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Old 03-31-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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how much is a short block 3800 worth to a scrap yard?

I overheard a guy talking to the gas station attendant how times are rough for him and he wishes there was more scrap metal to pick up. (must he his only job) I asked him if he wanted to follow me to my house and pick up a v6 engine block. He would love to! He wasn't all there mentally, but he was a very nice guy. I gave him the block and bunch of other scrap metal I had laying around in the garage. Anyone have an idea how much money I just gave that guy? I'm guessing it weighed 150lbs.
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It was, iirc, 240/ton back when I scrapped my Sable.
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so about a $20 bill? cool. hopefully that will get him by for a while
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Shoot... I've got like a grand just sitting at my parents' farm rusting.
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so about a $20 bill? cool. hopefully that will get him by for a while
that depends on the other scrap. aluminum is worth a little more. especially clean.
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Cool its still a nice thing to help someone in need and it didn't actually come out of your pocket.
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steel is a few cents a #..Alum is alot more than that and brass and copper are through the roof.You were about right on the 20 dollar bill.I work with all type of alloys but I havent worked in almost 3 months since my accident.
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There was no aluminum. The other stuff was steel motor mounts and exhaust manifolds.
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Brass is through the roof right now. The last time I went to the range, there were almost more "brassers" than shooters.
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