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Jace
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From: Albany, Oregon, USA
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posted 06-02-2002 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jace   Click Here to Email Jace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, I have a 68 fairlane that i was selling, no one has called untill now.... this guy that wants my car dosent want to pay(1600) but he wants to trade.. for a 429 with a C6 that came out of a 69 Torino, and also he will give me a 70's(?) volvo, just to get around while working on the car then sell it. it only has a 2 barrel carb.. but oh well, improved gas mileage i guess. he says that its been stored for 5yrs.. he also says that it should run if its put into a car... now the question is, should I, or shouldnt I.. now i know its a 429, engine of my dreams, but i dont know if I'm able to pour lots of money into it if it dosent work.. anyways, i want all of you to please, please share your thoughts....

Jace

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dark7068
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posted 06-02-2002 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Volvo's are the safest cars in the world,lol, but I dont know if its really worth tading a cool car for one. And the 429 out of a Torino, get numbers of the motor and tranny. You going to put the 429 in the volvo? ot another Fairlane. Make sure you get the motor mounts/tranny mounts with the motor, otherwise, you'll be hard pressed to find them, or expensive as hell. Its a tough call, its totally up to you if you think its worth it.

Rick

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Jace
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posted 06-02-2002 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jace   Click Here to Email Jace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lol, 429 in a volvo.... that would be interesting.. no, i want to put the 429 in my 68 fastback(im trading my 68 fairlane notchback, for this 429). why would i need the numbers off the engine. AHHHHH, decisions, decisions........more thoughts needed.

Jace

Btw Rick, you have mail, if you already didnt know....

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dark7068
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posted 06-02-2002 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
got the mail,

I havent been around Fairlane's long but Ive never seen a 429 in one, but it would be cool. It's alot of work if its originally a small block car, but fining 429 mounts will be the hardest to find, so just check if they are with the motor. Ive never seen those mounts on ebay.

Rick

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Bloose
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posted 06-03-2002 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't think they put a 429 in a '69 either. I know there are conversion mounts to do it, but they are pricey. Maybe this one was put in there and has the conversion mounts. I don't think the 429 is worth $1600, you said it was a 2V right. 460's shouldn't be all that hard to come across. Buy an old Merc with a 460 for $500 and then you will have your motor. And the Volvo, unless you want one I wouldn't consider it as part of the deal. JMHO

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-03-2002 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, keep your Fairlane.

There was a 429 4V/C6 for sale up here a while ago for $400. You just have to keep your eyes open.

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Jace
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posted 06-03-2002 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jace   Click Here to Email Jace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey, thanks. i didnt know that those engines were being sold so cheep. i live in an area thats based more on imports than older cars, so there isnt much in the way in parts for 70's and below.. but i will keep my eyes peeled. thanks for the info

Jace

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