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Old 03-16-2010, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Early 289 HiPo block and caps for sale $1800.00

Guys. Times are hard so I am going to let my standard bore 5 bolt HiPo block find a new home. Noted author and small block Ford expert Bob Mannel had this to say about THIS BLOCK:
"Thanks, Andy. It is a genuine HiPo. I have another number that is 2762 with a date code of 3K30. So, yours was 83 before that and assembled two days earlier. The numbers are beginning to cluster. There seem to be times of heavy production, then less activity. Seems a bunch were made near the same time. I still only have two dozen data points, so I appreciate each one I get.
Regards, Bob Mannel"
I know some of you are going to spit collard greens all over the kitchen but I'm looking to get $1800 for the block and caps. I've seen others in worse shape sell for more.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Guys. Times are hard so I am going to let my standard bore 5 bolt HiPo block find a new home. Noted author and small block Ford expert Bob Mannel had this to say about THIS BLOCK:
"Thanks, Andy. It is a genuine HiPo. I have another number that is 2762 with a date code of 3K30. So, yours was 83 before that and assembled two days earlier. The numbers are beginning to cluster. There seem to be times of heavy production, then less activity. Seems a bunch were made near the same time. I still only have two dozen data points, so I appreciate each one I get.
Regards, Bob Mannel"
I know some of you are going to spit collard greens all over the kitchen but I'm looking to get $1800 for the block and caps. I've seen others in worse shape sell for more.
Andy
hey thats great, its nice to know the caps come with it
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hahaha yep. No cheapskates here. I've seen caps alone SELL for as much as 800 though! Here's some pics of this nearly 50 year old thing of beauty.
289 HiPo 5 Bolt Block pictures by FatDiesel - Photobucket
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Had one last year I sold that was standard bore for $800 and should have kept it!
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Their are repo caps avaliable now too.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm going to haul it up to the Shelby Club national meet in August and get a spot at the swap meet. Somebody with an Early cobra might want to make a race engine out of it and put their original block on a stand for safe keeping. Guys are coming in from all over the world.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Try and sell it to him (Bob Mannell) as he won't buy it for that price.Early blocks aren't worth that kind of money but GOOD LUCK!
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow. Try to sell it to someone who won't buy it... Really helpful aren't you?
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I don't understand - Why wouldn't Mannel buy it?

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Have you sold the block yet? kbrabank@gmail.com
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Have you sold the block yet? kbrabank@gmail.com
Just sent you an email. Still have it and am giving a "bad economy discount" and will go as low as $1200. Maybe Bob will buy it now... haha

Actually I'm raising capital for my pending Boss 302 purchase. Someone's gotta keep the Ford workers going!
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Found a buyer for the caps. $800 seemed like a lot for them so shipping's on me. I think I'll probably hold on to the block at this point.
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Did anyone ever buy block as the economy is worse NOW?The right price I might be interested but can you tell me what size the bore is and what work does it need?
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Did anyone ever buy block as the economy is worse NOW?The right price I might be interested but can you tell me what size the bore is and what work does it need?
I still have the block. Standard bore. It DOES NOT have the main caps at this point! So it would need some caps and align boring them. Also you'd need to go oversize to clean up the surface rust on the bores. I covered them in grease last summer to help keep them from rusting more and the block has been stored dry since at least 1981.

Also I do not really want to ship it.

BTW- The economy is actually getting better, at least around here.
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BTW- The economy is actually getting better, at least around here.
Good to hear! At least some are doing better. Around here, values have dropped more in the last year than ever since '07. Gov't services are being cut, and both the jobless and homeless rolls are growing at a frightening rate. I'm hitting the Portland Swap Meet this weekend, and I'll probably find the best deals ever. Last year was fantastic for deals, but sad for sellers. I could give a hundred actual examples, but it would just make folks upset. Anyone else hitting Portland? I'll look for HiPo caps and blocks when I'm there if anyone needs them. I passed several sets/blocks/parts last year.

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