4300D $$$$$$

Joined: December 4th, 2003, 7:57 am

October 21st, 2010, 3:15 pm #1

Check out the ebay link serious $$$$$

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-351 ... 3f0420cc3c

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Joined: December 17th, 2003, 4:14 pm

October 21st, 2010, 4:12 pm #2

I seen one a while back NOS, it was somehwere around 2k.
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Joined: December 16th, 2003, 1:59 am

October 21st, 2010, 4:44 pm #3

but check this thing out, is it a prototype for real?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/71-73-FO ... ccessories

i just saw a 'regular' 4300D for like $299, and it was rebuilt even! for that kind of price disparity i'd have to settle


"does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?"
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October 21st, 2010, 9:25 pm #4

Check out the ebay link serious $$$$$

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-351 ... 3f0420cc3c

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No way would I pay that
I have 5 of them in my shed just don't have that # stamp
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Joined: May 7th, 2005, 1:24 am

October 21st, 2010, 9:30 pm #5

There is no way that any Autolite carb is worth even close to that. I Drag raced a 4300-a for more than 20 years and those carbs are not that rare or that good of a carb. I would change the numbers on the carb before I would pay that much and it isn't that hard to do.

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Joined: October 1st, 2004, 8:05 pm

October 21st, 2010, 10:49 pm #6

Check out the ebay link serious $$$$$

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-351 ... 3f0420cc3c

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First, only the 1971 4300D carbs were Autolites, the 1972s and later were Motorcraft carbs. And in 1971 most of the carbs Ford installed were 4300A, not 4300D. So a 4300D with Autolite stamped on it is hard to find.

Second, the Boss 351 4300D carb had a different part number than the Q code 4300D, and there were only approx 1800 Boss 351s made. Many people pulled that 4300D off and threw them in the trash and replaced it (and the manifold) with a Holley. So needless to say ... there aren't a lot of number correct Boss 351 4300D carburetors left in the world.

Third, the value of a rare car like a Boss 351 Mustang will be entirely based on how close to showroom original it is. If you had a Boss 351 that was 99% show room correct, except for the carburetor, how much would you be willing to pay for the right carburetor?

If having the right carburetor stood to increase the value of your car by at least $5,000 how much would you pay for that carburetor?

If your 99% correct Boss 351 Mustang continually loses car shows because it has the wrong carburetor, how much would you be willing to pay for the correct carburetor?

If winning a major concours car show stood to double the value of your Boss 351 Mustang, how much would you be willing to pay for the correct carburetor?

If that is a real Boss 351 Autolite 4300D WITH the original Autolite tag, it is easily worth the asking price to the owner of a Boss 351 Mustang that is missing the oem carburetor.

-G

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Joined: December 17th, 2003, 4:14 pm

October 22nd, 2010, 5:13 pm #7

but check this thing out, is it a prototype for real?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/71-73-FO ... ccessories

i just saw a 'regular' 4300D for like $299, and it was rebuilt even! for that kind of price disparity i'd have to settle


"does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?"
Looks almost like a Holley Economizer! Sleeving the bores would be to much work and for what purpose? I believe it must really be a factory experimental carb.
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Joined: December 16th, 2003, 1:59 am

October 22nd, 2010, 5:22 pm #8

yeah kinda, i thought they had like Q-jet primaries and Holley square bore secondaries. this 'prototype' looks like it might be downsized for a small displacement engine?

"does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?"
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Joined: July 2nd, 2009, 6:57 pm

October 25th, 2010, 3:17 am #9

Check out the ebay link serious $$$$$

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-351 ... 3f0420cc3c

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It may be worth it to say a "boyd coddington". But to your average joe it's just an old carb. I always thought it was funny how 90% of so called collector cars wouldn't even bring the price of a new V6 mustang let alone a V8. It's only the pristine cars that bring big bucks. I've always had a saying "something is only worth as much as some sucker will pay for it". So yes it may be worth it. For that kind of money you could ship it to china and get a hundred exact copies made. Just kidding, BigA
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Joined: June 17th, 2010, 12:57 am

October 25th, 2010, 5:15 am #10

theres no doubt that its an orginal boss 351 carb. although it looks like a motorcraft 4300D , there are features of the autolite carb that can not be replicated , and if you know what to look for they stick out like a sore thumb , yes these are rare carbs , and valubable to owners of boss 351 mustangs. I have a Boss 351 mustang. when the economy was in better shape i seen these carbs sell between $2400 -$3500 and i even saw a used one sell a few years ago for $4200 , I personaly feel this was a rediculous price back then , but theres always someone with more money then sense who contiue to drive the price of things stuff beyound there true market value. ( not saying i am a market expert , i am not )
this past year i have seen a couple boss 351 carbs on ebay for around $2000 that did not sell , I bought one for $1300 on ebay with the correct blue tag , and should have bought anouther one for $1500
i feel this guy is shooting for the stars , he also has a boss 351 intake for $2000
He can always go down he cant go up, and if he finds a sucker ,
i putting my on ebay next week
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