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    Nos 232 crate motor for sale


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    I was looking at that whats the deal with the chrome and multi layers of paint.
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    It belongs in that 51 with the SBC in the other thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 289stude View Post
    I was looking at that whats the deal with the chrome and multi layers of paint.
    The skeptical side of me thinks maybe it is the engine that was removed to install the NOS one.........and put in the crate "just in case it might be needed in the future".
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    Agree, I'd want a first-hand look.

    The couple of NOS crate Studes I've seen did not have the valley cover, did not have the timing cover and were painted glyptol red in the lifter valley.

    Would be very unusual for the cylinder bores not to have surface rust after sitting in a crate in the mid-west for fifty-seven years.

    I hate cell phone photos in for sale listings.

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    My thoughts exactly. However may be and R series engine. Just wonder why it may have been pulled?
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    The crate WAS for one of the MANY # 681723 H.D. 232 Truck SHORT BLOCKS for 3R, 1954 E28 & E38's that were left over and in Standard Surplus and are still kicking around the Country here and there, not too hard to find or very desirable.

    As to what is IN it, it's anybody's guess. There were block and piston Assy's and short blocks sold by the Factory.

    If this were a Short Block as the number indicates, it would have a Cam, Timing Gears and Crankshaft, and since you can see the Timing Cover, it may have!

    What I don't get is why it has that 1956-'57 Stude. Turquoise Engine Enamel on the front?
    A paint test? What?
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    StudeRich is right on. The value of the crate is about the only thing you can count on without the engine # and a visual of that engine. Never marry a paint job (lol).
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    Back in 1975 at the International meet in Dallas, Texas, my dad met an attendee who had five 232 V8s still in the factory crates in his garage at home (want to say mid-west somewhere...). Anyway, Dad was still driving his '53 Coupe as a daily driver and knew that things were starting to get loose inside of its current engine. When asked about price, the crate engine owner said he could not take less than $100 per each available. At the time that was a pretty good load of cash so only one was ordered and truck shipped (think Dad said shipping was $20 or something like that) to my grandfather's auto-repair shop a few weeks later. Every time he talks about that now he laments not finding the cash to get all five...

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