Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
Look for some part numbers on the block, heads, intake, etc. and see if that helps. Ford used a simple number/letter code. The letter gives the decade, and number is the year. For example, if it starts with something like C9 that'd be '69; D= 70s, E= 80s, etc. It's not always 100% right, because some part castings got used for multiple years without revision, so you might see something like a carb spacer with a C-something number on a 1970 motor. (not saying that's a real thing, just as an example.)
At the very least, you can narrow it down. If it's mostly "D1" parts all over the motor, then you can bet it's a '71 SCJ. Once you figure out when it was made, then you can start to evaluate the condition of it, and figure out what it might be worth. If they're cracked, busted, frozen and rusted, then the answer is "not much". If they're in great condition, and the engine runs flawlessly, well, you could get a lot more. The really 'high dollar' guys want provenance and paperwork to go with their nice shiny smooth-running motor.
For people wanting to restomod, the C6 is tough, but it steals a lot of power. No one will likely want to pay much more than $100 for a used C6 out of a mystery car. They are too common and not very loved. The engine itself could be anywhere from $100 (junked paperweight) to $3000 I suppose. If it had a lot more documentation and had just been flawlessly rebuilt, or had some history, maybe more.
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Last edited by Grimbrand; 09-04-2019 at 12:39 AM.