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whats it worth
Posted by: jfreez ()
Date: January 20, 2023 08:49AM

I am in the process of building the proper engine for my 65 Corsa Turbo. So I need to start thinking of selling the engine that was in it, when I got it.

What should I expect to get for an early turbo engine?

I will be keeping the air cleaner, heat shield and most of the tins.
here are the part numbers of the major components

Heads 3817287 = 1962-63 150
Block T04I7YR= 60-63 turbo 150
Turbo 3830651 s/n 1169 = 1963
Dist 1110290 =1962
Pressure retard 224 =62-64 turbo

any info would be great, thanks in advance

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Re: whats it worth
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: January 20, 2023 09:05AM

If you can show a video of it running well, with oil pressure displayed and a hot compression test, I would guess a decent amount.
Maybe up to 10 Benjamins.
If you can confirm it was making boost.
To the right buyer.
Minus the special Spyder tins , air cleaner and heat shield could be a issue.
Since they would have to be sourced.
For a fresh installation in a non- Turbo car.
As is without the above, it is basically a core for rebuild.
Might bring $500 .
More to a person with a defunct 62 -62 Turbo engine in a 62-63 Spyder.
You asked.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: whats it worth
Posted by: jfreez ()
Date: January 20, 2023 09:50AM

I will keep it running in the car until I sell it. That way any potential buyers can inspect it in running condition.

If its only worth 500-1000, then I may have to sell it piece by piece on ebay (ugh!) The turbo stuff seems to get decent money there.
I think I do have an early heat shield in my parts stash, I just dont know what year it is, I will have to look that up.

Thanks

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Re: whats it worth
Posted by: jazzworkerbee ()
Date: January 20, 2023 10:14AM

Oh, man it happened to you too huh? I'm in the same boat. As a stop gap, I built the top end and intake up and its really fun to drive as is. However, another 30-40 horses would be fun! Whenever I get around to building my spare 180 block, I'll be looking to do the same thing.

Good luck!

Daniel Atkinson
Tacoma, WA
65 Turbocharged Corsa

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Re: whats it worth
Posted by: jfreez ()
Date: January 20, 2023 10:33AM

jazzworkerbee Wrote:
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> Oh, man it happened to you too huh? I'm in the same boat. As a stop gap, I built the top end and intake up and its really fun to drive as is. However, another 30-40 horses would be fun! Whenever I get around to building my spare 180 block, I'll be looking to do the same thing.
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> Good luck!

Yep, Im getting close to putting my 180 together. I just got the proper heads and crank back from the machine shop. The late model Turbo and carb just showed up, freshly rebuilt. I have a new set of large bore full fin jugs with forged pistons and rebuilt rods. Next I to decide on a cam. I have a new otto-10 and an NOS 110 cam, but I think I need to get something a little better for this build.
The goal is to have it put together for the summer.

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