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I have the original engine from a '74 Corvette, very complete with both intake and exhaust manifolds, has about 125K when removed to install a built engine.
I am tired of waiting for the new owner on my '74 to call me. What is this worth?
 

Fred's Vettes

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74 engine worth ??

What do you want for it ?? I might be interested but sounds like it will need a complete rebuild.Also shipping to NY state will be a little expensive.Let me know and we can go from there. Thanks,Fred
 

Tom73

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An L82 would be worth alot more than an L48. Do you know which it is.

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Engine code is VO4D8CLA, base engine for a '74 coupe vin 1Z37J4S423817. Block casting date D54 (March 5, 1974). Engine was never rebuilt but I did take heads off to verify that the '74 pistons were dished to reduce the compression ratio. All # match. I was going to ask $500 here in CO, and @ $50 crating plus actual shipping if going elsewhere. One interesting item is that while the block # is 3970010 which is for a 68-76 4 bolt, if I remember correctly (it has been 10+ years) this stock engine is a 2 bolt which an expert at one of the magazine confirmed was correct. Running when removed, and even the compression test I did at the time wasn't all that bad.
 

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L48, basicly the standard Chevy passanger car engine, nothing really special there. Don't really know a value, if in good shape may be useful to someone wanting a replacement engine. The only one that it would have a real value to is the current owner or the car.

tom...
 

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