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Old 10-29-2010, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scrap engine block

How much can an engine block get from a scrapyard?

Have my old 7.3 engine block sitting here from when I did my engine swap, and now I need it gone, but I want to make some extra $$$ alone the way.



I also have about 50LBs of copper, how much is copper going for now?
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How much can an engine block get from a scrapyard?
call local scrap yard and ask
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Sounds like a lotta work.....hmmm......
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block worth less than the copper would be my guess
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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call local scrap yard and ask
This. I called 5 scrap yards last week to get a price on 2,000 lbs of aluminum and got 5 prices per pound:
10 cents
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They were all $9/100 on iron though.
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I scrapped a whole truck frame, motor, transmission, and miscellaneous metal last week and got about $300.00 for it.

The copper depends on what you have. stripped wire, insulated wire, nm cable, copper with fittings welded in etc.

The copper will pay you way more than you will get for the block.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I sold an Aluminum Volvo 5 cylinder block as "dirty Aluminum," still had crank, rods, and pistons in it. I don't remember how much it weighed, maybe 200ish lbs, and got $40 for it. I doubt a cast 7.3 block could be worth much.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Alright, guess I'll start calling around, even if I get 20$ for the block I'll be happy.


And the copper I have is 6 huge stators, weigh close to 10LBs a piece.
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I got 3.00 a pound for copper the other day here in houston, it was clean copper plumbing pipe.
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It greatly depends on what part of the country you are in. Here in MT you might get around $20 for the block. You should get more for the copper though. Sometimes it helps to get several quotes from several locations.
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1. Get a cheap piece of glass
2. turn engine block into coffee table
3. ?
4. profit!
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I wish I could keep all my old parts just to make cool shit out of them.
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Why don't you weigh it and call a local scrap yard and find out how much they are paying per ton.You really are fucking retarded.
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I wouldn't even bother loading the damn thing if you weren't already making the trip for the copper, wouldn't be worth the effort or drive. I always find a corner to stash stuff until I can get enough for a half ass decent truck or trailer load.
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Is the block any good? Why not put an ad on CL/Ebay/Ford truck forum? You will get a lot more money than scrap, and you'll help someone who needs it...
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Why don't you weigh it and call a local scrap yard and find out how much they are paying per ton.You really are fucking retarded.
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Is the block any good? Why not put an ad on CL/Ebay/Ford truck forum? You will get a lot more money than scrap, and you'll help someone who needs it...
I cracked the block

That's why the engine swap happened.
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I cracked the block

That's why the engine swap happened.
Because you are a retard. I bet you did something really stupid to crack it since you are so fucking retarded.And why don't you stop me then bitch.

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This new generation of nOoBs seems very juvenile. Does PBB have a daycare program we can send these idiots to?
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You haven't been in the diesel ricer thread lately, huh?

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