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I have a 1966 Nova 283 short block that is completely rebuilt and fresh. It has the recessed oil filter boss, so it's out of a Nova.
It has high quality parts and has been balanced.
I found it at a machine shop. A customer brought it in, then went to jail a few months later and never picked it up. The machine shop closed and I got this engine.

My question is........is this short block any more valuable than any other rebuilt SB because it has the recessed oil filter?

Are they hard to find today?
Are these blocks desirable or do most Nova guys just use a remote filter on a 350 block?

I also have the heads for this engine. Would it be wise to rebuild them to sell with the shortblock?
 

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283's don't hold much value except to the purist or the truely nostalgic. I have a complete one sitting in a garage in Vacaville that may fetch $4-500 on a good day. You don't have to run a special oil filter to use a 350 in an early Nova, a stock one will clear in most situations.
 

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I am looking for a 1958 chevy 283. Please contact me if you have any leads in the midwest area. Thanks
Call Joe Marquez @ 805-929-3910
I've been told he currently has over 800 blocks.
He's out here in CA, but I'm sure he could ship a block.
 
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