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I’m trying to figure out what this 455 is worth I have someone wanting to purchase it however I’m unsure of what to sell it for .ive had it completely rebuilt only needs the carburetor 

i don’t want to beat myself also I’m unsure of the year

thankd 

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I would bet that was a boat motor.

Those jets got the bejesus ran out of them.

Cooling systems usually full of sand.

As a core it should bring a couple of hundred.

But check very carefully for cracks.

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The FA block is from 1974-76.  They typically do not have the drilled and tapped hole for the pivot ball for the clutch equalizer shaft if you care about that. The exact year of the block is coded in the VIN derivative, which is stamped on the front driver side of the block, as shown in this photo.  The second digit is the model year.  If the stamp is not the correct nine character format, then it may be a marine motor. 

 

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The cylinder head ID letter, as shown in the photo, is also important and will play a part in value. Frankly, unless you have heard this engine run, assume it's a core needing a complete rebuild, which puts value in the $200-$400 range.

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8 hours ago, Meshia said:

I’m trying to figure out what this 455 is worth I have someone wanting to purchase it however I’m unsure of what to sell it for .ive had it completely rebuilt only needs the carburetor 

i don’t want to beat myself also I’m unsure of the year

thankd 

E47A2124-040E-4A68-8629-AEE2B7FB6821.jpeg

061A950C-DF88-40D0-97CC-0382BA17F515.jpeg

78FF836F-A3BA-4BAA-9500-704CFAB7650F.jpeg

99EA5751-4432-43DC-B5C8-ECB734C2B6E6.jpeg

 

 

 

Dilly-dilly for the Bud Light can and the Marlboro ...

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On second thought, Boats don't used lug wrenches.

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Jack - boat owners use lug wrenches to beat themselves on the head for ever buying a hole in the water they pour money into!   Very similar to owning old cars but wetter. 

dave S 

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On 5/25/2018 at 1:06 PM, jrbartlett said:

Looks too rough to have been rebuilt.

I had it rebuilt about 4 yrs ago and just let it sit  it was going in 79 cutlass

the intake cost me 450

but thanks the guy offered me 700 ??‍♀️

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On 5/25/2018 at 1:06 PM, jrbartlett said:

 

Looks too rough to have been rebuilt.

Rebuilt 4 yrs ago never installed and I just let it sit covered it was to go in a 79 cutlass

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4 hours ago, Meshia said:

I had it rebuilt about 4 yrs ago and just let it sit  it was going in 79 cutlass

the intake cost me 450

but thanks the guy offered me 700 ??‍♀️

Letting him leave without it was a mistake. Bob 

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23 hours ago, SC38DLS said:

Jack - boat owners use lug wrenches to beat themselves on the head for ever buying a hole in the water they pour money into!   Very similar to owning old cars but wetter. 

dave S 

 

 

I resemble that remark.

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You are not alone. I have lumps on my head from a 42 foot Chris Craft with about 175 board feet of dry rot!  

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Sure doesn't look rebuilt to me.  Maybe rings and gaskets into a dirty block.   The block sure wasn't hot tanked and done up right.  

 

I paid $250 for a 70' 455 out of a toronado last spring that had to be rebuilt.  

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