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Offline CHUCKS302

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MARKET VALUE OF BOSS 351 CARB
« on: May 29, 2004, 09:56:54 pm »
WHAT IS THE MARKET VALUE OF A NOS 71 BOSS 351 MOTORCRAFT SPREAD BORE 715 CFM FORD REBUILT CARB COMPLETE WITH CHOKE AND CHOKE PULL OFF
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2004, 04:33:24 pm »
Chuck, I've seen them go as hi as a $1,000 on E-bay, but you mention Motorcraft, Boss1 came with an Autolite and the casting # is D1ZF-ZA, it's stamp on the throttle boby and it should have a blue tag with the same #.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2004, 11:26:36 am »
Chuck,one went for $1,925 on Ebay about 2 months ago. The core alone now is $1,000. Check out Pony Carbs.Com.

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2004, 12:19:29 am »
Do you really want a spreadbore carb ??
I have a 780vs Holley squarebore D1ZF-9510-VA List 6129 build code 085 which the Holley Performance catalogue lists as being for a Boss 351 and which other members on the Boss Registry seem to confirm.
Squarebore, 50cc pump, manual choke, no auto kickdown.
Used but complete with all parts. Was going to have fully reconditioned very shortly.
Any takers ?? And what is it worth ??

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2004, 11:21:12 am »
A real D1ZF-ZA stamped Autolite carb is the ONLY correct original carb for a Boss 351, and would be valued today at $1500-2000.  A rebuilt Motorcraft replacement would fetch far less.  Be aware also that Pony Carbs for years has been converting "motorcraft" spreadbores into "D1ZF" clone carbs, as the demand for originals far exceeds the supply.  Best to consult them for details on their conversions.  The D1ZF-VA square bore Holley was originally made for the '71 Boss 302 program, which got canceled by Ford and replaced with the '71 Boss 351.  As a result the '71 Boss 302 parts were sold over the Ford dealer parts counter, as was an OHO Ford square bore aluminum intake.  So over the years many folks have incorrectly repeated that the Boss 351 came with a Holley.  Not true.  Unfortunately, as so much of the literature of that era was wrong or unclear, it only fed into the problem as time passed.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2004, 08:39:15 pm »
Check it out guys there's one on e-bay now, lets see how hi it goes,I wish I add the money to bid on this one but my resto is already out of budget
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7904407767&category=34198
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2004, 07:32:52 am »
Pony carburetors will take the autolite or motorcraft versions, the same carb in different years, and rework the interiors to correct design flaws. If requested they will also remove the motorcraft markings and make it appear Boss original, a frightening prospect considering carb prices. Can you say $1500 clone?
regory D Sneed