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Turbo 400 Sitting value? (Read 94 times)
Oct 29th, 2019 at 7:28am

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Hey all,
My original Turbo 400 tranny for my 69 has been sitting for say 10 years.
When stored it was in good working order and has a shift kit in it. Stored in a crate and in my shed with crate bolted closed.

Two Questions:
1) Do they go bad just sitting? Can it be flushed, re-installed and simply work again?

2) Is there any value in it? I was offered 100 bucks for it as a core from a guy who knows I have it. He'd like to stuff it in a 1/2 mile car.

For those curious, as far as I know it is original to my vette but I'll not likely ever put it back in my car. I do not have nor have I ever had the original motor for my car so having the original tranny I can not believe has any true value. As far as selling my car, that will likely be my executors problem!

Thanks for any input!
Scott 
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Reply #1 - Oct 29th, 2019 at 4:27pm

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If it was me, it would have been gone 7 yrs ago. I'd take the 100.00 and call it done. jack
 

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Reply #2 - Oct 30th, 2019 at 7:21am

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I have to agree take the 100.00 & take the bride to dinner.
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Reply #3 - Oct 30th, 2019 at 9:04am

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OK, Done.

I really appreciate the input.
I am a natural collector and hate getting rid of stuff. However I am actively trying to change my ways.

The tranny will leave my house Saturday

Thanks Jack & Alan

Scott
 
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Reply #4 - Oct 31st, 2019 at 7:17am

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I'm late, but I totally agree with Alan and "the other" Jack. Especially since you don't have the original motor.

Yup, make your bride happy with a fine dinner and wine somewhere... be sure to drive sharky when you do as sharky paid for it! Cheesy
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Reply #5 - Nov 1st, 2019 at 8:32pm

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Reply #6 - Nov 6th, 2019 at 6:42am

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LOL!
The tranny is gone, bucks left on my counter top, and there is a big hole in the shed! LOL!


We were not home over the weekend so my brother took care of the deal for me.
Tranny has a new home and will likely go into a 1/4 mile car.

It kind of feels good to have let it go!

Scott
 
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