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Old 03-29-2020, 07:37 AM   #1
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Attachment 425729to have an engine built when I could have just bought this one that is right here in my backyard.
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:41 AM   #2
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Been there. Done that and got the Tee shirt. Happened to me some years ago.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:02 AM   #3
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The engine stand looks familar. Have 2 or 3 of them! kx
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:11 AM   #4
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Gee , only $18,000 . I bet it doesn't even include the stand .
I'm in west Palm bch, how far are you ?
After seeing your car I'm embarrassed to show you mine . Since I'm cleaning out a leaky 40' container and have way too much stuff , your always welcome to come and look .
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:55 AM   #5
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18,000 for a ford flathead eng & you wounder so meney old fords have chevy engins
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:52 AM   #6
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Gee , only $18,000 . I bet it doesn't even include the stand .
I'm in west Palm bch, how far are you ?
After seeing your car I'm embarrassed to show you mine . Since I'm cleaning out a leaky 40' container and have way too much stuff , your always welcome to come and look .
I may do just that after this Wuhan bs blows over. I'm sure you have some stuff I can't live without.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:59 AM   #7
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Heard.....One reason that YOUR engine won't command (or wish for) $18K like that '32 engine is because the water drain outlets in your block don't point in the "right" direction. DD
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:04 AM   #8
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With that price...... curious if its stamped number 2 through10.
Seems a real high price.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:11 AM   #9
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With that price...... curious if its stamped number 2 through10.
Seems a real high price.
I agree 100%.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:14 AM   #10
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I will be the first to admit that I am not desirous or zealous enough to own a '32 Ford. After seeing that price (which he will get if the engine is correct) makes me glad I'm not.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:22 AM   #11
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I think they are very cool and all, being the first year of the V-8.
Seems many changes took place that year. It's all interesting to me. Though, I too am glad i don't have that bug.
It's the only year for the books I don't have. Yet....
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:31 AM   #12
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While being in lock down, I've searched the net a bit. Now, please understand, these are from internet ads and nothing could be confirmed until standing in front of the car.

That said, I've found a few older restored '32 Roadsters going for sub $50K with supposed correct '32 motors.

I understand that is a long way off from $18K, but if you have $18K to throw at just a motor, $45K for a whole car ain't that far off.

Plus, unless you can speak to the builder and see receipts, etc., its a beer can rebuild in my opinion.
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Old 03-29-2020, 11:06 AM   #13
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Hard to know if 18k is out of line without inspecting ALL the 32 specific parts, which most on a 32 engine are and knowing who did the work.. If DavidG rebuilt it with all the correct parts for where it would have been (time wise) during production I would say that is probably a reasonable price. I couldn't tell if it was a flange block from the picture but there were a LOT of changes over the production year. If it had a 4 bolt distributor and timing cover, that alone could be several thousand dollars by itself.
I didn't RESTORE my 32 roadster because it was a rusted out hulk to begin with, missing almost all 32 specific parts. If you didn't already have a correct 32 engine to start with I would think you would have 18k in one buying all the correct pieces (if you could find them) and getting the Babbitt work done. That is my guess.
Now with the value of the cars going down, might not make sense dollar wise. But if I was in this for the money I would sell all my cars now before the value goes farther down.
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WOW big money. I guess my new Babbitt rebuilt genuine 32 engine price just went up. But still waaaaayyyyyyy less than that.
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Old 03-29-2020, 11:25 AM   #15
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That stuff is certainly for the collector market and there are still plenty of collectors out there. I'm too cheap to do the collector thing. I'd settle for an American Stamping frame and a Brookville body. Still not cheap but a lot less than original for a DIY guy.
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well you got to start somewhere and one crazy number is just as good as any other who knows in this crazy time he just might land this one
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