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    I sold a couple of window air conditioners to this guy on Facebook. He comes over and we load them up in his truck and before he leaves, he says let me know if you know anyone looking for a fire truck. I bit. I ask what do you have? He says I got this old fire truck I restored a long time ago, sold it to his boss and the boss lets it get all run down again. He gets it gifted back to him and now he wants to unload it. Why am I telling you this story? well, He says it has a 392 hemi in it! I totally forgot to ask what year, but he says it used to run and that he stuck a new 400 dollar Holley carb on it. My question is this- what is a 392 hemi worth?
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    If I

    remember correctly (probably not) there is a dollar value difference among the 3; Dodge Hemi, Desoto Hemi and Chrysler Hemi. I've never dealt with a hemi so I don't know squat about them other than they're expensive parts wise. I'm sure there's members on here who are much more knowledgeable about hemis than I.
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    The dollar value difference is for the earlier, smaller hemis. The 354 and 392 are all the same, so don't fall into the watch out for this or that hemi worries. A 392 Hemi in running, rebuilt, stock configuration is probably at least a $3500 engine. But it could also be as much as $5000 if it's a 4 barrel, or has any upgrades. The 2 barrel stock version would be the low budget version.
    Now I'm sure a fire truck wont be a performance build, but performance built hemis can easily hit $10k, even if not blown or injected. Just a performance build with 1 or 2 four barrel intake will get that for a 392 hemi. Heck, if you have the engine already you'll spend $10k just to rebuild it as a performance build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1946Austin View Post
    The dollar value difference is for the earlier, smaller hemis. The 354 and 392 are all the same, so don't fall into the watch out for this or that hemi worries. A 392 Hemi in running, rebuilt, stock configuration is probably at least a $3500 engine. But it could also be as much as $5000 if it's a 4 barrel, or has any upgrades. The 2 barrel stock version would be the low budget version.
    Now I'm sure a fire truck wont be a performance build, but performance built hemis can easily hit $10k, even if not blown or injected. Just a performance build with 1 or 2 four barrel intake will get that for a 392 hemi. Heck, if you have the engine already you'll spend $10k just to rebuild it as a performance build.
    Yikes! Well I asked him for some more info before I decide if it is worth my time to figure out how to get the motor.
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    I guess I'd want to go over and see if I could get the fire truck running first. If it can cough to life, and sounds solid, then I'd proceed with determining if I'd want to get it home. But I wouldn't want to deal with it if it wasn't a good engine.
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