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I came across a 73 year old Pontiac enthusiast while acquiring a stock 1969 4bbl intake. After picking his brain for an hour, I took my intake and headed home. He called me today after our discussion yesterday and asked if I would be interested in buying some other parts I mentioned I needed for my rebuild - specifically a 4 speed bellhousing, flywheel, clutch disk and pressure plate. All for $400. I am very skeptical about buying used components - am I crazy? How can you tell if it is a good deal?
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I came across a 73 year old Pontiac enthusiast while acquiring a stock 1969 4bbl intake. After picking his brain for an hour, I took my intake and headed home. He called me today after our discussion yesterday and asked if I would be interested in buying some other parts I mentioned I needed for my rebuild - specifically a 4 speed bellhousing, flywheel, clutch disk and pressure plate. All for $400. I am very skeptical about buying used components - am I crazy? How can you tell if it is a good deal?
Thanks for your help.
I would not use a used clutch and pressure plate. Used bellhousing and flywheel I would if they are in decent shape. Check the bellhousing for cracks or threads being messed up. But the flywheel would need to be turned. It cost me 200 for a New flywheel, used bellhousing 95, Stock Zoom clutch and pressure plate 120. clutch fork 60. muncie with shifter 500. Seems high to me unless you are getting more stuff like pedals, Z bar and such.
 

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I don't hesitate to buy used, in fact I prefer used original to new in many cases, but like hondo said, I wouldn't want a used clutch or pressure plate. As to whether something is a good deal, that's your call. Just depends on what it is, how rare it is, how much it costs new if available, and how bad you want it!
 
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