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Author Topic: Cost of Rebuilding A DD From The Past  (Read 3631 times)
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« on: December 12, 2012, 06:36:49 AM »

I found a old invoice from Stewart and Stevenson for parts for a 8V71 dated 6/11/68 check these   prices

8 piston and sleeve kits                     415.00
bearing set                                       27.00
2- rebuilt heads x change 144.00 ea    288.00
rebuilt blower                                   169.00
rebuilt water pump                              39.80
rebuilt fuel pump                                 12.58
gasket set                                         22.70

lot more miscellaneous parts total  bill was $1100.78 now a set of liners from DD for the engine cost 4600 bucks just a little trivia for you guys it is a slow day lol


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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 06:47:08 AM »

wow. that's telling. and you could buy a few six packs of coke for a couple bucks for something to drink while you rebuilt it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:50:35 AM »

You brought back memories with this topic, buddy.  In '69 when I had trucks I remember this:

fuel:   .15 per gallon

drum of Delo 40:    40.00

22.5 Michelin:   140.00

Lord, take me back to the day, lol.

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 08:05:57 AM »

Brand new 1969 Chevy pickup with every goodie offered then 2600 bucks out the door Boomer, but we are better off today I am told BS lol
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 08:36:05 AM »

I was at the L.A. Auto show last week-Ford F150 crew cab all wheel drive with the 3.5 turbo V-6-$46,000!  Good Grief, TomC
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 08:48:31 AM »

In 1978 I bought a brand new 78 Chevy Cheyenne 4x4 for $7,500..  I was making 12 per hour.

Heard the other day the average wage is now 25 per hour.  So all thing being equal a new Chevy 4 x 4 should be 15k.    Must be the new math thing.

I'd really like a rebuilt blower and heads for under $500.

John M.   
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 08:52:05 AM »

I remember going down to the local Chevy dealer and wishing I could afford the 1969 Chevelle SS396 for $3600. Made $1.60 an hour in the cotton mill.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 09:11:17 AM »

My last NEW Harley Davidson full dresser (1967)=  $2272.00.>>>Dan
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 11:09:11 AM »

MTU/Detroit Diesel just lowered prices on all two-stroke parts and is looking for all the cores for the reman center. They are going back in the two-stroke business. If your intrested. This from the big wigs at the work boat show.

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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 11:35:51 AM »

Hey Clifford. Are you trying to tell me something lol.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 12:19:18 PM »

In High school I sold my 1957 Chevy Bel-Aire (no Bar)with rebuilt 327 w/ 3 2's, muncie 4 speed and 4:11 posi trac rear end new paint green star-burst flake for $350.00 and the other for parts for $ 150.00. Thats what they went for. they were everywhere up here.

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 12:31:11 PM »

I love my two stroke lol!
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 01:46:45 PM »

I had a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 2 door hardtop......boy what I would give to have that car now.
I also had a 1956 Belair....got my permit in that car, those were some great memories Wink
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 02:03:04 PM »

Always found the best price for DD parts was thru MCI parts out of DesPlans, Il. Includes brake parts, hell, all parts in general that they handled.
And yes, we all have those memories of "should have kept that" .
Good to smile
Hope the 2 stroke makes a come back, still my favorite to play & tune.
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 07:09:34 PM »

Having to $pay$ for ANY new parts when building and installing DD 353 and 453 mills into 1963 or soss Ford Pickups and one tons.  Seems Delany and Pacific would let us dig thru their bone piles for kinda useable parts to make up a running Detroit.  Boy....where those the days way back in 1973 or sooss.  Sometimes we even had to put in NEW rings.  HB of CJ (old coot) Smiley
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