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Offline ChallengerHK

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X-head 340
« on: May 19, 2011 - 10:21:37 PM »
My Challenger is currently powered by a 69 X-head 340. I've had offers for it, and I'm debating what to do.

My thought is that it would have the most value to a 69 GTS owner who didn't have his original motor and was looking for an original style motor. Any idea what a person in that position might want to pay?

Alternatively, I could keep the block and replace the heads. I don't think X heads are commanding the prices they once were, though. Not only have they been superseded by better aftermarket designs, but more people understand that they can take any 340 head and modify it for the big valves, if it doesn't already have them. So, I'm thinking that this wouldn't really net me much.

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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011 - 12:10:21 AM »
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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011 - 06:47:39 AM »
I wouldn't be thinkin' your gonna be set on that new set of aluminum heads just yet from the sale of those "X" heads.
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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011 - 11:33:29 AM »
Ive been looking for X heads but they're always priced high.
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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011 - 01:05:54 PM »
Ive been looking for X heads but they're always priced high.

I always see them high on eBay, but I never see them actually sell. Either they're not really going for those high prices, or if they are it's not publicized. Or, you and I have different ideas of what constitutes "high"  :)


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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011 - 02:17:48 PM »
I always see them high on eBay, but I never see them actually sell. Either they're not really going for those high prices, or if they are it's not publicized. Or, you and I have different ideas of what constitutes "high"  :)
:bigsmile: High to me is $500 for a set needing rebuilt. I would pay $200 for a pair, so maybe I am cheap.
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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011 - 04:07:22 PM »
I think I'd call that "high" as well. What I keep seeing is sets on eBay for $800-1000, but again, I don't think I've ever seen a set sell at that price. I'm guessing that's either wishful thinking or somebody trying to land a sucker  :)


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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011 - 08:44:38 PM »
300 to 450 is an average I see them forsale . Local I see them around 250.  The heads usually need a total rebuild and had already been shaved since they are 40 yrs old. The newer swirl port 360 heads will eat them up flow wise

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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2011 - 10:20:36 PM »
I got around $300  for mine ... but that was 2 years ago....  :dunno:
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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011 - 08:31:15 AM »
I also have a '69 X-head 340 so I'll be interested in what you get for yours...
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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2011 - 11:12:56 PM »
I also have a '69 X-head 340 so I'll be interested in what you get for yours...

If I end up selling it I'll post the info here, but it's not a forgone conclusion. At this point I think i'm better off using at least the block, unless I find that person with a 69 GTS who is willing to pay crazy money for what I've got  :bigsmile:


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Re: X-head 340
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011 - 01:05:38 AM »
I've got one as well. Keep us posted!
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