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Offline the_engineers

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340 TA Block
« on: January 19, 2010 - 01:40:59 PM »
Got a call from a guy wanting to know if I'm interested in a complete 340 T/A short block.  He claims it's Std Bore. and not hurt.  So, WIW?
Brooks

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340 TA Block
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Alaskan_TA

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Re: 340 TA Block
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010 - 01:51:09 PM »
The last one I bought was when the market was higher, $1200.00 for a bare block & main caps. It had already been magna-fluxed to check for damage & came with the report at that price.

What is the VIN on it? It  would be worth more to the owner of the matching car if it still exists.

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Re: 340 TA Block
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010 - 02:02:54 PM »
I would love to have a TA engine in mine or just a really good 340 that is strong.
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Re: 340 TA Block
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010 - 04:27:01 PM »
Don't have the VIN.  Was a little concerned about raising too many questions and the impact on price.
Brooks

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2001 Toyota Solara Convertible
2002 GMC Savana 1500 Explorer Hightop Conversion
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Re: 340 TA Block
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010 - 12:40:23 AM »
I wish I could find one for 1200. in an up market.

Best I have found so far is 4k for an unharmed short block.

I have seen that price two or three times a year.

A few times I have seen them as much as 10K.

Why?  I don't know.  Must have been T/A gold. 

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Re: 340 TA Block
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010 - 12:52:45 AM »
What a lot of folks do not realize is that if one of these cars was wrecked or rusted away back in the day, people saved the engines. Chrysler even had leftover blocks they used up in 1971 cars. Replacement blocks were available over the counter until the inventory dried up about 1980 or so.

So......

There are more T/A engines out there than original cars that need them.

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Re: 340 TA Block
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010 - 12:52:45 AM »