Need opinions on driveline values

Engine, Transmission & Driveline

  1. 63Fun

    63Fun Member

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    Hello all,

    Does anyone know what a running, never disassembled 1963 413 with 41k miles from a 63 Chrysler New Yorker would be worth?
    I believe the block has the aaqa stamping on it as well.
    The engine doesn’t smoke and pulls very good vacuum.

    And what the push button 727 along with it would go for?

    Just looking for some ideas.
    Thank you!
     
  2. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    First the easy part, the torqueflite is probably worth about $100 to somebody who needs a '63 core. It is not worth much to any body else as the mechanical linkage models '71-'76 are most in demand for big blocks. Those cores are also about $100.

    The engine has some demand for '63 Chrysler owners needing a date code correct runner or core for a restoration. It is a pretty narrow market as the 413 is not in demand for racers or hot rodders as the 440 can be built for the same money and after market pistons are much more available for the 440. The key is to find someone who needs that particular engine. Were I to guess, somewhere around $400 for the engine but you could start higher and see what kind of offer you get.

    You would want to save the rear brake drums as those are getting hard to find, if the car has an 8.75 sure grip rear end, that is also valuable if good.

    Dave
     
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    65Fury440 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I would agree. You could get a buyer who really wanted the date coded engine, or a rat rod guy who just wants a running engine that has more cool factor than a small block Chevy. Either way probably about the same money.

    The AAQA stamp was once touted as being a high nickel block, I think that has been disproven.
     
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  4. 63Fun

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    Thank you for the response. Ya, i figured I'd save the linkage and what not since that's unique to the push button cars.
    What is special about the rear brake drums? I thought the drum was common, just that the process to remove it (pressing it off) was unique due to the axles for these years.

    Has it been disproven? That I was unaware of.
     
  5. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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  6. fury fan

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    63 also has the bolt-in rocker shaft stands, so those heads are not desirable vs the later ones.

    Engine value will also be based a lot on whether the person can hear it run and verify for themselves, or whether it 'ran well when pulled', sitting loose on a junk tire.

    I'll willingly pay more for one that I can check oil pressure and compression while it sits in a car.
     
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    Open market- not much. Specialty car (right buyer) market probably $4-600 sitting on the floor. A little more if it’s running for them.
     
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