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#1 JDM-TOY

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

Hey Guys

Just wanted to see what people's thoughts are on the current and future market value of L24 engines. Contemplating selling my L24 as I have a L28 but not in any rush.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 05:15 PM

Probably not much as everyone seems to want to put a L28 in, which is why L28's seem to fetch good money. Unless your like me and putting a matching numbers L24 in your 240z then I think it will add value to your car.



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 05:31 PM

Yeah I second this, i feel it's only matching numbers L24s people want at the moment.



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:08 PM

If your L24 is the original 1 that came with your car, don't sell it.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:18 AM

Probably not much as everyone seems to want to put a L28 in, which is why L28's seem to fetch good money. Unless your like me and putting a matching numbers L24 in your 240z then I think it will add value to your car.

 

Yeah I agree on the L28 being more desired at the moment. My 24's not a matching number so that's why I'm not so fussed is I sell it. At the moment its more of a space issue for me  

 

 

 

If your L24 is the original 1 that came with your car, don't sell it.

 

Na not a matching number. I might put it op on the engine register and someone might recognise the engine number. Would rather sell it to someone who really needs to complete their car.

 

 

What do you guys think the 24 will fetch price wise? Its in good nick and running, not blowing smoke. 



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:27 AM

Na not a matching number. I might put it op on the engine register and someone might recognise the engine number. Would rather sell it to someone who really needs to complete their car.

 

 

What do you guys think the 24 will fetch price wise? Its in good nick and running, not blowing smoke. 

 

I doubt it's what I'm looking for, but what is the engine no.? Also is the block a P30 block or E31 block (early)? Casting code is under exhaust side of the block in the middle.

 

I would think a running driving and non-smoke blowing L24 has got to be worth at least $2k (when you consider cost of rebuilding a motor) but I tend to view the value of things different to many others these days. Mostly because an L24 is only getting harder to source.

 

I guess it also depends on if it still has the old style valve seats (brass for leaded fuel) and if you know it's history in terms of rebuilds etc..? Could have come out of a 240K or other L24 powered Datsun/Nissan with a less aggressive cam profile also. Or the later fuel injected Skyline's, what cylinder head does it have? E31 cast heads are more desirable to many than E88's (early ones not later Skyline F.I ones) or other castings...



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:45 PM

I doubt it's what I'm looking for, but what is the engine no.? Also is the block a P30 block or E31 block (early)? Casting code is under exhaust side of the block in the middle.

 

I would think a running driving and non-smoke blowing L24 has got to be worth at least $2k (when you consider cost of rebuilding a motor) but I tend to view the value of things different to many others these days. Mostly because an L24 is only getting harder to source.

 

I guess it also depends on if it still has the old style valve seats (brass for leaded fuel) and if you know it's history in terms of rebuilds etc..? Could have come out of a 240K or other L24 powered Datsun/Nissan with a less aggressive cam profile also. Or the later fuel injected Skyline's, what cylinder head does it have? E31 cast heads are more desirable to many than E88's (early ones not later Skyline F.I ones) or other castings...

 

 

Hi Gav 

 

Ill get you the engine number as I dont have the paperwork or car with me ATM and I dont know it off by heart. Ill also see what block it is tomorrow as its out of the car at my mates shop. 

 

I previously had a Toyota 18RG-EU from my early RA23 Celica and I got 3K for it and I did'nt know the history on that one but that was the first gen 2L twin cam with the Yamaha head. but thats a different engine I guess. I guess its what people are willing to pay for these days.  


Edited by JDM-TOY, 30 October 2017 - 06:46 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:48 PM

Hi Gav

See below pictures of block, head and engine number

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

Awesome probably from a 73 model. I'd have to check my database though to be sure.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:22 PM

Awesome probably from a 73 model. I'd have to check my database though to be sure.


Hey Gavin

Did you get a chance to check the database on this engine?

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:07 PM

Seems it's a very late 73 240z block.

 

Possibly fitted to a 240z with chassis range:

 

HS30 1036XX - HS30 1037XX...

 

It could also have been out of a 240k or another L24 powered Nissan/Datsun of that era... 



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

Seems it's a very late 73 240z block.

Possibly fitted to a 240z with chassis range:

HS30 1036XX - HS30 1037XX...

It could also have been out of a 240k or another L24 powered Nissan/Datsun of that era...


Thanks Gavin,good to know. My chassis is HS30102369

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:34 PM

Just to add to this....

 

as mentioned the L28's are increasing in popularity, so what is an L28 bottom end going for these days?






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