Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
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Sleeving an engine can run as high as $200 per cylinder. The value of the engine is not worth the sleeves only because you have a correct block code/year engine. It is the serial number on the block that identifies it as the original engine, so any way you look at it, it is not a numbers matching car and doesn't really add value.
That being said, it depends if the engine is worth saving due to availability of another 400 engine. Why not rebuild your current 400 Catalina engine to save the extra costs of sleeving. I'd keep the block as long as you own your car as it could still be used should the day come where you can't easily find a 400 anymore.