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Unstripped motor blocks scrap metal prices

December 10, 2018

An unstripped engine block shall be a truck or automobile motor from which steel, and other nonferrous fittings may or may not have been removed. The unstripped engine block shall also be free from all driveshaft parts, such as transmissions, universal joints, or drivetrain components. Also, the block should be free from any and all parts of the frame, including cross members, motor mounting components, frame brackets, and any other related pieces as outlined by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

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Unstripped motor blocks
Prices as of October 9, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
St. Louis - Unstripped motor blocks 229.00 230.00
Birmingham - Unstripped motor blocks 214.00 215.00
South Carolina - Unstripped motor blocks 238.00 240.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Houston - Unstripped motor blocks 135.00 136.00