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    im going to pick up a engine block tomorrow. the guy gave me a hell of a deal, says he ran it for a weekend and didnt have enough power so he went bigger so thats why he's selling it. anything i should look for? its a bare block and crank im picking up.

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    It's a little odd that he would sell just a block and crank if it was a fresh engine. It's a bit difficult to try to explain what to look for if you are not familiar enough to know,, maybe get a friend who knows to look at it with you, or take it to a shop for inspection.

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    obnoxious001 is right. Even a good machinest could not go look at it and tell you 100% that it is good. You will need to measure things and mag things to be sure it is good. All you can do is make sure that all of the headbolt threads are good and crank looks smooth and not dinged up and nothing cracked or been hogged on with a grinder. Good Luck.
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    What type of Block is it? Aftermarket? Make? bore size? Price?

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    thanks guys. he sent me a few pics idk if these will help. its a 505ci bbc nelson racing engine.. in one of the pics one of the cylinder walls looked a little fishy but it might just be me
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    Nothing too obviously wrong to my eye other than the missing dowel, but there are others here who are much keener. Looks to me the seller blew some head gaskets, purely speculation.

    As with all this stuff (and life in general) be wary of deals that are too good.

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    Check for stripped bolt holes too. The first motor I ever rebuilt.....I went to put a starter in/on it....couldnt get the second bolt to start to thread. Pulled the starter off and it had a broken starter bolt Luckily I was able to remove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post
    Looks to me the seller blew some head gaskets, purely speculation.
    Hard to tell much from the photo, but maybe something in between the middle cylinders. I keep asking myself why it's apart if it was that fresh. Better photos and more information would go a long way to anyone being able to tell you if it's a "deal" or not?

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    decided not to get it fellas. imma wait, find me a nice hull first. thanks for the tips and advice folks!

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    Its nothing more than a standard GM block bored 100 over. That thing is toast!
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