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Username Post: What to do with used 216 + 3 speed?        (Topic#357676)
mahlmann 
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mahlmann
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Loc: Las Cruces, NM
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08-16-19 01:42 PM - Post#2773321    

I'm looking for suggestions on what to do with my used 216 and 3 speed tranny. Although not rebuilt, the engine starts and runs good and the 3 speed tranny shifts like it should. I cannot foresee ever wanting to use this engine again so I would like to send it to a new home. I thought I would ask if the auto shop at our local high school might want it but that's probably unlikely.

Maybe this should get moved to the For Sale section, but the price is FREE to whoever will pick it up.

I'm in sunny southern New Mexico.

Thanks for any suggestions folks!



Mike Ahlmann
Las Cruces, NM
'50 Tin Woodies (two) Ramon and Willard
'58 Impala Sport Coupe
'69 El Camino SS-396
'07 Ford F150 to haul parts for above
'16 Ford Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost - Red Rocket


 




2blu52 
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2blu52
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Loc: Montana
Reg: 03-12-02
08-16-19 02:20 PM - Post#2773325    
    In response to mahlmann

As has been suggested here in the past, the 216 would probably make a good boat anchor. There is some need for a good used block among those folks that want to restore to stock. You might try to run an ad in the VCCA magazine. Weight is the problem due to shipping cost. The transmission is a different story if the Synchros are good. I have a friend here who went through 3 216 blocks due to cracks from freezing.

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mahlmann 
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Posts: 1777
mahlmann
Age: 75
Loc: Las Cruces, NM
Reg: 01-20-11
08-16-19 02:41 PM - Post#2773327    
    In response to 2blu52

I have unknowingly purchased two severely freeze cracked motors, a 235 and a 216. Both had been completely rebuilt but left in hard freezing conditions. All the other parts beside the blocks were good.

Mike Ahlmann
Las Cruces, NM
'50 Tin Woodies (two) Ramon and Willard
'58 Impala Sport Coupe
'69 El Camino SS-396
'07 Ford F150 to haul parts for above
'16 Ford Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost - Red Rocket


 
arkansas 
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Posts: 291

Loc: arkansas
Reg: 09-26-06
08-23-19 04:25 PM - Post#2773904    
    In response to mahlmann

Wish you were a few hundred miles closer

1949 Deluxe Coupe 400sbc, 700r4, 3.73 posi
1949 4 door Fleetline Special, all original
1949 2 door Fleetline Deluxe rustbucket parts
1971 Chevy 1/2 ton shortwheel base, 250 I6, 2004r, underconstruction
1926 Ford T bucket, 250 Chevy, T350 tranny


 
clubcoupe210 
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Reg: 01-22-20
01-22-20 08:14 AM - Post#2784878    
    In response to mahlmann

I the engine still available for the taking?



 




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