Help me value my engine... LS Swap Coming!
Hey guys, I'm getting really close to pulling the trigger on an LS3/T56 swap in my Camaro and, in consideration of funds needed to get me where I want to be to move forward, I'm trying to figure out what would be a fair amount of $ to expect to get out of my current engine and transmission.
Problem is, I don't know the exact mileage or have documentation for specs on the engine, as I bought the car with this set up and, while the guy could tell me everything about the motor, I have no way to know he was telling the truth and, therefore, no way to confidently tell a buyer what's in it.
What I do know is that it runs perfect and the amount of power it makes, as I just had it dyno'd. To my knowledge, it's a 383 stroker with 9.5:1 compression, dart iron heads, comp hydraulic roller cam 235/249 duration @ .050 and .522/.509 lift, Weiand Stealth Intake, Demon 750cfm carb and Hedman Headers... All of which would go with it. It has great compression in all cylinders. When dyno'd, it made 340 RWHP/385RWTQ, running pretty rich, and had an extremely aggressive torque curve. The owner told me it had about 1,000 miles on it when I bought it and I've put about 500 on it.
That being said, what would you value this engine at, knowing there's strong compression in all cylinders and being able to see a dyno sheet on it? I know most of us, myself included, wouldn't buy an engine without knowing everything about it but, even so, what would you ask for this engine if you were in my shoes?
Thanks, in advance, for your insights!
1967 Camaro "Yellowjacket"
12-Bolt Posi w/3.31s