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Anyone need a 116 GTV6 2.5 Busso block?

I'm still doing my 3.0 v6 build (not much spare time to do it in) so bought a complete 12v 2.5 v6 (engine number matches the gtv6 type) to take the ancillaries off.

Once I'd dropped the heads I discovered it was as rusty / gunky as you'd expect a GTV engine which has been standing for years to be, but I gave it a quick cleanup and lightly glaze busted the bores to see how bad the rust really was, and it's not too bad over all. I haven't checked the rods for straightness or crankshaft for ovality, but it turns nice and freely now the surface rust is out of the way.

Realistically the bores will need honing to get rid of the rust residue (it may be cheaper to replace the liners though, depending on what bargains you find on t'internet) and it'd be silly not to replace the bearings and polish the crankshaft while you're at it, but it looks perfectly useable so I've stuck it on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293222519210

Drop me a personal message if you fancy it, and I'll knock another 20% off if we arrange collection through here.
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Price reduced to 90, if nobody wants it I'll break it down further and dispose of the block, which would be a shame; if nothing else it'd make a beautiful coffee table
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It really is a shame, but I don't have the space for this
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It really is a shame, but I don't have the space for this
Yeah, same here, and I can't see my other half buying the coffee table idea 'cos it'd clash with our decor

I might get the liners out, etc and see if I can stash the bare block in my loft if I can make it light enough to lug around and nobody else here wants it.
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Sit on 'till the spring, nothing is selling at the moment. I am 'watching' some items on Ebay and there is no movement. It is too soon after holiday period (people are skint) and too near potential Brexit crash out (afraid they might be more skint).

90 is criminally low, one day people will be searching everywhere for a decent Busso block. Try calling Alex Jupe.
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Sit on 'till the spring, nothing is selling at the moment. I am 'watching' some items on Ebay and there is no movement. It is too soon after holiday period (people are skint) and too near potential Brexit crash out (afraid they might be more skint).

90 is criminally low, one day people will be searching everywhere for a decent Busso block. Try calling Alex Jupe.
Thanks, yeah, inevitably that'll happen at some time, but then that always happens with stuff for classic cars. Either you send an 'old heap' which nobody is interested in to the scrappy 6 months before they're 'discovered' in a classic car mag and become worth 10k, or you bin a load of old switches days before some desperate restorer on Ebay spends a fortune on them, and end up scrabbling through the bin to rescue 'em

I think you're right about the skintness thing but sales of Busso bits and bobs have been slow for quite a while now; maybe the whole dieselgate scandal and the threat of forcing us all to use EVs is putting people off doing fresh restorations. Well, either that or the pot of unrestored-but-rescuable 116 series / 164s is now so small there are none left to fix...

Either way, the current situation has meant I've got some good bargains over the past year, which has allowed me to do some interesting research (e.g. my comparing busso internals thread). And since I'm skint too I'm quite happy with the current situation, and more than happy to pass this part of one of my bargains onto someone else for a low price if they want it.

Does Alex Jupe have an email address perchance?
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Here you are, I'll do the Google search for you.......

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