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Old 08-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What to do with old car parts?

I've got a bunch of junk, notably a few blocks and heads that probably no one will ever want. Will a metal scrap yard take them? I didn't know if the steel sleeved aluminum blocks would be scrappable or not.

Or ideas? I've considered art but I don't really do sculpture.

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Old 08-03-2009, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's all scrappable, at least w/ the yards I've gone to. If in doubt, give 'em a call. Having that much Al should net you at least a hundred or so.
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O wow, real money...
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Camden Iron is the best around here, I can give you directions. It's a pretty simple process. I took in a aluminum block with steel sleeves, they didn't care to much, it was seperated from the aluminum that had some steel mixed in. I've done quite a bit of scraping in the past few years, prices were very good, now they are ok.
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I'll just check them out on google maps. I've got lots of junk to get rid of. I might keep the camshafts but I don't anyone is gonna miss a bunch of valves, etc
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Hey, if you want, just bring them with you and drop them off at my house.

Everyone else does...
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Nevermind, I just realized the money you're talking about with all that.
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Could always craigslist it, never know.
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It's hard to find on Google maps and they don't answer the phones, but they pay the most of any scrap yard around here. It's on Atlantic drive, just before the BenFranklin bridge. They got two yards, Ferous and Non-Ferous. The Ferous yard is at the end of Atlantic, closest to the river. The Non-ferous yard is....I think, the second/third left after you exit 676 and go under the overpass. Just follow the broken down truck loaded so heavy the rear bumper is nearly dragging the ground and you should be ok
Don't get too excited though, you may just be able to pay for that rubber plug you bought I'd recomend one big trip vs. several small ones.
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Here if you have aluminum with steel parts in it like that, they call it dirty aluminum and it brings in about the same as if were cast iron. Which is still pretty good. Scrap prices here are about half what they where they were last summer.

If you have the means to leave them laying around, I might hang on to them for when prices go back up. They probably will when gas goes back to $4.50/gal or more.

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