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Old 01-03-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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At this shop my buddy'* dad is buying for us, there is a #'* matching 426 Hemi in running condition with the factory trans mounted to it. I think it'* a low mile motor and trans too.......But just ball park figure, how much could this be worth??? The trans is an auto by the way, I think it'* a 727 Torque - Flight?
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Hemi what?
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I think he just means the motor... If it'* just the motor, then the #'* matching doesn't mean ****. The casting/machining numbers on the block can only match the car that the motor came in. If the motor is only "running", it might be worth upwards of $1,500-2,000 depending on how everything looks. If it was recently rebuilt, or better yet blue-printed, and the owner of the motor found the right person, it could be worth as much as $10,000, but you'd have to find the right person (aka someone looking for that exact casting number for a concourse resortation.
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freaking keep it.... Get an old Ram and lower it... Tub it...

Or go find some 'cuda and get it done by Cruise Night< what i'd do
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freaking keep it.... Get an old Ram and lower it... Tub it...

Or go find some 'cuda and get it done by Cruise Night< what i'd do
There'* two 70-71 I think Cutlass 4-4-2 Convertables up there that I'm gonna try and finish for the cruise, and then maybe sell it and do something with the hemi....Anyone know what tranny'* they put behind them? If I keep the motor I'm gonna try find a Charger to put it in.
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Yup, the 426 got the 727 Torqueflight -trusty tranny from my experience'* with them (1978 Dodge Diplomat with a 360/4brl, 1969 Plymouth Fury with a 383/4brl, and a 1988 Dodge Ram Van with 250K+ on the original 318FI and HD 727).

As for the value of that Hemi, as was stated -buyer'* desire, running condition, and detail are factors. Also, what year is it from? I believe the earlier 426'* are slightly more valueable. You might find a forum on-line dedicated to the old Mopar Muscle cars and see what they have to say -the experts that is, not the guys wanting to rip you off for $500 for it.
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Yup, the 426 got the 727 Torqueflight -trusty tranny from my experience'* with them (1978 Dodge Diplomat with a 360/4brl, 1969 Plymouth Fury with a 383/4brl, and a 1988 Dodge Ram Van with 250K+ on the original 318FI and HD 727).

As for the value of that Hemi, as was stated -buyer'* desire, running condition, and detail are factors. Also, what year is it from? I believe the earlier 426'* are slightly more valueable. You might find a forum on-line dedicated to the old Mopar Muscle cars and see what they have to say -the experts that is, not the guys wanting to rip you off for $500 for it.
I believe the motor is a 69.....Not sure though....But I'm not stupid....trust me no one'* rip'n this baby off of me for $500 bux.....Wonder how much blue printing and rebuilding it would cost?
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..Wonder how much blue printing and rebuilding it would cost?
More than a Chevy 350.
Hemi rebuilds aren't cheap -ask my dad since he'* rebuilt 3 early Hemi'* (331 CID'* from 1953 and 1954 Chrysler'*). And the 426 is even more costly to rebuild. I don't know what all was replaced in the rebuilds, but I know my dad replaced the rings, all the bearings, ground the crank, bored the cylinders, all the valves and rocker arms, and he had over $2k invested in parts alone for that particular rebuild.
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..Wonder how much blue printing and rebuilding it would cost?
More than a Chevy 350.
Hemi rebuilds aren't cheap -ask my dad since he'* rebuilt 3 early Hemi'* (331 CID'* from 1953 and 1954 Chrysler'*). And the 426 is even more costly to rebuild. I don't know what all was replaced in the rebuilds, but I know my dad replaced the rings, all the bearings, ground the crank, bored the cylinders, all the valves and rocker arms, and he had over $2k invested in parts alone for that particular rebuild.
Well that will definantly dent the pocket book....but for a motor like this.....would definantly pay for itself when the right persona came along.
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the right person that would come along would rather it be stock so that they could build it there way !!!
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