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Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« on: November 10, 2019, 04:34:21 pm »
Link to Cross Boss and Inline on ebay. Large carb. Too bad. I think prices have fallen on these recently. Probably would have better luck with the smaller carb.  Just an opinion.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-CROSSBOSS-INLINE-INTAKE-AUTOLITE-INLINE-CARB-BOTH-NOS-Offers-Considered/323971814588?hash=item4b6e3994bc:g:PBAAAOSwjqJdwyrf

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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 05:12:59 pm »
Link to Cross Boss and Inline on ebay. Large carb. Too bad. I think prices have fallen on these recently. Probably would have better luck with the smaller carb.  Just an opinion.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-CROSSBOSS-INLINE-INTAKE-AUTOLITE-INLINE-CARB-BOTH-NOS-Offers-Considered/323971814588?hash=item4b6e3994bc:g:PBAAAOSwjqJdwyrf





Unfortunately its totally useless on a 302 with the 'B' carb. Btw, $9,500 bucks is not a 'deal' in my opinion.
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 06:46:52 pm »
What would a nice "A" version (carb only) go for these days?
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 05:39:22 am »
What would a nice "A" version (carb only) go for these days?

Fully restored A-carb and nice CB intake: $7500. I have one if anybody needs one.

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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 07:18:40 am »
What would a nice "A" version (carb only) go for these days?

Fully restored A-carb and nice CB intake: $7500. I have one if anybody needs one.

Best,
Kelly

A big plus if Kelly is selling one he has also has gone through it, and can actually support it with gaskets, jets, etc.
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 01:00:09 pm »
What is the going price for a B carb by itself?

A carb?

CB manifold with no carb?

I'm thinking that the ebay sale should be looked at as two separate items, a manifold and a carb, since the two items do not make a practical setup together.
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 03:14:09 pm »
What is the going price for a B carb by itself?

A carb?

CB manifold with no carb?

I'm thinking that the ebay sale should be looked at as two separate items, a manifold and a carb, since the two items do not make a practical setup together.



I would use Kelly's pricing as a good reference. However, his complete set up has been gone through and IS ready to use. The ebay item will need work (carb), and most likely the seller won't separate his parts….that said, it can't hurt to ask. Pricing? The larger 'B' carb will be a tough sell…unless you intend to use it on a large cid engine, or as a dual IR set up.
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 08:23:40 pm »
What would a nice "A" version (carb only) go for these days? ???
'64 1/2 Convertible (SOLD)
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'66 Bronco, 5.0 fuel injected, restomod
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 07:05:31 am »
What would a nice "A" version (carb only) go for these days? ???



May I suggest you ask Kelly Coffield.
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 09:04:38 pm »
Thanks, just sent him a pm.
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2019, 06:14:37 pm »
Thanks, just sent him a pm.

Can you post his answer? Like you, I'm also curious about the price of the individual components (CB manifold, A carb, B carb).
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2019, 08:12:09 pm »
I don’t usually post to the “what’s it worth threads” just because doing stuff like this for money can take some of the fun out of it and I don’t fully understand sell prices…..but hey, it’s you guys asking not someone that’s found my website sending me a one-sentence message from their iPhone saying hey "I have an inline carb, what’s it worth?" -This happens once a week.

There's a lot of variability in what they sell for because they just don’t trade hands very often. Most end up in the hands of collectors and not people that want to run them. I prefer to build running systems and went through a period where I was developing some disdain for them disappearing into collections but then looked at my hoard of parts and figured I shouldn’t judge.

There seems to be two groups interested in Inlines…….collectors and folks that want to run them. Collectors want unaltered, “NOS” time capsules in original packaging.

If I tried to just answer the question, I’d say $1500-$3500 (but most all in the $1500-$2500 range) for A-Carbs and $1000-$2500 for B-Carbs. A $3500 A-Carb is unused, in its original packaging, and looks like it has been stored in a plastic bag on the top shelf of someone’s closet for 50 years…….the plated and brass parts are still colorful and the castings look fresh and unoxidized……….and they won’t run worth a pooh because the 50 year old accelerator pumps are so stiff from age they won’t pump gas, but the collectors don’t care. Collectors and Car Museums show up once in a while that want such an item.

