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4/1/11 11:01pm - Original Message: 'Transmission ID'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

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I found tonight that the TH400 that I removed from my 72 is the original trans. The numbers match the serial number of the car. I only drove the car about 200 miles before I removed it and my plan is to replace it with the 200r4 I have already purchased. Now heres my question. I spoke to Rich tonight and he thought the trans should be worth around $400 and it appears it must be because I have a person that contacted me about purchasing it. I didnt have it for sale but he was looking for one and I dont think I will ever use it again. I really dont want to store it because I already have both original motors from both vettes sitting on the floor. At my age I am starting to get rid of the things I will never use again. My question to all this is should I keep the numbers matching trans or should I let someone else get use from it. Is it really worth even keeping the engines from the vettes. Chances are I will never use them again. Someone else could!
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4/2/11 11:35am - Reply: 'Transmission ID'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Personally, I would want to keep anything that was original to the car, if only so the next caretaker could have it. Then again, I also unnerstand storage issues. The final decision is yours, of course.
400 cores are $30 around here. If your trans is in good working order, and someone wants to buy it as a working unit, $400 might be otay...a little high for me, but I don't need one, and I can get them all day long, so my opinion is moot.


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4/2/11 4:12pm - Reply: 'Transmission ID'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Rodney, I don't think you plan on getting rid of the 72 right away ( not after all that work ) so the odds are against you ever using it. If your space is unlimited, then fine to keep it. But most people don't have unlimited space, they barely have enough. Besides, its like organ donation. Why not let the parts live on and help someone else get to use them? Just my 2 cents.
 
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