to someone. May not bring big money or hop off the classified pages, but if I gave up on selling I would give them away before tossing. No money in that either.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:31 PM   #11
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sell it. and remember if you were going to chuck it then price it accordingly so that the buyer can maybe break even after paying the shipping. to somebody somewhere its important. pass it on
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Every body says that now, since you do not have room. 2 decades later when someone decides to buy it from you with all the parts.

You will miss them if they are not a wear item.
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