A $1500 A-Carb is complete, unaltered, only oxidized to the point of modestly altering color, and really just needs the soft goods replaced to be running carb. The problem I have is someone sends me such a carb, I completely go through it, replate and bright dip, gauge bleeds, jets…etc, say $1500 worth of work…..they turn around and put it on eBay, sell it for $2500-$3000, and then everyone thinks their $1500 A-Carb is worth $3000.

A carb that is heavily oxidized with frozen throttle plates, full of foul fuel residue in every passage, and covered in white oxidation is barely a parts carb worth maybe $200-$300. I won’t take them in anymore because they will never run right.

For CrossBoss intakes I’d say $3500-$4000 for unaltered intakes. If they are ported, have the distributor area ground for clearance or otherwise altered, or other visible mods or need repairs, it can reduce value, but you rarely if ever see bare CrossBoss intakes for sale. Intakes with the smaller A-Carb bore size lids are much rarer but don’t seem to bring premium.

So I guess that’s why you get into the range I mentioned earlier for a good intake and fully restored A-Carb sold together…….and it does seem like they sell better together because you may never find the two available separately.....sort of like a dual dommy intake without carbs or vice versa....

Best,
Kelly

« Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 05:18:59 am by kcoffield »

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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2019, 08:45:43 pm »
Thanks Kelly for this answer as well as the pm.

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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2019, 10:27:17 am »
Thanks Kelly. I was trying to imagine what a fair price would be for the combo listed on ebay, not for me ( my wife would kill me), but for someone else.  Using your information, I'm thinking a good offer would be in the $5k to 7k range ( including the $425 value for the extra gaskets and literature that the seller is including in the sale).
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Re: Cross Boss on ebay (not mine)
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2019, 02:57:56 pm »
I don’t usually post to the “what’s it worth threads” just because doing stuff like this for money can take some of the fun out of it and I don’t fully understand sell prices…..but hey, it’s you guys asking not someone that’s found my website sending me a one-sentence message from their iPhone saying hey "I have an inline carb, what’s it worth?" -This happens once a week.

There's a lot of variability in what they sell for because they just don’t trade hands very often. Most end up in the hands of collectors and not people that want to run them. I prefer to build running systems and went through a period where I was developing some disdain for them disappearing into collections but then looked at my hoard of parts and figured I shouldn’t judge.

There seems to be two groups interested in Inlines…….collectors and folks that want to run them. Collectors want unaltered, “NOS” time capsules in original packaging.

If I tried to just answer the question, I’d say $1500-$3500 (but most all in the $1500-$2500 range) for A-Carbs and $1000-$2500 for B-Carbs. A $3500 A-Carb is unused, in its original packaging, and looks like it has been stored in a plastic bag on the top shelf of someone’s closet for 50 years…….the plated and brass parts are still colorful and the castings look fresh and unoxidized……….and they won’t run worth a pooh because the 50 year old accelerator pumps are so stiff from age they won’t pump gas, but the collectors don’t care. Collectors and Car Museums show up once in a while that want such an item.

A $1500 A-Carb is complete, unaltered, only oxidized to the point of modestly altering color, and really just needs the soft goods replaced to be running carb. The problem I have is someone sends me such a carb, I completely go through it, replate and bright dip, gauge bleeds, jets…etc, say $1500 worth of work…..they turn around and put it on eBay, sell it for $2500-$3000, and then everyone thinks their $1500 A-Carb is worth $3000.

A carb that is heavily oxidized with frozen throttle plates, full of foul fuel residue in every passage, and covered in white oxidation is barely a parts carb worth maybe $200-$300. I won’t take them in anymore because they will never run right.

For CrossBoss intakes I’d say $3500-$4000 for unaltered intakes. If they are ported, have the distributor area ground for clearance or otherwise altered, or other visible mods or need repairs, it can reduce value, but you rarely if ever see bare CrossBoss intakes for sale. Intakes with the smaller A-Carb bore size lids are much rarer but don’t seem to bring premium.

So I guess that’s why you get into the range I mentioned earlier for a good intake and fully restored A-Carb sold together…….and it does seem like they sell better together because you may never find the two available separately.....sort of like a dual dommy intake without carbs or vice versa....

Best,
Kelly

Kelly,
Really great answer, and BTW I've lived with Dual Dominator parts on and off since the 1980s and I still have to evaluate the values of those parts...in much the same way as you described.
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