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davewadd 10-21-2017 05:27 PM

Your Opinion on the value of a core motor 3.2

faapgar 10-21-2017 05:56 PM

Less intake with exhaust.$5500-6500.Ciao

faapgar 10-21-2017 06:01 PM

The 2.7 distributor might detract a little value as the backlash is is twice as much so wear is more likely.But the blue color is better than Motormeister Red.Ciao

davewadd 10-21-2017 06:06 PM

Its actually Mexico blue. ����

davewadd 10-22-2017 10:05 AM

I sorta thought I'd get many opinions....

davewadd 10-24-2017 10:20 AM

anybody else?

faverymi 10-24-2017 01:21 PM

It's a core, there you go.

Cal44 10-24-2017 07:52 PM

So, it needs work, been flogged at the track and needs several thousands in external parts just to run. Since I don't do engines it could be 12k to 20K for a rebuild.

Perhaps a valid question.........What would you pay for such an engine?......

Put it up for 6K and see what happens.

faverymi 10-25-2017 04:18 AM

Why did you delete your first explanatory post?

It was a mismatched, incomplete, abused, tired, blue, 3.2 core.

davewadd 11-01-2017 10:50 AM

Out of the 5 or so comments, only one seemed helpful, so I just deleted everything once the motor had sold.

faapgar 11-02-2017 07:08 PM

sale price please
I am curious about the price as well but these aircooled core motors are drying up so it just may be a moot point as to value.Fred

pmax 11-02-2017 08:29 PM

Does the 3.2 work with a 2.7 dizzy on it ?

Mexico blue is much better than red, I agree.

faapgar 11-03-2017 05:55 AM

2.7 dizzy
The 2.7 slides right in.The brass gear has a different part number and backlash is twice what it should be.You might be able to use the metal drive gear from the 3.2 dizzy on the 2.7. and the backlash would be correct.Fred

matt930s 11-09-2017 04:51 PM

What happened?

75 911s 11-09-2017 09:39 PM

I bought it.

Originally Posted by matt930s (Post 9809416)
What happened?

I can shed some light on this - I bought this core motor and I'll be starting a thread on the Engine building forum. I got it delivered in my garage for 5k. I think it was a fair price for a (delivered) longblock, fan, shroud, what looks to be a brand new alternator, dizzy, and yoke/cross bar.

I've been following 3.0 and 3.2 sales for about 2 years. I've seen a few great deals but they go quick. Sans intake and exhaust were perfect for me as I have thick flange SSI (if i stay stock -I'm street so low end torque is great) which will work if I stay stock, or I'll switch to bigger headers and no heat as I live in Vegas. As for intake, I've been wanting to do a build with ITB/EFI. I'm under no guise that this is going to be cheap or easy.

I was concerned about the tracking of the motor, but taking off the valve covers, so far it looks pretty good inside. No pitting on the cams and case itself is relatively clean and leak free aside from #5 which had oil coming out the head -so I'm guessing broken rings (smoking problem OP spoke of) and OP's mechanic verified low compression on 5.

And Fred is correct, the 2.7 dizzy doesn't belong here due to excessive backlash from the different sized pinion gear. On a different note, hey Fred..can you send me some grenade pins? :D

The price paid seemed high for a core, until you start hunting for 3.2's. Rebuilt motors are 16k with core on ebay. There's another really nice 3.2 for sale here by Syncroid for 18k I think. Complete motors with DME etc seem to come up and go for about 12k.

inaminit 11-10-2017 04:31 AM

Sounds like a great project to follow. I will be a reader. But before you get too far along-please weld a stabilizing cross piece with a couple of casters on to the front leg of your engine stand!!

davewadd 11-10-2017 03:57 PM

And delivered!!! Wtf! That's one awesome seller! ��

75 911s 11-11-2017 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by davewadd (Post 9810394)
And delivered!!! Wtf! That's one awesome seller! ��

Dave, there was no bow on it when I got home from yeah. :D

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