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Value of a new engine but dyno tuned

Do you think once a engine is dyno tuned it is worth any less?
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Jones....how come you edited your post?? I'm Glad you did as I thought you were outa line posting the "worth $ .50 on the dollar crap". I have a motor thats very similiar to Seth's and know just how much money it takes to build something like that...I was offended by you questioning it's worth!! You self admittedly read every post....so you should know just what's in his motor, and how new it is.....Shame on you. :roll:

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In his defense he was reposting what someone else had said... he was actually defending me...


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Jones....how come you edited your post?? I'm Glad you did as I thought you were outa line posting the "worth $ .50 on the dollar crap". I have a motor thats very similiar to Seth's and know just how much money it takes to build something like that...I was offended by you questioning it's worth!! You self admittedly read every post....so you should know just what's in his motor, and how new it is.....Shame on you. :roll:

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people may not want to hear it but, typicaly you spend big $$$ building a motor and even if you never do anything with it people want to give you a whole lot less than you have in to it, even though the could never build it for their offer.

It pisses me off to but thats the way it is, supply and demand, if you want it gone, theirs always some a$$ clown willing to spend .25 on the dollar and "can always build it cheaper".

Can't tell how many times its happend to me........
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wheather you or anyone likes to hear it.... USED parts generally bring .50 cents on the dollar.. and thats all that they are worth... your motor is no exception.. sorry bud..
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How is this engine used Brad? Broken In Yes but not used. For me I think it is worth a little more being that it is Dynoed and you know FOR SURE what your getting. Not what somone claims your getting. Good luck on the sale.

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wheather you or anyone likes to hear it.... USED parts generally bring .50 cents on the dollar.. and thats all that they are worth... your motor is no exception.. sorry bud..
You my freind are WRONG in so many ways.

First of all, it's worth what someone is willing to give. No more, no less.

Personally, I bought & sold several thousands of dollars worth of "hot-rodding" parts in the last 7 years and your comment on "used" parts being only worth 50% is completely unfounded.

A lot of it has to do with the condition of the part and whether or not the item is a wear item.

EX: An intake manifold (without any wear parts, will typically bring more money percentage wise than say a set of complete cylinder heads [moving parts that need changed out over time]

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Being dynoed is a negative :?: :roll:

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YEP :!: Rather have a P O S that had never been fired than a unit that had been dynoed :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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You are SO right Lem. You KNOW what you are getting with this motor because it was put on the DYNO.

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Good ole Timebomb Brad! Nice of you to join us.

Why don't you tell us then why you think this brand new 557 800hp engine should be sold cheaper than a Ford Racing Crate engine? Just because it was dyno tuned?
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I'll tell you one thing... there is something nice about dropping in an engine when you ALREADY know it runs and how well it runs. That is worth more to me personally.

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"Let's see, I think I'll order an engine from Jon Kaase. I want an A-headed 572", and I want it complete from carb to pan, fan to flywheel. I'm going to have him dyno it for me, so that I know what I'm paying for. Then, because it's now used, I'm only going to pay him half of what it's worth."

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Good ole Timebomb Brad! Nice of you to join us.

Why don't you tell us then why you think this brand new 557 800hp engine should be sold cheaper than a Ford Racing Crate engine? Just because it was dyno tuned?
my opinion....


copperhead did bring a valid point.. some parts like intake manifolds retain a bigger precent of their original value..


if someone on here thinks it's such a "deal" i'm sure they'll be jumping on it and snatching this motor up in no time.. best of luck to seller and buyer..
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