[s-cars] AAN short block

Steve Mills s.b.mills at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 16:55:04 PST 2013

I've been down this road before- I've negotiated on a number of NOS short
blocks, heads, and full engines over the years. Overall, I'd say a short
block is the least desirable. Most people that are building blocks will
want to upgrade the rods and swap out the pistons, so they are of limited
value (and rarely need replacement if they aren't going to be upgraded). A
brand new head is a very different proposition, given the AAN's tendency to

So, if you discount the value of the new rods and pistons, machine work on
a good used block and a full set of rod and main bearings is going to be
cheaper than what people typically want for an NOS block. This is
especially true since I wouldn't just take an NOS block and drop it in a
car- it's been sitting around too long. I'd have it stripped, cleaned, and
reassembled just like a used block.

Obviously, YMMV, but I would say no.


On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Cody Forbes <cody at 5000tq.com> wrote:

> Is a new old stock AAN short block work 750 euros?
> -Cody Forbes (mobile)
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