I hate to be the person that says this because I've done the same thing with other cars, but the engine makes this one a bad car to flip (because of the bad valve seat as you mentioned). ANY used engines around are snatched up and are usually at least $1200. Any blocks sold by themselves without the head probably had the same issue. My block was reusable, but I got rid of it.
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Originally Posted by GonOvr
I had a spare tire go up in flames once, my truck was hit with an rpg though.