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Engine w/trans was pulled years ago and has sat in the back of a garage for maybe 25 years. Obviously the motor would need a total going over.

How does $3500 for both sound? I have a 408W that would blow this thing away but there is a certain coolness with the SCJ heads.
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Hell NO!

Not unless you have a 70 Torino 429 Super Cobra Jet car to restore...


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Id give the guy 800 max. Its not like you are talking about a SOHC. Besides you can get better aluminum SCJ heads from ford for a lot less than that.
 

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The big block trans,flywheel and bellhousing are items that are fairly rare and should be worth probably $1000 by themselves..If the motor is totally complete it should be worth the same amount,maybe a little more..
 

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it overpriced but probabaly not super over priced if the trans is a big in big out toploader its worth quite a bit and its a scj 429 how many of those are laying around but like what was said unless you have the car to put it in you would be better off to use a 429 and buy the ford heads
 

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Go to the http://www.460ford.com forum and ask them. My guess is that IF it's really a 429SCJ with a 4-speed, than it's a decent deal.... especially if it's got the 4-bolt block. It would be (by far) worth the most to a restorer. To a restorer it would be worth more than that if it's what he needed. If you buy it, put in in Hemmings or on Ebay so it goes to a good home. Don't buy it to thrash it. (this is assuming it IS actually a SCJ, and that it is doesn't have any big damage)

Seriously, go to the 460ford forum and ask. You may find somebody willing to pay you a good 'finders' fee, or somebody wanting to buy it off you for a profit. That is, IF it's what he says it is, and IF there is somebody there wanting to restore an old car like that.

Good Luck!

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for someone restoring a 429SCJ car its worth the $$ but for someone going racing it's not worth your time.

DOOE-R Heads go for $400-800 in rebuildable shape (alot of Truck Pullers use them)
4 Bolt Blocks will go for $500-1200 depending on condition
Big Spline toploaders are usually $500-1200 (again depending on condition)
and some of the small parts, manifolds, carb, Ect. can be VERY EXPENSIVE if someone needs a certian part. But again mostly to someone doing a restoration.

Like has been said already go to http://www.460ford.com

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How complete is the engine? does it have carb, intake, distributor, exhaust manifolds, smog, original air cleaner, brackets, etc? If so, that ramps up it's value a LOT... as those are the parts that are often lost that people need.

As has been said, it is not worth the money for a performance build, but could -possibly- be a good buy to part out for money.
 

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if it's a SCJ, and not a CJ, it should have a 4-bolt block.
and if it's got the original SCJ exhaust manifolds, those are worth quite a bit....very nice castings that are like shorty headers.
 
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