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Old 03-16-2018, 12:57 PM   #1
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What's an LT1 short block worth?

Hey all,

debating on going with a bigger bottom end, 416 or 427 etc...

I'd sell my stock LT1 shortblock to cover some of the cost, but curious what it'd be worth.

Would be a shortblock with no accessories, but I'd be willing to include the stock camshaft (as I'd have no need for it) - has 9k

What's the going rate on these things?
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:17 AM   #2
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i couldn't tell you but miles make a big difference
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:35 AM   #3
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:38 PM   #4
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I see that you’ve commented on the member classified forged LT1 shortblock threat. He’s had it listed for quite some time now for $4400 and it hasn’t sold, that I know of. I’d probably put a factory, assembled short block at around $2500.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:04 PM   #5
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the trade in for a short block to Texas Speed for the 416 stroker is $500 not including shipping. As more are produced I expect to see stock short blocks local for a grand... depending of course on how many GM this engine is put in.
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500 - shipping for a short block core might as well keep it.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:47 AM   #7
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Ehh, hard to tell. Someone who pops a piston and just wants to get their car back on the road might pay more than any other regular person. I’d say 2-2500
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:39 AM   #8
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Check this out...had my 17 SS 1LE at road course this weekend and toss a rod out the side of the block! #5 said bye bye.
How fast can you get your engineout? I will send you a PM with my cell.
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with the rod out the side, many times it will be more than a short block...
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Check this out...had my 17 SS 1LE at road course this weekend and toss a rod out the side of the block! #5 said bye bye.
How fast can you get your engineout? I will send you a PM with my cell.
Damn! Bad tune?
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:43 AM   #11
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Hey all,

debating on going with a bigger bottom end, 416 or 427 etc...

I'd sell my stock LT1 shortblock to cover some of the cost, but curious what it'd be worth.

Would be a shortblock with no accessories, but I'd be willing to include the stock camshaft (as I'd have no need for it) - has 9k

What's the going rate on these things?
I'm back to thinking of either putting a forged bottom end in my Camaro or doing a 416, the 427 is really for bragging rights and it will require a sleeved block with little to no rebuild potential. If I go the 416 route I'll jut buy it from a vendor as the trade in for my short block is not worth it and Texas Speed is down the street from me. If I decided to build an engine on the side then I would consider buying a short block and putting in forged drop-ins plus new rod bolts. So lets look at cost:
$5400 + $200 shipping = forged 416 short block outright
$2000 for stock short block + pistons, rod bolts, etc + 350 private party shipping = $3850

Given the above you can see that most people with bucks will get a built short block with stroker, studs, balanced, forged pistons, after market rods already decked, honed and assembled. For $1800 more and maybe sell their own short block for $2000 meaning that the assembled stroker is actually $200 cheaper than putting forged piston in the stock short block. As there are more LT1 in more vhechles and more guys that do the math I would expect sub $2000 short blocks.
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